Economics

CAHNR in the news

UConn Today announced that the UConn Board of Trustees confirmed the appointment of Thomas C. Katsouleas as the 16th president of the University of Connecticut. Department of Nutritional Sciences Professor Hedley Freake and Department of Extension Professor Nancy Bull were members of the Advisory Search Committee for President because of their affiliation with the University […]

Researchers study food insecurity and obesity in Connecticut

Individuals who experience higher levels of food insecurity are often forced to make sacrifices in the quality of their diet. This is an issue because cheap calories are not necessarily healthy calories. As an example, you can order two cheeseburgers, medium fries and a Diet Coke® from McDonald’s for under five dollars and receive 930 […]

Economists study consumer preference for locally produced milk

Rigoberto Lopez, agricultural and resource economics professor and department head, and Ph.D. student Binod Khanal have completed a pilot study researching consumer preferences for locally produced milk. The work was in collaboration with Azzeddine Azzam, professor of agricultural economics at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. “For some time, we have noticed this renaissance of local […]

CAHNR in the news

CNN quoted associate Professor Jennifer Harris who said that commercials on TV programming that caters to black and Hispanic youth almost exclusively push unhealthy foods. Harris is part of the allied health sciences faculty and a lead author on a published report of the subject. See also: The Washington Post, UPI, Hearst News, Health Medicine Network, […]

CAHNR in the news

Runner’s World interviewed Luke Belval about hydration and what to drink when exercising. Belval is a graduate student in kinesiology and director of research at the Korey Stringer Institute. CT Post quoted Department Head and Associate Professor Assistant Director Bonnie Burr about the interest in growing hemp and medical marijuana in Connecticut. Burr is part […]