Dean’s Update 3/15/16

March 16th, 2016 Contact: Linda Fox  |  706-542-4879  | More about Linda

HEALTHY FOOD SYSTEMS, HEALTHY PEOPLE (HFS/HP) REPORT RELEASED

The APLU Boards on Agriculture and Human Sciences announces release of the report Healthy Food Systems, Healthy People www.aplu.org/healthy-food-systems. The report calls for collaboration and integration amongst agriculture, food, nutrition, and health care systems to address issues related to human health and chronic disease prevention. The effort got its launch at the July 2014 Joint COPs meeting with impetus from the report http://www.aplu.org/members/commissions/food-environment-and-renewable-resources/CFERR_Library/national-framework-for-health-and-wellness/file of the ECOP Health Task Force, which completed its work in March of 2014 under the leadership of Michelle Rodgers, University of Delaware.

The HFSHP Steering Committee was co-chaired by Chris Ladisch, Purdue University, and Rich Linton, North Carolina State University. Cooperative Extension was represented on the committee by Celvia Stovall, Alabama A&M University, and Rick Klemme, University of Wisconsin, along with Linda Kirk Fox, representing the Board on Human Sciences (BOHS). The next step in the HFS/HP effort is to determine an appropriate budget requirements to address the programmatic priorities outlined in the report – integration across systems; drivers of food choices and consumer behavior; impact of food on consumer health; definition and accessibility of quality food, and education, outreach and engagement. 

THINC. WEEK – FACS SPONSORED ACTITIES – PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD

  • is March 28 – April 1, 2016.  FACS is sponsoring a number of events. You are invited to attend and invite your students.

1.      FACS Bulldog 100 Winners panel, 12:30 – 1:45pm, March 29th, 102 MLC.

Moderated by Dr. Debbie Phillips

2.      FACS Bulldog 100 Winners panel, 2:00 – 3:15pm, March 29th, 102 MLC.

Moderated by Dr. Sheri Worthy

3.      Innovator/Entrepreneur Panel, 3:30 – 4:45, March 29th, 120 Pharmacy.

Moderated by Camille Kessler

4.      Starting a Home-Based Business, 142 Tate, 10am – 2:30pm April 1st. Taught by Kathryn Holland, FACS Extension Agent. Seating is limited. You must register with pmoon@uga.edu for this event.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: SERVICE-LEARNING 10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOWCASE

The Office of Service-Learning is celebrating its 10th anniversary. What better way to celebrate than showcasing the work of students, faculty, and community partners in service-learning courses? Join us on Tuesday, April 19 and take part by signing up to share your work. Submissions are encouraged in one or more of the following categories:

Flash Presentation: In a flash presentation, you have one slide and five minutes to share about your service-learning course, project or partnership. These presentations will be grouped together into time slots at various points in the day.

     

Poster Session: Join this year’s Service-Learning Fellows in presenting your work in a poster format (up to 2.5 x 6 ft.). Posters will be displayed for the entire day, with presenters on site for an interactive session and reception at 4:30 PM.

Class Presentation: Faculty, students, and/or community partners may propose a 20-minute presentation showcasing their service-learning course’s activities, outcomes and impacts. These will be scheduled throughout the day.

Proposal submission will be accepted through April 4 - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SL10thAnniversary

MARK YOUR CALENDAR – DATES OF IMPORTANCE IN FACS

  • Friday, April 15, FACS Alumni Board of Directors nominations close
  • Sat. April 16, Bulldogs G-Day Game, 4:00 pm kick-off
  • Monday April 18, 3:30 pm, Spring College Assembly, Room 110
  • Monday March 21, FCCLA (Family Career Community Leaders of America) Star Event Competition, Classis Center

SCHEDULE (Dean’s travel and purpose during the next two weeks):

  • Wednesday through Friday, March 23-25, development travel, Charleston and Aiken, SC
  • Tuesday through Wednesday, March 29-30, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation national leadership partnership meeting, Chevy Chase, MD

The next Dean’s Update will be Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Sincerely,

Linda Kirk Fox

Dean

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia embraces a commitment to diversity by modeling for the state and nation a community of individuals and programs which seek to reduce prejudice, disparities, and discrimination and build a supportive environment for all.

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