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Below is an archive of our department's recent media appearances, awards, funded grants, publications, presentations, and other news highlighting the work of our talented faculty, staff, students, and alumni. To submit information for inclusion in our weekly Kudos Corner distribution, please use the link on the right-hand side of the page. Questions can also be directed to Dr. Emma Laing, Director, NUTR Communications at emonk@uga.edu.

Archive Mode: Going back 96 months (vs. 6 months).

  • May 17, 2022

    • Tracey Brigman was quoted in the article, “Why You Should Start Refrigerating Your Hot Sauce,” published on  5/11 in Epicurious. This article was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page.
    • Sina Gallo’s research was featured in the article, “Many infants in WIC program not getting enough vitamin D,” published on 5/13 in The Cardiology Advisor.

    May 03, 2022

    Apr 26, 2022

    Apr 19, 2022

    • Sina Gallo's research was featured in the article, “Most infants on WIC don’t get enough vitamin D,” published in UGA Today on 4/19. This article was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page.
    • Professor Emerita Joan Fischer was mentioned by a UGA alumna in the Spring G-Day issue of Bulldawg Illustrated (page 29).

    Apr 12, 2022

    • A link to Wingate Downs' photos from the FACS Alumni Awards event has been posted to the FACS Flickr and Facebook pages on 4/1.

    Mar 30, 2022

    • View and share our newly published video, "Nutritional Sciences Graduate Programs." The video features Caree Cotwright, Jessica Strosahl, Chisom Okoli, Joseph Kindler, Christabel Domfe, Lauren Housely, Prince Osei, Emily Noble, Gene Rodrick, and Jaclyn Barta. You can find the video on our Graduate web page under the heading "Why Choose UGA?" and also on the NUTR Facebook page.
    • Emma Laing was quoted in the article, “What are common mistakes that get in the way of losing weight?” published in the Express on 3/21 and in News.am Medicine on 3/24 .

    Mar 15, 2022

    • Several faculty (Caree Cotwright and Courtney Vickery) and alumni (Markita Lewis, MAJ Lori Maggioni, Michael Sabrin, Trey Sanders, Markita Lewis, and Britt Rotberg) were quoted in the article, "25 Dietitians From Around The World On How To Celebrate Flavor (Plus, Their Favorite Dish)" published in MindBodyGreen on 3/10.

    Mar 01, 2022

    • Tracey Brigman was quoted in the article, “A Saver's Guide to Eating and Living Well,” published by Moneygeek on 2/18.
    • Elizabeth Andress was quoted in the article, “Here’s how to freeze peaches – the right way!” published in Parade Magazine on 2/25.

    Feb 22, 2022

    • Tracey Brigman was quoted in the article, "Spoiler Alert: Plastic wrap is a great way to kill your cheese," published in Epicurious and Yahoo! Lifestyle on 2/17. This article was also shared on the NUTR and FACS Facebook pages.

    Feb 15, 2022

    • Jamie Cooper was quoted in the article, “Vacation weight gain can lead to 'creeping obesity,' study finds,” published in MedicineNet on 2/7.

    Feb 08, 2022

    •  Joe Kindler appeared on 11 Alive in the segment, "Experts concerned over increased reliance, addiction to technology as child obesity rate hits historic high,” which first aired on 2/3. The video was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page.

    Feb 01, 2022

    • Caree Cotwright reflects on an important milestone in the history of UGA on this first day of Black History Month in a video posted on the FACS Facebook page. This year marks the 60th anniversary of Mary Frances Early’s graduation from UGA, making her the first Black graduate of the university. 
    • Dietetics major and Peer Nutrition Educator Brianna Cannova was quoted in the Red&Black article, “Resources for staying vegan beyond Veganuary,” published on 1/31. This article was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page.

    Jan 25, 2022

    • Carla Schwan was featured in the article, “UGA expert: Best to keep 41-year-old Coke in the bottle," published in FACS News on 1/18. The article was also shared on the FACS and NUTR Facebook pages. Dr. Schwan was also featured in this radio segment on this edition of WDUN's "Newsroom."
    • Courtney Vickery has recently been featured as a guest on three podcasts. On the Rachel Heinemann Therapy podcast on 1/17, she discussed disordered eating in college students, on the Pursuing Private Practice podcast on 1/17, she discussed building her business/private practice, and on the Busy Girls Guide to Health podcast on 1/25, Courtney discussed body image.  
    • Jamie Cooper was quoted in the article, “How to live longer: The cholesterol-lowing snack that may boost longevity,” that was published in the New York Times Post on 1/19.

    Jan 18, 2022

    • Joe Kindler’s research was featured in the article, “Many overweight kids already have hardened arteries, diabetes” in Crosswalk on 1/4 and in “Overweight children prone to develop heart complications, finds study” in Medical Dialogues on 1/15. 
    • Emma Laing was quoted in the article, “The best beginner-friendly Chloe Ting workouts” in The List on 1/3. 

    Dec 21, 2021

    Dec 14, 2021

    • Carla Schwan was featured in the article, “Schwan selected to lead UGA’s National Center for Home Food Preservation,” published on 12/8 in CAES News. This article has been shared on the FACS and NUTR Facebook pages, as well as other media outlets including the Albany Herald and the Gwinnett Daily Post
    • Shekiah Shannon authored a blog post for UGA Dining Services, titled, “Sleep & Nutrition,” published on 12/8. This was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page.
    • Joe Kindler was quoted in the UGA Today article, “Overweight children are developing heart complications” on 12/14. This article was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page.

    Dec 07, 2021

    • Mariah McDaniel was a guest on the NDTR Spotlight podcast, “When Roots Grow, you Bloom,” which premiered on 12/3. The link to the podcast episode was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 12/7. 
    • Jamie Cooper was mentioned in the article, “The No. 1 best nut to lower your cholesterol, new study says,” published in Yahoo! Lifestyle on 12/1.

    Nov 23, 2021

    • Research from Liana Guarneiri, Jamie Cooper, and Chad Paton was featured in this WFXB video, “Why you should add more pecans to your diet,” published on 11/18.

    Nov 09, 2021

    • Tracey Brigman was quoted in the article, “What is a food vacuum sealer?” published in Yahoo! Life on 11/4. This article was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page. 
    • Dietetics major Laney Jones wrote the blog post, “How to eat intuitively for two,” for Vickery Wellness on 11/7. The article was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page.

    Oct 26, 2021

    • Dietetics major Amelia Valdez contributed to the article, “What is RED-S and Why Should You Care About It?” published on 10/20. Amelia co-authored the piece with RD Maddie Alm for Fueling Forward. The article was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page.
    • Emma Laing was featured in the artice, "Laing highlighted by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics," published in FACS News on 10/19. This article was also shared on the FACS Facebook page.

    Oct 19, 2021

    • Emma Laing was featured in a video that was shown during the Opening Session of this year’s Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) on 10/17. The video is now on YouTube and is titled, “RDNs and NDTRs: Turning Passion into a Career.” 
    • Joe Kindler was featured by the American Society for Nutrition, as a member in the Early Career Nutrition Executive Board, for his work with the Early Career Nutrition Interest Group.

    Oct 12, 2021

    • The two-week ab shredder routine from fitness YouTuber Chloe Ting (Emma Laing) – The List  
    • Three simple ways to lose weight after 50 (Jamie Cooper) – AJC

    Oct 06, 2021

    • Tracey Brigman was featured as an expert in the Wallethub’s article, “2021’s Best Foodie Cities in America” on 10/4.  
    • Jamie Cooper was quoted in the article, “The Best Way to Get a Lean Body after 50, Says Science,” in Eat This, Not That! on 10/4.

    Sep 28, 2021

    • Art Grider was featured in Columns on 9/27 in the article, “Associate professor shares passion for music, science.” This article was also shared on the FACS and NUTR Facebook pages.
    • Jamie Cooper was quoted in the article, “One serving of this tasty snack per day can lower cholesterol by 9% in just two months,” published in First for Women on 9/13. 

    Sep 21, 2021

    Sep 14, 2021

    • Liana Guarneiri appeared as a guest on Athens News Matters (WUGA) on 9/12 in the segment, “The key to reducing cholesterol could be in your backyard.” This episode was also shared on the NUTR and FACS Facebook pages. 
    • Jamie Cooper was featured in the article “Eating pecan nuts significantly improves cholesterol levels,” published this week in The New Daily and Express
    • Courtney Vickery was featured in Voyage ATL Magazine on 9/9 in the article, “Inspiring Conversations with Courtney Vickery, MS, RD, LD of Vickery Wellness.” This article was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 9/14.

    Sep 08, 2021

    • Staci Belcher was quoted in an article by CAES News, titled “Healthy eating habits, routines essential for student success,” published on 9/1. This article was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 9/3.

    Sep 01, 2021

    Aug 24, 2021

    Jul 28, 2021

    • Caree Cotwright was featured in the UGA FACS video "Our Story: Caree Cotwright." In the video, Dr. Cotwright reflects on why it's important for her to be a role model and what the 60th anniversary of desegregation at UGA means to her. This video was shared on the FACS and NUTR Facebook pages on 7/14.
    • Tracey Brigman was quoted in the article, "Five major health benefits of garlic, from boosting your immune system to lowering cholesterol," published in Business Insider on 7/22.
    • Elizabeth Andress was featured in the article, "Home Canning: Top 5 Safety Questions with Dr. Elizabeth Andress," published by the Partnership for Food Safety Education on 7/20.

    Jul 14, 2021

    • Emily Noble was featured in the article, "Excessive sugar intake during adolescence may affect memory in adulthood," that appeared in The Upstocker and Sportify on 7/1 and in Business Northeast on 7/3.
    • Elizabeth Andress and Judy Harrison were referenced in the article, "Four frequently asked home food preservation questions," that appeared in the Daily American on 7/12.
    • Jamie Cooper was featured in the 'Inside UGA' section of Columns on 7/12 for the article, "Cooper named FACS interim associate dean."
    • Jamie Cooper and Chad Paton appeared in a video posted 6/29 that highlights their research supported by Cotton Incorporated and the National Cottonseed Products Association. The video was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 6/30.
    • Sina Gallo was mentioned in the UGA Today article, "Academic, outreach faculty team up on rural issues," published on 7/7. The article was also shared on the FACS and NUTR Facebook pages.

    Jun 15, 2021

    • Emma Laing was quoted in the article, "Diet Culture: Definition, Examples, & Impacts," published on 6/8 in Choosing Therapy.

    Jun 08, 2021

    • Lynn Bailey and Rob Pazdro are quoted in the article, "FACS department name change unites diverse areas of scholarship," published in FACS News on 6/4. The departmental name change press release is currently posted as the lead story on the FACS website and has been shared on the NUTR Facebook page.
    • Caree Cotwright was featured in the article, "Daycare meals getting healthier," published in FACS News on 5/26. This article was also shared on the FACS and NUTR Facebook pages.

    May 25, 2021

    • Ali Berg is featured in a video among other expert Extension Specialists and co-workers sharing vaccine-related facts and personal reasons for choosing to be vaccinated. This video was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 5/21.
    • Sina Gallo wrote a guest blog for the Dairy Alliance for National Osteoporosis month published on 5/10, titled "To the emerging adult: Why should you care about your bones?" This article was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 5/12.
    • Emily Noble was featured in the article, "Added sugar intake affects young animals’ brain development," published in Today’s Dietitian on 5/11.

    May 04, 2021

    • Emily Noble was featured in the article, "Eating too much sugar could affect how children's brains develop: study," published in Salon on 4/23, in Technology.org on 4/25, and in the UGA Research Newsletter on 5/4.
    • Emily Noble (recognized for her receipt of the OI Seed Grant; see Kudos 2/2) and Alex Anderson and Joseph Kindler (recognized for their participation in the OI Mentor Program) were featured in the Spring 2021 Obesity Initiative Newsletter sent on 5/3.
    • Emma Laing and FDN alumni Caroline Henning and Ayshia Ranjitsingh were quoted in the article, "Dietetics students achieve perfect match rate," published in FACS News on 4/23. This article was also shared on the FACS Facebook page on 4/28.
    • Several dietetics students have contributed to our dietetics blog. These posts will be highlighted on the FDN Facebook page in the coming days:
    • The Keto Diet By: Dominique Miller
    • Juice Cleanses: Yes, or No? By: Livvy Plageman
    • Instagram Misinformation and Mormonism, An Interesting Correlation By: Emmaline Peterson
    • Fiction: You can get all your nutrients from your diet alone By: Isabella Morin
    • What is gluten? By: Destiney McDaniel
    • Why Weight? The Weight-Neutral Benefits that Physical Activity Can Bring to Your Life By: Julia Lance
    • Supporters Not Fixers By: Rebecca Reese
    • Myth: Eating after 8:00 makes you gain weight By: Molly Edwards
    • Myth Busting: Is organic food healthier and more nutritious? By: Devin Walters
    • Factors that lead to hypertension By: Lanbin Cui
    • Why we should seek Registered Dietitians and not food/health bloggers for nutrition advice? By: Alejandra Delgado
    • Got Milk? By: Mallory McDaniel
    • The Coffee Conundrum, or is it? By: Kendall Kaikkonen

    Apr 22, 2021

    • Emily Noble appeared on WUGA Athens News Matters on 4/9 in the segment, "Sugar and brain development." The broadcast was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 4/14, and additional articles mentioning Dr. Noble's research have also been published in Investors Hangout, Before It’s News, ScienceDaily, Eat This, Not That, MyNewsLA, and the AJC.
    • The Student Dietetic Association was highlighted in the UGA Today article, "MEDLIFE at UGA receives top student organization award," published on 4/16 (SDA was recognized in the article for receiving a 2021 SOAR Award).
    • Betsy Cogan and dietetics major Maggie Green have written several blog posts for UGA Dining, such as: Mindful Eating 101, Finding Whole Grains, and Navigating the Dining Commons' Salad Bars.
    • Melanie Ng and Staci Belcher were quoted in the article, "Nutrition student and dietitian discuss TikTok's effect on body image," published in the Red&Black on 4/19.

    Apr 13, 2021

    Apr 06, 2021

    • Caree Cotwright was quoted in the article, "How School Lunch Could Improve When Classrooms Are Full Again," which appeared in Across America and Yahoo! News on 4/1. This article was also shared on the FDN and FACS Facebook pages.
    • Emma Laing was mentioned in the Newsmakers section of Columns on 4/5 in the article, "Director of dietetics talks benefits of cooking at home."
    • Emily Noble was featured in the UGA Today article, "Sugar not so nice for your child’s brain development," published on 3/31. This article is currently the lead story on the FACS homepage, appeared in Columns on 4/5, and was also shared on the FACS and FDN Facebook pages. Several media outlets have published this article as well, and include (but are not limited to): EurekAlert!, NewsBeezer, Neuroscience News, ReachMD, Daily Mail, TechnologyNetworks, The Financial, Science Blog, and USCDornsife.

    Mar 30, 2021

    • Ali Berg was mentioned in the UGA Today article, "Exercise is key to strength and function in older women," published on 3/17.
    • Mariah McDaniel was featured in the post by UGA Dining Services highlighting her role as an NDTR on campus. Mariah’s spotlight was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 3/22.
    • Rick Lewis was quoted in the article, "After A 40-Year Career In Nutrition, This Is The Cardiocentric Diet My Mentor Follows," published in Mindbodygreen on 3/28. This article was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 3/29.
    • Melanie Ng wrote a blog post for UGA SNAP-Ed, titled "Picking Produce," published by UGA Extension on 2/22. 
    • Dietetics major Rebecca Reese wrote the blog post for UGA Healthy Dawg on 3/8, titled "Explore the Store: Spaghetti Squash."
    • The Peer Nutrition Educators were featured in various Archnews "Spring 2021 Update" communications to faculty, staff, and students on 3/23 about their National Nutrition Month virtual movement campaign (also see Kudos 3/16). Follow the PNEs on Instagram, add your comment to this post on the FDN Facebook page showing how you 'find your groove,' and order your t-shirt to help raise funds for UGA’s Let All the Big Dawgs Eat meal plan scholarship. The last day to order t-shirts is 4/3.

    Mar 16, 2021

    • Caree Cotwright and Emma Laing were two of the 10 women highlighted in an article by University of Georgia Online for International Women’s Day on 3/8. This article was also shared on the FACS and FDN Facebook pages on 3/15.

    Mar 10, 2021

    • Elizabeth Andress was featured in the March 2021 issue of Carolina Country magazine. The article is titled, "Put up your harvest: safe canning and food preservation techniques for your kitchen." A screenshot of the article can be viewed on the FDN Facebook page on 3/10.
    • Emma Laing was quoted in "2021’s Most Overweight and Obese Cities in the U.S." in WalletHub on 3/3. The article was also mentioned in the AJC on 3/3.
    • Dietetics major Rebecca Reese wrote the blog post, "Explore the Store: Kimchi," for UGA Healthy Dawg published on 2/15.

    Mar 02, 2021

    • Dietetics major Rebecca Reese wrote the blog post, "Explore the Store: Nutritional Yeast," for UGA Healthy Dawg published on 3/1.

    Feb 23, 2021

    • Students working in Caree Cotwright's Childhood Obesity Prevention Lab (Jaclyn Barta and Sarima Moosa) created an engaging nutrition education video for the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA's Alice H. Richards Children's Garden. The video can be viewed on the FDN Facebook post on 2/18.
    • Dietetics major Rebecca Reese wrote the blog post, "Explore the Store: Matcha Green Tea," for UGA Healthy Dawg published on 2/22.

    Feb 11, 2021

    • Tracey Brigman was featured in the article, "Brigman to lead National Center for Home Food Preservation," published in FACS News on 2/3. This story has been shared widely in numerous media outlets, such as the Oconee Enterprise, CAES Newswire, NIFA Update, as well as the FACS and FDN Facebook pages.
    • Emma Laing and Beth Kindamo were quoted in the article, "UGA students take a new approach to health and wellness in 2021," published on 2/7 in The Red & Black.
    • Dietetics major Rebecca Reese wrote the blog post, "Explore the Store: Carrots," for UGA Healthy Dawg published on 2/8.

    Feb 02, 2021

    • William "Bill" Flatt was featured in the article, "Bill Flatt, Ivery Clifton to receive 2021 UGA President’s Medal," published in UGA Today, the Albany Herald, FACS News, and WGAU (also see Kudos 12/15/20). The video of the celebration honoring Dr. Flatt was shown on Founders Day and was also highlighted on the FACS Facebook page on 1/25.
    • Dietetics major Rebecca Reese wrote a blog post titled "Explore the Store: Avocado" for UGA Healthy Dawg, published on 2/1.

    Jan 19, 2021

    • The National Center for Home Food Preservation was mentioned in the article, "The Real Reason You Should Blanch Some Vegetables," published in Mashed on 1/13.
    • Emma Laing was quoted in two recent articles:
    • "Eat Healthier, Even During a Pandemic" in Consumer Reports on 1/6
    • "How to Ditch Weight Stigma and Reach your Goals" in MyFitnessPal on 1/2

    Jan 05, 2021

    • Melanie Ng authored the post published on 1/4 for the Passage Project, titled, "Rejecting Diet Culture in a Society that Praises It." This article was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 1/5.

    Dec 10, 2020

    • Alex Anderson recorded a video for By Your Leave Family Resource Center on the importance of breastfeeding. The video was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 12/7.
    • Emma Laing was quoted in the article, "Will doing a 'dry January' improve your sleep?" published on 12/7 in Saatva. This was also shared on the FACS and FDN Facebook pages on 12/8.
    • Jamie Cooper’s research was mentioned in the article, "You don't have to gain weight over the holidays," published on 12/7 in Psychology Today.
    • The National Center for Home Food Preservation directed by Elizabeth Andress was mentioned in the article, "Pressure canning – another skill level unlocked," published on 12/7 in GAT Daily.
    • A re-cap of Marion Nestle’s Food, Power, and Politics lecture was published in UGA Today on 12/4. Dr. Nestle delivered this lecture virtually on 11/12 as part of UGA’s Signature Lecture series.

    Dec 02, 2020

    • Elizabeth Andress was quoted in UGA Today on 11/24 in the article, "Keep your Thanksgiving gatherings Safe and Healthy."
    • Joseph Kindler is currently featured on the Endocrine Fellows Foundation webpage. He received a grant from this organization during his postdoctoral work at CHOP, and this organization promotes their trainees through their page.
    • Dietetics majors Julia Lance, Kiah Shannon, Courtney Keith, Flannery Daughtry, Dominique Miller, and Alejandra Delgado, as well as Nutritional Sciences major Neil Maclang appeared in a video about the UGA Peer Nutrition Educators program. View the video via the Facebook post on 11/23.
    • Emma Laing was quoted in the article, "Dietetics professor encourages students to challenge weight stigma," in Today’s Dietitian 'News' on 11/20.
    • The latest English & Spanish Diabetes Life Lines newsletters shared by Ali Berg are now available at this link. To find recent issues of the Diabetes Life Lines newsletters, visit this page.

    Nov 17, 2020

    Nov 10, 2020

    • Sina Gallo was quoted in the UGA Today article, "UGA invests in faculty development, strategic hires," published on 11/3.
    • Jamie Cooper’s research was mentioned in the article, "Dust Off Your Scale and Prevent Holiday Weight Gain," published on blackdoctor.org.

    Nov 03, 2020

    • Alex Anderson was featured in the UGA Today article, "Professor trying to ensure a healthier next generation," published on 10/21. This article was also shared on the FACS and FDN Facebook pages on 10/26.
    • Dietetics major Julia Lance was quoted in the UGA Today article, "Students adjust to classes during COVID-19." This article was also published in Columns on 10/26, in "UGA Impact - October 2020" on 10/30, and was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 10/23.
    • Darci Bell, Emma Laing, and Leslie Davis contributed to the FoodTalk blog post, "Healthy Aging and Bones," published on 11/2.

    Oct 20, 2020

    • The continued accreditation of the UGA dietetics programs press release was featured in Columns on 10/7 (also see Kudos 9/22).

    Oct 13, 2020

    • Caree Cotwright and FDN alumna Madison Spek were featured in 'Ventures: the Enterprising News & Ideas for Nutrition Entrepreneurs' Newsletter (Fall issue 2020, Volume XLIV, Number 2). This publication is created and distributed by Nutrition Entrepreneurs DPG of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. A screenshot of Dr. Cotwright’s piece was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 10/12.
    • Hannah Wilson and Ali Berg wrote the article, "Are you at risk for prediabetes? Here’s how to know," published in Healthy Georgia Connections Issue No. 15 on 10/6.
    • Dietetics major Gracie Conner wrote the blog post, "HAES and IE: A Student Perspective," published on the FDN dietetics blog page on 10/12. The post was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 10/13.
    • Lynn Bailey was featured in the UGA Today article, "Why I give," published on 10/7.

    Oct 06, 2020

    • Tracey Brigman is quoted in the article, "5 health benefits of garlic and how much to add to your diet," published in Insider on 9/29. This article was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 10/1.
    • Alex Anderson appears in a video showcasing the study away program to Ghana. The UGA Ghana Service-Learning Study Away program was a finalist for a 2020 PIEoneer award in "Real Life Learning" (see Kudos 7/14/20) where this video was presented at the awards ceremony on 10/2. The video was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 10/5.
    • Emma Laing is quoted in the Grady News article, "Weightism and Its Impact: Professor Teaches Health At Every Size," published on 10/2.

    Sep 29, 2020

    • Lilian Sattler was featured in the UGA Research News article, "A state of health: Georgia CTSA making a difference for translational research," published on 9/22. This was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 9/29.
    • Emma Laing was quoted in an article published in Healthline on 9/8 titled, "How Challenging My Own Fatphobia Will Make Me a Better Parent to My Son." It was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 9/28.
    • Dietetics major Julia Lance is featured in the article, "Oconee families find thrills in mountain biking," published in the Fall 2020 issue of Oconee the Magazine. To view screenshots of the article, visit the post on the FDN Facebook page on 9/24.

    Sep 22, 2020

    • Barbara Grossman, Emma Laing, and Lynn Bailey were mentioned in the FACS press release, "Dietetics programs receive national accreditation," published on 9/15. The story was also shared on the FACS Facebook page on 9/21.

    Sep 15, 2020

    • Ali Berg was featured in the article, "UGA Extension collaborates with USG to offer employees virtual diabetes prevention," published in CAES News on 9/8, FACS News on 9/11, and KPVI on 9/12. This article was also shared on the FACS Facebook page on 9/14.
    • Caree Cotwright was quoted in the American Heart Association article titled, "Healthy food for at-home students starts with this," published on 9/4 in AHA News and in MedicineNet. This article was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 9/10.
    • Elizabeth Andress was quoted in the article, "Some gardeners in a pickle over scarce canning supplies," published in Alpena News on 9/9, in the Norman Transcript on 9/13, and in the Daily Sentinel on 9/14.

    Sep 08, 2020

    • Caree Cotwright was quoted in the article, "Healthy food for at-home students starts with this," published on 9/5 in The National Herald.

    Sep 01, 2020

    • Ali Berg was featured in the lead story in the GA CTSA Weekly Round Up, published on 8/28, titled, "Effective Diabetes Prevention Program Led by Georgia CTSA Leader." This article was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 8/29.
    • Emma Laing was invited to write a post about the Intuitive Eating principle of "Honoring your health with gentle nutrition" for ProcessedFoodSite.com published on 8/25. This post was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 8/26.
    • Joe Kindler was mentioned in the Physician's Briefing/HealthDay News article, "Type 2 Diabetes May Negatively Impact Bone Density in Youth," published on 8/25.

    Aug 25, 2020

    • Emma Laing was quoted in Elle Magazine in the article, "Covid-19 and the Rise of the #ChloeTingChallenge," published on 8/21. This was also shared in a FACS Facebook post on 8/24.

    Aug 18, 2020

    • Caree Cotwright appeared as a guest on WGAU Radio Athens News Matters on 8/14 discussing how to get kids to try new foods. Dr. Cotwright's segment is linked here, and it was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 8/16.

    Aug 04, 2020

    • Caree Cotwright is featured in the article, "New method helps kids eat more veggies," published in UGA Today on 8/3.
    • Elizabeth Andress wrote the article, "Tomatoes can be preserved to enjoy year-round," published in Healthy Georgia Connections (Issue 11) and in CAES News on 7/23.

    Jul 21, 2020

    • Elizabeth Andress wrote the article "Take advantage of the growing season with food preservation" in the Healthy Georgia Connections newsletter (Issue No. 10).

    Jul 14, 2020

    • Alex Anderson was quoted in the UGA Today article, "Ghana Study Away program finalist for PIEoneer award," published on 7/13.
    • Elizabeth Andress was featured in the article, "Extend life of peaches by preserving them," published in the Tifton Gazette on 7/11.

    Jul 07, 2020

    • Elizabeth Andress wrote a piece for CAES News titled, "Fire up summer with outdoor food safety." This was published on 7/2 and was also shared on the FDN and FACS Facebook pages.
    • A similar article, "The do's and don'ts of cooking summer food outside," was published on 7/4 in the Albany Herald.
    • The National Center for Home Food Preservation was mentioned in the article, "How to effectively freeze vegetables," published on 7/4 in Feeling Fit.

    Jun 30, 2020

    • Elizabeth Andress offers some great tips in this FACS News article about extending the life of peaches through canning, freezing, or drying. The article was also shared on the FACS Facebook page on 6/26.
    • Emma Laing was quoted in the UGA Today article, "Professor challenges students on diet culture," published on 6/25. The article was also shared on medindia.net and on the FACS Facebook page.

    Jun 16, 2020

    • Emma Laing was a guest on WUGA Athens News Matters for the segment, "Snacking and Working from Home," which aired on 6/12. This was also shared on the FACS Facebook page on 6/15.

    Jun 09, 2020

    • FDN alumna Courtney Brown authored the article, "Supporting healthy nutrition and physical activity habits at home," which was published in CAES Media Newswire on 6/3.

    Jun 02, 2020

    • Elizabeth Andress' expertise was featured throughout the UGA Extension Healthy Georgia Connections newsletter, Issue 7, released on 6/2, in the articles:
      • Prepare food safely to avoid foodborne illness
      • Getting back to business responsibly: the "new normal"
    • In the same newsletter, FDN alumna Courtney Brown was quoted in the article:
      • Healthy nutrition and physical activity habits at home
    • The National Center For Home Food Preservation was featured in the article, "Use safe, tested methods for preserving food," published on 6/1 in the Canton Daily Ledger.
    • Emma Laing was quoted the article, "How to stop overeating and not be hungry," which appeared in the Summer Boomers Magazine published on 5/15. A screenshot of the article was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 5/29.

    May 20, 2020

    • Taylor Newman wrote a post in Medium titled, "Hunger is rising as food rots. We can learn from produce prescriptions to change the story," published on 5/15. This article was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 5/20.
    • Emma Laing was a guest on The Roadhouse, WTIP Community Radio, Grand Marais, MN, for the segment "How to avoid overeating while spending more time at home," which was recorded live on 5/15.

    May 13, 2020

    • Elizabeth Andress was quoted in the article, "Tools and Tips for Freezing Food So Nothing Goes to Waste," which was published on 5 /6 in Wirecutter.
    • The SNAP-Ed program was highlighted in the UGA Impact - Creating Statewide Connections - May 2020 Newsletter published on 5/11. In the newsletter, the article, "UGA launches nation's first online SNAP-Ed program," was featured from Clayton News Daily (also see Kudos 2/4/20).
    • Ali Berg was featured in the article, "With school out, access to dairy critical for children," published in Extension’s Healthy Georgia Connections (Issue 5) on 5/12.
    • The story on the UGA homepage titled, "What is a Student Emergency Fund?" published on 5/11 quotes a 4th year dietetics student from Columbus, GA.

    May 06, 2020

    • Ali Berg was quoted in the article, "Access to dairy critical for children during school closures, UGA Extension expert says," which appeared in The News-Reporter on 4/29 and in Growing America on 5/6.
    • Ali Berg and Emma Laing collaborated on a Diabetes Life Lines article titled, "Beware of claims of 'immune boosting' diets and pills," posted on 4/16.
    • Elizabeth Andress authored a post for CAES News on 4/28 titled, "Extend availability of fresh fruits and vegetables by freezing."

    Apr 28, 2020

    • Ali Berg was quoted in the article, "Access to dairy critical for children during school closures," which appeared on 4/22 in Growing AmericaAlbany Herald, and UGA Today, and on 4/24 in Dairy Business and in the CAES Newswire (also see Kudos 4/21). This article was also shared on the FACS and FDN Facebook pages.
    • Elizabeth Andress wrote the article, "Prepare food safely to avoid foodborne illness while sheltering in place," which was published in CAES News on 4/21, in the CAES Newswire on 4/24, and in the Albany Herald on 4/25. This piece was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 4/27.

    Apr 21, 2020

    • Elizabeth Andress provides helpful tips in the most recently developed "COVID-19 and Food Safety FAQ" graphic. The graphic urges consumers to use hand sanitizer and cart wipes, shop alone and go with a plan, maintain social distance, and only touch what you will buy. The graphic has been shared on the FDN and FACS Facebook pages starting on 4/15, and on the Oconee County website on 4/20.
    • Ali Berg was featured in the article, "Access to dairy is critical for children, adolescents," published in FACS News on 4/17. 
    • The article, "Tips to prevent weight gain while at home during pandemic," with quotes from Barbara Grossman, Tracey Brigman, Ali Berg, and Emma Laing (see Kudos 4/14) was published in CAES Newswire on 4/17, in US News & World ReportBrigham and Women's Hospital Health News, and Doctors Lounge on 4/18, and in Newsmax on 4/21.

