Food

CAHNR in the news

Allied Health Sciences Assistant Professor Kristen Cooksey Stowers spoke about food banks on Top of Mind with Julie Rose, a show on BYU Radio. She discussed how food pantries are crucial for helping families in need, especially since food insecurity has doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic, but they also seem to contribute to poorer health […]

Awards and achievements in CAHNR

UConn Extension team wins Farm Journal contest The eXtension Foundation announced a UConn Extension team as the winner of the Farm Journal’s September Story Lead Contest. Their story lead was Creating a Sustainable Food System Through Agricultural Production, Food Security and Safety, and Food Access. The full article has since been published on the AgWeb […]

Microbiologist develops improved technology for poultry food safety

One Friday evening in the spring of 2019, Abhi Upadhyay, assistant professor of food microbiology and safety in the Department of Animal Science, found himself watching a video showing microbubbles for pet care and grooming. He started thinking about using this technology for food safety and spent the weekend researching its potential, current state of […]

CAHNR in the news

The Connecticut Post discussed a recent report on food banks by Assistant Professor Kristen Cooksey Stowers of the Department of Allied Health Sciences. She and her fellow UConn researchers conducted a qualitative study that examined key stakeholders’ perspectives of the relationship between the US food banking system and obesity disparities among food insecure clients. Animal […]

CAHNR in the news

CAHNR undergraduate students Zachary Duda ’21, Jonathan Russo ’21 and Alyson Schneider ’21 released a trailer for their upcoming documentary film, Completely Connecticut Agriculture. The project will highlight examples of innovative agriculture in the state. Duda, Russo and Schneider are all agriculture and natural resource majors. Russo is a double major in sustainable plant and soil […]