Nutrition

Awards and achievements in CAHNR

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) was selected as a recipient of the Provost’s Awards for Excellence in Community Engaged Scholarship in the team category. The EFNEP program, which focuses on low-income families and diverse populations, was honored on December 5. According to the Office of the Provost awards webpage, nominees for the […]

CAHNR in the news

Medicine news line reported that high school students picked less water, whole fruit and milk when fruit juice was available as part of a school meal program. Postdoctoral Research Associate Rebecca Boehm, lead author of the study, was quoted in the article. She is part of agricultural and resource economics. See also UConn Today. UConn […]

Awards and achievements for CAHNR

Two of the four students in the recent UConn Co-op Legacy Fellowship project presentations were from CAHNR. Madeline Beckman, an allied health sciences student, did a summer fellowship project on Level of Acculturation and Hispanic Children’s Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: A Study to Understand and Help Prevent Childhood Obesity. Nutritional sciences student Celeste Kurz‘s topic […]

CAHNR in the news

UConn Today reported that Department of Animal Science Professor Cindy Tian and graduate student Elizabeth Johnson were 2018 finalists for the Wolff Prize in the Wolff New Venture Competition. Their entrepreneurial concept is Mycozap, a plant-derived antimicrobial treatment for illness in cattle caused by Mycoplasma bovis. Phys.org highlighted a recently published journal article in Science […]

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, […]