    Apr 14, 2020

    • Congratulations once again to Art Grider for twice-winning the Anne Sweaney Innovation Fund award for his project to develop animated videos that will enhance teaching and learning of the cellular and biochemical metabolism of nutrients. This latest video released on 4/6 features Dr. Grider's voice and music and shows the process of intestinal zinc absorption. The video was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 4/10.
    • Ali Berg was featured in the article, "Five in-home ways to stay active," published in The Alchemist on 4/13.
    • Elizabeth Andress was quoted in the articles:
      • "Here’s how to clean your groceries during the COVID-19 outbreak," published in EcoWatch on 4/7
      • "Takeout food is a low-risk meal option," published in Poultry Times on 4/9
      • "Cooking up a storm during coronavirus crisis? Store leftovers safely," published in Health24 on 4/9
    • Barbara Grossman, Tracey Brigman, Ali Berg, and Emma Laing were quoted in the UGA Today article, "Tips to avoid overeating while working from home," published on 4/14. The article was also shared on the FDN and FACS Facebook pages.
    • The UGA Alumni Association is compiling our media content related to COVID-19 on their resources page: https://alumni.uga.edu/covid-19/

    Mar 31, 2020

    • Elizabeth Andress created the graphic "COVID-19 and Food Safety FAQ: Is Coronavirus a concern with Takeout?" This popular graphic was published originally on 3/21 on the FACS Facebook page, and to date has been shared >900 times and has reached >100,000 people.
    • Dr. Andress has also been quoted in several articles regarding food safety: 
      • "Stock Food and Water Supplies in Preparation for Emergencies" published in GrowingGeorgia on 3/12. This story also appeared in the Albany Herald on 3/11, and in an FDN Facebook post on 3/12.
      • "A Good Time to Clean Out the Pantry" published in preservingfoodathome.com on 3/16. This was also shared in an FDN Facebook post on 3/17.
      • "Tips for proper leftover food safety techniques" published in UGA Today on 3/17. This was also shared on the FACS and FDN Facebook pages. 
      • "UGA food safety expert: Takeout is a low-risk option" published in UGA Today on 3/25. This was also shared in the ABHWGAURockdale Newton CitizenAthens CEOCovington News, and on the FACS and FDN Facebook pages.
      • "Here’s How to Clean Your Groceries During the COVID-19 Outbreak" published in Healthline on 3/31.
    • Ali Berg contributed to the article, "Boost your physical activity during social distancing," published in UGA Today on 3/23. This article was also shared on the FACS and FDN Facebook pages.
    • Emma Laing contributed to the article, "Be leery of 'immune boosting' diets and pills," published in UGA Today on 3/30. This article was also shared on the FACS and FDN Facebook pages.

    Mar 07, 2020

    • Elizabeth Andress was quoted in the article, "UGA Food Safety Expert: Takeout Is a Low-Risk Option," published in the Newnan Times-Herald on 4/1 and in Growing America on 4/2. UGA also created a video on 4/5 with key points of Dr. Andress' message that can be viewed on the UGA and FACS Facebook pages.
    • Chisom Okoli and dietetics major Julia Lance were quoted in the article, "Tips from food experts on cooking during quarantine," published in The Red & Black on 4/7. This article was also shared on the FDN Facebook page.

    Mar 03, 2020

    • Lilian Sattler appeared in a Connections article from the 2019 American Heart Association Scientific Session’s Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Early Career/FIT Lounge Panel Discussion that Dr. Sattler also moderated, titled "Insights from the Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health: A Discussion about Health Disparities." The article was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 2/25.
    • Emma Laing was interviewed on WUGA FM’s Athens News Matters: Intermittent Fasting - Fad or Foolproof? The recording was also shared on the FACS Facebook page on 3/2.
    • The Obesity Initiative Symposium story quoting Jamie Cooper was published in Columns on 3/2 (on page 2; also see Kudos 2/18). The OI Symposium will be held on 3/5.
    • Reminder to faculty: As highlighted in many Kudos editions, the story featuring Emily Noble’s research about brain circuitry and food impulsivity was not released until December 2019, and it still made the TOP 5 stories out of the entire university. Knowing that UGA’s mission to elevate research, please let Cal Powell and/or me know of publications as they are released, or, even better, once they are accepted for publication.

    Feb 18, 2020

    • Elizabeth Andress was quoted in The New York Times article, "When a friend is in need, show you care with food," published on 2/4. The article also appeared in Newsrust on 2/4.
    • The Food eTalk program was featured in the WFXL article, "UGA Food eTalk aims to curb obesity and boost health," on 2/5.
    • Jamie Cooper was quoted in the FACS News article, "UGA Obesity Initiative research symposium set for March 5," published on 2/11.

    Feb 08, 2020

    • Emily Noble's research on brain circuitry and food impulsivity has been featured recently in several media outlets, including @UGAResearch (see "In the News" section), PanARMENIAN.NetWUGA, and the Athens Banner-Herald. The article appeared on the front page of the print version of the ABH on 1/3, and this was also shared on the FDN Facebook page.
    • Jamie Cooper was quoted in the article, "Key To Keeping Off Those Extra Holiday Pounds? Step On A Scale Each Day," published on 12/18 in StudyFinds.org
    • Emma Laing was quoted in the article, "Detox science: How to boost the body's natural detoxification system. Skip a detox diet and follow study-backed advice," posted in Inverse.com on 1/6. This was also shared in a post on the FDN Facebook page on 1/7.

    Feb 04, 2020

    • Recent articles highlighting that UGA SNAP-Ed launched the nation’s first evidence-based online program include: Morning AgClips on 1/29, CAES News on 1/31, and Clayton News Daily on 2/3.
    • Emily Noble was featured in the print version of Columns on 2/3 in the article, "Irresistible cravings: Researchers find brain circuit linked to food impulsivity" (page 3).

    Jan 28, 2020

    • Jung Sun Lee, Edda Cotto-Rivera, and the SNAP-Ed team were featured in the article, "UGA SNAP-Ed rolls out nation’s first evidence-based online program," published in FACS News on 1/22. The article also appeared on the FACS and UGA Research Facebook pages on 1/27.
    • Emma Laing was featured in UGA's "focus on faculty" published in UGA Today on 1/26 and on the FACS Facebook page on 1/27.
    • Emily Noble was highlighted in the article, "Scientists discover food impulsivity circuit in the brain," published in Labmate on 1/25.
    • FACS alumna (Consumer Foods minor) Ivy Odom was the star of the Good Morning America segment, "Game day recipes for Super Bowl 54," which aired on 1/25. Ivy's spot was also shared on the FACS Facebook page.

    Jan 21, 2020

    • Emily Noble’s research on food and impulsivity was featured in Brain World Magazine on 1/2, Esquire mag on 12/17, and The New Daily - Australia on 12/26.
    • Nutritional sciences major Kiarra Freeman is quoted in the article, "Georgia Commitment Scholarships reach major milestone of 500." Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of donors, UGA has established more than 500 endowed, need-based scholarships, creating new, permanent pathways to higher education for Georgia residents from low-income backgrounds. Read the full story in UGA Today published on 1/13.

    Dec 17, 2019

    • Emily Noble's research on impulsive eating is featured in a video segment that aired on WXIA 11Alive Friday morning, 12/13. So far, the segment has also aired on Good Morning Cleveland and was posted on the FDN Facebook page on 12/16. Dr. Noble's research was also highlighted in the SciTech Daily article, "Brain circuit linked to food impulsivity discovered – may lead to therapeutics that curb overeating," published on 12/14, as well as in Sound Health and Living Wealth and in Africans Live (also see Kudos 12/11).
    • Jamie Cooper’s research was featured in The National article, "Healthy on holiday: weight loss tips for your next trip," published on 12/16.

    Dec 10, 2019

    • Emily Noble was featured in the UGA Today article, "Researchers discover brain circuit linked to food impulsivity," published on 12/11. This article was also shared on the FACS Facebook page and is currently on the home page of the FACS website.
    • Wilkray Biboum is pictured in the UGA Today article, "The clothes are free. The confidence is priceless: SGA Professional Clothing Closet now open for students and accepting donations," published on 12/6.

    Dec 05, 2019

    • Elizabeth Andress was featured in the Consumer Reports article, "How to Keep Leftovers Delicious (and Safe)," on 11/22.
    • Jamie Cooper was quoted in the AJC article, "Why you shouldn't worry (much) about weight gain at the holiday," on 12/5 and the ChronicleOnline article, "Battle against holiday weight gain a struggle," on 11/27. The AJC article was also shared in an FDN Facebook post on 12/5.
    • Emma Laing was quoted in the KXRB article, "Why do we crave comfort food when it gets cold outside?" on 11/21.

    Nov 21, 2019

    • Lynn Bailey and Alex Anderson were featured in the CAES News article, "CAES Hosts Global Food Security Summit," published on 11/19. Additional photos from the event were also posted on the FACS Flickr page.
    • Elizabeth Klingbeil was featured in an article published in the The Red & Black on 11/7, titled "Paleo, keto, vegan: The diets more people are trying for a healthier lifestyle." The article was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 11/8.
    • In a #DawgTales video series by the UGA Office of Institutional Diversity, Silvia Giraudo reflects on being a first-generation college student in Argentina before earning her masters and PhD degrees from UGA. The video was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 11/7, the FACS Facebook page on 11/8, as well as on Instagram and Twitter.
    • Emma Laing was featured in the Newsmaker section of UGA Columns on 11/11 titled, "Comfort Cravings." The related segment from 11-Alive was highlighted on the FACS Facebook page on 10/31, as well as on UGA's Twitter page (also see Kudos 10/29).
    • Jamie Cooper was quoted in the article, "Dust off your scale and prevent holiday weight gain," published in BlackDoctor.org on 11/6 (also see Kudos 6/4).
    • Emily Noble’s recent publication (also see Kudos 10/15) was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article, "Can't stop munching on Halloween candy or office snacks? This might be why," published on 10/31.
    • Carmen Scruggs and Emma Poston appeared on "The Dish" on 10/18 in video segments promoting EFNEP Food Talk classes and demonstrating healthy recipes:

    Oct 29, 2019

    • The Q&A with Jamie Cooper regarding the Obesity Initiative that ran online recently is in this week’s print issue of Columns, page 7 (also see Kudos 10/22).
    • Emma Laing appeared in the 11 Alive Verify segment on 10/29: "Does cold weather make you crave comfort food?" The segment was also shared on Twitter by both UGA and FACS.

    Oct 22, 2019

    • Jamie Cooper was featured in the article, "Teaming up to tackle obesity," published on 10/16 in FACS Newsand in UGA Research. This article was also shared on the FACSFDN, and UGA ResearchFacebook pages.

    Oct 15, 2019

    • Elizabeth Andress appeared as the featured guest on Food Sleuth Radio on 10/3. Food Sleuth Radio is produced at KOPN studios in Columbia, MO, where it airs locally and nationally via public/community radio stations. Each interview is 30 minutes, and helps connect the dots between food, health and agriculture, and find "food truth." On this episode, Dr. Andress describes the science behind a variety of safe home food preservation methods.
    • The story, "UGA SNAP-ED team creates two interventions for national SNAP-ED Toolkit," was included in the CAES Newswire on 10/11 (also see Kudos 10/1).

    Oct 01, 2019

    • The SNAP-Ed Toolkit just posted 52 newly selected evidence-based interventions to their website, and three of these programs were developed by FDN faculty and staff:
      • The Food eTalk and Food Talk: Better U programs developed by Jung Sun Lee and the UGA SNAP-Ed team were selected and classified as Research-tested Evidence-based Interventions. Dr. Lee and the UGA SNAP-Ed team are featured in the FACS News article, "USDA SNAP-Ed Toolkit includes interventions developed by UGA team," published on 10/1. This story is currently on the FACS website home page and was shared in a FACS Facebook post on 10/1.
      • The Cooking for a Lifetime of Cancer Prevention program developed by Ali Berg and her team is also included in the SNAP-Ed Toolkit and is classified as a Research-tested Evidence-based Intervention. A post congratulating these faculty and staff was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 7/15 and was updated with the new SNAP-Ed Toolkit link on 10/1 (also see Kudos 7/16 and 6/25).

    Sep 24, 2019

    • Several members of our department, including Lynn Bailey, Sarah Henes, and FDN alumna Courtney Brown, were pictured in the FACS Facebook album, "State of Extension," posted on 9/23.

    Sep 17, 2019

    • Caroline Henning, Bailey Davis, Hannah Crawford, Kinsey Hargis, Shekiah "Kiah" Shannon, Sydney Kayler, Rachel Doxey, Madison Spek, and Emma Laing were mentioned in the FACS News article, "SDA promotes community involvement, networking opportunities," published on 9/12. The article is currently on the FACS home page and was also shared in a FACS Facebook post on 9/12.

    Sep 10, 2019

    • Elizabeth Andress was quoted in the CAES News article, "UGA Extension reminds Georgians to put more than milk and bread in emergency food supply," published on 8/29. This article also appeared in the Henry Herald on 8/29.

    Sep 04, 2019

    • Jamie Cooper was featured in the FACS News article, "Cooper named director of UGA Obesity Initiative," published on 8/28. This is currently the lead story on the FACS home page (also see Kudos 8/27).
    • Emma Laing was highlighted by UGA Online in a tweet on 9/3 referencing a post re: the 5 dangers of following fad diets (also see Kudos 8/6).

    Aug 27, 2019

    • Jamie Cooper is featured in the UGA Today article, "Obesity Initiative, Plant Center get new directors," published on 8/23. This was also shared in a FACS Facebook post on 8/27. The new Obesity Initiative website was launched and can be viewed at https://obesity.uga.edu/.
    • Our service learning in Ghana experience, led by Alex Anderson, was highlighted by UGA Experiential Learning on 8/27. The post was also shared on the FDN Facebook page.

    Aug 20, 2019

    • The Fall 2019 edition of the FACS Magazine is now available in print, and key stories are highlighted in a new online format (this link was also shared in a FACS Facebook post on 8/20). Many FDN faculty, students, and alumni are mentioned/pictured in this issue (including Carolyn Berdanier, Jamie Cooper, Art Grider, and Emma Laing). Stories featuring our department can also be viewed in the "Foods and Nutrition" section of the FACS Magazine website.
    • Alex Anderson’s research showing that Facebook groups aid in breastfeeding support was mentioned on the FACS Facebook page on 8/14, in Medicine News Line on 8/14, and in Online Athens (twitter and website) on 8/20 (also see Kudos 8/13).

    Aug 13, 2019

    • Alex Anderson’s research is featured in the UGA Today article, "Study shows Facebook groups aid breastfeeding support," published on 8/13 (also see Kudos 4/2).
    • Art Grider’s latest educational animation video, "Regulation of Intracellular Iron Homeostasis," was developed to augment Nutritional Biochemistry lectures and improve students' understanding of complex biochemical and physiological nutrition-related processes. The production of this video was funded by the Sweaney Innovation Fund (also see Kudos 4/2). It is important to mention that Dr. Grider’s voice provides the narration in the video and he wrote the music that plays in the background!

    Aug 06, 2019

    • Judy Harrison is featured in an Albany Herald article, "UGA Extension training helps keep produce safe," which was published on 8/4 (also see Kudos 7/30).
    • Emma Laing was quoted in a Vitacost article published on 8/1 titled, "5 Dangers of Following Fad Diets."
    • The AHA Connections magazine summer 2019 edition published a column on Early Career Activities within the AHA Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health - written by Lilian Sattler, the Early Career Committee Chair. To read the column, visit the FDN Facebook post on 8/1.
    • Lauren Coheley’s UGA Amazing Student profile was shared on UGA’s twitter page on 8/3 and 8/4 (also see Kudos 7/30).
    • The latest issue of the local magazine "Boom Athens" features former FDN faculty member Connie Crawley in the article, "The Return of Baxter Street as a Dining Destination, Part 1," published on 7/30. This article was also shared in an FDN Facebook post on 8/6.

  • May 10, 2022

    • Jillien Zukaitis, a Double Dawg student in Dr. Park’s lab, successfully completed her MS defense on 5/4. Her thesis title is, “Effects of Maternal Supplementation of Egg Yolk on the Choline Status and Cognition of the Offspring in a Swine Model.” Jillien will start her dietetic internship at Winthrop University at South Carolina starting this fall.
    • Congratulations to Alexa Burnett who successfully defended her MS thesis on 5/5 titled, “4-H Science Chefs, An Adapted FoodMASTER Curriculum: Evaluating the Feasibility of the Curriculum and the Effects on the Home Food Environment.” Alexa’s photo was posted on the NUTR Facebook page on 5/6. 
    • Congratulations to our department's student-athletes, Miller Lantis (Nutritional Sciences and Biology), Hannah Jane Lucas (Nutritional Sciences), Morgan Tabler (Dietetics), Tally Brown (Dietetics), and Kelliann Howell (Family and Consumer Science Education), for earning a spot on the 2021-22 SEC Winter Honor Roll! This news was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 5/5. Congratulations also to nutritional sciences major Miller Lantis for receiving the SEC Brad Davis Community Service Award.
    • Congratulations to the NUTR Featured Graduates for Spring 2022 named by the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences (Maggie Green, Liana Guarneiri, Laney Jones, Julia Lance, Mariah McDaniel, and Jack Smith)! Read more about these talented students here. Photos were shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 5/9. 
    • Congratulations to Alex Anderson for the submission he led on behalf of his Multistate Research Team, which won the Western Region Excellence in Research Award. The title of the project is, “Parental practices supporting positive eating behaviors during independent eating occasions among early adolescent children.” The winning project receives an opportunity to provide a presentation about the project during an awards program at the Western Region Joint Summer Meeting on 6/29 in Concord, CA, and will represent the region in the national competition.

    May 03, 2022

    • Congratulations to nutritional sciences major Ashley-Kaye Fonkeng on being inducted into Blue Key! Ashley’s photo was shared on the FACS and NUTR Facebook pages on 4/27.
    • Congratulations to post-bacc/dietetics student Tevin Duncan who is officially a state-wide record holder in powerlifting! Coming back to competition following a severe injury, Tevin earned the spot of #1 in the state and #6 in the nation at his recent USA Powerlifting event. Photos of Tevin were shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 5/3.

    Apr 26, 2022

    • We would like to congratulate dietetics major Laney Jones for receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence! Students selected for this award exemplify the best of UGA’s undergraduate student body. Laney’s photo was shared on the NUTR and FACS Facebook pages on 4/21.

    Apr 19, 2022

    • Congratulations to Emily Noble who is the recipient of an ASN Foundation National Scientific Achievement Award! Dr. Noble received the Young Investigator "Bio-Serv Award in Experimental Animal Nutrition," which is given for meritorious research in nutrition accomplished by an investigator within 10 years of postgraduate training. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Noble on this most prestigious national research award from the American Society for Nutrition/ASN Foundation. Read the full announcement here. This news was also shared in an article published on the FACS website as well as in posts on the FACS and NUTR Facebook pages.
    • Congratulations to Claire de La Serre for receiving the Acta Physiologica Award by the Scandinavian Physiological Society! Dr. de La Serre and colleagues (Molly McDougle, Danielle Quinn, Charlene Diepenbroek, Arashdeep Singh, Guillaume de Lartigue) received this award for the best article published in Acta Physiologica entitled, “Intact vagal gut-brain signalling prevents hyperphagia and excessive weight gain in response to high-fat high-sugar diet.” Full details about the prize can be found here, including the generous monetary award (“the highest award of its kind”) and the awarding ceremony, which includes a plenary lecture at the Europhysiology-Meetings as well as a grand banquet. This news was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 4/19. 
    • Congratulations to dietetics major Julia Lance who was recognized as an Outstanding Senior Leader at the 2022 SOAR Awards Banquet on 4/12! SOAR awards recognize students, organizations, and advisors for their commitment to excellence and significant contributions to the campus and community. Julia was one of 10 senior leaders to represent UGA, and she will be featured in the 2022 yearbook. Photos of Julia were shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 4/13.
    • Congratulations to dietetics major Devin Logan who was selected as one of the top 75 UGA Student Employees of the Year in 2022! The Career Center’s awards ceremony took place during National Student Employment Week, a week devoted to honoring students who are working while attending college. There are approximately 5,000 on-campus student employees and placing in the top 75 is highly competitive.
    • Congratulations to Melanie Ng who is one of the UGA Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award winners for 2022! The Center for Teaching and Learning administers the Outstanding Teaching Assistant award, which is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Instruction. This award recognizes teaching assistants who demonstrate superior instructional skills while serving in the classroom or laboratory. Melanie was mentioned on the UGA Today webpage on 4/18. 
    • The university community will continue to celebrate Honors Week 2022 from 4/18-22 with a series of events that recognize excellence among students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Stay tuned for more news featuring members of our department!

    Apr 12, 2022

    • Congratulations to Melanie Ng who successfully defended her PhD dissertation on 3/23, titled "The Utilization of Sensory Evaluation Methodology to Examine the Acceptability of Recipes Within Federal Nutrition Education Programming." A photo of Melanie was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 4/8.
    • Congratulations to Yura Son who successfully defended her PhD dissertation on 3/23, titled "The Metabolic Role of Free Fatty Acids on Cell Physiology." A photo of Yura was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 3/31.
    • Congratulations to Liana Guarneiri who successfully defended her PhD dissertation on 3/30. The title of her presentation was, "The Impact of Pecan-Enriched Diets on Cardiovascular Disease Risk." A photo of Liana was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 4/1.
    • Congratulations to the FACS Award winners from our department!
    • Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Advisor Award: Alex Anderson
    • Bill and June Flatt Outstanding Faculty Research Award: Claire de La Serre
    • Early Career Faculty Research Award (Physical/biological): Emily Noble
    • Nettie Marie Nickols Outstanding Staff Award: Tiffany Williams
    • Endsley-Peifer Student Research Awards:
      • Julie Jeon (Jeon, J., Lourenco, J., Kaiser, E., Waters, E., Scheulin, K. M., Fang, X., Kinder, H., Platt, S., Rothrock Jr., M., Callaway, T. R., West, F., & Park, H. J. (2020). Dynamic Changes in the gut microbiome at the acute stage of ischemic stroke in a pig model, Frontiers in Neuroscience) 
      • Prince Kwabena Osie (Osei, P. K., Appiah, C., & Anderson, A. K. (2021). Impact of dietetic intervention on metabolic syndrome patients attending diet therapy clinic: A prospective, single-arm Intervention Study, Global Journal of Health Science)
    • Congratulations to Davia Allen who has been recommended by the College of FACS to receive the Richard Lewis Research Award for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Mar 30, 2022

    • Congratulations to this group of 8 faculty, staff, students, and alumni who received awards from the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics this year. Awards were announced at the GAND Annual Conference and Expo on 3/23 in this video, and photos of the winners were also shared on the NUTR Facebook page.
      • Staci Belcher: Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year
      • Darci Bell: Distinguished Service to the Northeast District
      • Alison Berg: Distinguished Service by a Researcher
      • Tracey Brigman: Distinguished Service for Media Excellence
      • Amanda Kennedy: Recognized Nutrition and Dietetics Technician of the Year
      • Melanie Ng: Outstanding Dietetic Student Award (DI)
      • Emmaline Peterson: Outstanding Dietetic Student Award (DPD)
      • Courtney Vickery: Emerging Dietetic Leader
    • UGA Foundation Professor Emeritus Rick Lewis received the Distinguished Alumni Award this year at the 43rd Annual FACS Alumni Awards Celebration on 3/26. A full recap of the event can be found here. Photos were shared on the NUTR and FACS Facebook pages and the FACS Flickr page.
    • Congratulations to the following faculty and staff who received college-level awards. Recipients will receive their plaques during the FACS College Assembly on 4/7.
      • Tiffany Williams: Nettie Marie Nickols Outstanding Staff Award
      • Emily Noble: Early Career Faculty Research Award
      • Claire de La Serre: Bill and June Flatt Outstanding Faculty Research Award

    Mar 01, 2022

    • Congratulations to Lauren Housley who was selected to serve as a Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors representative on the ACEND Expanded Standards Committee. As a member of this committee, Dr. Housley will be reviewing advanced practice doctorate standards, which is critical to advancing our profession. This news was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 2/25.
    • Congratulations to Jaclyn Barta, recipient of the Student Research Award, and Emma Laing, recipient of the Award of Excellence, from the Georgia Nutrition Council. Awards were presented at the 2022 GNC Conference which took place on 2/24-25. Chisom Okoli and alumna Madison Sutton also received their GNC scholarship awards at this conference (see Kudos 2/8).

    Feb 22, 2022

    • Congratulations to our graduate students who received 7 of the 9 awards presented at the Obesity Initiative Symposium! Competitions were judged by the guest speakers and faculty across several colleges on campus. A photo of some of our award winners was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 2/22.
      • Chisom Okoli- 1st place in the oral presentation competition
      • Liana Guarneiri- 1st place in clinical/community poster competition
      • Yura Son- 1st place in the basic science poster division
      • Grace Madu- 2nd place in the basic science poster division
      • Betsy Cogan- 2nd place in the clinical/community poster division
      • Catherine Prater- 2nd place in the oral presentation competition
      • Christabel Domfe- 3rd place in the oral presentation competition

    Feb 15, 2022

    • As part of the most recent UGA Career Outcomes Survey, students identified UGA faculty and staff who have had a significant, positive impact on their career decision-making process. Congratulations to Silvia Giraudo and Alex Anderson who were each identified by members of the Class of 2021 as "a person who has contributed greatly to their career development and success."

    Feb 08, 2022

    • As part of the most recent UGA Career Outcomes Survey, students identified UGA faculty and staff who have had a significant, positive impact on their career decision-making process. Congratulations to Donna Holcomb, Emma Laing, and Tracey Brigman who were each identified by members of the Class of 2021 as "a person who has contributed greatly to their career development and success."  
    • Congratulations to this year's Georgia Nutrition Council Scholarship winners: Doctoral student Chisom Okoli received the Holly B. Alley Scholarship and NUTR alumna Madison Sutton received the Rita Waters Scholarship. Chisom and Madison will officially receive their awards at the 2022 GNC Conference “Embracing Nutrition for All: Promoting Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in Health & Nutrition” being held virtually from 2/23-25. This scholarship announcement was shared on the GNC Facebook page on 2/8.

    Feb 01, 2022

    • Congratulations to Wang Shin (Ann) Lei who received a Student Traineeship Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The project is titled, “Changes in biomarkers of bone turnover and incretin hormones following glucose ingestion in adolescents and young adults with pancreatic insufficient cystic fibrosis.” 

    Jan 25, 2022

    • Congratulations to Tracey Brigman for receiving notification that she will be promoted to Clinical Associate Professor effective 2022-2023. Dr. Brigman's promotion is a major professional achievement and signifies the valuable contributions she makes to our department, college, and university. A photo was added to the NUTR Facebook page on 1/25.

    Jan 18, 2022

    • Congratulations to Rick Lewis, Professor Emeritus for being selected as the recipient of this year’s FACS Distinguished Alumni Award! Dr. Lewis’ photo was posted on the NUTR Facebook page on 1/18.

    Dec 14, 2021

    • Congratulations to Courtney Vickery for receiving a nomination for this year’s ATHENA award through the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce. The ATHENA Award honors women who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, who excel in their chosen field, and devote time and energy to their community. The luncheon was held the other week and the award will be announced in January. Stay tuned! 
    • Congratulations to our new SDA Executive Board members for the spring semester! Board members include: 

    o   President: Emily Crum 

    o   Vice President: Megan Tomlin 

    o   Secretary: Amelia Valdez 

    o   Treasurer: Laney Jones 

    o   Public Relations Chair: Callie Davis 

    o   Communications Chair: Mary Lazzaro 

    o   Service Chair: Jamie Dibartolomeo 

                     o   Social Chair: Emily Neuhaus

    Dec 07, 2021

    • Nutritional sciences major Caroline Saye is highlighted as a featured graduate this week. Her profile was published on the FACS and NUTR Facebook pages on 12/7. Caroline has also been awarded the college’s Bill and June Flatt Outstanding Senior award, which she will receive at the FACS Convocation ceremony on 12/17. Congratulations!

    Nov 23, 2021

    • Congratulations to Rick Lewis and co-authors (C M Weaver, C M Gordon, K F Janz, H J Kalkwarf, J M Lappe, M Okarma, T C Wallace, B S Zemel) for receiving two awards from the journal Osteoporosis International for the manuscript titled, “The National Osteoporosis Foundation's position statement on peak bone mass development and lifestyle factors: a systematic review and implementation recommendations.” This paper was recognized this week for having the top altimetric score (382 score with >37,000 downloads) and being one of the journal’s top 10 cited manuscripts (950 citations). 

    Nov 16, 2021

    • Congratulations to Chisom Okoli who has received several awards recently, including the 2021 Leila A. Mize Ritchie Endowment Fund from the College of FACS, the 2021 FACS Fund for Excellence award, and the 2021 NOPREN Student research scholarship.

    Nov 09, 2021

    • Congratulations to the following NUTR students and faculty mentors who were chosen for the inaugural FACS Undergraduate Research Award: 
    • Omeka Bhatia - Faculty Mentor: Emily Noble  
    • Shreya Pandya - Faculty Mentor: Claire de La Serre 
    • Robyn Salzberg - Faculty Mentor: Jamie Cooper
       
    • Last week during the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) meeting, the 2020 awards were announced.  Georgia FACS received four national awards, as well as several 2nd, 3rd and regional awards.  A summary of the national awards is listed below.   

    o   EDUCATIONAL CURRICULUM PACKAGE AWARD 

    §  1st Place National Winner - Rachel Stewart & Team, Georgia: Healthy Georgia Wellness curriculum was developed to assist with employee wellness programs and community education.  It is a 14-lesson series to address the whole concept of wellness from financial to physical wellness. Team Members: Susan Moore, Becky Collins, Laura Smith, Georgeanne Cook, Terri Black, Marnie Dekle, Carrie Vanderver, Lisa Jordan, Rachel Hubbard, Denise Everson, Alison Berg, Pamula Turner, Elizabeth Andress, Diane Bales, Joan Koonce, Judy Harrison, Michael Rupured, Kisha Faulk, and Jackie Ogden 

    o   MARKETING PACKAGE AWARD 

    §  1st Place National Winner - Susan Moore & Team, Georgia: "UGA EFNEP Marketing Materials.” The UGA EFNEP team developed new and innovative recruitment materials that gave participants and agencies a greater understanding of our services resulting in increased awareness and visibility for EFNEP. Team Members: La Keshia Levi, Tiffany Williams, Rhea Bentley, Kimberly Howell, Rebecca Thomas, Ines Beltran, Carin Booth, Ida Jackson, Carla Moore, Cindee Sweda, Annette Montero, LaZavia Greer, Leslie Weaver, Diandria Barber, and Zoe Soltanmammedova 

    o   PROGRAM EXCELLENCE THROUGH RESEARCH AWARD 

    §  1st Place National Winner - Edda Cotto-Rivera & Team, Georgia: "A Systematic Evaluation guides the development of UGA SNAP-Ed Social Marketing programs." The findings, experiences, and lessons learned from the UGA SNAP-Ed FNV Campaign will inform the development of a new statewide Social Marketing campaign tailored to low-income Georgians. Team Members: Jung Sun Lee, Joanna Akin, Vibha Bhargava, Danielle Anthony, Laurel Sanville, Allisen Penn, Austin Childers, Marnie Dekle, Lisa Jodan, Jennine DeLane, Michelle Mcqueen, and Darci Bell

    Nov 03, 2021

    • Congratulations to Yuta Ishikawa who successfully defended his PhD dissertation on Tuesday, 11/2! The title of his talk was, "Diabetes Management in Heart Failure." A photo of Yuta and his committee was posted on the NUTR Facebook page. Fun fact: Yuta and his committee together represent citizenships from 5 different continents! 
    • The abstract presented at the SNEB 2021 meeting, P87 Imparting Anti-Diet and Weight Inclusive Approaches in a University Dietetics Curriculum by Emma Laing (co-authors: Slagel, N.; Clifford, D.; Hightower, W.; Harris, C.; Wang, Y.; Hall, D). published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (Vol. 53 | No. 7), was among the most read articles in the journal. The Most Read articles are compiled quarterly from those opened through the www.jneb.org website.

    Oct 12, 2021

    • The College of FACS Celebrating Excellence Recognition Program was released on 10/12. The program celebrates the amazing achievements of our department’s students, faculty, and staff. Please take a moment to celebrate these accomplishments of your mentors and peers. In the digital program, you will see red YouTube icons that link to video messages recorded specifically for each award recipient honored in 2021 (Rob Pazdro, Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Advisor, and Emma Laing, Bill and June Flatt Outstanding Teacher of the Year, are among these). Numerous graduate and undergraduate students are honored, and esteemed professorships are listed (Jung Sun Lee, Georgia Athletic Association Professorship in Family and Consumer Sciences III, Lynn Bailey, Flatt Professorship in Foods and Nutrition, and Jamie Cooper, Flatt Professorship with a Focus on Childhood Obesity).

    Oct 06, 2021

    • Congratulations to Omeka Bhatia who received the FACS Undergraduate Research Opportunity grant!

