Nutrition

CAHNR in the news

MSN highlighted a study of the four largest fast-food chains in the United States. It found that although restaurants offer healthy choices with kids’ meals, 74 percent of parents still purchase unhealthy food for their children in those places. The lead author of the report is Department of Allied Health Sciences Associate Professor Jennifer Harris, […]

CAHNR in the news

The New York Times ran a story about Connecticut’s encroaching bears.The article quoted Associate Professor Tracy Rittenhouse as saying that bears are moving into places where there is a “perfect mixture of forest and human houses.” Rittenhouse is on the faculty of natural resources and the environment. The Wall Street Journal included an article by […]

Meet alumna Mary Lou Viola

As a 1993 national championship UConn Women’s Rugby Club teammate and later the captain, alumna Mary Lou Viola knew the value of a try and a drop goal. She also experienced hard work when she and her fellow players swept up Gampel Pavilion after basketball games to raise travel money for rugby matches. Today, this […]

Meet alumnus Jordan Mazur

How many calories does a professional football lineman need each day? What should he eat to keep his 300-pound muscular frame in good condition? Jordan Mazur is the one who determines these nutritional choices for San Francisco 49ers players. According to nutritional sciences alumnus Mazur, a lineman needs about 4,000 to 5,000 calories of high-quality […]