Food

Nutritional scientist studies blackcurrant health benefits and obesity-related disease prevention

Yoojin Lee studied food science and engineering in South Korea. A growing interest in how nutrients affect the body led her to the Department of Nutritional Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources where her research focused on the relationship between obesity-associated diseases and foods that might have protective effects and other […]

CAHNR in the news

UConn Today announced Zhe Zhu was among six UConn professors to be named to a list of the world’s most highly-cited researchers. Zhu is an assistant professor in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment. and director of the Global Environmental Remote Sensing (GERS) Laboratory. Distinguished Kinesiology Professor Linda Pescatello and Nutritional Sciences Professor […]

Meet new faculty member Joe Emenheiser

Joe Emenheiser has joined the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural resources as an assistant extension educator. “I’m really excited and looking forward to meeting people and mapping out what we can do together to advance Connecticut agriculture,” he says. “I am fond of the rural Storrs area, particularly the campus and farms. It’s unique […]

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 […]