    Sep 28, 2021

    • Congratulations to Sylvie Kangni who will be working with the global Nutrition Science team as a summer intern for the Coca-Cola Company! 
    • Congratulations to the winners of the Carolyn Berdanier Undergraduate Research Grants Program this year: Omeka Bhatia and Jessica Lam! Photos were added to the NUTR Facebook page on 9/28. 

    o    Omeka’s project is titled, “Hippocampal Insulin Resistance,” and her faculty mentor is Emily Noble. 

    o    Jessica's project is titled, "Defining the role of the gut microbiota in the development of the gut-brain axis,” and her faculty mentor is Claire de La Serre.

    Sep 14, 2021

    • Congratulations to Liana Guarneiri who was awarded the 2021 Janette Smith Memorial Scholarship by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. A photo of Liana was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 8/23.

    Sep 08, 2021

    • Congratulations to Jaclyn Barta who was awarded the 2021 Virginia Wilbanks Kilgore Scholarship.  
    • Congratulations to Nutritional Sciences major Shreya Pandya who is the recipient of the FACS Alumni Association Scholarship. View this link to learn more about Shreya! 
    • Ali Berg was part of a team (U Arizona, U Tennessee, U Georgia) that has won an accelerator award from the Extension Foundation New Technologies for Ag Extension Projects: An Extension Implementation Toolkit for the Diabetes Prevention Program.  
    • Tracey Brigman and Allisen Penn also won an accelerator award from the same Extension Foundation program, New Technologies for Ag Extension Projects: The National Center for Home Food Preservation and Artificial Intelligence Enhanced Search. 

    Sep 01, 2021

    • Congratulations to Jessica Strosahl who was awarded the 2021 Beatrice Donaldson David Graduate Scholarship in Foodservice Administration by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. A photo of Jessica was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 8/23. 
    • Congratulations to dietetics major Jacee Baldivid who has been selected to serve as an intern for the SSAC. Along with 5 other interns, Jacee will be involved with prospective student recruitment, programming, student organizations, student engagement, internships/fellowships, social media, and future semester planning. 
    • Congratulations to Taylor Lowe who received the Women's Health Dietetics Practice Group Diversity Mini-Grant Student Partner Award!

    Aug 24, 2021

    • Congratulations to our Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation’s 2021 Scholarship winners, PhD students Darci Bell and Chisom Okoli! Darci has been selected to receive the Maxine F. and Arlene M. Wilson Scholarship and Chisom is the recipient of the Mary Swartz Rose Memorial Graduate Scholarship. Photos were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 8/23. 
    • Congratulations once again to Elizabeth Andress (2021 Outstanding FACS Professional) and alumna Ashleigh Childs (2021 New Achiever) who were recipients of awards presented during the 2021 Annual GAFCS Conference, held virtually on 3/5. Photos were shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 8/17.

    Jul 28, 2021

    • Our UGA online MS in foods and nutrition-community nutrition program has been named the best online master’s in nutrition program by The Best Schools. Our program is also recognized by Best Colleges as one of the country’s top online nutrition master’s programs. The press release was published in FACS News on 7/15 and was shared on the NUTR and FACS Facebook pages.

    Jul 14, 2021

    • Congratulations to the following faculty who received promotions this year, effective 7/1:
      • Caree Cotwright, Associate Professor and Tenure 
      • Hea Jin Park, Associate Professor and Tenure
      • Barbara Grossman, Clinical Professor
      • Emma Laing, Clinical Professor

    Jun 29, 2021

    • Jamie Cooper has been named interim associate dean in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, effective 8/1. Read the full story on the FACS web page, as well as the FACS and NUTR Facebook pages.
    • Sina Gallo has been nominated to the Journal Committee for the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB). This committee is responsible for reviewing policies and practices related to the society’s journal, the Journal of Nutrition Education & Behavior (JNEB), to meet the needs and values of the SNEB membership. The committee is also responsible for the JNEB Best Article and GEM awards, overseeing journal marketing, as well as Identifying topics for supplemental, themed issues, and position papers for the journal.

    Jun 08, 2021

    • Congratulations to Alex Anderson who will serve as our new departmental graduate coordinator effective 7/1! Dr. Anderson will also chair the graduate committee and will serve as the faculty advisor for our Graduate Student Organization. Dr. Anderson’s photo was posted on the NUTR Facebook page on 5/26.

    May 25, 2021

    • Congratulations to Carley Mullins for receiving the Virginia Wilbanks Kilgore Scholarship for Fall 2021.
    • Congratulations to the FDN Featured Graduates named by the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. The students' photos were shared on both the FACS and FDN Facebook pages on 5/13:
    • Congratulations to PhD graduate Jiyoung "Sammi" Kim and her mentor, Claire de La Serre, who participated in the College's Doctoral Hooding Ceremony earlier this month. Photos were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 5/13.
    • Congratulations once again to Julie Dean, graduate of our Double Dawgs program, for being selected to deliver the Student Perspective at this year's virtual FACS Convocation (also see Kudos 4/22). Her speech can be viewed here.

    May 11, 2021

    • We wish our Foods Lab Coordinator, Rosemarie Rooker, all the best upon her retirement from UGA after 20+ years! A photo of Rosemarie and Tracey Brigman was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 5/7.
    • Congratulations to our doctoral students Chisom Okoli, Josephine Shieh, and Julie Jeon who just learned they have been selected to receive the Graduate Student Degree Accelerator Award. This award was created by President Jere Morehead to help graduate students overcome financial challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic to complete their degrees. Photos of Chisom, Jo, and Julie were added to the FDN Facebook page on 5/6.
    • Congratulations to the FDN students who have been recommended to receive FACS Scholarships for 2021-2022: 
    • Elise Bray Richey Endowment: Laney Jones, Ashley-Kaye Fonkeng
    • Gladys F. (Nannie) Nesbit/Flatt Education Fund: Sherifa Akinniyi, David Tran
    • Glenn and Helen Burton Feeding the Hungry Scholarship: Josephine Shieh, Chisom Okoli
    • Gwendolyn Brooks O'Connell Scholarship: Ansley Schwing
    • Iris Price Dover Scholarship: Lydia Akins
    • Julia Ann Simpson Elliott Scholarship: Kelliann Howell, Abigail Hightower, Davia Allen
    • Lenora Anderson Scholarship: Toloupe Akinrolabu
    • Marian Wang Nutrition Scholarship Fund: Hsuan-mein Yang
    • Marion Louise Price Elkin Scholarship: Ikponmwosa Enabulele
    • Melynda Flatt Reid Dietetics Scholarship: Devin Logan, Jesse Perry, Sam Bonnett, Jinaka Coker, Jayla Thurman
    • Nancy Virginia Price Turner Scholarship: Brigid Waldron
    • Pam McIntyre Thompson, R.D. Scholarship: Julia Lance
    • Richard D. Lewis Research Fund: Sara Perrine
    • Sharon Boone Hamner Foods and Nutrition Scholarship: Jessica Strosahl
    • Thomas F. Comer Scholarship: Lauren Rogers
    • FACS Alumni Scholarship: Sherya Pandya

    May 04, 2021

    • FDN faculty who will be returning for the second year of their term on the Faculty Advisory Committee (2020-2022) include: Chad Paton, Jung Sun Lee, and Ginnefer Cox.
    • Congratulations to the newly-elected SDA officers for 2021-2022:
    • President: Emmaline Peterson
    • Vice President: Emily Crum
    • Secretary: Amelia Valdez
    • Public Relations Chair: Callie Davis
    • Treasurer: Laney Jones
    • Community Service Chair: Jamie DiBartolomeo
    • Communications Chair: Caroline Camp
    • Social Chair: Emily Neuhaus

    Apr 22, 2021

    • College Awards were highlighted during the UGA Honors Week virtual recognition on 4/21, and included:
      • Bill and June Flatt Outstanding Teacher of the Year – Emma Laing
    • All other College Awards named spring 2021 will be recognized at the Celebrating Excellence program in October, TBD, and will include:
      • Outstanding UG Faculty Advisor – Rob Pazdro
    • While FACS will not hold an in-person Convocation, Double Dawg student Julie Dean will be recognized and will contribute to the virtual program as she delivers the "Student Perspective." Please congratulate Julie for being selected for this honor, and watch the FACS commencement virtual program and videos, which will be released in May.

    Apr 13, 2021

    • Congratulations to Nutritional Sciences student Madelyn Hansen who has been selected as the recipient of the Outstanding Honors Student in Family and Consumer Sciences Award! This award recognizes her outstanding academic record, as well as the dedication, skill, and commitment to excellence she has exemplified throughout her participation in experiential opportunities, student and community organizations, and collaborative learning environments. A photo of Madelyn was added to the FDN Facebook page on 4/12.

    Apr 06, 2021

    • Congratulations to Jo Shieh who is a recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (OTA) for 2021 sponsored by the Office of the Vice President of Instruction through UGA's Center for Teaching and Learning. This award recognizes teaching assistants who demonstrate superior teaching skills while serving in the classroom or laboratory.
    • Congratulations to Caree Cotwright for being elected to the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Board of Directors as SNEB Director-At-Large. Dr. Cotwright’s photo was added to the FDN Facebook page on 4/1.
    • Dr. Cotwright also recently learned that she has been accepted as an Implementation Science Scholar, a mentored training program for investigators interested in applying dissemination and implementation methods and strategies to reduce the burden of chronic disease and address health inequities. As an Implementation Science Scholar, Dr. Cotwright will have a unique opportunity to network and collaborate with established professionals at a large number of aspirational institutions. Congratulations!

    Mar 30, 2021

    • Congratulations to UGA Extension who has received Full Recognition status from the CDC for the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). This is an effort that Ali Berg leads and 13 FACS Extension Agents are involved in. The program has been delivered to over 100 participants, including a switch to virtual delivery during the pandemic. This recognition status elevates UGA Extension’s reputation in the community, but also opens doors to public and private insurance reimbursement for program delivery with the target audience. Program delivery has been supported as well by the President’s Interdisciplinary Seed Grant and Hannah Wilson’s doctoral dissertation is embedded in the project. Stay tuned for a press release!
    • Congratulations to Alex Anderson who was elected to the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML) Executive Committee as a Councillor. Dr. Anderson will be assuming his 3-year term starting 4/1.
    • Congratulations to Julie Dean who successfully defended her master's thesis on 3/19. The title of her presentation was, "Factors Contributing to Dietary Acculturation Among International Students." Julie’s photo was added to the FDN Facebook page on 3/29.
    • Congratulations to Rebecca Gould who successfully defended her dissertation on 3/24. The title of her presentation was, "Systems Genetics of Glutathione Metabolism and Its Effects on Health." Becca has accepted a Postdoctoral Associate position at Duke University School of Medicine – Division of Medical Genetics. The University of Florida posted an alumni blog about her postdoc opportunity at Duke, which includes more information. Becca’s photo was added to the FDN Facebook page on 3/30.
    • Congratulations to dietetics major Shekiah Shannon who was selected by the UGA Career Center as one of the top 75 student employees on campus. Kiah was praised for her leadership skills, design skills, diligence, and dependability in her work with the UGA Dining Nutrition Team. The Career Center will reveal the top three individuals the week of 4/12, so stay tuned!

    Mar 16, 2021

    • Congratulations to Elizabeth Andress who received the Outstanding Family and Consumer Sciences Professional Award from the GA Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (GAFCS) at their annual meeting on 3/5.
    • Congratulations to the Student Dietetic Association for receiving a nomination for the 2021 Student Organization Achievement and Recognition (SOAR) Outstanding Campus Event Award. The group was nominated for their success in planning and hosting the Dietetic Internship Forum/Open House event held virtually on 11/11/20.
    • Congratulations to dietetics major Bailey Davis for being selected by the UGA Career Center as one of the top 75 student employees on-campus. Despite this difficult year, Bailey was praised in her award letter for emerging "as a servant leader" in UGA Performance Nutrition. The Career Center will reveal the top three individuals the week of 4/12, so stay tuned!
    • The following faculty were recently notified they are the recipients of the College’s faculty and staff awards for 2021. Their formal recognition will occur during the FACS Celebration of Excellence recognition program in October (date/time TBD):
    • Bill and June Flatt Outstanding Teacher of the Year – Emma Laing
    • Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Advisor – Rob Pazdro

    Mar 10, 2021

    • Congratulations to Tracey Brigman who has been selected as a juror for the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and will review applications for the Jewell Taylor Undergraduate Scholarship. 
    • Dr. Brigman was also installed on 3/5 at the Georgia Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Conference as the Co-Vice President of Communications for the GAFCS.
    • Congratulations to the FDN members who received 2021 awards from the Georgia Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Recognition Award (Barbara Grossman), Outstanding Dietetics Student (Kinsey Hargis), and Outstanding Dietitian of the Year (Emma Laing). Their photos were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 3/9.
    • Congratulations to dietetics major Julia Lance who was accepted into The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Student Cohort Program. The ASBMR introduced a new program intended to provide training and networking opportunities to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students in the field of bone and mineral sciences. Julia was accepted into the inaugural cohort of trainees. In addition to participating in training/networking opportunities, she receives free membership to the ASBMR. A photo of Julia was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 3/8.

    Mar 02, 2021

    • Congratulations to MS student Julie Dean for winning 2nd place at the Georgia Nutrition Council Student Research Competition on 2/26. Her photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page.
    • Congratulations to dietetics major Rebecca Reese who received a scholarship to attend the 3rd Annual Spring Weight Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics Symposium on 3/3-6. Becca received the Diversity Dietetics Student/Intern scholarship offered exclusively to BIPOC students and interns in the Diversity Dietetics community.
    • Congratulations to Tracey Brigman and PhD student Hannah Wilson who have been elected to the Executive Board of the Georgia Nutrition Council
    • Member-at-Large, Scholarship Chair: Tracey Brigman
    • Nominating Committee: Hannah Wilson

    Feb 23, 2021

    • The Obesity Society celebrated the 6th annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 2/11, and Emily Noble was selected along with 8 other women for recognition by TOS for "making outstanding accomplishments to help with the research, prevention, and treatment of obesity." Dr. Noble’s photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 2/15. Congratulations!
    • Jo Shieh received a teaching assistantship from the Graduate School to teach GRSC 7770 (Foods & Nutrition Teaching Assistant Seminar) as a co-instructor with Barbara Grossman. GRSC 7770 is a 1-3 credit course providing TAs with knowledge of pedagogical approaches, relevant UGA policies, and available support systems. Check out Jo's feature on UGA's Graduate School website! Her photo was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 2/16.
    • Congratulations to Hea Jin Park for being selected to the Editorial Board for Nutrition Research in January 2021.

    Feb 11, 2021

    • Congratulations to FDN graduate students Mariah McDaniel and Julie Dean who have been named 2021 scholarship winners from the Georgia Nutrition Council. Mariah is receiving the Rita Waters Scholarship and Julie will receive the Holly B. Alley Scholarship at the virtual GNC Annual Conference held from 2/25-26. Photos of Mariah and Julie were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 2/10.
    • As part of the most recent UGA Career Outcomes Survey, students identified UGA faculty and staff who have had a significant, positive impact on their career decision-making process. Congratulations to Laurel Sanville and Katherine Ingerson who were each identified by members of the Class of 2020 as "a person who has contributed greatly to their career development and success."

    Feb 02, 2021

    • As part of the most recent UGA Career Outcomes Survey, students identified UGA faculty and staff who have had a significant, positive impact on their career decision-making process. Congratulations to Alex Anderson, Claire de La Serre, Rob Pazdro, Emma Laing, Ginnefer Cox, Caree Cotright, and Art Grider who were each identified by members of the Class of 2020 as "a person who has contributed greatly to their career development and success."
    • Congratulations to Taylor Newman who was recently hired as the Nutrition Program Development Manager for Kroger Health in Cincinnati, Ohio where she will be developing nutrition-related interventions, content, and research initiatives.
    • Congratulations to Jiyoung "Sammi" Kim who received a postdoctoral fellow position at Emory University School of Medicine working under Dr. Andrew Neish in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.
    • Emma Laing was named a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She was featured in a FACS News article published on 2/1, and this was also shared on the FACS and FDN Facebook pages.

    Jan 19, 2021

    Congratulations to Hannah Wilson who has accepted a faculty position at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. The position is an assistant professor position in their Nutrition, Dietetics, & Exercise Science Department, as well as the coordinator of their MS/DI program.

    Dec 15, 2020

    • Congratulations to William "Bill" Flatt who will be honored as a 2021 President’s Medal recipient. The President’s Medal recognizes extraordinary contributions by those who have supported outstanding students, championed meaningful academic programs, advanced significant research, or inspired community leaders to enhance the quality of life for Georgians through their support of the University of Georgia. Dr. Flatt will be honored at the President’s Medal award presentation, which will be held virtually on 1/25/21 in conjunction with UGA’s annual Founders Day celebration.
    • Congratulations to Jake Conner, double major in dietetics and culinary science and nutrition, who has been selected as Outstanding Senior for Fall 2020. A photo of Jake was shared on the FACS and FDN Facebook pages on 12/11.

    Dec 10, 2020

    • Congratulations to dietetics major Julia Lance who received a Spring 2021 CURO Research Assistantship. Joseph Kindler is mentoring this project, which will focus on body size and bone density relationships in youth. Julia will present at the (virtual) CURO Symposium in the spring.

    Nov 17, 2020

    • Congratulations to nutritional sciences major Samantha Drop who has been named the Southeastern Conference Cross Country Women's Scholar-Athlete of the Year! She is the first Bulldog woman to win this honor in cross country. An article featuring Sam was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 11/11.
    • Congratulations to Xi Fang who successfully defended her doctoral dissertation via Zoom on 11/12. The title of her presentation was, "Impact of bioactive compounds on neurocognitive development and metabolism." Xi will start her post-doctoral position at Yale University School of Medicine in January. A photo of Xi was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 11/13.

    Nov 10, 2020

    • Congratulations to Sina Gallo who is currently highlighted on the FACS website as a "featured person." View her faculty spotlight at this link.

    Nov 03, 2020

    • Taylor Newman presented our FDN Seminar on 10/21 and defended her dissertation via Zoom, titled, "Understanding the produce prescription program in the U.S.: A focus on program models, facilitators and barriers, and participant experiences."

    Oct 20, 2020

    • Art Grider has been invited to serve as a guest editor for Medical Sciences, "Zinc: Its Molecular and Biochemical Importance, and its Relevance in Medicine." Congratulations!
    • Congratulations to the FACS Class of 2020! A video of Dean Fox speaking at the commencement ceremony as well as the FACS graduation program were posted on the FACS Facebook page on 10/16.

    Oct 13, 2020

    • Congratulations to the many FDN faculty and students who are recognized in the sixth annual Celebrating Excellence Recognition Program presented in a virtual format this year. View the news story here and the program linked here. Below are the awardees from our department.
    Faculty awardees:
    • Hea Jin Park, Ali Berg, and Lilian Sattler were also honored in a FDN Facebook post on 3/7 (see Kudos 3/10):
      • Faculty Mentoring Undergraduate Research Award: Hea Jin Park
      • Bill and June Flatt Outstanding Extension and Outreach Faculty Award: Ali Berg
      • Early Career Faculty Research Award: Lilian Sattler 
    • UGA Athletic Association Professorship in Family and Consumer Sciences: Jung Sun Lee
    • Flatt Professorship in Foods and Nutrition: Lynn Bailey 
    • Flatt Professorship with a focus on Childhood Obesity: Jamie Cooper
    Student awardees:
    • Jake Conner and Jacee Baldivid were also honored in a FDN Facebook post on 9/10 (see Kudos 9/15):
      • FACS Alumni Association Scholarship: Jake Conner
      • FACS Alumni Association – FCCLA: Jacee Baldivid
    • Carolyn D. Berdanier Nutrition Science Support: Maggie K. Whitehead
    • Burton-Fowler Undergraduate Research Award: Robyn Salzberg
    • Evelyn R. Harris Academic Support: Xi Fang, Yuta Ishikawa, Julie Jeon
    • Endsley-Peifer Student Research Award: Xi Fang
    • Josephine Martin Emerging Leader in Policy Award: Taylor Newman
    • Inez Wallace Tumlin Graduate Student Academic Support: Catherine Prater, Liana Guarneiri
    • Zena Costa Brown Scholarship: Shreya Pandya
    • Glenn and Helen Burton Feeding the Hungry Scholarship: Darci Bell
    • Thomas F. Comer Scholarship: Catherine Ruter
    • Iris Price Dover Scholarship: Aashka Sheth
    • Julia Ann Simpson Elliott Scholarship: Madison Justice
    • Fairchild-Holcomb Family FACS Scholarship: Lydia Akin
    • Hazel and Gene Franklin Scholarship: Caroline Cerminaro, Liana Guarneiri
    • Sharon Boone Hamner Foods and Nutrition Scholarship: Hannah Wilson
    • Doe H. Harden Scholarship: Abigail Hightower 
    • Virginia Wilbanks Kilgore Scholarship: Tehgan Anguilm, Magen Lord, Kassidy Sharpe, Jessica Strosahl, Nick Slagel, Shannon Stowers, Hannah Wilson
    • Rosabelle Carr Koelsche Fund: Samantha Hill
    • Ruth Rowan Morrison Graduate Fellowship in Nutrition Studies: Yu-Ra Son
    • Gwendolyn Brooks O’Connell Scholarship: Allison Rautmann
    • Melynda Flatt Reid Dietetics Scholarship: Abigail Bailey, Flannery Daughtry, Bailey Echols, Mallory Johns, Megan Smith
    • Elise Bray Richey Scholarship: Rebecca Gould
    • Pam McIntyre Thompson, R. D. Scholarship: Whitley Carter, Isabella Morin
    • Marian Wang Nutrition Scholarship: Samantha Bonnett, Corrie Fletcher, Devin Logan
    • Karin Elizabeth Willis Scholarship: Freida Lim
    • Lavender Family Legacy Scholarship: Sarah Perrine
    • FACS Fund for Excellence: Darci Bell, Elizabeth (Betsy) Cogan, Xi Fang, Rebecca Gould, Yuta Ishikawa, Julie Jeon, Jiyoung Kim, Elizabeth Klingbeil
    • Leila Alberta Ritchie Mize Endowment: Darci Bell, Elizabeth Cogan, Xi Fang, Rebecca Gould, Yuta Ishikawa, Julie Jeon, Jiyoung Kim, Elizabeth Klingbeil, Allie Lindke, Taylor Newman, Liana Guarneiri, Josephine Shieh, Nick Slagel, Yu-Ra Son, Hannah Wilson

    Oct 06, 2020

    • PhD students Becca Gould and Hannah Wilson have each received the 2020-2021 Irene J. Jones Memorial Scholarship from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. Photos of Becca and Hannah were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 10/6. Congratulations!

    Sep 29, 2020

    • We are proud to announce that all six summer Dietetic Internship graduates have recently passed the RD exam! They are: Carolina Cawthon, Ani Powell, Beth Wood, Elizabeth Klingbeil, Hayley Sanders, Olivia Taylor, and Taylor Ragan. For most interns, almost all of their supervised practice was completed virtually this summer, so this pass rate is a notable accomplishment on this difficult exam.

    Sep 22, 2020

    • Congratulations to the SNAP-Ed Team on receiving the 2020 Program Excellence Through Research Award - First Place from the Georgia Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences; and the First Place Southern Region and National Award from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS). The team received their NEAFCS award at the annual conference, which took place in a virtual format 9/14-16. The title of the proposal and award was: "Systematic Evaluation Guides the Development of UGA SNAP-Ed Social Marketing Programs." The SNAP-Ed Team also shared their work during a concurrent session with the same title, with 43 colleagues from across the nation. Congratulations!

    Sep 15, 2020

    • Congratulations to Exercise and Sport Science Major and Nutrition Science Minor Maggie Whitehead for receiving the Carolyn Berdanier Undergraduate Research Grants Program Award! The title of Maggie's project is, "Effect of a High Fat/High Sugar Western Diet on Brain Glycogen," and her research mentor is Emily Noble.
    • Congratulations to Dietetics and Culinary Science and Nutrition double major Jake Conner and Dietetics major Jacee Baldivid! They are two of only three 2020-21 FACS Alumni Scholarship recipients. Read more about them here. This news was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 9/10.

    Sep 08, 2020

    • Congratulations to the FDN students who have been named as FACS Ambassadors for the 2020-2021 year: Opeyemi Adelugba, Jake Conner, Bailey Davis, Samantha Hill, Miller Lantis, Freida Lim, and Madison Sutton.

    Sep 01, 2020

    • Congratulations to Silvia Giraudo who received Second Place for the "Innovation in Programming Award" given by the Georgia Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. The award was presented to Dr. Giraudo on 8/18.

    Aug 25, 2020

    • Congratulations to Caroline Henning who was selected as a student trustee for the GDF board! A photo of Caroline attending her first board meeting via Zoom was shared to the FDN Facebook page on 8/25.

    Aug 18, 2020

    • Congratulations to Lauren Coheley who accepted an Instructional Assistant Professor position at Texas A&M University! Dr. Coheley will be teaching remotely this fall and moving to College Station, TX in the spring.

    Aug 11, 2020

    • We received the news on 8/7 from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics that both the graduate-level dietetic internship, led by Barbara Grossman, and the undergraduate dietetics program, led by Emma Laing, have received approval to continue full accreditation through 2028. This news was shared in an FDN Facebook post on 8/7. There will be an official press release prepared by FACS in the coming days.
    • The USDA Food and Nutrition Service Division just approved the UGA SNAP-Ed proposal to offer Food eTalk eLearning resources to non-GA SNAP-Ed programs. This is an exciting opportunity that will allow the SNAP-Ed team to share the nation’s first exclusively online, asynchronous programs with SNAP-Ed eligible Americans in social distancing times.

    Aug 04, 2020

    Jul 14, 2020

    • Congratulations to dietetics major Julia Lance who received an Award of Excellence scholarship from the Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund (FEEA)! Julia was selected from ~2400 applicants for this award, which is funded by FEEA as well as BlueCross BlueShield. Photos of Julia were posted on the FDN Facebook page on 7/14.
    • Congratulations to Becca Gould for receiving a 2020 Georgia Dietetic Foundation Scholarship! A photo of Becca was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 7/7.
    • Congratulations to Taylor Ragan for successfully defending her master's thesis on 7/8 via Zoom! The title of her presentation was, "TRANSLATION OF A FACE-TO-FACE NUTRITION TRAINING TO AN ONLINE TRAINING FOR EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION PROVIDERS: A COMPARISON OF OUTCOMES." A photo of Taylor was posted on the FDN Facebook page on 7/11.

    Jul 07, 2020

    • Congratulations to Elizabeth Klingbeil who accepted a nutrition faculty position at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island! Her contract begins August 15th.
    • Congratulations to Ariathni Powell, for successfully defending her master's thesis on 6/30 via Zoom. The title of her presentation was, "Hablemos de Comida ¡Por SU Salud!: Formative evaluation of Spanish SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Curriculum." A photo of Ani was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 6/30.

    Jun 30, 2020

    • Congratulations to Olivia Taylor for successfully defending her master's thesis on 6/25 via Zoom. The title of her presentation was, "A survey of Cooperative Extension youth hands-on cooking programs in Georgia and related affecting factors."
    • Congratulations to Jo Shieh who has been recommended to receive the Leilia Alberta Ritchie Mize Scholarship by the College of FACS for the 2020 summer session. Jo is one of approximately 50 graduate students in the College selected to receive this one-time scholarship. As a recipient of a College scholarship, Jo will be invited to the Celebrating Excellence Luncheon, which will be held in October, Date TBD. Jo’s photo was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 6/30.
    • Congratulations to Lauren Coheley who recently became a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND). The FAND designation recognizes Dr. Coheley’s commitment to the field of nutrition and dietetics, and celebrates her professional accomplishments and pursuit of life-long learning.

    Jun 23, 2020

    • Congratulations to Taylor Newman who was selected for this year's American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences' (AAFCS) Jewell L. Taylor Graduate Fellowship. The AAFCS awards graduate fellowships to individuals who have exhibited the potential to make contributions to the family and consumer sciences profession. The Taylor Fellowship was established through a generous bequest from Jewell L. Taylor, a dedicated family and consumer sciences professional for more than 50 years. A photo of Taylor was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 6/22.
    • Congratulations to Lilian Sattler who was elected to 2-year terms on the following AHA Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Committees: Leadership Committee (Member at Large), Nominations Committee, and Health Nutrition Committee (renewal). Dr. Sattler was also invited to serve as a as reviewer for Circulation (impact factor 23.054) and to review a scientific position statement by the American Heart Association, which is pending publication in the coming year.

    Jun 16, 2020

    • Congratulations to new FDN faculty member Sina Gallo and her team, who are recipients of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Foundation’s 2020 Anita Owen Award of Recognition for Innovative Nutrition Education for their pediatric weight management program for Latino families entitled, "Vidas Activas y Familias Saludables."

    Jun 09, 2020

    • Congratulations to Nick Slagel for successfully defending his doctoral dissertation on 6/3 via Zoom. The title of his presentation was, "The Effects of a Fruit and Vegetable Prescription (FVRx) Program for Low-income Adults."

    May 20, 2020

    • Congratulations to Hayley Sanders for successfully defending her master's thesis on 5/14 via Zoom. The title of her presentation was, "The development of a text message-based intervention to improve nutrition practices in the home among parents of young children." A photo of Hayley was shared on the FDN Facebook page.
    • Congratulations to Xi Fang for being selected as an Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Finalist, which recognizes the very best research presented by students and young investigators during the American Society for Nutrition NUTRITION 2020 meeting. The title of Xi's abstract is, "Effect of Maternal Supplementation of Lutein on Brain Functional Organization of Offspring in a Piglet Model." Her abstract will be marked with a special award icon on the schedule planner and mobile app during the meeting to highlight her accomplishment as an Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Finalist. For those of you attending NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE, please be sure to view her presentation. Xi's abstract was also invited for a flash talk during the Carotenoids and Retinoids Interest Group (CARIG) RIS Forum. A photo of Xi was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 5/15.
    • Congratulations to Nutritional Sciences major Robyn Salzberg for receiving the 2020 Burton-Fowler Undergraduate Research Award. This award recognizes outstanding research conducted by undergraduate students currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in the College of FACS. 

    May 13, 2020

    • Congratulations to Elizabeth Klingbeil who successfully defended her dissertation on 5/7 via Zoom! The title of her presentation was, "Manipulation of the gut microbiota attenuates the negative effects of high-fat diet." A photo of Elizabeth was posted on the FDN Facebook page.

    May 06, 2020

    • Dean Fox announced the newest members of the Faculty Advisory Committee for 2020-2021, and these include FDN faculty Chad Paton, Ginnefer Cox, and Jung Sun Lee. Congratulations!
    • Featured Graduates from FDN were announced and include Karina Patel, Alexa Taylor, Olivia Taylor, Resean Wallace, Christine Graaf, Lauren Coheley, Julie Dean, Elizabeth Klingbeil, Carin Booth, Morgan Rossi, Carolina Cawthon, Lydia Averette, Sylvia Chen, Caroline Henning, and Nick Slagel. These student profiles were also shared on the FACS Facebook page on 4/30.
    • Congratulations to the new and returning FACS Ambassadors from FDN:
      • Yemi Adelugba, Nutritional Sciences
      • Jake Conner, Dietetics
      • Bailey Davis, Dietetics
      • Sam Hill, Culinary Science and Nutrition
      • Miller Lantis, Nutritional Sciences
      • Freida Lim, Culinary Science and Nutrition & Dietetics
      • Aashka Sheth, Nutritional Sciences
      • Madison Sutton, Dietetics
    • We are excited to welcome the following faculty and staff to our department:
      • Kandice Mitchell, Business Manager II, start date: 5/1
      • Sina Gallo, Associate Professor, start date: 8/1
      • Joseph Kindler, Assistant Professor, start date: 8/1

    Apr 28, 2020

    • Congratulations once again to nutritional sciences major Resean Wallace, one of just 41 UGA students to earn the Presidential Award of Excellence. This distinction is awarded to undergraduate students in their final year of study who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, strong extracurricular involvement and/or service to and involvement in their respective school or college. Students selected for this award exemplify the best of UGA’s undergraduate student body. Resean's photo was shared on the FACS Facebook page on 4/23 (also see Kudos 3/31).

