Department of Nutritional Sciences: an overview

“Our goal is to improve the nutritional well-being and health of individuals and families, through teaching, research and outreach programs,” says Sung Koo, professor and head of the Department of Nutritional Sciences. “According to Academic Analytics, our department is nationally ranked in the 95th percentile among 83 similar programs. The healthcare industry is booming, and […]

Awards and accolades for CAHNR

The Center for Academic Programs newsletter depicted UConn McNair Scholars who participated in the 18th National Role Models Conference. McNair Scholar Alexander Cruz, who was shown, presented his nutritional sciences undergraduate research project. He received an honorable mention award and a $100 cash prize in the the Student Researchers Competition. McNair Scholars alumnus and kinesiology […]

Meet undergraduate student Keiona Khen

As a first-generation college student, nutritional sciences major and College Ambassador Keiona Khen has immersed herself in the college experience as an FYE (First Year Experience) mentor, WiMSE (Women in Math, Science and Engineering) member and Vietnamese Student Association public relations executive board chair. She’d love to work as a registered dietitian in her own […]

CAHNR in the news

Public Radio International described research into the effects of sponsorship agreements between food and beverage manufacturers and televised sports on children’s nutritional health. Department of Allied Health Sciences Associate Professor Jennifer Harris was a co-author of the study, which was published in Pediatrics. See also MSN, CNN and Telemundo. The Scientist included comments by Associate Professor […]

CAHNR in the news

Connecticut Woodlands printed an article by Associate Extension Professor Tom Worthley about the building of a wheelchair accessible bridge on the Nipmuck Trail. Also mentioned in the piece was the Fenton Tract of the UConn Forest, the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE), a graduate of NRE, the UConn Forest crew and the […]