    Apr 21, 2020

    • Congratulations to Jamie Cooper for receiving the 2020 CURO Research Mentoring Award! Dr. Cooper received this award for her commitment to developing undergraduate researchers at UGA through transformational learning experiences. A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 4/17. 
    • Nutritional Sciences major Wilkray Biboum was honored in the UGA student profile, "Bloom where you’re planted: Student finds place at UGA," published on 4/16. This profile was also shared on the FACS Facebook page on 4/17.

    Apr 07, 2020

    Congratulations to the newest members of the student dietetic association (SDA) board for 2020-2021. Their names were announced in a post on the SDA and FDN Facebook pages on 4/3:

    • President: Kinsey Hargis
    • Vice President: Catherine Ruter
    • Secretary: Emmaline Peterson
    • Treasurer: Laney Jones
    • PR Chair: Kiah Shannon
    • Community Service: Emily Crum
    • Communications Chair: Libby Siegel
    • Social Chair: Mayra Patino

    Mar 31, 2020

    • Xi Fang received the Endsley-Peifer Student Research Paper Award for her published paper in the physical/biological sciences. The title of her paper is, "Effect of Acute Ingestion of Green Tea Extract and Lemon Juice on Oxidative Stress and Lipid Profile in Pigs Fed a High-Fat Diet," published in Antioxidants. Hea Jin Park is Xi’s faculty mentor.
    • Nutritional Sciences major Resean Wallace was selected as a recipient of the UGA Presidential Award of Excellence. Individuals receiving this award represent the top 1% of undergraduates at UGA who excel not only in academics, but also in their service the community and in their leadership both on and off campus. 
    • Photos of Xi and Resean were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 3/31.

    Mar 10, 2020

    Congratulations to the FDN faculty who have been selected to receive 2020 awards of excellence from the College of Family and Consumer sciences! This news was also shared in an FDN Facebook post on 3/7:

    • Ali Berg is the recipient of the Bill and June Flatt Outstanding Extension and Outreach Award
    • Hea Jin Park is the recipient of the Faculty Mentoring Undergraduate Research Award
    • Lilian Sattler is the recipient of the Early Career Faculty Research Award

    Mar 03, 2020

    • Lauren Coheley was recently announced as the next president-elect of GAND (the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics). Congratulations!
    • Congratulations once again to Liana Rodrigues for winning the 2020 Holly B. Alley Scholarship from the Georgia Nutrition Council. Photos of Liana receiving her award in Statesboro can be viewed in an FDN Facebook post on 2/28.

    Feb 18, 2020

    • Congratulations to Hea Jin Park for receiving a courtesy faculty appointment and graduate faculty status at the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences (ADS). Dr. Park’s research pigs are housed in ADS, and her courtesy appointment will help further collaborations with their faculty and students.
    • Congratulations to Liana Rodriques who is the winner of the 2020 Georgia Nutrition Council (GNC) Holly B. Alley Scholarship! Liana will receive her award at the GNC Annual Conference held from 2/27-28 in Statesboro.
    • The Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (GAND) Awards for 2020 have been announced, and the following were awarded to faculty, students, and alumni of the department. Recipients will receive their awards at the GAND Annual Conference held from 3/25-26 in Decatur. Photos of the GNC and GAND award winners were also posted on the FDN Facebook page on 2/14.
      • Emerging Dietetic Leader: Britt Rotberg
      • Outstanding DPD Student Award: Caroline Henning
      • Outstanding DI Student Award: Ani Powell
      • Young Diet Technician of the Year: Mariah McDaniel
      • Distinguished Service to the Media: Emma Laing
      • Distinguished Service by a Researcher: Caree Cotwright
      • Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year for the NE District: Jennifer (Fleming) Price
    • UGA SNAP-Ed had another big shout out to their eLearning program from the USDA FNS Administrator, Pam Miller, at the 2020 Association of SNAP Nutrition Education Administrators (ASNNA) Conference in Arlington, VA, held 2/3-2/6. During her USDA FNS update to the ASNNA Conference attendees, including ~250 federal, state, and local SNAP-Ed implementing agency representatives, she commended the UGA SNAP-Ed eLearning program as an example of innovative evidence-based programming. Also, several states including TX, MS, and WI, are creating online SNAP-Ed programs based on the UGA SNAP-Ed experiences and recommendations shared through several peer-reviewed journal articles.

    Feb 08, 2020

    • The article published about Jamie Cooper’s research, "Daily self-weighing can prevent holiday weight gain," was named as one of the top @UGAResearch stories of 2019. Congratulations!
    • The article published about Emily Noble’s research, "Researchers discover brain circuit linked to food impulsivity," was named the top story by UGA's Division of Marketing & Communications in December 2019. Congratulations!

    Jan 28, 2020

    • Congratulations to Rick Lewis who was recently appointed as an emeritus faculty member. This title, which recognizes Dr. Lewis’ "honorable and distinguished service" at UGA, was effective 1/1/20.

    Jan 21, 2020

    • Congratulations once again to Jamie Cooper for being selected as one of the 2019-2020 Women’s Leadership Fellows (also see Kudos 12/5/19). Jamie was featured in a UGA Today article published on 1/16.
    • Congratulations once again to Elizabeth Andress for her selection as the 2019 Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Region II Postsecondary Teacher of the Year award (also see Kudos 10/15/19). Elizabeth was featured on page 6 of the 1/13 print issue of Columns.
    • Emma Laing is the recipient of the 2020 FACS Alumni Association Creswell Award. To learn more about the recipients of the FACS Alumni Awards, visit the FACS News article published on 1/16. Recipients will be recognized at the awards ceremony held on 3/21 at the Classic Center.

    Dec 17, 2019

    • Congratulations to all of our graduates who participated in the winter 2019 commencement festivities! Photos of the FACS Convocation ceremony, which was held on 12/13, were shared on the FACS Facebook page.

    Dec 10, 2019

    • Brittany Bogusz and Sarah Beth Massengale were named as FACS Featured Graduates for December 2019! View their profiles posted on the FACS Facebook page on 12/9.

    Dec 05, 2019

    • Congratulations to Jamie Cooper on being selected to participate in the Women’s Leadership Fellows Program for the 2019-2020 academic year.
    • Congratulations to Silvia Giraudo who was inducted into the UGA Teaching Academy on 11/25.
    • The following faculty/staff have been nominated by at least one graduate in UGA’s Class of 2019 as a person who has contributed greatly to their career development and success: Donna Holcomb, Emma Laing, Ginnefer Cox, Claire de La Serre, Alex Anderson, and Robert Pazdro. As part of the UGA Career Center Career Outcomes Survey, students and recent alumni were asked to identify UGA faculty and staff who have had a significant, positive impact on their career decision-making process (also see Kudos 11/21).
    • At the College Convocation ceremony, which will be held on 12/13, Sarah Beth Massengale will be recognized as Outstanding Senior and Brittany Bogusz and Audrey Green will serve as Student Marshals for FDN. Congratulations!

    Nov 21, 2019

    • Madison Read, one of UGA's Amazing Students, mentioned Alex Anderson and the Ghana service-learning program in her bio, which was published on 11/3.
    • As part of the UGA Career Outcomes Survey, students were asked to identify UGA faculty and staff who have had a significant, positive impact on their career decision-making process. Alex Anderson and Emma Laing received notification from the UGA Career Center that at least one graduate in the Class of 2019 has identified each of them "as a person who has contributed greatly to their career development and success."
    • On 10/23, the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences honored our outstanding faculty at the Celebrating Excellence Luncheon (also see Kudos 10/29). Congratulations once again to Art Grider, Rob Pazdro, Silvia Giraudo, Ginnefer Cox, Elizabeth Andress, and Ali Berg who were among those recognized this year. Photos of these faculty were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 11/5. Many FDN faculty and students are also shown in a FACS Facebook album posted on 11/6 that includes photos taken by Wingate Downs.
    • Congratulations to Lauren Coheley on the successful defense of her doctoral dissertation on 10/30. Lauren's presentation was titled, "The Link Between Dietary Protein, Egg Intake, and Inflammation on Pediatric Bone Development." Photos of Lauren were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 10/31.

    Oct 29, 2019

    • Congratulations to Emily Noble who received the Rolls-Simons Travel Award from The Obesity Society. This award is part of The Obesity Society’s commitment to young investigators in the field of obesity research. The award was established by TOS Past President Barbara Rolls after losing her mother, Pat Simons, to obesity-related disease. Dr. Noble will giving a talk at The Obesity Society meeting held 11/3-7 in Las Vegas, NV, entitled "Elevated Gut Parabacteroides Due to Early Life Sugar Consumption Impairs Memory Function in Rats."
    • Congratulations to Lilian Sattler for her role in facilitating the AHA Lifestyle Council in being selected as one of four top Councils (out of 16) to be recognized for excellence within the AHA. Part of the selection criteria included Council Membership and Early Career Collaboration, and the Early Career committee, on which Lilian Sattler serves as Chair, has contributed to success in both of these categories by increasing membership by 20% over the last year and offering innovative collaborative programming that became a major success of this year's AHA EPI/Lifestyle Scientific Sessions.
    • On 10/23, FACS recognized donors, students, faculty, and staff at the annual Celebrating Excellence event at the Georgia Center. Congratulations to all the student scholarship recipients as well as our faculty and staff honorees. Photos were shared on the FACS Facebook page, and below is the impressive list of award winners from FDN:
      • Carolyn D. Berdanier Nutrition Science Support
        • Shreya Pandya, Elizabeth C. Hamrick
      • Burton-Fowler Undergraduate Research Award             
        • Madelyn Hansen, Jillien Zukaitis
      • Eleonora M. Costa Graduate Support
        • Xi Fang, Julie Jeon, Yura Son
      • Endsley-Peifer Student Research Award          
        • Sepideh Kaviani
      • Bill and June Flatt Student Achievement Fund                        
        • Kathryn Kear
      • Zena Costa Brown Scholarship
        • Amelia Vu
      • Glenn and Helen Burton Feeding the Hungry Scholarship 
        • Liana Rodrigues
      • Thomas F. Comer Scholarship
        • Elizabeth Klingbeil
      • Pearce L. and Mary Wells Elkins Scholarship  
        • Carolina Cawthon
      • FACS Alumni Association Scholarship
        • Opeyemi Adelugba               
      • FACS Alumni Association - 4-H
        • Kathren Sage Royston
      • The Nancy Hailey and Sis Strickland Hailey Scholarship
        • Abby Bailey, Yuta Ishikawa
      • Sharon Boone Hamner Foods and Nutrition Scholarship              
        • Darci Bell
      • Katz Family Award
        • Lauren Coheley
      • Virginia Wilbanks Kilgore Scholarship
        • Chisom Okoli, Elizabeth Cogan, Olivia Delgado, Mary Catherine Prater, Mai Spaulding
      • George Griffeth and Leolene Chapman Montgomery Scholarship
        • Emma Epps, Elizabeth Wood
      • Ruth Rowan Morrison Graduate Fellowship in Nutrition Studies 
        • Elizabeth Klingbeil
      • Gladys F. (Nannie) Nesbitt/Flatt Education Fund in FACS                  
        • Sydney Cox, Julie Dean, Corrie Fletcher
      • Gwendolyn Brooks O’Connell Scholarship              
        • Taylor Newman
      • Melynda Flatt Reid Dietetics Scholarship         
        • Jessica Beasley, Jake Conner, Caroline Henning, Devin Logan, Shekiah Shannon, Ana Ulloa
      • Elise Bray Richey Scholarship
        • Olivia Taylor
      • Pam McIntyre Thompson, R.D. Scholarship
        • Kate Lane, Alexa Taylor
      • Nancy Virginia Price Turner Scholarship              
        • Madison Sutton
      • Marian Wang Nutrition Scholarship 
        • Madison Spek, Hannah Wilson
      • Karin Elizabeth Willis Scholarship    
        • Melanie Ng
      • Glenn Burton International Study Award         
        • Madelyn Hansen, Julie Dean
      • Marihope Troutman Flatt International Study Scholarship                 
        • Charity Conner, Kathren Royston, Grace Saboe, Shannon Myszkowski, Caroline Wieler
      • Anne Montgomery Haltiwanger International Study Abroad Award    
        • Ani Chinonso, Jodie Ehorn
      • Betty Sewell Ragland International Study Award                   
        • Annalisa Botchway, Laura Triana
      • Sally Schley Stith Scholarship International Study Award             
        • Abby Bailey, Anna Tran
      • Dr. Chris Todd Outstanding Outreach Award
        • Elizabeth Andress, Alison Berg, Ginnefer Cox
      • Super-Includer Diversity Award        
        • Silvia Giraudo
      • Early Career Faculty Research Award                       
        • Robert Pazdro
      • Sweaney Innovation Fund  
        • Arthur Grider
      • Susan Hale Brooks Professional Development 
        • Nathalie Celestin
      • Georgia Athletic Association Professorship in Family and Consumer Sciences           
        • Jung Sun Lee
      • Flatt Professorship in Foods and Nutrition          
        • Lynn Bailey
      • UGA Foundation Professorship in Family and Consumers Sciences
        • Richard Lewis

    Oct 22, 2019

    • Congratulations to FACS Ambassador and nutritional sciences major Wilkray Biboum, who was crowned as Homecoming King on 10/19! Wilkray's photo with President Morehead was shared on the FACSand FDN Facebook pages.
    • Congratulations to nutritional sciences major Sage Royston who received one of the FACS Alumni Association scholarships for the 2019-20 school year. 

    Oct 15, 2019

    • Elizabeth Andress has been named the 2019 Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Region II Postsecondary Teacher of the Year! The press release honoring Dr. Andress was shared on 10/9 to the FACS website (it is currently on the home page) and on the FDN Facebook page.
    • Congratulations to the 2019 UGA Homecoming court— and especially to nutritional sciences major Will Biboum! The king and queen will be announced during halftime at the UGA vs. Kentucky game on 10/19. Find out more about this year’s Homecoming activities here, including the FACS Homecoming Tailgate.

    Oct 01, 2019

    • Congratulations to Alex Marquardt who successfully defended her MS thesis on Tuesday, 9/24! Alex's advisory committee included Jamie Cooper, Lynn Bailey, and Chad Paton. Photos were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 9/30.

    Sep 24, 2019

    • Congratulations to Lilian Sattler for being elected Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) conferred by the Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health (LIFESTYLE). This is the highest recognition for excellence, innovative and sustained contributions in the areas of scholarship, practice and/or education, and volunteer service within the AHA/ASA. A photo of Dr. Sattler was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 9/18. 

    Sep 10, 2019

    • Congratulations to Chad Paton who was recently elected as a Councilor for the Endocrinology & Metabolism section of the American Physiological Society. The term starts at EB in April 2020 and runs until 2023. A photo of Dr. Paton was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 9/7.

    Sep 04, 2019

    • FDN alumna Emily (Rollins) Miller, Bartow County School Nutrition Coordinator, and her district will be recognized at the 2019 Golden Radish Awards ceremony on 9/17 at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Bartow County will accept the Platinum-level award, the highest designation, for taking unprecedented strides towards educating children on the importance of agriculture. A photo of Emily with an accompanying news story was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 9/4.

    Aug 27, 2019

    • Dietetics major Tori Simmons has been selected as a Student Host at this year’s Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (FNCE®2019) in Philadelphia, PA. Tori has received a reduced registration rate to the conference ($35) as part of her selection. Congratulations!

    Aug 20, 2019

    • Two recipients have been selected for the Carolyn Berdanier Undergraduate Research Grants Program award this year. Congratulations to:
      • Shreya Pandya; Major: Nutritional Sciences; Research title: "The Effect of Gram - Positive Bacterial Products on Nodose Ganglion Cultures;" Research mentor: Claire de La Serre
      • Elizabeth C. Hamrick; Major: Nutritional Sciences; Research title: "Impact of maternal intake of lutein on neurodevelopment and brain oxidative stress in the offspring;" Research mentor: Hea Jin Park

    Aug 13, 2019

    • Claire de La Serre was recently elected to the board of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior. Congratulations!
    • FDN alumna Camaria Welch received a 2019 scholarship from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She joins fellow scholarship winners Rachel Doxey, Lauren Coheley, Carolina Cawthon, and Hannah Wilson (also see Kudos 8/6), whose photos were posted to the FDN Facebook page on 8/7.

    Aug 06, 2019

    • Dietetics major Rachel Doxey is a recipient of the 2019-2020 Georgia Dietetic Foundation Scholarship. Congratulations!
    • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Scholarship Committee has selected three FDN graduate students for 2019-2020 scholarships (each scholarship provides a monetary award to pursue academic endeavors):
      • Lauren Coheley is the recipient of the Commission on Dietetics Registration Doctoral Scholarship
      • Carolina Cawthon is the recipient of the Irene J. Jones Memorial Scholarship
      • Hannah Wilson is the recipient of the Jessie C. Obert Memorial Scholarship

    Jul 30, 2019

    • Carolina Cawthon received the "Best Poster Presentation Award" at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB) held 7/9-13, 2019 in Utrecht, Netherlands. Carolina also received travel awards from the UGA Graduate School, FACS, and FDN to attend this conference. Photos were posted to the FDN Facebook page on 7/22, which also include a photo of Jiyoung Sammi Kim receiving her "New Investigator Travel Award" (also see Kudos 6/25).
    • In April 2019, Carolina Cawthon was elected as Secretary of the UGA Blue Key Honor Society, and in July she was elected as a New Investigator Advisory Board member for the SSIB.
    • Congratulations to Hannah Wilson who was honored as one of seven student scholarship winners to attend the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL from 7/27-30. A photo of Hannah receiving her award was posted to the FDN Facebook page on 7/29.
    • In June 2019, several U.S. Utility and Plant Patents were awarded to the University of Georgia Research Foundation. Among these is a Performance Energy Strip invented by Jamie Cooper (Patent Number 10,307,435).

    Jul 16, 2019

    • Lauren Coheley was selected to receive the Michael E. Merriman Scholarship from the UGA Disability Resource Center. Lauren will be recognized for her achievement at the DRC’s Student and Faculty Recognition Reception on 11/14 in the Tate Grand Hall. Congratulations!
    • Ali Berg’s programming for UGA Extension, Cooking for a Lifetime of Cancer Prevention, is on this list of interventions coming soon for the SNAP-Ed Toolkit. Jung Sun Lee and Edda Cotto-Rivera's Food Talk programs are also listed as evidenced-based interventions (see Kudos 6/25). A post congratulating these faculty and staff was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 7/14.

    Jun 25, 2019

    • Whitney Bignell, FDN alumna and Interim EFNEP Coordinator, has accepted the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics at East Tennessee State University. The program is situated in the newly formed Department of Rehabilitative Sciences in the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Sciences, which is one of five colleges that form the academic health sciences center (AHSC) known as ETSU Health. The AHSC also includes the College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, and College of Public Health and has a strong focus on inter-professional education. Congratulations, Dr. Bignell!
    • Sammi Jiyoung Kim has been selected to receive the New Investigator Travel Award from the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB) for her abstract titled, "Gut microbiota dysbiosis is sufficient to alter appetitive feeding behavior in rats." This is a very prestigious award (and $1,000 prize) to be received among those who work in the area of ingestive behavior. The SSIB conference will be held in Utrecht, Netherlands and Sammi will deliver her oral presentation on 7/13.
    • Jung Sun Lee and Edda Cotto-Rivera's programming for UGA SNAP-Ed is on this list of interventions coming soon for the SNAP-Ed Toolkit. In Spring 2019, 72 interventions were submitted to the SNAP-Ed Toolkit for review by three peer-experts. Of these interventions, 52 were selected for inclusion in the SNAP-Ed Toolkit as evidence-based interventions. Learn more about the UGA Food Talk programs, here.

    Jun 11, 2019

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Paige Berger on winning 1st place in the Nutrition 2019 Emerging Leaders Poster Competition by the Maternal, Perinatal and Pediatric Nutrition’s Research Interest Section! A photo of Dr. Berger's certificate was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 6/11.

    Jun 04, 2019

    • Congratulations to Silvia Giraudo for being selected as a CTL Senior Teaching Fellow for the coming academic year (2019-2020)! A photo of Dr. Giraudo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 5/30.

  • Apr 12, 2022

    • Under the direction of Alex Anderson, our department has been awarded a Spring 2022 Retention and Inclusion Grant from the UGA Graduate School to retain graduate students and to provide an inclusive environment in which students can thrive. More information is forthcoming regarding a GSO event that is scheduled in May 2022 (see details below).

    Nov 16, 2021

    • Hea Jin Park received funding from Abbott Laboratories, which will support her laboratory’s study entitled, “Impact of maternal intake of vitamin supplements on growth, neurodevelopment, and neurocognitive function of offspring.” Congratulations!

    Nov 03, 2021

    • Congratulations to the following faculty who received FY22 Obesity Initiative Seed Grant and Resubmission Grant Awards:  

    o   Emily Noble (along with Jonathan Eggenschwiler, Department of Genetics and Karl Lechtreck, Department of Cellular Biology): “Discovering the role and regulation of neuronal ciliary length in obesity/energy balance” 

    o   Chad Paton (along with Art Grider, Department of Nutritional Sciences and Jarrod Call, Department of Kinesiology): “Suppression of mitochondrial maturation through free fatty acid-mediated miRNA expression” 

    o   Joe Kindler: “Defining the 'Gut-Bone Axis' in Youth: A Pilot and Feasibility Study”

    Aug 10, 2021

    • Caree Cotwright received an OIBR Health Disparities Seed Grant from the UGA Owens Institute for Behavioral Research. She will receive $9,250 in financial support for this project. Dr. Cotwright also received $8,534 in financial support from the general OIBR Seed Grant earlier in 2021. Congratulations! 

    Jul 14, 2021

    • Sina Gallo participated in the inaugural Rural Engagement Faculty Workshop this past spring and received a seed grant from the Provost's Office for the project, "Leveraging University-Community Networks in Reducing Disparities in Maternal and Infant Health among Rural Communities." This is a collaboration between our department, public health, Extension, and the Archway Partnership. Co-faculty on the project include: Janani Thapa, Health Policy and Management; Alex Anderson and Jung Sun Lee, Foods & Nutrition; Sharon Liggett, Archway Partnership; and Sarah Henes and Alison Berg, Extension & Outreach.

    May 11, 2021

    • Congratulations to Sina Gallo who just learned she received a highly competitive award from the Georgia-CTSA Pilot Grants Program. Details are below:
      • Title: "Prevalence Of Vitamin D Deficiency In Cord Blood From The National Children’s Study: Impact Of Race/Ethnicity, Preterm Birth And The Association With Biochemical Markers Of Rickets"
      • PI: Dr. Sina Gallo, PhD, RD, Associate Professor in Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia
      • Co-PI: Dr. Janani Rajbhandari-Thapa, PhD, MPA, Assistant Professor in Public Health Policy and Management, University of Georgia
      • Co-I: Sheree Boulet, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor in Gynecology & Obstetrics, Emory University

    Apr 13, 2021

    • Caree Cotwright is PI on a new grant from Healthy Eating Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The title of the project is, "SHIFT: Testing culturally appropriate messaging for the Black community to limit children’s sugary-beverage intake and increase water consumption." The project’s goal is to conduct a randomized, controlled trial to evaluate the impact of a culturally appropriate social behavior change communication campaign on sugar-sweetened beverage and water consumption among black families with children aged 0-5 years. Read more here.

    Apr 06, 2021

    • Congratulations to Chisom Okoli who has been awarded a 2021 Summer Research Grant from the UGA Graduate School. This grant enables doctoral students to conduct research in support of their dissertations.
    • Chisom was also awarded a Statistical Consulting grant from the UGA Obesity Initiative (this was from Fall last year and runs through 2021 fiscal year). Congratulations!
    • The PhD students in Caree Cotwright's Childhood Obesity Prevention (CHOP) Lab were awarded a grant from Cooking Matters Inc. (Share Our Strength) to conduct cooking demos that promote engagement between parents and their young in the preparation of healthy nutritious meals. Congratulations!

    Feb 02, 2021

    • Congratulations to Emily Noble for receiving an R03 award from the National Institutes of Health. The title of her awarded grant is, "Central-melanin concentrating hormone neural pathways and obesity."
    • Dr. Noble was also awarded the 2021 Obesity Initiative Seed Grant Award for her research group’s proposal, "Diet induced neuronal and mitochondrial network remodeling as a mechanism for dysregulated appetite in obesity." The research group consists of: Emily Noble, Jarrod Call, and Lohitash Karumbaiah.

    Dec 10, 2020

    • Hea Jin Park's lab received funding from the Egg Nutrition Center to investigate the effect of perinatal intake of eggs on neurotrophins. Xi Fang and Stephanie Dubrof will be co-leads on the project. This is a co-sponsored project with Dr. Park’s USDA NIFA funds, and the research will take place from December 2020 to June 2022. Congratulations!

    Dec 02, 2020

    • Stephanie Dubrof, a doctoral student in Hea Jin Park’s lab was awarded the Franklin Foundation Imaging Grant. This award will support her project, which is related to MRI imaging of the piglet brain. Congratulations!

    Nov 03, 2020

    • Congratulations to Joseph Kindler on his recent Resubmission Grant Award from the UGA Obesity Initiative. Dr. Kindler also received matching funds from the Office of Research as part of the award. This information was shared on the Obesity Initiative website on 11/2 under 'In the News.'

    Jun 23, 2020

    • Congratulations to Claire de La Serre for receiving an R01 grant award from the NIH. The study title is, "Consequence and mechanism of diet-driven vagal remodeling on gut-brain feeding." The aims are to functionally characterize diet-driven remodeling of the gut-brain axis and to target the gut microbiota and the microglia (brain immune cells) to restore gut-brain communication in obesity. The start date is 7/1.

    Apr 07, 2020

    • Chad Paton and Jamie Cooper (along with Nathan Jenkins in Kinesiology) received a grant from the American Pecan Council entitled, "The Ability of Pecan Consumption to Improve Vascular Function and Reduce Chronic Disease Risk in Aging Adults." Congratulations!

    Mar 31, 2020

    • Congratulations to Hea Jin Park for receiving a grant from the USDA. The study title is, "The Effects Of Maternal Supplementation Of Eggs And Docosahexaenoic Acid On Gut Microbiome And Cognitive Development In An Infant Piglet Model," funded by USDA NIFA from 2020-2022.

    Mar 03, 2020

    • Taylor Newman was just notified that she will receive the FACS Emerging Leader in Policy Funding Support for Fall 2020. Congratulations!

    Jan 21, 2020

    • Ali Berg’s research project, "Creating a Healthier Georgia through Diabetes Prevention," is mentioned in a UGA Today article published on 1/9 titled, "Grant projects highlight interdisciplinary research." Investigators include: Ali Berg (primary investigator) and Joan Koonce (College of Family and Consumer Sciences) and Ellen Evans (College of Education).
    • Hea Jin Park is part of an interdisciplinary research team that received funding from the Teaming for Interdisciplinary Research Pre-Seed Program for their study titled, "Gut Microbial Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury." The funding provided by The Office of the Vice President for Research, in partnership with the Office of the Provost, will help the interdisciplinary team submit large scale proposals in the coming years. Other members of this team include: Franklin West, Todd Callaway, Kylee Jo Duberstein, Qun Zhao, Elizabeth Howerth, and Holly Kinder.

    Dec 17, 2019

    • Congratulations to Chad Paton who was a recipient of the Proposal Resubmission Grant award from the UGA Obesity Initiative for his project, "Metabolic, nutritional, and genetic regulation of PYY in the intestinal L-cell."

    Jul 30, 2019

    • Hea Jin Park and a collaborator have received research funds from the Center for Chronic Disorders of Aging (CCDA) with the study entitled, "Synergistic effects of green tea extract and lemon juice on gut microbiota and oxidative stress in pigs." The award will support the studies conducted in Dr. Park’s lab in a pig model.

    Jul 16, 2019

    • A project funded by UGA Student Affairs was recently awarded to Cara Simmons, Melissa Kozak, and Rob Pazdro for 2019-2020. The project is titled, "Exploring Faculty Awareness and Knowledge of Student Support Structures."
    • Ali Berg and team were awarded one of the UGA Interdisciplinary Seed Grants to study implementation of the National Diabetes Prevention Program in UGA Extension [Berg A (PI), Evans E, Koonce J. Creating a Healthier Georgia Through Diabetes Preventions, 2019–2020]. Hannah Wilson will conduct her dissertation research as a part of this project.

    May 02, 2019

    • Jung Sun Lee (PI) has been awarded a $225,000 grant from the USDA FNS/University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research Grant under the Initiative of Understanding Food-Related Hardships among Older Americans. The title is: "The Impact of Nutrition Assistance Programs on Food Insecurity and Health Outcomes among Older Adults." CO-Is are Vibha Bhargava and Travis Smith and the grant period is March 2019-February 2022.
    • Caree Cartwright is PI and Leann Birch is Co-PI on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation HER Special Solicitation on Beverage Consumption in Early Childhood. The amount funded is $185,996, and the purpose of the project is to develop culturally appropriate messaging for the black community to limit children's sugary-beverage intake and increase water consumption. The grant period is April 2019 through March 2021.
    • Rupal Trivedi and major professor Lilian Sattler were awarded $15,000 for the study entitled, "Acceptability of a Southern DASH Diet among Heart Failure Patients," by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation's Ann A. Hertzler Memorial Research Grant. The project will take place over the next 18 months. Rupal will be recognized along with the other Foundation award and grant recipients at the Foundation’s Annual Gala, which will take place on 10/28 in Philadelphia, PA.

    Apr 02, 2019

    • Congratulations to Art Grider on being named the recipient of the Sweaney Innovation Fund allocation to develop animated videos to augment Nutritional Biochemistry lectures and increase students' understanding of complex biochemical and physiological nutrition-related processes. His project titled, "Using Animation to More Effectively Communicate Nutritional Biochemistry Concepts," will be produced for undergraduate and first-year graduate nutrition students enrolled in the dual-listed FDNS 4100/6100 Micronutrient Nutrition class. The animation series of videos will be presented in FDNS 4100/6100 for the first time in fall semester 2019.

    Mar 26, 2019

    • Marina Tandoh has been selected to receive a 2019 Communication of Research and Scholarship Grant from the UGA Graduate school. This program supports graduate student efforts to engage new populations with their research and scholarship. Marina is currently completing her doctoral research in Ghana. Congratulations!

    Feb 12, 2019

    • Jamie Cooper was awarded a Recruitment Enhancement Grant from the UGA Graduate School. Funds will be used to partner with the Graduate School to enhance our department's graduate student recruitment efforts. Congratulations!

    Aug 21, 2018

    • Alex Anderson is a Co-I on a recently funded grant titled, "Intervention in low guinea fowl productivity and related product consumption in Burkina Faso and Niger." The sponsor is the University of Florida and the PI is William Kisaalita (School of Chemical, Materials, and Biomedical Engineering). Congratulations!

    Aug 14, 2018

    • Jamie Cooper received a grant from the CTRU Seed Grant program titled, "Comparison of Blood Lipid Responses from Diets Enriched with Cottonseed Oil versus Olive Oil in Adults with High Cholesterol: A Pilot Study." Congratulations!

    Jun 06, 2018

    • Lilian Sattler’s funded KL2 study, “Effect of dietary approaches to stop hypertension eating pattern on hemodynamic markers in advanced heart failure patients,” is now public on ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT03538990 (also see Kudos 10/31/17).

  • May 17, 2022

    • Melanie Ng and Ginnefer Cox have a paper published in the Journal of Sensory Studies. The title is: Application of a sensory evaluation methodology for recipes utilized in federal nutrition education programs. Authors are: Melanie K. Ng, Carla J. Moore, Koushik Adhikari, Elizabeth L. Andress, Sarah T. Henes, Jung Sun Lee, and Ginnefer O. Cox. First published: 14 May 2022 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/joss.12752
    • Caree Cotwright is an author on a paper published in Circulation. The citation is: Thorndike AN, Gardner CD, Bishop Kendrick K, Seligman HK, Yaroch AL, Gomes AV, Ivy KN, Scarmo S, Cotwright CJ, Schwartz MB; on behalf of the American Heart Association Advocacy Coordinating Committee. Strengthening US food policies and programs to promote equity in nutrition security: a policy statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. First published: 10 May 2022. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIR.0000000000001072. This paper was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 5/17.

    May 10, 2022

    • Wang Shin (Ann) Lei and Joe Kindler have a paper that has been accepted for publication in the journal Current Opinion in Endocrinology and Diabetes. The title of the paper is "Insulin Resistance and Skeletal Health."

    Apr 26, 2022

    • Emily Noble and Magen Lord are co-authors on a publication accepted in the journal Tissue Engineering. The title is "Pharmacological agents for contractile-metabolic dysfunction after volumetric loss" and the authors are: Jennifer McFaline-Figueroa, Albino Schifino, Anna Nichenko, Magen Lord, Edward Hunda, Elizabeth Winders, Emily Noble, Sarah Greising, and Jarrod Call.
    • Lilian Sattler and Yuta Ishikawa have a paper that has been accepted for publication in the journal Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases. The title is "Adherence to Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Diet is Associated with Low Levels of Insulin Resistance among Heart Failure Patients." Co-authors are: Rupal Trivedi, Alex Anderson, Donglan Zhang, Emma Laing, and Joseph Kindler.

    Mar 15, 2022

    • Jung Sun Lee and colleagues have a new paper that has been published in Appl Econ Perspect Policy. The citation is: Lee, J. S., Bhargava, V., Smith, T., Walker, T. A. (2022). The effects of aging services and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on food insecurity among older Georgians: 2018-2020. Appl Econ Perspect Policy. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/aepp.1323.

    Mar 01, 2022

    • Carla Schwan published a paper in the Journal of Food Protection Trends titled, “Quantitative and Qualitative Assessments of Enterobacteriaceae, Coliforms, and Generic Escherichia coli on Fresh Vegetables Sold in Cambodian Fresh Produce Distribution Centers.” The authors are Carla L. Schwan, April Molitor, Lyda Hok, Paul Ebner, Jessie L. Vipham, and Valentina Trinetta.

    Feb 15, 2022

    • Alex Anderson had a paper published in Sensors as part of the Special Issue Artificial Intelligence for Food Computing and Diet Management. The title of the paper is, “A Novel Approach to Dining Bowl Reconstruction for Image-Based Food Volume Estimation" and the authors are Wenyan, Jia, Yiqiu Ren, Boyang Li, Britney Beatrice, Jingda Que, Shunxin Cao, Zekun Wu, Zhi-Hong Mao, Benny Lo, Alex K. Anderson, Gary Frost, Megan A. McCrory, Edward Sazonov, Matilda Steiner-Asiedu, Tom Baranowski, Lora E. Burke and Mingui Sun. 

    Feb 08, 2022

    • Carla Schwan published a paper in Microbiology Society titled, “A case report of Salmonella enterica serovar Corvallis from environmental isolates from Cambodia and clinical isolates in the UK.” The authors are Schwan, Carla L., Timothy J. Dallman, Peter Cook, and Jessie Vipham.  
    • Emily Noble had a paper accepted in the Journal of Neuroendocrinology. The title of the article is “Oxytocin as a potential pharmacological tool to prevent obesity,” and the authors are Olszewski, PK., Noble EE., Paiva L., Ueta Y., and Blevins JE.

    Feb 01, 2022

    • Lilian Sattler and Yuta Ishikawa have an article that has been accepted for publication in Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. The title is “Prevalence and Trends of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Prediabetes among Community-Dwelling Heart Failure Patients in the United States,” and the authors are Yuta Ishikawa, Richard D Lewis, Emma M Laing, Alex K Anderson, Donglan Zhang, Arshed A Quyyumi, Sandra B Dunbar, Rupal Trivedi-Kapoor, Elisabeth L P Sattler.

    Jan 25, 2022

    • Joe Kindler had two papers accepted into the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. Joe is first author on the publication titled, “Trabecular Bone Score Reference Values for Children and Adolescents According to Age, Sex and Ancestry,” and second author on the publication titled, “Persistent Musculoskeletal Deficits in Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem-Cell Transplantation.”

    Jan 18, 2022

    • Alex Anderson is an author on a paper published in Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. The citation is: Lillie Monroe-Lord, Blake Jones, Rickelle Richards, Marla Reicks, Carolyn Gunther, Jinan Banna, Glade Topham, Alex Anderson, Karina Lora, Siew Sun Wong, Miriam Ballejos, Laura Hopkins, and Azam Ardakani (2022). Parenting Practices and Adolescents’ Eating Behaviors in African American Families, Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 19, 110.  
    • Melanie Ng’s first, first author manuscript (and first chapter of her dissertation) has been published in the Journal of Sensory Studies. The citation is: Ng, M. K., Lee, J. S., Sanville, L. M., Cotta-Rivera, E., Dallas, J., Pencek, A., Powell, A., Williams, B., Moore, C. J., & Cox, G. O. (2021). Sensory evaluation of new recipes for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) informs consumer acceptance and recipe development needs. Journal of Sensory Studies, e12730.

    Nov 30, 2021

    • Magen Lord published her first, first authored empirical paper titled, “Sexually Dimorphic Effects of a Western Diet on Brain Mitochondrial Bioenergetics and Neurocognitive Function,” in the journal Nutrients. Co-authors are Jun-Won Heo, Albino Schifino, Jessica Hoffman, Kristen Donohue, Jarrod Call, and Emily Noble.

    Nov 23, 2021

    • Sina Gallo’s paper, “Vitamin D Intake and Meeting Recommendations among Infants Participating in WIC Nationally,” was accepted for publication in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Co-authors are Janani Thapa (Health Policy and Management), Xianyan Chen and Yu Wang (Statistics) from UGA, Jaime Gahche from the NIH-Office of Dietary Supplements, and Panagiota Kitsantas and Priyal Makwana from George Mason University.

    Oct 19, 2021

    • Liana Guarneiri’s paper, “Pecan-enriched diets increase energy expenditure and fat oxidation in adults at-risk for cardiovascular disease in a randomized, controlled trial,” was accepted for publication by the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Co-authors are Chad Paton and Jamie Cooper. 
    • Joe Kindler’s paper, “Visceral Fat and Arterial Stiffness in Youth with Healthy Weight, Obesity, and Type 2 Diabetes,” was accepted for publication in Pediatric Obesity. Co-authors are Simon Higgins from Elon University, Babette Zemel from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Phil Khoury from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and Elaine Urbina from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. 

    Oct 06, 2021

    • Mai Spaulding and Emily Noble had a paper accepted in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS). The title is, “Oxytocin and Food Intake Control: Neural, Behavioral, and Signaling Mechanisms,” and the authors are Clarissa M Liu, Mai O Spaulding, Jessica J Rea, Emily E Noble, * and Scott E Kanoski * (* co-corresponding).

    Sep 21, 2021

    • Joe Kindler’s paper, “Diet Quality and Bone Density in Youth with Healthy Weight, Obesity, and Type 2 Diabetes,” was accepted for publication in the journal Nutrients. The authors are Kindler, J., Gallo, S., Khoury, P. R., Urbina, E. M., and Zemel, B. S.

    Sep 14, 2021

    Sep 08, 2021

    • Allison Rautmann and Claire de La Serre's article, "Microbiota’s Role in Diet-Driven Alterations in Food Intake: Satiety, Energy Balance, and Reward,” has been accepted for publication in Nutrients as part of the Special Issue Appetite and Satiety Control-Gut Mechanisms.  
    • Ali Berg had a paper accepted by the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement entitled, “Perceptions of Scholarship Among County-Based Extension Faculty.” The authors are Berg, A., Bales, D., and Mull, C.  
    • A manuscript by Joseph Kindler, Sina Gallo, Lilian Sattler, and Yuta Ishikawa titled, "Bone Density in Youth with Prediabetes: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005-2006,” has been accepted for publication in Osteoporosis International

    Sep 01, 2021

    • Emily Noble had a paper accepted for publication in Nutritional Neuroscience. The title is, "Early life Western diet-induced memory impairments and gut microbiome changes in female rats are long-lasting despite healthy dietary intervention,” and the authors are Linda Tsan (USC), Shan Sun (UNC), Lana Bridi (USC), Lekha Chirala (USC), Emily Noble (UGA), Anthony Fodor (UNC), and Scott Kanoski (USC).

    Aug 24, 2021

    • Jamie Cooper is co-author on a paper published in Science on 8/13 titled, "Daily energy expenditure through the human life course.” The abstract can be viewed at this link.

    Aug 10, 2021

    • Becca Gould and Abigail Starcher have manuscripts that were accepted for publication. Rob Pazdro and Art Grider are co-authors. The citations are below: 

    o    Starcher AE, Peissig K, Stanton JB, Churchill GA, Cai D, Maxwell JT, Grider A, Love K, Chen SY, Coleman AE, Strauss E, and Pazdro R. A systems approach using Diversity Outbred mice distinguishes the cardiovascular effects and genetics of circulating GDF11 from those of its homolog, myostatin. G3 (Bethesda). In press (2021).  

    o    Gould RL, Craig SW, McClatchy S, Churchill GA, and Pazdro R. Quantitative trait mapping in Diversity Outbred mice identifies novel genomic regions associated with the hepatic glutathione redox system. Redox Biology. In press (2021).  

    o    Gould RL, Craig SW, McClatchy S, Churchill GA, and Pazdro R. Genetic mapping of renal glutathione suggests a novel regulatory locus on the murine X chromosome and overlap with hepatic glutathione regulation. Free Radical Biology & Medicine. In press (2021).

    Jul 14, 2021

    • Liana Guarneiri, Chad Paton, Jamie Cooper, Mai Spaulding, and Alexis Marquardt have papers that were recently accepted for publication. Below are the citations:
      • L.L. Guarneiri, C.M. Paton, and J.A. Cooper. Pecan-enriched diets alter cholesterol profiles and triglycerides in adults at-risk for cardiovascular disease in a randomized, controlled trial. J Nutr. 2021. In press. 
      • L.L. Guarneiri, M.O. Spaulding, A.R. Marquardt, J.A. Cooper, and C.M. Paton. Angiopoietin-like protein-3 and -4 responses to tree nut-enriched meals in healthy adults. Nutrition Research. 2021. In press.
    • Three papers on the produce prescription program from Jung Sun Lee's community nutrition lab are currently in press. Below are the citations:
      • Cook, M., Ward, R., Newman, T., Berney, S., Slagel, N., Bussey-Jones, J., Schmidt, S., Lee, J.S., Webb-Girard, A. (2021). Lessons learned in evaluation: Food security and clinical outcomes of the 2017 Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Prescription (FVRx) program. J Nutr Educ Behav (In Press).
      • Newman, T., Lee, J. S. (2021). Strategies and challenges: Qualitative lessons learned from Georgia Produce Prescription Programs. Health Promot Pract (In Press).
      • Slagel, N., Newman, T., Sanville, L., Thompson, J. Dallas, J., Cotto-Rivera, E., Lee, J. S. (2021). A pilot Fruit and Vegetable Prescription (FVRx) program improves local fruit and vegetable consumption, nutrition knowledge, and food purchasing practices. Health Promot Pract (In Press).

    Jun 15, 2021

    • The 3rd edition of the "Advanced Nutrition: Macronutrients, Micronutrients, and Metabolism" textbook has been published (Authors: Carolyn D. Berdanier and Lynnette A. Berdanier). It represents a considerable update of nutrition information, including basic information about the individual nutrients plus chapters specifically addressing obesity, the microbiota, and many other exciting topics. The book can be pre-ordered here.

    Apr 06, 2021

    • Alex Anderson is an author on the paper, "Food/Non-Food Classification of Real-Life Egocentric Images in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Based on Image Tagging Features," published in Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence. The link to the paper is here.
    • Caree Cotwright, Ginnefer Cox, Leann Birch, Sarah Stotz, and Kathryn Kear have a paper published in Pediatric Obesity, titled "Assessing health disparities in foods and beverages served in early care and education programs across Georgia." The link to the paper is here.

    Mar 30, 2021

    • Ali Berg is a co-author on the paper, "Exercise and Protein Effects on Strength and Function with Weight Loss in Older Women," published in Med Sci Sports Exerc in January. The link to the abstract is here.

    Mar 02, 2021

    • Emily Noble and Claire de La Serre just had a publication accepted in Translational Psychiatry, entitled "Gut microbial taxa elevated by dietary sugar disrupt memory function." The author list is: Emily Noble, Christine Olson, Elizabeth Davis, Linda Tsan, Yen-Wei Chen, Ruth Schade, Clarissa Liu, Andrea Suarez, Roshonda Jones, Claire de La Serre, Xia Yang, Elaine Hsiao, and Scott Kanoski.

    Feb 02, 2021

    • Jung Sun Lee and Temitope Walker published the article, "Changes in key food purchasing practices of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)-eligible older adults following SNAP benefit receipt," in Translational Behavioral Medicine. The paper is linked here.

    Jan 19, 2021

    • Claire de La Serre has an article accepted for publication in Peptides, titled "The critical role of CCK in the regulation of food intake and diet-induced obesity." FDN alumna Carolina Cawthon is the first author. The article is linked here.
    • Joseph Kindler is a co-author on a recent publication in Genome Biology, titled "Genome-wide association study implicates novel loci and reveals candidate effector genes for longitudinal pediatric bone accrual." The article is linked here.
    • Emily Noble has a review paper accepted for publication in Frontiers in Neuroscience, titled "Western diet consumption during development: setting the stage for neurocognitive dysfunction." The authors are: Linda Tsan, Léa Décarie-Spain, Emily E Noble,* Scott E Kanoski* (* indicates co-corresponding).

    Jan 05, 2021

    • Sina Gallo has a paper now published online in Gastroenterology Clinics of North America. It is titled: "Treatment of Obesity: Beyond the Diet." The full-text of the paper is linked here.

    Dec 15, 2020

    • Emily Noble, Magen Lord, and colleagues had a review paper recently accepted for publication. The title is "Melanin-concentrating hormone and food intake control: sites of action, peptide interactions, and appetition," and the authors are Magen Lord, Keshav Subramanian, Scott Kanoski, and Emily Noble.

    Nov 17, 2020

    • Lilian Sattler and Yuta Ishikawa have a paper in press titled, "Nutrition as Treatment Modality in Heart Failure." The paper was accepted for publication in Current Atherosclerosis Reports.

    Nov 03, 2020

    • Hea Jin Park's lab just had a paper accepted for publication in Frontiers in Neuroscience: Julie Jeon et al., Dynamic changes in the gut microbiome at the acute stage of ischemic stroke in a pig model.

    Oct 20, 2020

    • Art Grider is a co-author on a manuscript just published in Nutrients. The citation is: The Causal Effects of Blood Iron and Copper on Lipid Metabolism Diseases: Evidence from Phenome-Wide Mendelian Randomization Study. Jingqi Zhou, Chang Liu, Michael Francis, Yitang Sun, Moon-Suhn Ryu, Arthur Grider, and Kaixiong Ye. Nutrients 2020, 12(10), 3174; 17 Oct 2020.

    Sep 29, 2020

    • Sina Gallo and colleagues have a paper recently published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The citation is: M Pari-Keener, S Gallo, B Stahnke, JM McDermid, R Itani Al-Nima, JM Moreschi, R Hakeem, D Handu, FW Cheng. Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes Associated with Medical Nutrition Therapy by Registered Dietitian Nutritionists in Pregnant Women with Malnutrition: An Evidence Analysis Center Systematic Review. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2020;120(10):1730-1744.

    Sep 15, 2020

    • Emily Noble has a paper recently accepted for publication. The citation is: Clarissa M. Liu, Ted M. Hsu, Andrea N. Suarez, Keshav S. Subramanian, Ryan A. Fatemi, Alyssa M. Cortella, Emily E. Noble, Mitchell F. Roitman, and Scott E. Kanoski. Central oxytocin signaling inhibits food reward-motivated behaviors and VTA dopamine responses to food-predictive cues in male rats. Hormones and Behavior 2020 (In Press).

    Aug 25, 2020

    • Caree Cotwright and colleagues have a paper published in the Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association. The citation is: Cotwright, Caree; Hall, Jori; Arrington, Nicole; Celestin, Nathalie; Sanders, Hayley; Ragan, Taylor; Stotz, Sarah; and Birch, Leann. (2020) "Serving Their Needs: A Qualitative Examination of Nutrition Policy Implementation in the Early Care and Education Setting," Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association: Vol. 8 : No. 1 , Article 10. The abstract is available at this link.

    Aug 18, 2020

    • Ginnefer Cox, Britt Rotberg, Melanie Ng, Sarah Henes, and Silvia Giraudo have a paper published in the Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association, titled "Examining the Effectiveness of a Nutrition Education Intervention for Hispanic Participants." The paper can be viewed at this link.
    • Chad Paton and Yura Son wrote a book chapter in Lipid Signaling and Metabolism that will be published in August. They wrote Chapter 18 of the book, which is titled, "Lipid metabolic features of skeletal muscle in pathological and physiological conditions." 
    • Lynn Bailey was senior author on a chapter published in Present Knowledge in Nutrition in July. The citation is: West AA, Caudill MA, Bailey, LB. Folate. In: Eds. Marriott, Bernadette P., Diane F. Birt, Virginia A. Stallings, and Allison A. Yates. Present Knowledge in Nutrition, 11th Edition, volume 1. Elsevier: Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2020.
    • Joseph Kindler and colleagues have several papers recently accepted for publication. The citations are: 
      • Joseph Kindler, Andrea Kelly, Philip Khoury, Lorraine Levitt Katz, Elaine Urbina, Babette Zemel. Bone Mass and Density in Youth With Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity, and Healthy Weight. Diabetes Care. Aug 2020.
      • Joseph Kindler, Ellen Mitchell, David Piccoli, Adda Grimberg, Mary Leonard, Kathleen Loomes, Babette Zemel. Bone Geometry and Microarchitecture Deficits in Children with Alagille Syndrome. Bone. Aug 2020.
      • Joseph Kindler, Heidi Kalkwarf, Joan Lappe, Vicente Gilsanz, Sharon Oberfield, John Shepherd, Andrea Kelly, Karen Winer, Babette Zemel. Pediatric Reference Ranges for Ultradistal Radius Bone Density: Results from the Bone Mineral Density in Childhood Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. Jun 2020.

    Aug 11, 2020

    • Emily Noble has a paper accepted for publication in Neuropharmacology entitled, "Nucleus accumbens melanin-concentrating hormone signaling promotes feeding in a sex-specific manner." The authors are: Sarah Terrill, Keshav Subramanian, Rae Lan, Clarissa Liu, Alyssa Cortella, Scott Kanoski* and Emily Noble* (*indicates co-corresponding).
    • Carolina Cawthon, Rebecca Kirkland, Shreya Pandya (current undergraduate researcher), Nigel Brinson (former undergraduate researcher), and Claire de La Serre have a paper accepted for publication in Physiology & Behavior. The title is, "Non-neuronal crosstalk promotes an inflammatory response in nodose ganglia cultures after exposure to byproducts from gram positive, high-fat-diet-associated gut bacteria," and the link to the preprint is here.

    Aug 04, 2020

    • Sammi Kim, Rebecca Kirkland, Carolina Cawthon, and Claire de La Serre are authors on the paper, "Gut microbiota composition modulates inflammation and structure of the vagal afferent pathway," published in Physiology & Behavior. The paper can be viewed at this link.
    • Ali Berg is an author on two recent publications:
      • Harden S, Washburn L, Berg A, Pena-Purcell N, Norman-Burgdolf H, Franz N (2020). A Brief Report on a Facilitated Approach to Connect Cooperative Extension Southern Region State-Level Health Specialists. Journal of Human Sciences in Extension, 8(1). Available online.
      • Stewart R, Bales D, Mull C, Berg A, Price R. Extension Programs Are Not a One Size Fits All: Child Passenger Safety in Culturally Diverse Audience (2019). Journal of the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019. Available online.

    Jul 21, 2020

    • Elizabeth Andress was a contributor on a recent publication (July 2020), Georgia Resident's Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards. The article will appear on the UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant webpage.

    Jul 14, 2020

    • Claire de La Serre is a co-author on a recently accepted publication. The citation is: Molly McDougle, Danielle Quinn, Charlene Diepenbroek, Arashdeep Singh, Claire de la Serre, Guillaume de Lartigue. Intact vagal gut-brain signaling prevents hyperphagia and excessive weight gain in response to high-fat high-sugar diet. Acta Physiol (Oxf), 2020.
    • Xi Fang, Julie Jeon, and Hea Jin Park are authors on a paper recently accepted for publication. The citation is: Xi Fang, Wenwu Sun, Julie Jeon, Michael Azain, Holly Kinder, Jeongyoun Ahn, Hee Cheol Chung, Ryan S. Mote, Nikolay M. Filipov, Qun Zhao, Srujana Rayalam, Hea Jin Park. Perinatal Docosahexaenoic Acid Supplementation Improves Cognition and Alters Brain Function Organization in Piglets. Nutrients, 2020.

    Jul 07, 2020

    • Elizabeth Andress is co-author on a recent publication. The citation is: Abigail Snyder, Fred Breidt, Jr., Elizabeth L. Andress and Barbara H. Ingham. (2020). Manufacture of Traditionally Fermented Vegetable Products: Best Practice for Small Businesses and Retail Food Establishments. Food Protection Trends 40(4): 251-263. (July-Aug 2020 issue).

    May 20, 2020

    • The "Biography of Leann L Birch, PhD, 25 June 1946 – 26 May 2019" was published in The Journal of Nutrition on 5/15.

    May 06, 2020

    • Chad Paton and Jamie Cooper are co-authors on a paper published in Science titled, "Interleukin-13 drives metabolic conditioning of muscle to endurance exercise." The abstract in PubMed can be viewed here.
    • The AHA Scientific Statement Lilian Sattler wrote as representative of the AHA Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health has been published in Circulation and is titled, "Family caregiving for individuals with heart failure: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association." A related news story was published in Professional Heart Daily, the AHA newsletter, in the Top stories for 4/30/20.

    Apr 14, 2020

    • Caree Cotwright and colleagues (including current FDN members Jung Sun Lee, Ginnefer Cox, Sarah Stotz, and Chisom Okoli) have had two papers recently accepted for publication:
    • Cotwright, CJ, Bradley, H, Celestin, N, Lee, JS, Hall, J, Stotz, S, Birch, L. (2020). Determining eLearning Preferences to Inform Beverage Policy Training for Georgia Child Care Providers. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Accepted.
    • Cotwright, CJ, Alvis, C, Jimenez, F, Farmer, P, Okoli, C, DeLane, J, Cox, GO. (2020). Improving Willingness to Try Fruits and Vegetables among Low-Income Children through Use of Characters. Health Equity. Accepted.

    Feb 18, 2020

    • Alex Anderson and colleagues have two papers recently published:
      • "Describing Independent Eating Occasions among Low-Income Adolescents" was published in IJERPH.
      • "Development and Validation of Objective, Passive Dietary Assessment Method for Estimating Food and Nutrient Intake in Households in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs): A Study Protocol" was published in CDN.
    • Yura Son, Chad Paton, Jamie Cooper, and colleagues have a paper accepted for publication in Nutrition Research, titled: "Angiopoietin-1 protects 3T3-L1 pre-adipocytes from saturated fatty acid-induced cell death."

    Nov 21, 2019

    • Lilian Sattler, Yuta Ishikawa, and Rupal Trivedi-Kapoor had a paper published in Nutrients on 10/31. The citation is: Elisabeth L. P. Sattler, Yuta Ishikawa, Rupal Trivedi-Kapoor, Donglan Zhang, Arshed A. Quyyumi, and Sandra B. Dunbar, Association between the Prognostic Nutritional Index and Dietary Intake in Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Heart Failure: Findings from NHANES III. Nutrients 2019, 11, 2608.
    • Elizabeth Klingbeil, Carolina Cawthon, Becky Kirkland, and Claire de La Serre published a paper in Nutrients on 11/8 that is part of the Special Issue Dietary Compounds Impact on Human Gut Microbiome and Gut Health. The citation is: Elizabeth A. Klingbeil, Carolina Cawthon, Rebecca Kirkland, and Claire B. de La Serre, Potato-Resistant Starch Supplementation Improves Microbiota Dysbiosis, Inflammation, and Gut–Brain Signaling in High Fat-Fed Rats. Nutrients 2019, 11(11), 2710.

    Oct 15, 2019

    • Emily Noble received the news last week that two of her papers have been accepted for publication:
      • "Hypothalamus-hippocampus circuitry regulates impulsivity via melanin-concentrating hormone" in Nature Communications
      • "Sex differences and estrous influences on oxytocin control of food intake" in Neuroscience

    Sep 10, 2019

    • Marina Tandoh and Alex Anderson have a manuscript that was published ahead of print on 9/10 in Nutrition & Food Science. The citation is: Tandoh, M., Mills-Robertson, F., Wilson, M. and Anderson, A. (2019), Nutritional and cognitive deficits of school-age children, Nutrition & Food Science, https://doi.org/10.1108/NFS-01-2019-0035.
    • Liana Rodrigues, Jamie Cooper, and Chad Paton have a paper that was accepted for publication in Nutrition Research. The title is: "Acute Consumption of Black Walnuts Increases Fullness and Decreases Lipid Peroxidation in Humans."
    • Alex Marquardt, Chad Paton, and Jamie Cooper were notified that their paper was accepted for publication in the Journal of Functional Foods. The title is: "Comparison of metabolic and antioxidant responses to a breakfast meal with and without pecans." Kristina Lewandowski is also a co-author.

    Sep 04, 2019

    • Ali Berg, Hannah Wilson, recent MS graduate Emily (Selph) King, and colleagues published a paper in BMC Public Health. The citation is: King E, Moore C, Wilson H, Harden S, Davis M, Berg A (2019). Mixed methods evaluation of implementation and outcomes in a community-based cancer prevention intervention. BMC Public Health;19:1051. The abstract can be viewed here.
    • Rick Lewis and colleagues learned that their paper "Sex-Specific Muscular Mediation of the Relationship between Physical Activity and Cortical Bone in Young Adults" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. Co-authors include Simon Higgins, Ellen Evans, and Michael Schmidt.

    Aug 27, 2019

    • Claire de La Serre, Becky Kirkland, and colleagues published the article, "Beneficial Effects of Non-Encapsulated or Encapsulated Probiotic Supplementation on Microbiota Composition, Intestinal Barrier Functions, Inflammatory Profiles, and Glucose Tolerance in High Fat Fed Rats," in Nutrients. Both the abstract and pdf are available to view.
    • FDN alumna Sarah Rusnak is one of two authors of the August 2019 "Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Nutrition Informatics." The citation is Rusnak S, Charney P. Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Nutrition Informatics. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2019;119:1375-1382 (the abstract is linked here). Sarah completed her MS and dietetic internship in our department in 2008 and conducted her thesis research under the direction of Joan Fischer.

    Aug 13, 2019

    • FDN alumna Paige Berger and colleagues published a paper in Pediatric Obesity on 7/11 titled, "Maternal blood pressure mediates the association between maternal obesity and infant weight gain in early postpartum." A news story about Dr. Berger's paper was also published in Endocrine Today on 8/2.

    Aug 06, 2019

    • Jiyoung "Sammi" Kim and colleagues recently published a paper in Nutrition Research in Practice. The citation is: Jiyoung S. Kim, Ki Seon Nam, Sang Jin Chung. Effect of the nutrient composition in a mixed meal on the postprandial glycemic response in healthy people: a preliminary study. Nutr Res Pract 2019 Apr; 13(2): 126–133.

    Jul 16, 2019

    Jul 09, 2019

    • Hea Jin Park and colleagues published a paper on 6/23 in Antioxidants titled, "Effect of acute ingestion of green tea extract and lemon juice on oxidative stress and lipid profile in pigs fed a high-fat diet."
    • Rick Lewis and colleagues published a paper on 7/3 in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition titled, "Fruits, vegetables, and health: A comprehensive narrative, umbrella review of the science and recommendations for enhanced public policy to improve intake." This article was also shared in an FDN Facebook post on 7/8.

    Jun 04, 2019

    • Sepideh Kaviani, Michelle vanDellen, and Jamie Cooper published the article, "Daily Self‐Weighing to Prevent Holiday‐Associated Weight Gain in Adults," on 5/22 in Obesity.
    • Hea Jin Park and colleagues published the article, "Pig Brains Have Homologous Resting State Networks with Human Brains," on 5/22 in Brain Connectivity. Authors include: Simchick G, Shen A, Campbell B, Park HJ, West FD, and Zhao Q.

    Apr 09, 2019

    • Ali Berg and Tiffany Williams have a paper published in the April 2019 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. The authors are: Carla Moore, Tiffany Williams, Alison Berg, and Carrie Durward; Title: "An Evaluation of Inter-coder and Intra-coder Reliability for 24-Hour Dietary Recall Data Entered in WebNEERS." The article can be accessed at this link.
    • Elizabeth Andress and FDN alumna Dorothy Dupree have a paper published in the April issue of Journal of Food Protection. This was a collaborative project with ongoing studies at the ARS-USDA food science lab based at NCSU in Raleigh, NC. The citation is: Dupree, DE, Price, RE, Burgess, BA, Andress, EL and Breidt, F. (2019). Effects of Sodium Chloride or Calcium Chloride Concentration on the Growth and Survival of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Model Vegetable Fermentations. Journal of Food Protection 82(4):570-578.

    Apr 02, 2019

    • Alex Anderson and colleagues have a paper published on 3/19 titled, "It Takes an E-Village: Supporting Black Mothers in Sustaining Breastfeeding through Facebook Communities," in the Journal of Human Lactation. Authors are: Ayanna Robinson, Marsha Davis, Jori Hall, Carolyn Lauckner, and Alex Anderson. The paper can be accessed at this link.

    Mar 26, 2019

    • Silvia Giraudo, Ali Berg, and Barbara Grossman have an article published online on 3/24 in the Ecology of Food and Nutrition journal. Title: Nutrition Intervention to Hispanic Groups: Pilot Studies with Children and Caregivers. Authors: Silvia Giraudo, Noelia Rivera-Gonzalez, Alison Berg, Diane Hartzell & Barbara Grossman.

    Mar 20, 2019

    • Lauren Coheley and Rick Lewis have a paper accepted for publication in Osteoporosis International. Title: Dietary Inflammatory Index® and Cortical Bone Outcomes in Healthy Adolescent Children. Authors: Lauren Coheley, Nitin Shivappa, James Hebert, and Richard Lewis
    • Rick Lewis, Emma Laing, and Joe Kindler have a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. Title: Pentosidine is Associated with Cortical Bone Geometry and Insulin Resistance in Otherwise Healthy Children. Authors: Kindler JM, Laing EM, Liu W, Dain JA, Lewis RD

    Feb 26, 2019

    • Lilian Sattler and colleagues have a paper accepted by Heart Failure Reviews that is currently In Press. Title: Nutrition Intervention in Heart Failure: Should Consumption of the DASH Eating Pattern Be Recommended to Improve Outcomes? Authors:Renad Abu-Sawwa, Sandra Dunbar, Arshed Quyyumi, Elisabeth Sattler.

    Feb 19, 2019

    • Art Grider and Michael Francis have their 3rd manuscript published. The citation is: Francis M, Cheng H, Ma P, and Grider A. Genomic Characterization of the Zinc Transcriptional Regulatory Element Reveals Potential Functional Roles of ZNF658. 2019 Biological Trace Element Research, Feb 7:1-8. The abstract can be accessed at this link.
    • Sarah Stotz, Jung Sun Lee, Hui Rong, and Deborah Murray published the article, "E-Learning Nutrition Education Program for Low-Income Adults: Perspectives of Key Stakeholders," which will appear in the February 2019 issue of the Journal of Extension, posted at joe.org.

    Jan 08, 2019

    • Alex Anderson and colleagues published the article, "Measured energy content of frequently purchased restaurant meals: multi-country cross sectional study" in The BMJ. The citation is linked here
    • Claire de La Serre and colleagues (including Becky Kirkland and FDN alumni Zach Grunewald and Sunhye Lee) published the article, "Cannabinoid receptor type-1 partially mediates metabolic endotoxemia-induced inflammation and insulin resistance" in Physiol Behav. The citation is linked here

    Dec 11, 2018

    • Alex Anderson and colleagues published a paper in the Journal of Human Lactation. The citation is: Anderson AK, Johnson E, Motoyasu N, and Bignell W. Awareness of Breastfeeding Laws and Provisions of Students and Employees of Institutions of Higher Learning in Georgia. Journal of Human Lactation. Published online on 12/3.

    Nov 07, 2018

    • Alex Anderson, Ani Powell, and Evan Johnson published the article, "Nutritional and Health Risk of Women of Childbearing Age in Urban Ghana." The article is published in the Journal of Obesity and Nutritional Disorders and can be viewed here.

    Oct 16, 2018

    • Caree Cotwright and colleagues have a paper in press in Childhood Obesity. The citation is: Cotwright CJ, Bradley H, Celestin N, Drake S, Love K, Birch L. Beverage Policy Implementation by Child and Adult Care Food Program Participation and Program Type: A Statewide Examination in Georgia. Child Obes. 2018 Sep 27. doi: 10.1089/chi.2018.0101. [Epub ahead of print]. A link to the paper is here.

    Sep 19, 2018

    • Elizabeth Andress has a new publication in Food Protection Trends. The citation is: Breidt Jr, F., Andress, E.L., & Ingham, B. (2018). Recommendations for designing and conducting cold-fill hold challenge studies for acidified food products. Food Protection Trends, 38(5), 322-328.
    • Dietetics student Sara Dort completed an internship this summer under the direction of Neal Barnard at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. During her time there, she contributed as a co-author on a paper that was recently published in Nutrients. The citation is: Kahleova, H., Dort, S., Barnard, N., Holubkov, R. (2018). A plant-based high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet in overweight individuals in a 16-week randomized clinical trial: the role of carbohydrates. Nutrients 2018, 10, 1302; doi:10.3390/nu10091302.

    Jul 10, 2018

    • Rick Lewis and colleagues learned that their paper, “Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and intact parathyroid hormone influences muscle outcomes in children and adolescents,” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. Authors include: Christian Wright, Emma Laing, Norman Pollock, Dorothy Hausman, Connie Weaver, Berdine Martin, George McCabe, Munro Peacock, Stuart Warden, Kathleen Hill Gallant, and Rick Lewis.

    Jun 26, 2018

    • Hea Jin Park's research team was informed on 6/24 that their manuscript, "Depletion of Regulator-of-G-protein signaling-10 in mice exaggerates high-fat diet-induced insulin resistance and inflammation, and this effect is mitigated by dietary green tea extract," has been accepted for publication in Nutrition Research. The authors are: Xi Fang, Jaegwon Chung, Erik Olsen, Isabelle Snider, Rachael Earls, Julie Jeon, Hea Jin Park, and Jae-Kyung Lee. Congratulations!

    Jun 12, 2018

    • "100 Years Enriching Lives: Family and Consumer Sciences at UGA," features many individuals and images from our department. The book is distributed through UGA Press and orders can be placed online, here.

  • May 17, 2022

    • UGA SNAP-Ed will present at the 2nd SNAP-Ed 30th Anniversary Webinar Series on 5/25 from 2:00-3:15 pm EDT. As a part of the National Series, the Northeast, MidAtlantic, and Southeast regions will celebrate their innovative SNAP-Ed projects during this webinar. The University of Georgia has been invited to demonstrate its Food e-Talk, a smart phone based online education platform. Register for the webinar at this link.
    • Reminder: Caree Cotwright will join the Partnership for a Healthier America virtual Food Equity Summit as emcee. Join the conversation on 5/18 at 1pm ET as leaders in the nutrition space are brought together with industry innovators to ensure all families have access to good food. The event also features a conversation with Michelle Obama, First Lady and PHA's Honorary Chair. Register for free at www.phasummit.org. This event was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 5/10.

    May 10, 2022

    • Caree Cotwright will join the Partnership for a Healthier America virtual Food Equity Summit as emcee. Join the conversation on 5/18 at 1pm ET as leaders in the nutrition space are brought together with industry innovators to ensure all families have access to good food. The event also features a conversation with Michelle Obama, First Lady and PHA's Honorary Chair. Register for free at www.phasummit.org. This event was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 5/10.
    • Our GSO's inaugural "Nutrition Networking Night" held on 5/4 was a tremendous success! This event brought together 15 professionals + alumni in the field of nutritional sciences to interact with our graduate students, introduce them to the various career options in the field, and provide an opportunity to form connections. Photos of the event were shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 5/6.

    May 03, 2022

    • This is a friendly reminder about the Networking Event for our graduate students that will take place on Wednesday, 5/4 from 5:00-7:30 PM in 116 Dawson Hall. This event brings professionals and alumni in the field of nutritional sciences to interact with our graduate students, introduce them to the various career options in the field, and provide an opportunity to form connections. Please share this flyer with graduate students who might wish to attend.
    • The first annual Lynn Bailey Lectureship was held on Wednesday, 4/27 in the UGA Special Collections Library. Our speaker was Dr. Anne Molloy, Emeritus Professor of the School of Medicine at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. View this album on the NUTR Facebook page (also on the FACS Flickr page) to see the photos taken at this highly successful event.

    Apr 26, 2022

    • Reminder! The first annual Lynn Bailey Lectureship will be held from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM on Wednesday, 4/27 in the UGA Special Collections Library. Our speaker is Anne Molloy, Emeritus Professor of the School of Medicine at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Please invite others who might wish to attend. This event has also been shared on the UGA 2022 Signature Lecture page and on the NUTR Facebook page. 
    • Jung Sun Lee and Temitope Walker presented at the GA DHS Senior Hunger Month Webinar on 4/26. The title of their presentation was, “Addressing Senior Hunger in Georgia: Nutrition Programs, Research, and Statewide Initiatives.”

    Apr 19, 2022

    • Seminar: Please join us for seminar on Wednesday, 4/20, from 11:30 am-12:20 pm in Dawson Hall Room 110 to hear from Julianne Schmidt, Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology. The title of Dr. Schmidt’s seminar is "Concussion Research at the University of Georgia: From the Lab to the Sideline."
    • SDA Meeting: We are excited to speak with Ms. Jessica Todd from the Georgia State University Coordinated Masters/Dietetic Internship program for our last meeting of the semester this Wednesday, 4/20! This is an excellent opportunity to make a connection and learn more about the GSU CP. We will be meeting from 6-7 pm on Zoom, and we hope to see you all there!
    • Thomas County School Nutrition will be hosting the first Taste of College event 4/25-29. This event is run by NUTR alumna Kalin (Prevatt) Bryan, MS, RDN, LD, School Nutrition Coordinator, Thomas County Schools. Fun fact: Kalin was one of Katherine Ingerson's first ever student assistants here at UGA. She helped UGA Dining Services with the annual “Taste of Home” event, which is where she got the idea for her upcoming event in Thomas County! The Taste of College will feature different recipes from universities and colleges across Georgia during school lunch, including UGA. View this post on the NUTR Facebook page to learn more.

    Apr 12, 2022

    • NUTR Seminar: Please join us for seminar on Wednesday, 4/13, from 11:30am-12:20pm in Dawson Hall Room 110 to hear from Doug Mashek from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Mashek’s presentation is entitled "Lipid droplets: fascinating organelles that integrate nutrition, cell signaling and disease etiology.”
    • Save the date! The GSO is hosting the Nutrition Professionals Networking Night on 5/4 from 5:00-7:30pm, showcasing a variety of professionals in careers related to nutrition and health. Please join the GSO for a night of networking with professionals from the CDC, Emory Healthcare, food industry, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and many other workplaces! More information will be released in the next few weeks. Hope to see you all there!
    • The FACS Trending Topics Outreach Virtual Presentations will be held on 4/21 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. The session will allow you to learn about collaborative community-focused research, scholarship, and outreach, connect with faculty engaged in Extension and Outreach education, applied, and translational research, and identify outreach collaboration opportunities. Register here. Topics include:
      • Healthier Together: An Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Support Nutrition and Physical Activity in Rural Georgia (by Ali Berg and Christina Garner)
      • UGA SNAP-Ed: A USDA Funded Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Intervention for Low-Income Georgians, and Collaboration Opportunities (by Jung Sun Lee and Edda Cotto-Rivera)
      • 30 for 30 Walk-a-Weigh: An Extension Collaboration (Brad Averill and Carrie Vanderver)
    • Last week was full of scientific inquiry and fun for many of our UGA Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities students! Pictured here are two of Sina Gallo's students presenting during the oral session on 4/4 at the CURO Symposium [Feel free to add photos to the Facebook post (in the comments) if you have them or email them to emonk@uga.edu]:
      • David Tran - The Association between Dietary Vitamin D Intake and Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentrations During the 2nd Half of Pregnancy: Data from the National Children’s Study
      • Sheri Akinniyi - Exploring the Relationship between Lactation Support Services and Breastfeeding Rates across Georgia
    • There were many other oral and poster CURO presentations by NUTR students and their faculty mentors as outlined below (see the full list here and the CURO Symposium press release by UGA Today here):
    • Gabriel Grosswald: The Exploration of Neuronal Cell Death in Nodose Ganglion to the Vagus Nerve; mentor: Krzysztof Czaja
    • Sara Sohani: Colorism in the Makeup Industry; mentor: Allison Skinner-Dorkenoo
    • Shreya Pandya: Neonatal gut microbiota composition affects offspring gut-brain axis development and function; mentor: Claire de La Serre
    • Kendall Kay Gill: A Vitamin E Enriched Cottonseed Oil Diet Improves Cognitive Function in Mice; mentor: Chad Paton
    • Anish Sarkar: Examining the Role of mir-1a-1hg on Mitochondrial Maturation; mentor: Chad Paton
    • Sripad Sharma Adarasupally: Examining the Role of mir-181b-2 on Mitochondrial Maturation; mentor: Chad Paton
    • Kamayla Ko: Impact Sex and Estrous Cycle on Macronutrient Preferences In Rats; mentor: Emily Noble
    • Rawad Basma: Melanin Concentrating Hormone effect on eating behavior; mentor: Emily Noble
    • Omeka Bhatia: Effect of a Western Diet on Learning, Memory, and Hippocampal Insulin Receptor Function; mentor: Emily Noble
    • Caroline Akemi Soares Iizuka: Impact of Weight Loss and Weight Regain on Hypothalamic Mitochondrial Network Dynamics; mentor: Emily Noble
    • Jessi Williams: Maternal Supplementation of Egg Yolk on the Cognitive Function in Infant Piglet Model; mentor: Hea Jin Park
    • Madison Webb: Characterization of tight junction proteins in the gut of a translational pig model; mentor: Hea Jin Park
    • Madison Elizabeth Walsh: The Pig as a Translational Animal Model for Gastrointestinal Health Research in Humans: A Study into the Goblet Cells; mentor: Hea Jin Park
    • Ava Grace Samford: Effect of Perinatal Supplementation of Egg Yolk on Reproduction in a Pig Model; mentor: Hea Jin Park
    • Keyonna Brannam: The Impact of Maternal Supplementation of Egg Yolk plus Omega-3 Fatty Acid on the Neurocognitive Development of the Offspring in a Sow/Piglet Model; mentor: Hea Jin Park
    • Matthew Vaugh Kessler: The Effect of Daily Pecan Consumption on Appetite in Older Adults; mentor: Jamie Cooper
    • Ivy Li: Daily Pecan Consumption Improves Blood Lipid Profiles, but not Vascular Function in Older Adults; mentor: Jamie Cooper
    • Davia Elizabeth Allen: Comparison of Appetite Responses from Diets Enriched with Cottonseed Oil versus Olive Oil; mentor: Jamie Cooper
    • Sydney Arin Mance: The Effect of Sweet Taste on Appetite; mentor: Jamie Cooper
    • Robyn Jill Salzberg: The Effect of a Cottonseed Oil Rich Diet vs an Olive Oil Rich Diet on Blood Lipid Responses; mentor: Jamie Cooper

    Mar 30, 2022

    • NUTR Seminar: Please join us for seminar on Wednesday, 3/30 from 11:30 am-12:20 pm in Dawson Hall room 110 to hear from Liana Guarneiri, PhD Candidate in our department. Liana's dissertation defense is titled, "The Impact of Pecan-Enriched Diets on Cardiovascular Disease Risk." 
    • SDA Meeting: We are excited to host UGA Dietetics alumna Meredith Vincent this Wednesday, 3/30! Meredith currently works at Chick-Fil-A Corporate and has so much wisdom to share with us regarding her unconventional path through the field of Dietetics. We will be meeting from 6-7 pm on Zoom and hope to see you all there!
    • Thank you to all who joined us for our Chat with Chums and Alums event on 3/25 at the Georgia Center. We had a fabulous time interacting with alumnae Skye Estroff and Ansley Vineyard. Photos of the event were shared on the NUTR Facebook page.

    Mar 15, 2022

    • NUTR Seminar: Please join us for the first in-person seminar of the semester on Wednesday, 3/16 from 11:30 am-12:20 pm in Dawson Hall room 110. The Department of Nutritional Sciences and Dr. Sattler will host Liliana Aguayo, Assistant Professor in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. The topic of Dr. Aguayo’s seminar is "Cardiovascular Health in Early Life: A Life Course Approach to Cardiovascular Disease Prevention."
    • SDA Meeting: We are excited to host UGA Dietetics alumna Caroline Wieler this Wednesday, 3/16. Caroline is currently a Dietetic Intern at Emory University Hospital and has plenty to share with us about the DI and her journey thus far! We will be meeting from 6-7 pm on Zoom and hope to see you all there!
    • The Southeast Regional Clinical & Translational Science Conference was held 3/3-4 in Pine Mountain, GA. Linked here is the Abstract Book (password: Regional2022). Our department was visible at the conference and presented important research related to improving the culture of health in GA. Pictured in the post on the NUTR Facebook page at the poster session are Jaclyn Barta (co-authors Sujin Kim and Hea Jin Park) and Taylor Neither and Virginia Brown (co-authors Maria Bowie, Ali Berg, Ashley Hannings, and Allisen Penn). Other presentations included:
      • Jillien Zukaitis: "Impact of Maternal Supplementation of Egg Yolk and DHA on Memory Retention in a Pig Model"
      • Wang Shin (Ann) Lei: "Changes in Bone Metabolism and Incretin Hormones Following Glucose Ingestion in Youth with Pancreatic Insufficient Cystic Fibrosis"
    • Jung Sun Lee and Temitope Walker presented at the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference on 3/15: Walker, T. A., Lee, J. S. Addressing Senior Hunger Through Older Americans Act Services and SNAP – A State Story. National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference. March 15, 2022.

    Mar 01, 2022

    • Several members of our department presented at the Georgia Nutrition Council annual conference, “Embracing Nutrition for All: Promoting Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in Health & Nutrition,” held virtually on 2/24-25:
      • Courtney Vickery: Intuitive Eating in the community
      • Yu-Chen Lin: The relationship between middle school children’s body mass index, school lunch preparation and consumption
      • Chisom Okoli and Caree Cotwright: Formative evaluation for the development of a beverage eLearning training to promote health equity
      • Josephine Shieh: STEAM: Inquiry and hands-on strategies for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption among preschool children
      • Kassidy Sharpe: Development of a culturally appropriate social media nutrition education campaign on beverage consumption among low-income Black parents
      • Katherine Ingerson: How does student perception influence dietary interventions and food choices in a college dining hall?
      • Jaclyn Barta: Impacts of self-reported adherence to weight loss diet on nutrient intake in adults with head injury with loss of consciousness: a population-based study
    • NUTR Seminar: Please join us for seminar on Wednesday, 3/2 from 11:30 AM-12:20 PM to hear from Joeva Barrow from Cornell University. The title of Dr. Barrow’s presentation is "Molecular Treatment Options to Combat Obesity and Metabolic Disease."
    • SDA Meeting: We are so excited to host our department's very own Dr. Jamie Cooper this Wednesday, 3/2! We will be meeting from 6-7 pm on Zoom and hope to see you all there.

    Feb 22, 2022

    • The 2nd annual Obesity Initiative Symposium took place at the UGA Special Collections Library on 2/18. The event included student poster and oral presentations and keynote speakers, Sushant Bhatnagar, Hollie Raynor, and Joel Kimmons. Photos from the event were shared on the NUTR Facebook page as well as the FACS Flickr and Facebook pages.
    • Dietetic Interns Jaclyn Barta and Jess Strosahl presented "Women's Nutrition and Health" for the Athens Clarke County Employee Healthy Hour on 2/15.
    • The GSO's Valentine's Day Coffee & Cocoa Party on 2/14 was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who came out for the event!
    • Students in Tracey Brigman's Quantity Foods class worked on food safety and leadership in a recent Market Basket lab. Students were assigned specific ingredients and pieces of equipment to use. The goal was to prepare a breakfast for 25 people while demonstrating safe operation of equipment, menu planning, and time management while working on group dynamics. Photos were shared on the NUTR Facebook page as well as the FACS Flickr and Facebook pages.
    • Mark your calendars for the 43rd annual FACS Alumni Awards Celebration, which will be held on Saturday, 3/26 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
    • NUTR Seminar: Please join us for seminar this week on Wednesday, 2/23 from 11:30 AM-12:20 PM to hear from Fanbin Kong from the department of Food Science and Technology. Dr. Kong's presentation is titled "Development of dynamic in vitro gastrointestinal models to study the behavior of food/nonfood materials in the human digestive system."

    Feb 15, 2022

    • NUTR Seminar: PhD Candidate Darci Bell will present her seminar entitled, “Weight Stigma: Considerations and Implications for Nutrition and Dietetics,” from 11:30am-12:20pm on 2/16 via zoom. View further details on our seminar website.  
    • SDA Meeting: This coming week we are having our first SDA social of the semester! There will be food and plenty of opportunities to mingle with fellow SDA members. Our social will be in Dawson Room 116 at 5:30 pm on 2/16.

    Feb 08, 2022

    • NUTR Seminar: Dr. Stephen Juraschesk will present a seminar entitled, “Translation of Healthy Dietary Patterns to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease” on Wednesday, 2/9 from 11:30am-12:20pm via zoom. Dr. Juraschek is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and Research Director in the Hypertension Center at Healthcare Associates Division of General Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. View further details on our seminar website.
    • The UGA SNAP-Ed team will present at the upcoming virtual 2022 Association of SNAP Nutrition Education Administrators (ASNNA) Annual Conference on 2/9: Jung Sun Lee, Danielle Anthony, Edda Cotto-Rivera, Brigette Herron, Leslie Davis, and Vibha Bhargava. Development of a healthy beverage consumption SNAP-Ed social marketing campaign: Drink Water, Georgia.
    • The Nutritional Sciences Graduate Student Organization (GSO) is inviting all graduate students, faculty, and staff to a Valentine's Day coffee & cocoa party. There will be confectionaries, fruits, and chocolates to enjoy. Monday, 2/14 from 12:00pm-2:00pm in Dawson Hall, Room 101.

    Feb 01, 2022

    • NUTR Seminar: Caree Cotwright will present a seminar entitled, “Health Equity is a Family Affair: Engaging Black Families in Healthy Beverage Consumption” on 2/2 at 11:30am via zoom. View further details on our seminar website.
    • SDA Meeting: The director of Dominican University’s Dietetic Internship will join us via Zoom this Wednesday, 2/2. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the Dominican University DI and network with their director. 
    • Register for the Second Annual UGA Obesity Initiative Research Symposium, which will be held on 2/18. Visit this website to learn more about the event itinerary and keynote speakers. Register to attend by 2/4. 
    • Mark your calendars for the UGA Spring 2022 Signature Lecture series organized by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. Of particular interest is the lecture by Anne Molloy, Emeritus Professor, Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine, who will be delivering the Lynn Bailey Lectureship: “Folic Acid—Key to Birth Defect Prevention Globally,” on 4/27 at 11:30 a.m. in the Richard B. Russell Jr. Special Collections Libraries Building, Room 271. The event is sponsored by D.W. Brooks Distinguished Professor Emeritus William Flatt.

    Jan 25, 2022

    • NUTR Seminar: Carla Schwan will present a seminar entitled, "From Informal Markets to Food Deserts: Using Food Safety and Preservation to Improve Food Security." on Wednesday, 1/26 at 11:30 am via zoom. Dr. Schwan is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in food safety and home food preservation and Director of the National Center for Home Food Preservation in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Georgia. View further details on the seminar website.

    Jan 18, 2022

    • NUTR Seminar: Please join us for the first seminar of the semester on Wednesday, 1/19 from 11:30 am-12:20 pm via Zoom. We will be hearing from Taylor Wallace from the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at George Mason University. The title of his presentation is "Combatting COVID-19 and building immune resilience - A potential role for magnesium nutrition?" 
    • SDA Meeting: Join us for the first meeting of the semester on 1/19 at 6:00 pm via Zoom for DICAS Workshop Part II. 
    • Emma Laing presented a poster at the UGA InterActive Colloquium on 1/7 held at the Delta Innovation Hub. The event featured culminating work from the 2021 Active Learning Summer Institute participants. A photo was shared on the FACS Facebook page.

    Dec 14, 2021

    • Caree Cotwright was a panelist at the 2021 Sanders-Watkins Virtual Workshop: Building Trust in "Community Engaged" Research sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Dr. Cotwright was one of five outstanding scholars discussing the topic of Nourishing the Next Generation of Community-Focused and Community-Trusted Researchers to Achieve Health Equity. 
    • Emma Laing presented a professional development webinar sponsored by the Georgia Nutrition Council on 12/14 titled, “Non-diet approaches to health: How to establish a comprehensive approach with your patients.”

    Dec 07, 2021

    • The Intuitive Eating FYO class led by Emma Laing, Staci Belcher, and Beth Kindamo enjoyed a field trip to the Jittery Joe's Roaster on 12/1. Alumnus and Roastmaster, Charlie Mustard, was the host of this event. Photos and videos were shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 12/2.

    Nov 30, 2021

    • NUTR Seminar: Please join us for our last seminar of the Fall semester. Part three of the Nutritional Sciences graduate student seminar series focusing on vegetarian diets will be held on Wednesday, 12/1, at 11:30 am via Zoom. Their presentation is titled “vegetarian diets and performance.” 
    • SDA Meeting: Rhonda Knight, director of the WIC Dietetic Internship program, will be speaking via Zoom at the next SDA meeting on 12/1 at 6:00 pm. If you are interested in attending and do not have the Zoom link, contact SDA president, Emmaline Peterson.

    Nov 23, 2021

    • NUTR Seminar:  No seminar this week, enjoy your holiday break! The final seminar of the semester will take place next week, on 12/1.

    Nov 16, 2021

    • NUTR Seminar: Part two of the Nutritional Sciences graduate student seminar series focusing on vegetarian diets will be held on Wednesday, 11/17, at 11:30 am via Zoom. Their presentation is titled “vegetarian diets and the consumer.” 
    • SDA Meeting: The 4th annual Dietetic Internship Open House Forum will be held on 11/17. More information about the 14+ programs attending can be found on the flyer linked here. SDA members, check your email for the Zoom link or email SDA president, Emmaline Peterson, for more information. 
    • Emma Laing presented at the New Jersey Dietetic Association meeting on 11/10 on the topic of weight inclusive approaches to health and how practicing RDNs can combat weight stigma. 
    • Second year dietetic interns Jessica Beasley, Jess Strosahl, Regina Yang, Alexa Burnett, and Jaclyn Barta led the ASPIRE Clinic's Nutrition Mythbusters panel on 11/11.
    • Chisom Okoli presented at the NOPREN/ HER Student Summer Oral Presentation Series in August 2021, titled: “Understanding Black Parents’s Perceptions and Barriers to Consuming and Serving Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs) to Their Young Children” (link to presentation).

    Nov 09, 2021

    • NUTR Seminar: This week's seminar will be the first of the Nutritional Sciences graduate student's seminar series focusing on vegetarian diets. On Wednesday, 11/10 at 11:30am we will hear about Vegetarian diets and health. 
    • SDA Meeting: The 4th annual Dietetic Internship Open House Forum will be held on 11/17. More information about the programs attending the forum can be found on the flyer linked here. SDA members, check your email for the Zoom link or email SDA president, Emmaline Peterson, for more information.
    • Please view the Call for Abstracts for the graduate student presentation competition as part of the 2nd annual UGA Obesity Initiative Research Symposium on 2/18/22. All graduate students who are conducting obesity related research are encouraged to submit abstracts. Awards of up to $1,000 are available to winning students. Abstracts can be submitted online by 1/12/22. View this flyer for more information.

    Nov 03, 2021

    • NUTR Seminar: Naiman Khan will present a seminar entitled, "Carotenoids and Cognitive Function across the Lifespan," on Wednesday, 11/3 at 11:30am. Dr. Khan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois. View further details on the seminar website.  
    • SDA Meeting: this Wednesday, 11/3, at 6 pm! We will be joined by Army RD and UGA Dietetics grad Major Lori Maggioni! All meetings are via Zoom from now on. Check your email for the link or email SDA president, Emmaline Peterson.
    • Emily Noble was elected as co-chair of the track 2 program committee for the 2022 Obesity Society Annual Meeting. During this meeting, Dr. Noble taught the virtual cooking class, "Quinoa Stuffed Delicata Squash with Lemony Arugula Salad,” and she will be presenting a seminar in the Early Career Symposium on Wednesday, 11/3 titled, "Taking Flight: Reflections on My TOS Early Career Pilot Grant and Where It Is Now."

    Oct 26, 2021

    • NUTR Seminar: Michael Goran will present a seminar entitled, "Dietary Sugars in the Development of Obesity, Metabolic Risk and Cognitive Development in Early Life," on Wednesday, 10/27 at 11:30am. Dr. Goran is Professor of Pediatrics in the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. View further details on the seminar website.  
    • Doctoral candidate Yuta Ishikawa will present his dissertation defense entitled, “Diabetes Management in Heart Failure,” on Tuesday, 11/2 from 10:00am-11:00am via zoom. This event was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 10/14. 
    • Reminder! Virtual Open House: Please join us for our Annual Virtual Open house to learn more about the Graduate Programs in the Department of Nutritional Sciences on Friday, 10/29 1:30pm - 4:00pm. Interested students should click here to register. Faculty and current Graduate Students are encouraged to attend (Zoom link will be sent to the Department). 

    Oct 19, 2021

    • Magen Lord presented the poster, “Sexually dimorphic effects of a Western Diet on brain mitochondrial bioenergetics and neurocognitive function,” at alive virtual symposium put on by the neuroscience department on 10/15. A photo of the poster was shared on the NUTR Facebook page. 
    • NUTR Seminar: Virginia Stallings will present a seminar entitled, "Mechanisms of Action and Clinical Indications for Encala, a New Structured Lipid Nutritional Therapy," on Wednesday, 10/20 at 11:30am. Dr. Stallings is Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. View further details on the seminar website.  
    • SDA Meeting: Interested in policy and advocacy in the nutrition field? Then you'll love this week's guest speaker. Interim Director of the Emory DI program, Michelle Gooden, will be with us this Wednesday at 6:00 pm (10/20 in Dawson Hall Room 208). See you all there or on Zoom!
    • Virtual Open House: Please join us for our Annual Virtual Open house to learn more about the Graduate Programs in the Department of Nutritional Sciences. Friday, 10/29 1:30pm - 4:00pm. Interested applicants should click here to register. Faculty and current Graduate Students are encouraged to attend (Zoom link will be sent to the Department). 

    Oct 12, 2021

    • NUTR Seminar: John Glendinning will present a seminar entitled, "Cephalic Control of Insulin Release in Mice," on Wednesday, 10/13 at 11:30am. Dr. Glendinning is a Professor in the Department of Biology, Neuroscience and Behavior in the Barnard College at Columbia University. View further details on our seminar website.  
    • Caree Cotwright will moderate Partnership for a Healthier America’s virtual event for early childhood educators on 10/13 at 2:00pm ET. Join this event to hear about PHA’s new campaign, “Veggies Early & Often,” and get inspired by leaders in early childhood education who are making it their mission to raise a generation of veggie lovers. Registration is free and open to all. Click here to register today! This event was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 10/8. 
    • Carree Cotwright spoke at the NIH workshop, STRIVE for Change: Weaving Translation and Implementation Science into the Fabric of Health Disparities Research, on 10/8.  
    • To mark the 75th anniversary of the signing of the National School Lunch Act, please join the Russell B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies for the second annual Food, Power, and Politics Lecture on 10/19 from 5:30-7:00pm via zoom. Speakers are Wendi Gosliner, Project Scientist in the Nutrition Policy Institute at the University of California, Susan B. Levine, Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and Andrew R. Ruis, Associate Director for Research in Epistemic Analytics at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Click here to register. 

    Oct 06, 2021

    • NUTR Seminar: Alumna Alissa Wilson will present a seminar entitled, "From the Lab to the Label: Being a Nutrition Scientist at PepsiCo," on Wednesday, 10/6 at 11:30am. Dr. Wilson is a Nutrition Science Director at PepsiCo in New York. View further details on the seminar website.  
    • Reminder: The Graduate Student Organization is hosting a fall outing to Washington Farms on Friday, 10/8 from 7:00-10:30 pm. Note: Please buy your tickets PRIOR to arriving at the event for everyone coming with you for Friday, 10/8, (anytime 6-7:30pm works). Tickets are ~$15. Purchase on the Washington Farms website and RSVP for the GSO at this link.

    Sep 28, 2021

    • The Graduate Student Organization is hosting a Fall Outing to Washington Farms to help foster an improved sense of community. Come join the GSO on Friday 10/8 for a bonfire, corn maze, pumpkin patch, and all sorts of fall activities! It will be about $15 a person for the entry fee. The GSO understands that some people are struggling with finances in graduate school during the pandemic, so if you would like to join, but don't have the entry fee, please send an email to the GSO President, Jaclyn Barta, at jaclyn.barta@uga.edu for more information on financial resources, or for any questions for this event. An RSVP email with more details will be sent out this week. 
    • NUTR Seminar: Myles Faith, will present a seminar entitled, “Rapid Eating and Obesity Risk in Early Childhood: Can Eating Speed be RePaced?” on Wednesday, 9/29 at 11:30am. Dr. Myles S. Faith is a Professor of Counseling in the School of Educational Psychology at the University of Buffalo Graduate School of Education. View further details on the seminar website.  
    • SDA meeting on 9/29 - NUTR alumna Madison Spek will speak about her experience in private practice.

    Sep 21, 2021

    • NUTR Seminar: Paul MacLean, will present a seminar entitled, "Exercise, Individual Variability, and Weight Loss Maintenance," on 9/22 from 11:30am-12:20pm via zoom. Dr. MacLean is a Professor of Medicine and Pathology in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. View further details on the Seminar website
    • Emma Laing presented the talk, “You are not what you eat: Exploring non-diet approaches to health,” at the NEHP Diversity Symposium, titled Training Compassionate Educators - A Focus on Marginalized Communities, on 9/21.

    Sep 08, 2021

    • NUTR Seminar: Stephanie Correa, Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology at UCLA, will present a seminar entitled, "Estrogenic Modulation of Thermoregulatory Neural Circuits in Mice," on 9/8 from 11:30am –12:20pm. View further details on the seminar website

    Sep 01, 2021

    • Barbara Grossman, Dietetic Internship Director and Clinical Professor, will be retiring from the University of Georgia effective 9/1. Please join us in honoring her at a Virtual Retirement Event on 9/17 from 4:00 pm-5:30 pm. Click here to register.  
    • NUTR Seminar: Please join us for our first NUTR seminar of the fall 2021 semester. Linda Bartoshuk from the University of Florida will present a seminar entitled, “Taste and Nutrition,” on 9/1 from 11:30 am-12:20 pm. View further details on the Seminar website

    Aug 24, 2021

    • Emily Noble was invited to speak at the International Regulatory Neuropeptide Society annual meeting. Dr. Noble presented her talk entitled, “Central Oxytocin and Eating Behavior” on 8/9.  
    • NUTR seminar: Dr. Linda Bartoshuk will present a seminar entitled, “Taste and Nutrition” on Wednesday, 9/1 at 11:30am. Dr. Bartoshuk is a Professor in the Department of Foods Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Florida. View details here. Seminar announcements and zoom links will be sent weekly by our GSO Vice President, Jessica Strosahl.

    Aug 10, 2021

    • Emma Laing delivered a workshop on 8/4 titled, “Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle While Going Through a Work Transition,” for the Dickinson College Center for Advising, Internships & Lifelong Career Development Industry Immersion Series.
    • The following posters/oral presentations were delivered by our department this week:  

                    2021 SNEB Annual Conference (8/8-8/10) 

      o    Bell, D., Cotto-Rivera, E., Penn, A., Lee, J. S. (2021). Online Nutrition Education Resources for Low-income Georgian Populations: Interest among Community- and Clinic-based Organizations. 

      o    Powell, A. P., Herron, B. A., Sanville, L., Cotto-Rivera, E., Soler, A., Lee, J. S. (2021). Formative Evaluation of a Culturally Adapted Spanish Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Curriculum for Low-income Hispanic Adults.  

      o    Slagel, N., Newman, T., Sanville, L., Dallas, J., Cotto-Rivera, E., Moore, J., Roberts, A., Lee, J. S. (2021). The Effects of a Community- and Clinical-based Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program (FVRx) with Expanded Nutrition Education for Low-income Individuals.  

      o    Herron, B. A., Anthony, D., Cotto-Rivera, E., Lee, J. S. (2021). Needs Assessment for a Mobile Text Messaging Intervention for SNAP-eligible Adults.   

      o    Laing, E.M., Slagel, N.W., Clifford, D.E., Hightower, W., Harris, C.L., Wang, Y., Hall, D.B. (2021). Imparting Anti-Diet and Weight Inclusive Approaches in a University Dietetics Curriculum. 

                    2021 Georgia Gerontology Society Annual Conference (8/9-8/11, Buford, GA) 

      o    Walker, T. A., Lee, J. S. (2021). Perspectives of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)-eligible Older Adults following SNAP Benefit Receipt.

    Jul 28, 2021

    • Emily Noble spoke in the presidential symposium at the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior meeting, which was held 7/12-15. The title of her talk was, "Western dietary factors and neurocognitive dysfunction: impact of sex, age, and diet composition."
    • Emma Laing delivered a Well-Being Training & Development workshop to UGA faculty and staff on "Exploring non-diet approaches to health" on 7/14.
    • The 7/14 interview with Elizabeth Andress that was live-streamed by Partnership for Food Safety Education, "In a Pickle: Top Safety Questions on Home Canning," is available for viewing here.

    Jul 14, 2021

    • On Wednesday, 7/14, at 2:00 PM, Elizabeth Andress will be participating in a "Knowledge Exchange" for the Partnership for Food Safety Education on food preservation. This will be a live audio conversation that will be posted to their website afterwards. The event was also promoted on the Cooks Info Twitter page. Register at this link.

    Jun 29, 2021

    • Congratulations to Allison Rautmann who successfully defended her MS thesis on Tuesday, 6/15. The title of her talk was, "Microbiota and the Modulation of Food Intake and Hippocampal-Dependent Cognitive Function." A photo of Allison was posted on the NUTR Facebook page.
    • Tracey Brigman presented "Fun Ways to Teach Cooking Methods and Food Safety Using Online Videos" at the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Virtual Conference on Friday, 6/18.

    Jun 15, 2021

    • Congratulations to Hannah Wilson who successfully defended her PhD dissertation on Tuesday, 6/8! The title of her talk was, "Implementation and Health Outcomes of a Social Support-Enhanced Cooperative Extension Diabetes Prevention Program." A photo of Hannah was posted on the FDN Facebook page on 6/9.

    Jun 08, 2021

    • Tracey Brigman conducted a Home Food Preservation Workshop on 5/25-28. Photos can be viewed in the FACS Flickr album.

    May 25, 2021

    • Yuta Ishikawa presented two posters at the American Heart Association Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health virtual conference on 5/20 and 5/21 (co-authors: Emma Laing, Alex Anderson, Donglan Zhang, Rupal Trivedi-Kapoor, and Elisabeth Sattler):
      • Comparison of diagnostic methods for diabetes diagnosis in patients with heart failure: A National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Analysis
      • The level of adherence to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Diet is associated with the severity of insulin resistance among community-dwelling heart failure patients: A National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Analysis
    • UGA FACS Agents presented on the topic of food perseveration on the podcast, "Two Agents & the FACS" on 5/24. To listen, visit this site (Episode 12).

    May 11, 2021

    • Mark your calendars: The Partnership for a Healthier America Virtual Summit 2021 will take place on 5/12 at 1:00 pm ET. Our Caree Cotwright will be presenting "How Veggies Early & Often Can Raise a Generation of Veggie Lovers." Register for free here. This event was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 5/11.
    • Tracey Brigman presented as part of a two-person panel, "Restaurant Reset: Menus and Trends," for UGA's Small Business Development Center Webinar Series, on 5/11.
    • Elizabeth Andress’ Virtual Retirement Event on Friday, 5/7, was a tremendous success. Linked here is Dean Fox’s speech summarizing several highlights of Dr. Andress' career.

    May 04, 2021

    • Yura Son delivered our departmental seminar on 4/28, titled "Lipid Lowering Effects of Cottonseed Oil: Current Evidence and Future Directions."
    • Congratulations to Abigail Starcher who successfully defended her MS thesis, titled "Growth Differentiation Factor 11: Genetic Regulation and Implications for Human Disease" on 4/27.
    • Congratulations to Caroline Cerminaro who successfully defended her MS thesis, titled "The Use of Passive Dietary Assessment among Breastfeeding Mothers in Ghana" on 4/28. A photo of Caroline was posted on the FDN Facebook page on 4/30.

    Apr 22, 2021

    • Julie Jeon delivered our departmental seminar on 4/21, titled "Effect of a Ketogenic Diet on Alzheimer’s Disease."
    • Stacy Zhang from the UGA Department of Health Policy delivered our departmental seminar on 4/14, titled "Sodium and Cardiovascular Health: Implications for Nutrition Policy." For upcoming seminars, visit: https://www.fcs.uga.edu/fdn/seminars.
    • Dietetics major Julia Lance submitted a poster that was showcased at the CURO Symposium held on 4/12-4/13 titled, "The Positive Association between Body Mass Index and Bone Mineral Density is Attenuated in Youth with Extreme Obesity." Julia’s faculty mentor for the project was Joseph Kindler.

    Apr 13, 2021

    • Edward Sazonov delivered our departmental seminar on 4/7, titled "Sensor Technology to Measure and Intervene on Eating Behavior." For upcoming seminars, visit: https://www.fcs.uga.edu/fdn/seminars.

    Apr 06, 2021

    • Claire de La Serre will be presenting at the 13th annual Nutrition-Neuroscience meeting sponsored by the University of Navarra and Bordeaux Neurocampus on 4/22. The event is free, but registration is required at this link.
    • Tanja Adam from Maastricht University delivered our departmental seminar on 3/31, titled "The gut and brain of lifestyle intervention in overweight and pre-diabetic individuals." For upcoming seminars, visit: https://www.fcs.uga.edu/fdn/seminars.

    Mar 30, 2021

    • Our Chat with Chums and Alums: Circle of 7 event held on 3/26 by the FDN Alumni Relations Committee was a tremendous success. Many thanks to the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who participated. Alumni panelists included Marie Spano, Amy Goss, Lori Maggioni, Valerie Buckley, Trey Sanders, Cherie Rooks, and Colette Durden.
    • Ali Berg will be among the presenters at the Community-based participatory research: 3 – Matchmaking & community needs event on Tuesday, 4/6 at 1:00 PM. This session will provide examples of how UGA researchers can recognize, address, and meet the research community’s needs in their work. Register for the Zoom session here.

    Mar 10, 2021

    • Allie Lindke delivered our departmental seminar on 3/3 for her doctoral dissertation defense. The title of her presentation was, "Development, acceptance and consumption of plant-based protein entrees in the National School Lunch Program."
    • Jenna Gibbs from McGill University delivered our departmental seminar on 3/10, titled "The impact of exercise and nutrition on bone health." For upcoming seminars, visit: https://www.fcs.uga.edu/fdn/seminars.
    • Congratulations to the Peer Nutrition Educators whose proposal "Redefining Effective Virtual Education - Experiences Learned by UGA’s Peer Nutrition Educators," was selected for presentation at the UGA PLaTO Peer Educator Student-Led Conference on 3/24-25.

    Mar 02, 2021

    • Ninfa Pena-Purcell, a research scientist at Texas A&M's Center for Population Health and Aging, delivered our departmental seminar on 2/24. The title was, "Reaching minority populations with tailored diabetes education: research to reality." For upcoming seminars, visit: https://www.fcs.uga.edu/fdn/seminars.

    Feb 23, 2021

    • The University Health Center is hosting a spoken word event about body image, eating disorders, and disordered eating this Wednesday, 2/24 at 7PM. Spot FDN alumna, Staci Belcher MC’ing the event! This event was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 2/22.
    • For upcoming departmental seminars, visit: https://www.fcs.uga.edu/fdn/seminars.

    Feb 11, 2021

    • Yuta Ishikawa delivered our departmental seminar on 2/3, titled, "Pros and cons of Hemoglobin A1c as a diagnostic method for diabetes."
    • Jamie Gahche, a Nutritional Epidemiologist from the NIH, delivered our departmental seminar on 2/10, titled, "Dietary Supplement Use in the U.S." For upcoming seminars, visit: https://www.fcs.uga.edu/fdn/seminars.
    • The following FDN students, faculty, and alumni will be presenting at the GNC Annual Conference 2/25-26 (if you are interested in attending, registration remains open until 2/19):
    • Caree Cotwright
    • Chisom Okoli
    • Donna Martin (keynote speaker)
    • Elizabeth Andress
    • Emma Laing
    • Hannah Wilson
    • Julie Dean
    • Kassidy Sharpe
    • Katherine Ingerson
    • Tracey Brigman

    Feb 02, 2021

    • Ginnefer Cox delivered our departmental seminar on 1/20, titled "Looking beyond the sensory booth setting: confessions of a non-traditional sensory scientist."
    • Jeffrey Hunger, Assistant Professor at Miami University, delivered our departmental seminar on 1/27, titled "Weight stigma and disordered eating: insights from social psychology." For upcoming seminars, visit: https://www.fcs.uga.edu/fdn/seminars.

    Jan 19, 2021

    • Caree Cotwright will be a featured speaker on a panel with the Partnership for a Healthier America on 1/26 at 11:00am EST. The campaign is focused on more veggies for our "Littlest Eaters." Please visit this link to join the virtual presentation.
    • Courtney Paolicelli, Lead Analyst and Team Lead for WIC Evaluation Research, delivered our departmental seminar on 1/13, titled "Research on WIC: An Overview of USDA Food and Nutrition Service Studies." For upcoming seminars, visit: https://www.fcs.uga.edu/fdn/seminars.

    Jan 05, 2021

    Dec 15, 2020

    • A joyous celebration was had by all who attended the retirement celebration of Richard Lewis on Friday, 12/11 via Zoom. A photo of Dr. Lewis' event was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 12/14.

    Dec 10, 2020

    • FDN Graduate Students delivered our departmental seminar on 12/9 titled, "Part 2 - Obesity and the Modern Diet." For upcoming seminars, visit: https://www.fcs.uga.edu/fdn/seminars.

    Dec 02, 2020

    • Amber Alhadeff from the University of Pennsylvania, delivered our departmental seminar on 12/2 titled, "Nutrient Effects on Gut-Hypothalamic Signaling." For upcoming seminars, visit: https://www.fcs.uga.edu/fdn/seminars.
    • The FDN graduate students delivered our departmental seminar on 11/18 titled, "Obesity and the Modern Diet."
    • FDN alumna Michelle Gooden visited our MNT-1 class on 11/20 via Zoom. Michelle is a clinical dietitian and the dietetic internship coordinator at Emory University Hospital, and she lectured on the importance of policy and advocacy in the field of dietetics. A photo was posted to the FDN Facebook page on 11/20.

    Nov 17, 2020

    • Charles Billington delivered our departmental seminar on 11/11 titled, "How Brain Science Helps Obesity Treatment." For upcoming seminars, visit: https://www.fcs.uga.edu/fdn/seminars.
    • Lilian Sattler moderated the session CM.EC.668 - "How I Did This: Lessons Learned in Developing a Career in Cardiometabolic Health" at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2020 (virtual meeting) on Sunday, 11/15.
    • Lynn Bailey chaired a symposium and presented a talk at the International Micronutrient Global Conference (virtual meeting) held 11/9-11. The title of the symposium she chaired was: "Improving folate status in women of reproductive age to reduce the risk of neural tube defects globally." The title of the symposium presentation delivered by Dr. Bailey was: "Knowledge about folate status in women of reproductive age."

    Nov 10, 2020

    • Ernie Blevins delivered our departmental seminar on 11/4 titled, "Use of oxytocin as a therapeutic strategy to treat obesity in diet-induced obese rodents and nonhuman primates." For upcoming seminars/events, visit: https://www.fcs.uga.edu/fdn/seminars.
    • Elizabeth Andress will be presenting a webinar for AAFCS on "Current Science and Practice in Home Food Preservation" on Wednesday, 11/11 at 4:00 PM. For registration information, visit this link.
    • On Wednesday, 11/11, at 6:00 PM join our Student Dietetic Association for their 3rd annual Dietetic Internship Forum. SDA members, check your email for the Zoom link. If you are not a member of our SDA and would like to attend the DI Forum, email Dr. Laing for the link (emonk@uga.edu). View the flyer posted on the FDN Facebook page on 11/10 for more information.

    Nov 03, 2020

    • Katherine Ingerson presented our FDN Seminar on 10/28, titled, "RDNs in Collegiate Dining: COVID Implications on Nutrition." For upcoming seminars/events, visit: https://www.fcs.uga.edu/fdn/seminars.
    • Caree Cotwright presented a talk titled, "From Policy to Practice: Promoting Healthy Beverages in Early Childhood," on 10/26 for the Pennsylvania State University Department of Nutritional Sciences Research Colloquium.
    • On 10/23, Dr. Cotwright presented for the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR)'s "Interactions between COVID-19 and Childhood Obesity: Setting a Research Agenda." On a panel with 3 other childhood obesity experts, Dr. Cotwright spoke specifically about "The Effects of COVID-19 on Childhood Obesity in Early Care and Education."

    Oct 20, 2020

    • Suzanne Higgs presented our FDN Seminar on 10/14, titled, "Social Influence of Eating: How Eating with Others Affects Food Intake." For upcoming seminars/events, visit: https://www.fcs.uga.edu/fdn/seminars.

    Oct 13, 2020

    • James McCutcheon presented our FDN Seminar on 10/7 titled, "The Role of Dopamine in Generating an Appetite for Protein." For upcoming seminars/events, visit: https://www.fcs.uga.edu/fdn/seminars.
    • Students in MNT-1 heard from FDN alumna Major Lori W. Maggioni, MS, RDN, CSP, LD, Program Manager for Army Dental Corps Recruiting and Army Medical Specialist Corps Recruiting at the U.S. Army Recruiting Command Headquarters in Ft. Knox, KY. A photo of the Zoom presentation was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 10/12.

    Sep 29, 2020

    • Brie Truner-McGrievy presented our FDN Seminar on 9/23 titled, "Innovative Ways to Improve the Public’s Health: Focus on Dietary interventions and Tech-Based Solutions." For upcoming seminars/events, visit: https://www.fcs.uga.edu/fdn/seminars.

    Sep 22, 2020

    • For upcoming seminars/events, visit: https://www.fcs.uga.edu/fdn/seminars.
    • Angie Garcia and Laura Leigh Richardson guest lectured for MNT-1 during a short series on Celiac Disease and pediatric food allergies last week. Photos of their Zoom presentations were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 9/18.

    Sep 15, 2020

    • Jiyoung "Sammi" Kim presented our FDN Seminar on 9/9 titled, "Therapeutic use of the Ketogenic diet: current evidence for a role of the microbiota." For upcoming seminars, visit: https://www.fcs.uga.edu/fdn/seminars.
    • FDN alumna and FACS Pacesetter Award winner, Amy Goss, delivered a guest lecture via Zoom in FDNS 8530 - Nutrition and Disease Processes-I on 9/8. She spoke to our students about her research in the area of low carbohydrate diets and obesity-related conditions. A photo of Dr. Goss was added to the FDN Facebook page on 9/9.
    • FDN’s Graduate Program/Dietetic Internship will be hosting a Virtual Open House on Friday, 10/30 from 1:30-4:00 pm. Visit this link to register.
    • Caree Cotwright will be presenting a webinar on Friday 9/25 hosted by Healthy Eating Research and titled, "Increasing Equity in Community-Based Nutrition Research." Dr. Cotwright and other panelists will describe a framework for increasing equity impact in research, share their experiences applying and carrying out principles of equitable evaluation in their own work, and address the added complexity of issues such as white privilege and institutional racism when designing and carrying out research. Register here if you are interested in attending.
    • A plenary lecture at the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Diabetes and Obesity Research Symposium on Friday, 9/25. His presentation is titled, "Defining the Influence of Type 2 Diabetes on the Growing Skeleton: Early Insights and Next Steps." Register here if you are interested in attending.
    • An invited seminar on 9/21 for the Emory University School of Medicine Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes titled, "Measurement and Threats to Childhood Bone Health: A Focus on Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes."
    • Joseph Kindler delivered an invited seminar at the 2020 ASBMR Virtual Annual Meeting Nutrition Working Group on 9/13 titled, "Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes and the Growing Skeleton." Dr. Kindler also received an invitation to present at two upcoming seminars:

    Sep 08, 2020

    • Allie Lindke presented our FDN Seminar on 9/2 titled, "The Impact of Changes made to Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on Child Nutrition." For upcoming seminars, visit: https://www.fcs.uga.edu/fdn/seminars.
    • Several FDN students (including Bailey Davis, Becca Gould, Freida Lim, and Jake Conner), alumni (including Emily Yates, Whitney Okie, Neil Holliday, Sarah Catherine Black, Ivy Odom, and Beth Schuler), and faculty (including Lynn Bailey, Tracey Brigman, Emma Laing, and Rob Pazdro), participated in the annual FACS Leadership Retreat via Zoom on 8/29. Photos of the retreat were posted on the FACS Facebook page on 9/2.

    Sep 01, 2020

    • Emma Laing will host the DICAS Workshop Part-I on Wednesday, 9/2 at 6:00 pm for seniors and post-baccalaureate students applying to dietetic internships this year. Members of the Student Dietetic Association should check their email for the Zoom link. A flyer was shared on the SDA Facebook page on 8/31.

    Aug 25, 2020

    • Ali Berg and Jackie Dallas, Clarke County FACS Agent, have obtained approval to offer the National Diabetes Prevention Program through USG and to UGA faculty and staff. The series begins today, 8/25, but there may still be spaces. The National Diabetes Prevention Program is FREE and open to any full time, benefits eligible employee of UGA in our district and to those who qualify from the five University of North Georgia campuses. One of the primary reasons health insurance premiums increased this past year was the spike in new diagnoses of Type 2 diabetes. The diagnosis of pre-diabetes is reversible, and this program has an almost 60% success rate! That means cost savings all around and a healthier workforce. Space is limited, so don’t miss this opportunity to do something wonderful for your health and well-being! View the flyer posted on the FDN Facebook page on 8/24, and contact Jackie Dallas at jdallas@uga.edu for more details.

    Aug 18, 2020

    • Allie Lindke and Katherine Ingerson presented abstracts at the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) conference this summer, and Allie’s was chosen as an oral abstract. The citations are:
      • Allie Lindke, Debra Morris, Caree Cotwright, Travis Smith, Leann Birch, Ginnefer Cox. O12 Utilizing Sensory Evaluation Methodology in the Development of Plant-based Protein Entrees for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Jul 2020.
      • Katherine Ingerson, Mariah McDaniel, Lisa Renzi-Hammond, Heather Padilla, Janani Thapa, Alison Berg, Ginnefer Cox. P66 The 'Healthy' Dining Hall: How Does Student Perception Influence Eating Behaviors and Perceived Healthiness of College Dining Halls? Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Jul 2020.
    • Katherine Ingerson also presented at the National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) conference on 6/16. The title of her talk was, "The Ideal Dining Hall: Perception and Self-Efficacy."

    Aug 11, 2020

    • Tracey Brigman and Ginnefer Cox presented at the GACTE (Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education) virtual conference 7/15 - 7/16. Dr. Brigman’s Presentation was titled, "A Different Approach to Teach Students the Importance of Accurate Measurements in the Kitchen," and Dr. Cox’s presentation was titled, "Sensory Evaluation."
    • UGA SNAP-Ed was invited to two of the three National SNAP-Ed Toolkit/Connection COVID 19 Webinar Training Series. Edda Cotto-Rivera, Joanna Akin, and Sarah Stotz represented the team and shared with hundreds of attendees the following topics: 
    • 7/28 Adapting SNAP-Ed Programming for Remote Delivery: Experiences from UGA SNAP-Ed
    • 8/4 Adapting SNAP-Ed Programming for Remote Delivery: Evaluation Strategies from UGA SNAP-Ed

    Aug 04, 2020

    • Ali Berg presented at the SNEB virtual conference, which took place from 7/20-24, as the SNEB Healthy Aging Division Chair-elect: Nutrition and Aging Services: Screening, Innovating, Collaborating and Best Practices on Evaluating their Impact.
    • At the conference, Hannah Wilson presented the poster: P167 Feasibility of ASA-24 in Community-Based Settings. Authors include: Hannah Wilson, Bradley Averill, Georgeanne Cook, Jackie Dallas, Christa Campbell, Jessica Moore, Zohregul Soltanmammedova, Rebecca Stackhouse, Cindee Sweda, Rebecca Thomas, Candace Tucker, Barbara Worley, Isaura Castillo-Hernandez, Ewan Williams, Ellen Evans, and Alison Berg S95–S96, July 2020. The abstract is linked here.

    Jul 21, 2020

    • During the next two weeks, UGA SNAP-Ed will be represented at several national events:
      • They will share findings from the three-year social marketing campaign using the FNV tools at the upcoming virtual Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior annual meeting, 7/20-24 (abstract linked here).
      • The National SNAP-Ed ToolKit is sponsoring a series of webinars about adapting SNAP-Ed to COVID-19. UGA SNAP-Ed has been invited to present during the 7/28 and 8/4 sessions.
    • Join the next UGA Extension Webinar as Elizabeth Andress and colleagues present various ways to preserve fresh fruits and vegetables. LIVE via Zoom on Thursday, 7/23 at 10:30 a.m. The flyer was posted on the FDN Facebook page on 7/21.

    Jul 07, 2020

    • Caree Cotwright will be presenting a webinar on Wednesday, 7/8 at 1:00 pm EST, titled "It's a Family Affair: Promoting Healthy Beverage Consumption among Black Youth in Early Childhood." The webinar is organized by the Washington Center for Diabetes Translation Research - Solutions to Diabetes in Black Americans Core. Register at: https://tinyurl.com/yacdgml2. The flyer for this event was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 7/2.

    Jun 16, 2020

    • Emily Noble will be presenting a seminar titled, "Effects of early life sugar consumption on the brain and cognitive function," this afternoon, 6/16, from 1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT. This event was also shared on the Monell Center and FDN Facebook pages.

    Jun 02, 2020

    • Alex Anderson has a virtual poster presentation in the ongoing NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE Conference titled, "Household Food-Related Assessment Using an Innovative Passive Dietary Assessment Device in Ghana." Visit Dr. Anderson's poster presentation at this link.
    • Caree Cotwright will be presenting a GAND-hosted webinar titled, "Sweet Sips: Promoting Healthy Beverage Consumption among Young Children," on 6/10 from 12:00-1:00 pm. Register at this link.
    • Ali Berg delivered a YouTube presentation on 5/22 titled, "Nutrition and Meal Planning: Why you should plan your meals." Dr. Berg's presentation was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 5/28.

    May 20, 2020

    • Ali Berg and Sarah Henes will be participating in the next UGA Extension Webinar focused on nutrition and meal planning, particularly during this time of social distancing. This webinar is open to the public with a capacity of 1000 people. Join via Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/93026821351) LIVE on Thursday, 5/21 at 10:30 a.m.

    May 13, 2020

    • Reminder: The Georgia CTSA Community Engagement core is sponsoring a webinar on Thursday, 5/14, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. titled, "Community Engagement in the Era of COVID-19: Opportunities, Challenges, and Lessons Learned." Ali Berg, Extension Nutrition and Health Specialist, is one of the featured speakers. The flyer was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 5/11. Also visit: https://bit.ly/CommunityE

    May 06, 2020

    • The Georgia CTSA Community Engagement core is sponsoring a webinar on Thursday, 5/14, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. titled, "Community Engagement in the Era of COVID-19: Opportunities, Challenges, and Lessons Learned." Ali Berg, Extension Nutrition and Health Specialist, is one of the featured speakers.

    Apr 28, 2020

    • Ali Berg presented a webinar for UGA Extension on 4/24 about maintaining health and wellness during COVID 19.

    Apr 21, 2020

    • Students in MNT-II attended a virtual guest lecture on 4/21 delivered by Ayana Habtemariam MSW, RDN, LDN. Ayana is a nutrition therapist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and macro social worker practicing in Arlington, VA. Her lecture centered on the impact of diet culture and how she instead provides a weight-inclusive approach to nutrition counseling and overall patient care. Photos were shared on the FDN Facebook page.
    • Elizabeth Andress recorded a YouTube video for UGA Extension on 3/21, titled "Homemade hand sanitizers, grocery shopping and takeout foods during COVID-19."

    Apr 07, 2020

    • Lilian Sattler has been invited to serve as a panelist for the session entitled, "A Lifestyle Approach to Achieving the AHA 2030 Impact Goals," at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2020 conference in November. This is a tremendous honor as Dr. Sattler will be part of a panel featuring world-renowned researchers and leaders in lifestyle and cardiovascular health.

    Mar 31, 2020

    • Congratulations to Carolina Cawthon for successfully defending her PhD dissertation via Zoom on 3/23. The title of her presentation was, "Role of Microbiota-Brain Signaling in Diet-Induced Alteration of the Gut-Brain Axis." A photo of Carolina was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 3/31. 
    • On 3/11, Liana Rodrigues presented her departmental seminar titled, "Do Caloric Substitution Instructions Impact Weight Outcomes During Nut Interventions? A Meta-Analysis." A photo of Liana was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 3/12.
    • Yuta Ishikawa presented a poster at the American Heart Association Epi/Lifestyle 2020 Scientific Sessions in Phoenix, AZ, held 3/3-3/6. The poster was titled, "Prevalence and Trends of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Prediabetes Among Community-Dwelling Heart Failure Patients in the U.S. 2005-2016: A National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) Analysis." Other authors on the abstract included Rick Lewis, Emma Laing, Alex Anderson, Rupal Trivedi, and Lilian Sattler. Yuta received travel funding from the UGA Graduate School (Graduate School Student Domestic Travel Funding) and the College (FACS Graduate Student Travel Funding) to attend this conference. Yuta’s photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 3/31.

    Mar 10, 2020

    • Photos from the inaugural UGA Obesity Initiative Symposium held on 3/5 can be viewed on the FACS Flickr page and in a post on the FCAS Facebook page on 3/6. Several FDN faculty, staff, and students attended the symposium and many of our graduate students presented research posters.
    • The College hosted the Georgia Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (GAFCS) Annual Conference on 3/6 in Dawson Hall. Several FDN faculty, students, and alumni attended the conference, and FDN alumnus Charlie Mustard contributed Jittery Joe's coffee. Photos of the event were shared on the FACS Facebook page.

    Mar 03, 2020

    • On 2/26, we welcomed Changwei Li, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UGA College of Public Health to our weekly seminar series. Dr. Li presented his seminar titled, "Genomic Study of Leptin Resistance and its Related Metabolic Traits." A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page.
    • On 2/19, we heard from Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn, Associate Professor in the UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Dr. Ahn's seminar was titled, "Virtual Interactions that Impact Physical Behaviors- Virtual Reality's Promises and Pitfalls in Health Communication." A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 2/20.
    • Several FDN faculty, staff, and students attended the 2020 FACS Dean’s Challenge event. This year's festivities included the inaugural pregame event in Dawson Hall, followed by an exciting time at Stegeman Coliseum watching the Lady Bulldogs take on Texas A&M. Photos were shared on the FACS Facebook page on 2/21.

    Feb 18, 2020

    • On 2/5, our department hosted Sylvia Poulos, Sr. Manager at Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, for our weekly seminar series. Dr. Poulos, an FDN alumna, spoke to students and faculty about her industry career and research during her talk, "An Adipose Centric Career Journey." A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page.
    • On 2/12, we were visited by Kyle Burger, Associate Professor at the UNC Department of Nutrition of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for our seminar series. Dr. Burger spoke on the "Neurobehavioral Drivers of Food Choice and Ingestive Behavior." A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page.
    • FDN students, staff, and faculty had the chance to interact with FACS alumna Vera Stewart at the 6-Mix alumni luncheon held on 2/7, sponsored by the FDN Alumni Relations Committee. Photos were shared on the FDN and FACS Facebook pages.
    • FDN alumnus Charlie Mustard participated on a FACS 2000 alumni panel on 2/18. Photos can be viewed on the FACS Flickr page.
    • FDN students were part of a large group that visited Atlanta for FACS Day at the Capitol on 2/13. Our students enjoyed a Capitol tour led by faculty, staff, and legislative interns, and they spent some time on the floor of the senate. Photos were shared on the FACS Facebook page.

    Feb 08, 2020

    • The Dr. Leann Birch Memorial Childhood Obesity Lecture and Reception will be held on 2/3 from 3-5 PM Special Collections Library. Please join us in commemorating the exceptional life of Dr. Leann Birch. To honor her, Dr. Christina Economos will be presenting a lecture on Early Childhood Obesity Prevention followed by a reception in memory of Dr. Birch. Dr. Economos is an endowed Professor and Chair of the Division of Nutrition Interventions, Communication, & Behavior Change at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science at Tufts University. As the principal investigator of large-scale research studies, Dr. Economos has generated over $50 Million in funding with a goal to inspire behavior, policy, and environmental change to decrease obesity and improve the health of America’s children and has authored more than 150 scientific publications including publications coauthored with Dr. Birch. Dr. Economos is also the co-Founder and Director of ChildObesity180, which has benefited over 12 million children in all 50 states. She has served on numerous National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committees including several with Dr. Birch and she is currently Vice Chair of the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions (Sponsors: College of Family and Consumer Sciences & the Obesity Initiative–Office of Vice President of Research).
    • The 2020 Georgia Nutrition Council Annual Conference will be held on 2/27-28 in Statesboro, GA. The early bird registration ends on 1/15, at which time the cost of the conference will increase. Visit the GNC website for the link to registration. The GNC has also made a final call for abstracts (due 1/15) for the Student Research Presentations and Competition. This year's presentations will be in poster format and will be presented on Friday morning, 2/28. Email emonk@uga.edu for the application to submit an abstract for the student competition.
    • The Southeast Regional Clinical and Translational Science Conference will be held 2/27-29 and brings together researchers from across the region to present the best new clinical and translational research and build collaborative partnerships; to allow attendees to network with national leaders and NIH staff in translational science and education; and to share research with others and develop new collaborations. Visit this site for more information.
    • The 2020 CURO Symposium will be held at the Classic Center in downtown Athens on 4/6-7. The online submission will close on 2/12. Please find the details at this link.

    Feb 04, 2020

    • On 1/29, we welcomed Alicia Smith, professor in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University. Dr. Smith presented her seminar titled "Epigenetics Correlates of Prenatal Nutrition and Pregnancy Outcomes in African American Women." A photo was posted on the FDN Facebook page on 1/30.
    • Claire de La Serre will be speaking at the 13th Nutrition-Neuroscience meeting on the topic of "Microbiota-vagal signaling and feeding behavior." Visit the program at this site.
    • We celebrated the outstanding legacy of FDN faculty member Leann Birch on Monday, 2/4, with the inaugural lecture named in her honor. Christina Economos, a nationally-known expert in the field of childhood obesity from Tufts University, delivered a lecture in front of dozens of Dr. Birch's friends, former colleagues, and students. Photos from the event can be viewed in the FACS Facebook album posted on 2/4.

    Jan 28, 2020

    • On 1/22, John Eggenschwiler, Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics at UGA delivered his seminar titled, "The Primary Cilium: a Sensory Organelle that Controls Postnatal Physiology and Embryonic Development." A photo of Dr. Eggenschwiler was posted to the FDN Facebook page.
    • Lauren Coheley was invited to participate as a member of the "alumni panel" at the Emory University Dietetic Internship Open House on 1/17. She spoke to prospective dietetic interns about how experiences at Emory could be applied to a research career.
    • On 1/24, our department hosted a beautiful baby shower for Lilian Sattler's twin baby girls! Photos from this event were posted on the FDN Facebook page on 1/27.

    Jan 21, 2020

    • On 1/8, our department hosted PhD candidate Taylor Newman for our weekly seminar. The title of Taylor's presentation was, "Nutrition Considerations for Transgender Patients." Photos of Taylor were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 1/9.
    • Our second seminar of the semester was presented by Assaf Oshri, associate processor in the UGA department of Human Development and Family Science. His talk was titled "Resilience and Youth Development: A Multi-Level Evolutionary Transdisciplinary Perspective & the Case for Hormesis." A photo of Dr. Oshri was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 1/15.
    • Lynn Bailey and Sarah Henes participated in the inaugural meeting of the UGA Extension FACS Leadership Team in Athens on 1/8. The purpose of the FACS Extension Leadership Team is to contribute to the design, implementation, marketing, and evaluation of Extension Family and Consumer Sciences programs, resulting in statewide initiatives. To view photos of this event, visit the FACS Facebook post on 1/8.
    • The Student Leadership Advisory Council hosted a Student Organization Fair on Wednesday, 1/15. Photos of FDN students participating in the event were shared on the FACS and SDA Facebook pages.

    Dec 10, 2019

    • On 12/5, we had our annual holiday party, which came with delicious breakfast foods and fun gifts in our gift exchange. Enjoy some candid photos from the gift exchange that were posted on our Facebook page. A big thank you to our special events committee for setting up such a wonderful event!

    Dec 05, 2019

    • On 11/20 we completed our graduate student seminar series on nutrition and mental health. The series concluded with an oral presentation from Olivia Delgado, Katherine Ingerson, and Allison Rautmann titled, "Traumatic brain injury and prospective nutrition interventions." We finished with a poster session focusing on this topic. Photos were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 11/22.
    • On the weekend of 11/16-17, Tracey Brigman and Rosemarie Rooker conducted another Spark: Weekend Academy focusing on Holiday Baking. They had 12 middle/high schoolers over the weekend. Students began their camp by conducting an experiment making scones and muffins using different measuring techniques, illustrating the importance of proper measuring in baking. This was followed by learning how to pipe decorative icing, making marshmallow fondant, and making royal icing. They then moved on to making various holiday goodies, such as stuffing, pies, cakes, cookies, and savory appetizers. Their final camp session had the students making sugar cookies and decorating them. To celebrate a successful camp, the students made their own s'mores and hot chocolate. Photos were posted on the FDN Facebook page on 12/5. Two more Spark: Weekend Academies are planned for the spring.
    • FACS alumna Ivy Odom was the guest of honor at the FDN alumni event "6-Mix Luncheon" on 11/22. The annual event allows for six undergraduates, six graduate students, and six faculty to network with outstanding FDN alumni. Ivy, star of the Southern Living video series "Hey Y'all," received a consumer journalism degree with a minor in consumer foods from FACS in 2015 and now works as a recipe tester/developer for Meredith Food Studios in Birmingham, AL. Photos were shared on the FACS Facebook page on 11/22.
    • FDN students and faculty enjoyed hearing from Michelle Cook, UGA's Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Strategic University Initiatives on 11/22, in a professionalism class co-taught by Emma Laing and Ginnefer Cox. Prior to Dr. Cook's presentation on the importance of diversity and inclusion, students in FDNS 5900 were presented with certificates of professionalism in foods and nutrition from the UGA Career Center. Photos were shared on the FACS Facebook page on 11/22.
    • FDN students serving as FACS Ambassadors are pictured in the "FACS Ambassador Holiday Dinner" photo album, which was posted on 12/4.

    Nov 21, 2019

    • Emily Noble delivered a presentation on 11/12 at an NIH symposium in Bethesda, MD focused on Sensory Nutrition and Disease. Dr. Noble's talk was titled, "Early-life Flavor and Sweet Response as It Relates to Cognitive Development and Obesity."
    • Caroline Cerminaro, Chisom Okoli, and Catherine Prater presented on the topic of autism and the maternal diet during our departmental seminar on 11/6. Their oral presentation was followed by a poster session that focused on the topics of autism and diet. Photos were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 11/8.
    • Mai Spaulding, Abigail Starcher, and Betsy Cogan gave an oral presentation during our departmental seminar titled, "Dietary Pattern and Risk for Depression," on 11/13. Their talk was followed by a poster session also hosted by students. Photos were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 11/19.
    • On 10/26-27, Tracey Brigman and Rosemarie Rooker conducted a Spark Weekend Academy Culinary Skills camp featuring a Cultural Feast (through the Summer Academy at the University of Georgia). Nine middle school and high school participants learned how to cook Italian and Mexican Cuisine. Photos were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 11/4.
    • Dietetics students in Emma Laing's FDNS 4500 MNT-I class heard from Aaron Schwartz, lecturer and dietetic internship director at the University of Kentucky, on 11/20 about how to handle salary and other important negotiations in our profession. Photos were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 11/21.
    • Jung Sun Lee gave a plenary presentation at the 2019 Korean Society of Community Nutrition Annual Conference and International Symposium on 11/1 in Seoul, Korea. The title of her presentation was, "Evidence-based Nutrition Education for Low-income Individuals to Promote Healthy Food Choices: Experiences from UGA SNAP-Ed." Photos of Dr. Lee and additional information about the symposium were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 11/19.
    • In Hea Jin Park's FDNS 4630 class, Cultural Aspects of Foods and Nutrition, the students had the chance to experience four ethnic food preparation activities. These included Nigerian, Argentinian, Indian, and Korean creations. Photos were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 11/10.
    • On 11/6, Ellen Steinberg, FDN alumna and Food Security and Safety Specialist with the Georgia Department of Education, was a guest speaker in Barbara Grossman's FDNS 7911 class. Dr. Steinberg gave a presentation on career opportunities in Georgia. A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 11/9.
    • Students in Caree Cotwright’s FDNS 4660S Foods & Nutrition Education Methods class had a visit on 11/6 from Carolyn O’Neil, multi-media journalist dietitian. A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 11/7.
    • Students in MNT-I heard from FDN alumna Bethany Booth on Wednesday, 10/30. Bethany is Director of Nutrition for Ethica Health & Retirement Communities, and she spoke about the essential role of the RDN in long-term care. Photos were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 10/31.
    • Photos from the Dietetic Internship Forum sponsored by our SDA were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 10/30. At this event, prospective dietetic interns heard from Appalachian State University, Augusta University, Emory University Hospital, Georgia Southern, Georgia State University, Georgia Department of Public Health (WIC), Lenoir-Rhyne University, Life University, Meredith College, Morrison Healthcare, Samford University, and the UGA Department of Foods and Nutrition.

    Oct 29, 2019

    • Many FDN faculty, students, and alumni attended the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE®) in Philadelphia, PA, from 10/26-29. Photos were shared on the FDN Facebook page and (so far) include: Joan Fischer, Emma Laing, Katherine Ingerson, Mariah McDaniel, Staci Belcher, Joe Kindler, Andrea Lobene, Beth Kindamo, Cindy Culver, Michelle Gooden, and Alissa Wilson. If you attended the conference, please add your photos to the comments in the Facebook post or email them to emonk@uga.edu.
    • On Wednesday, 10/23, Kimberly Smith, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Behavioral Neurosciences at Johns Hopkins Medicine, delivered her seminar titled, "It's All in Good Taste: The Neural Correlates of Taste Preferences After Bariatric Surgery." A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 10/24.
    • On 10/21 FDN alumna and coordinator of the Emory Hospital Dietetic Internship program, Michelle Gooden, lectured to our MNT-1 class about nutrition policy in the clinical setting. A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 10/22.
    • As part of FACS Week, Dogs with the Dean was held on 10/24. Many thanks to all who made it such a great event, including several FDN students serving as FACS Ambassadors as well as alumni board members. Special thanks to Ramsey the Puppy (owned by dietetics major, Bailey Davis) for the cameo. Photos of the event were shared on the FACS Facebook page.

    Oct 22, 2019

    • A joyous celebration was had by all who attended the retirement celebration of Drs. Judy and Mark Harrison on 10/21! Photos of the reception can be viewed on the FACS Flickr page, as well as the FACS and FDN Facebook pages.
    • Several FDN faculty, staff, students, and alumni attended the FACS Homecoming Tailgate on 10/19. Photos from the tailgate can be viewed in an album posted on the FACS Facebook page.
    • Kevin Meyers, Professor of Psychology and director of the Neuroscience Program at Bucknell University, was our featured speaker for our department's seminar series last week. Dr. Meyers' talk was titled, "Flavor-Nutrient Learning in the Obesogenic Environment." A photo of Dr. Meyers was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 10/17.
    • Reminder: Our seminar this week (featuring Kimberly Smith, postdoctoral fellow in behavioral neurosciences at Johns Hopkins Medical School) will be held at 9:05 am on 10/23 in Room 312. View the flyer posted on the FDN Facebook page for details.

    Oct 15, 2019

    • FDN hosted Derek Daniels, professor in the University at Buffalo Psychology Department, for his seminar on 10/2. Dr. Daniels presented his talk titled, "Angiotensin II and Fluid Intake: Signaling and (de)sensitization." A photo was shared to the FDN Facebook page on 10/3.
    • A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped with our department's graduate open house on 10/4! Photos of the event were posted to the FDN Facebook page on 10/7.
    • The Medical Partnership Student & Resident Research Symposium was held on the UGA Health Sciences Campus on 10/7. Zachary Walker, student in the Medical Scholars Program, presented his research poster titled, "Egg consumption, skeletal health, and cognition in obese and normal weight children: Phase 2 randomized-controlled feeding trial." Co-authors included Rick Lewis, Emma Laing, Pat O’Connor, Assaf Oshri, Kirk Kealey, and Lauren Coheley.
    • Jarrod Call, associate professor in UGA's Department of Kinesiology, was our departmental seminar speaker on 10/9. Dr. Call presented an overview of his research titled, "Mitochondrial Physiology: Metabolic Influences on Muscle Contractility to Tissue." A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 10/10.
    • Jamie Cooper will present a seminar, "Understanding the Role of Dietary Fatty Acid Composition on Metabolism and Satiety: Implications for Obesity and Chronic Disease Risk," on 10/17 at 3:30 pm Room 131, in Food Science. All are invited to attend. A flyer was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 10/15.
    • For undergraduate and graduate students interested in applying to dietetic internships, you are invited to join the FDNS 5900 Professionalism in Foods and Nutrition class (led by Emma Laing and Ginnefer Cox) on Thursday, 10/17, for the UGA graduate student/dietetic intern panel. First year students in our MS/DI and PhD/DI programs (Allison Rautman, Olivia Delgado, Mai Spaulding, and Abigail Starcher) will serve on the panel in room 310 Dawson Hall from 5:00 to 6:15 pm. Students will have the opportunity to ask the panelists questions and gain insight about creating competitive applications to both graduate and dietetic internship programs.

    Oct 01, 2019

    • On 9/25 our department hosted Matthew Kuchan, Section Head and Platform Lead at Abbott Nutrition, for his seminar, "The Story of Natural Vitamin E: It is Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature." A photo of Dr. Kuchan was posted on the FDN Facebook page on 9/26.
    • A combined SDA x NEGDA meeting will be held on Wednesday, 10/2, at 6:00 pm in room 116 Dawson Hall. A flyer was posted to the FDN Facebook page on 9/29.
    • You are invited to a FREE lecture by Emmy-winning personality Lidia Bastianich on Wednesday, 10/2, at 3:00 pm at the UGA Chapel. Lidia Bastianich is an Italian-American celebrity chef, television host, author, and restaurateur specializing in Italian and Italian-American cuisine. Bastianich has been a regular contributor to public television cooking shows since 1998. A flyer was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 9/30.
    • Save the date: The 1st annual Obesity Initiative Research Symposium will occur on 3/5/20 in Athens. More information will be shared soon.
    • Save the date: The Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual conference (ACE 2020) will be held on 3/25-3/26 at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown Decatur.

    Sep 24, 2019

    • On 9/18, PhD student Xi Fang presented her seminar titled, "Nutraceuticals to Combat Age-Related Dementia - Curcumin and Alzheimer's Disease." A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 9/19.

    Sep 17, 2019

    • On 9/11 our department hosted Justin Lavner, Associate Professor in the UGA Psychology Department. Dr. Lavner presented a seminar on his ongoing study investigating a sleep promotion intervention for new moms and their babies. A photo was shared to the FDN Facebook page on 9/13.
    • Bethany Booth, FDN alumna and Lead Regional Dietitian at Ethica Health & Retirement Communities, lectured for the MS/DI and PhD/DI students in Barbara Grossman's class on Wednesday, 9/11. A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 9/13.
    • Lauren Coheley has been invited to deliver an oral presentation at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) annual meeting in Orlando, FL. She will be presenting her talk titled, "Dietary Inflammatory Index and bone," at the Nutrition Working Group on 9/22. Rick Lewis will be one of three nutrition and bone experts chairing this session.

    Sep 10, 2019

    • On 9/4, FDN hosted Mark Harrison, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and Graduate Coordinator of Food Science at UGA. Dr. Harrison’s seminar was titled, "How do I know if Listeria monocytogenes is in my food facility?" A photo of Dr. Harrison was shared to the FDN Facebook page on 9/6.
    • On 9/4 and 9/6 Angie Garcia and Laura Leigh Richardson guest lectured for MNT-1 during a short series on celiac disease and pediatric food allergies. Photos were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 9/9.
    • Lauren Coheley will be one of the presenters at the "Bone Health Matters" workshop organized by American Bone Health, the Georgia Commission on Women, and the Women’s Information Network, Inc. The workshop will take place on 10/10 at the Carter Center in Atlanta, GA. Registration is currently available online at this site. The workshop flyer with more information can be accessed at this link.

    Sep 04, 2019

    • On 8/28, FDN hosted Hongxiang Liu, Associate Professor in UGA Animal and Dairy Science. Dr. Liu presented her seminar titled, "Taste Sensation and Food Perception." A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 8/29.
    • Mark your calendars! The retirement reception celebrating the careers of Dr. Judy Harrison and Dr. Mark Harrison will be held from 3:00-5:00 pm in the UGA Special Collections Library on 10/21.

    Aug 27, 2019

    • Our first seminar of the 2019-2020 year was held on 8/21 and featured PhD student Nick Slagel. Nick presented his seminar titled, "Igniting a Movement: Implication of 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans." A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 8/22.
    • Several FDN faculty, students, and alumni attended the FACS Leadership Retreat from 8/23-8/24. Photos including our faculty (Tracey Brigman, Emma Laing, and Bill Flatt), students (Caroline Henning, Bailey Davis, Jake Conner, Karina Patel, Miller Lantis, Aashka Sheth, Madison Sutton, Resean Wallace, Opeyemi Adelugba, and Will Biboum), and alumni (Emily Yates, Whitney Okie, Kenneth Ivory, and Beth Schuler), were posted in two FACS Facebook albums: Day 1- 8/23 and Day 2- 8/24.
    • FDN teamed up with UGA Dining Services and the UGA Health Center during the Fresh Check Day event on 8/13-8/14. FDN participants leading booth activities included Amanda Kennedy, Bailey Davis, Sylvia Chen, Emma Laing, Katherine Ingerson, Beth Kindamo, Staci Belcher, Melanie Ng, Alexis Carraway, Hayley Sanders, Taylor Ragan, and Mariah McDaniel, who interacted with over 1,500 freshmen as they came through our stations to learn about the nutrition services available to them on campus as well as our majors. Photos from the event were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 8/26.
    • The Leann Birch Memorial Childhood Obesity Lecture and Reception will be held on 2/3/20 at the UGA Special Collections Library Auditorium and Reception Hall. A link to the event information is here.

    Aug 20, 2019

    • New and returning FDN graduate students attended a Welcome Back Dinner at Department Head, Lynn Bailey’s home on Friday, 8/16. Photos were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 8/17.

    Aug 13, 2019

    • The FACS Welcome Back Picnic was held this afternoon on the first floor of Dawson Hall. Photos from the event can be viewed in the FACS Facebook album posted on 8/13.
    • Ginnefer Cox and FDN alumna Amy Goss (along with Dean Fox and other representatives from FACS) visited Meredith Food Studios in Birmingham, AL on 8/12. FACS grad and Southern Living test kitchen professional Ivy Odom, who is also star of the video series Hey Y'all, offered the tour. Photos of the visit were shared on the FACS Facebook page on 8/12.
    • Elizabeth Andress delivered a presentation, "Home Food Preservation Myths," at the International Association for Food Protection annual meeting in Louisville, KY on 7/23. She also served on a planning and presentation committee for a Roundtable presentation on Cottage Foods that same day.
    • Elizabeth Andress and Carolyn Ainslie taught a 7-hour state workshop for FACS teachers titled, "An Introduction to Food Fermentations for School Labs," on 7/17 in Dawson Hall.

  • May 17, 2022

    • Marina Tandoh, Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry & Biotechnology at KNUST in Kumasi, Ghana, is part of a team that recently won a contest organized by UC Irvine. Dr. Tandoh's team won the Grand Prize of the 2022 Big Ideas Contest on 5/4 for their innovative idea to use plant-based approaches to solve anemia by developing the “SMART Cookie.” Learn more about the team and the generous prize they won by following @BigIdeasContest on Twitter.

    May 10, 2022

    • Alec Pienta started a new position as Coordinator of Food and Nutrition Services in Cobb County School District.
    • Katie Graham started a new position as Registered Dietitian/Diabetes Educator at Atlanta Diabetes Associates.
    • Jayla Thurman accepted a position with Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, GA as a clinical dietitian to start in August 2022.
    • Brittany Bogusz started a new position as a clinical dietitian at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

    Apr 26, 2022

    • Courtney Keith started a new job as School Nutrition Director in the Early County School System.

    Apr 19, 2022

    • Ashleigh Childs was featured in the April-May edition of the Thomasville Scene Magazine (page 22) in the article, “Take a little “Egg-stra” care with food safety!” This article was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 4/14.
    • Savannah Veal started a new position as Territory Sales Specialist at Azurity Pharmaceuticals.

    Apr 12, 2022

    • Amanda Kennedy was featured in the NDTR Spotlight podcast episode, “The Benefits of working at WIC” on 4/1.
    • Marissa Maule started a new position as a clinical dietitian at Grady Health System.
    • Lauren Tinkey started a new position as RDN at Veritas Collaborative, LLC.
    • Zach Grunewald, Coordinator, Metabolic and Bariatric Program at Emory Johns Creek Hospital, has been appointed Adjunct-Assistant Professor of Surgery at Emory University.

    Mar 30, 2022

    • Camaria Welch has been selected as the Nominating Committee Chair-Elect for the Oncology Nutrition DPG for the 2022-2023 membership year.
    • Brittany Bogusz started a new position as a clinical dietitian at Wellstar Health System.
    • Trey Sanders wrote the article, “What are greens? 6 things to look for in a greens powder supplement,” published by BulletProof on 2/21.

    Mar 15, 2022

    • Lianni Maldonado started a new position as Bariatric and GI Dietitian at Augusta University Health.
    • Ivy Odom authored the Southern Living article, "The South's Best College Town 2022: Athens, Georgia," published on 3/8.

    Mar 01, 2022

    • Tyler Roof is starting a new position as Director of Performance Nutrition at Appalachian State University.
    • Kate Sprenger started a new position as Associate Category Manager of Food Programs at RaceTrac.
    • Congratulations to Jessica Kinsey on her acceptance to the Lincoln Memorial University School of Medical Sciences PA program. Photos of Jessica were shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 2/23.

    Feb 22, 2022

    • Skye Estroff is the star of Foodie Road Trip, and season 1 of the show is now streaming. Skye says, "This is a show you can dive into for something light, bright, and food-filled. Learn about the tenacity it takes to own a local restaurant and how food connects us all!" Go to foodieroadtrip.com for the full list of streaming options.
    • Congratulations to Julie Dean who started a new position as Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Associate at Nestle.
    • Congratulations to Freida Lim on starting a new position as Diving Coach and Executive at Singapore Swimming Association.

    Feb 15, 2022

    • Morgan Rossi has a new position working as an outpatient dietitian for Nutritious Thoughts in Asheville, NC. Her areas of expertise include: Disordered eating, Health at Every Size®, Anti-diet approach, Chronic dieting, Nutrition for competitive and recreational athletes, Body neutrality/body image concerns, Mindfulness/Intuitive eating, Co-occurring mental illness, and Identity-affirming care. Morgan’s photo was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 2/14.

    Feb 08, 2022

    • Charlie Mustard has been selected as a presenter at this year's TEDxUGA event. Charlie is the longtime head roaster at Jittery Joe’s, and he earned his Master of Science in our department. As an engaged Athens community member, Mustard is an outspoken advocate for the creativity and passion found in the Classic City. 
    • Rhea Sharma started a new position as Registered Dietitian for the company Nutrition Solutions for Me.

    Feb 01, 2022

    • Congratulations to Kinsey Hargis who is one of only two Barbara Woodland Scholarship recipients offered by the Sodexo Dietetic Internship. Kinsey is a graduate of our Double Dawgs program, and her photo was shared on the Sodexo Facebook and Instagram pages in recognition of this award on 1/28.

    Jan 25, 2022

    • Kate Lane started a new position as Nutrition Education Coordinator at the University of Georgia Health Center. 
    • Holly Samples started a new position as Senior Client Success Manager at Bigfoot Biomedical.

    Jan 18, 2022

    • Zachary Grunewald, Coordinator of the Metabolic and Bariatric Program at Emory Bariatric Center, has been working on developing a new weight loss program at Johns Creek Hospital that was featured in a recent press release and on the front page of the Johns Creek City Lifestyle Magazine. 
    • Whitney Bignell started a new position as assistant professor and DPD director at East Tennessee State University. 
    • Brittany Bogusz started a new position as Nutritionist for Aspire Nutrition, LLP. 
    • Chandler (Winstead) Davis started a new job at Restor Metabolix in Athens where she will be providing nutrition counseling and nutrition education as a registered dietitian. 
    • Brianna (Allison) Hannasch has just received her certification as a Certified Lactation Counselor. 
    • Sydney Kayler was accepted to Mercer University’s Physician Assistant Studies program, which will begin January 2023.  
    • Amanda Kennedy was a guest on the NDTR Spotlight podcast, “Building a Career at WIC,” which premiered on 1/7. The link to the podcast episode was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 1/10.

    Dec 21, 2021

    Dec 14, 2021

    • Congratulations to Alexa Caras for passing the RD exam and starting a new job as a dietitian for Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
    • Congratulations to Wells Ross for starting a new position as RDN at Atlanta Wellness Collective. 
    • Congratulations to Samara Pattiasina for starting a new position as clinical dietitian at Stanford Children’s Hospital.

    Dec 07, 2021

    • Congratulations to NUTR alumna Jazmine Medrano (BSFCS '15 in Consumer Foods) who received the Supervisor of the Year Award on 11/17 at the 2021 EFNEP & SNAP Ed Conference at Rock Eagle! This award was given to Jazmine in recognition of her efforts in helping program assistants reach their personal and professional goals and leading the way for establishing new community partnerships. Jazmine serves as an EFNEP supervisor for Dekalb, Muscogee, and Talbot counties. Photos were shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 12/1.

    Nov 30, 2021

    • Donna Martin, nutrition director for the Burke County school district, was featured in the Washington Post story on 11/24 titled, “Inside one Georgia school district’s battle to serve healthy, homemade food despite shortages and soaring prices.” This article was also shared on the FACS and NUTR Facebook pages on 11/29.
    • Each year, six preceptors within the US are awarded the Outstanding Preceptor Award from the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors group. For the South Central region, Cindy Culver, MS, RDN, LD, Director of School Nutrition, Marietta City Schools, was the winner. She received her plaque and monetary award at the NDEP Member Meeting held on 10/21. Cindy’s photo was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 4/6.

    Nov 16, 2021

    • Markita Lewis wrote the article, “9 Supplements to Take on a Vegan Diet According to a Dietitian,” for wellnessverge published on 9/28.
    • Allie Lindke started a new position as Account Executive at Farmer’s Business Network, Inc.
    • Christine Swearingen started a new position as a clinical dietitian for the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Nov 09, 2021

    • Alissa Wilson has been promoted to Nutrition Science Director, Europe at PepsiCo.  
    • Cara Morrison, MPH Candidate in Behavioral Science & Health Education in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, was offered the highly competitive ORISE fellowship at the CDC related to foodborne, waterborne, and fungal infections.

    Nov 03, 2021

    • Stephen Varverakis started a new position as Dining and Nutritional Services Manager at High Shoals Health and Rehabilitation.

    Oct 26, 2021

    • Congratulations to Emily Hance for being promoted to Clinical Dietitian at Memorial Hermann Health System.

    Oct 19, 2021

    • Congratulations to Madeline Blackadar, Rebecca Reese, Livvy Plageman, and Mallory Johns for receiving their white coats this week! These alumnae are currently enrolled in the class of 2023 Augusta University Dietetic Internship program. A photo of the ceremony was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 10/18. 

    Oct 12, 2021

    • Tiffany Lommel was highlighted in a Cancer Specialists of North Florida post on 10/8 about the importance of RDNs in their practice. This post was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 10/12. 
    • Skye Estroff was featured in the Fox 5 Atlanta segment, “Where to get the best pumpkin finds around metro Atlanta,” on 10/8.

    Oct 06, 2021

    • Paige Berger accepted a faculty position at Harvard Medical School in Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 
    • Ashleigh Childs wrote an article in the fall edition of the Thomasville Scene Magazine about how to avoid “food safety fumbles" this football season at your outdoor events. See Ashleigh’s article and the full magazine linked here

    Sep 28, 2021

    • Marie Spano was quoted in the article, “11 Ways Your Body Is Telling You That You Aren’t Eating Enough Protein,” published in Well+Good on 9/15. 
    • Skye Estroff was featured in the Fox5 Atlanta segment, “Where to find the best bagels in metro Atlanta” on 9/9. 

    Sep 21, 2021

    • Ellen Handlan started a new position as Child Nutrition Specialist at Long Beach Unified School District in California.

    Sep 14, 2021

    • Emma Epps started a new position as Clinical Dietitian at Northeast Georgia Health System. 
    • Elizabeth Klingbeil was quoted in the article, “A Registered Dietitian Explains Why Food Hangovers Happen (And What To Do About Them),” published in Well+Good on 9/8.

    Sep 08, 2021

    • Sarah Beth Massengale was recently promoted to Registered Dietitian II at Sodexo. 
    • Caroline Barrett started a new position as Graduate Dietitian at Tanner Health System. 
    • Christina Amos started a new position as Sr. Administrative Assistant at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

    Sep 01, 2021

    • Alice Tivzenda just started a new position as Registered Dietitian and Food Services Coordinator at Meals on Wheels Atlanta.

    Aug 24, 2021

    • Kimberlee (Eggers) Anderson has been selected as the Deputy National Director for Nutrition and Food Services for the Department of Veteran Affairs. A photo and press release were shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 8/17. 
    • Riordan Dail just completed her MS/DI through the US Military-Baylor University Graduate Program in Nutrition. She is pictured here at Madigan Army Medical Center, and she will soon be stationed at Camp Humphreys in South Korea working at Brian D. Allgood Army Community Hospital as the chief of clinical nutrition. Photos of Rio were shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 8/16. 
    • Ellen Steinberg will be serving on the Georgia Technical Review Committee for Variance and HACCP plans utilized by the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Dr. Steinberg joins a team of professionals representing consulting food scientists, academia, district environmental health directors, and other experts who will make science-based decisions to ensure safe operational procedures that mitigate the transmission of foodborne illnesses. A photo of this announcement was added to the NUTR Facebook page on 8/10. 
    • Beverly Hobbs received a promotion to Dietary Manager at Madison Health and Rehabilitation. She is also maintaining her role as Activity Director. This news was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 8/20. 
    • Caroline Cerminaro has accepted a position at Tulane's Hayward Genetics Center as a metabolic nutritionist. This center is the Gulf South region’s only comprehensive clinical genetics center, offering genetic diagnosis, counseling, and therapy for prenatal, pediatric and adult inherited conditions. Caroline will be providing comprehensive nutrition services for patients with inherited metabolic conditions or inborn errors of metabolism. 

    Aug 10, 2021

    • Lina Abuhamdieh received her RDN credential following the completion of her MS/DI at Georgia State University, and she is currently working at Harmony Nutrition in Atlanta.  
    • Anshena Latimore started a new position as a Clinical Dietitian at Northside Hospital. 

    Jul 28, 2021

    • Shannon Myszkowski will be attending the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston for PA school this September. A photo of Shannon was added to the NUTR Facebook page on 7/15.
    • Lydia Averette will be starting as a full time clinical dietitian at Duke Home Infusion, covering both pediatric and adult patients.
    • Paige Berger is lead author on a paper published in the July 2020 edition of Nutrients, titled, "Association of Prenatal Sugar Consumption with Newborn Brain Tissue Organization."

    Jul 14, 2021

    • Samara Pattiasina accepted a position as an RD at Ceilo House, San Jose, an eating disorder treatment center with locations across the San Francisco Bay area.
    • Skye Estroff appeared on FOX 5 Atlanta on 7/8 to discuss the Pasta Chips TikTok food trend.
    • Caroline Wieler is a recipient of the 2021 Georgia Dietetic Foundation Scholarship.

    Jun 29, 2021

    • Emily Owen was featured in a video by Columbus Regional Healthcare showing how she helps employees take time to relieve stress through "Mindful Movements" each week.
    • Markita Lewis wrote an article for wellness verge, titled, "Do Multivitamins Work and Are They Worth It?," published on 6/18.

    Jun 15, 2021

    • Whitney Bignell received the 2020-2021 Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Outstanding Dietetics Educator of the Year award. She received this award after just one year on the faculty at ETSU and serving students in Tennessee. A photo of Dr. Bignell and her award was added to the NUTR Facebook page on 6/11.
    • Jordan (Sylvester) Hill started a private practice in September titled 'Hill Health and Sport' and has been contracting with Stronger U, a virtual nutrition coaching company.
    • Clara Norfleet Collie released an e-book titled, "Simple Staples: Your Simplified Guide to Eating Well."
    • Temitope Walker, Senior Hunger Nutrition Coordinator at the Division of Aging Services, was featured in the YouTube video, "Let's Talk Aging Episode #4," on 6/10.

    Jun 08, 2021

    • Ashley Ferira was quoted in the article, "There Are So Many Types Of Salt — Here's An RD's Advice On Picking One," published on 5/21 in MindBodyGreen.
    • Ashleigh Childs was featured in the article, "Childs putting her advanced degree to work in the community," published in the Thomasville Times-Enterprise on 5/26. This article was also shared on the FACS and NUTR Facebook pages.
    • Amy Goss was featured in the article, "Goss receives $3 million NIH grant for family-based diet intervention treating fatty liver disease in adolescents," published in UAB News on 6/1.

    May 25, 2021

    • Silvia Giraudo and Skye Estroff were recently named as new members of the FACS Alumni Board of Directors. Their photos were added to the FDN Facebook page on 5/25.
    • Alissa Wilson, Director, Health & Nutrition Sciences at PepsiCo, will be moderating the webinar "Sweet Success: The Effectiveness of Low-Calorie Sweeteners for Weight Management and Energy Intake Control" on 5/27 at 12 p.m. EDT. Register here if interested.

    May 11, 2021

    • Hadley Gordon accepted a position in Colorado at an outpatient private practice Side by Side Nutrition specializing in eating disorders using a Health at Every Size® and Intuitive Eating philosophy.

    May 04, 2021

    • Congratulations to Tyler Roof who recently completed her MS/DI from Appalachian State University and accepted a position with Mizzou Athletics as the Football Sports Performance Nutrition Fellow. A photo of Tyler was added to the FDN Facebook page on 4/23.
    • Marie Spano was quoted in a US News & World Report article, "How Long Does It Take to See Fitness Results?" published on 4/22.

    Apr 22, 2021

    • Marie Spano was quoted in Newsweek in the article, "10 Drinks to Replace Your Morning Coffee That Will Help You Stay Awake," published on 4/13.

    Apr 13, 2021

    • Skye Estroff was featured in the April 2021 issue of Jezebel in the article "Skye’s the Limit."

    Apr 06, 2021

    • Kristine Polley was featured as one of the Nutrition Scientists at the Standard Process Inc. Nutrition Innovation Center in a Facebook post on 3/22.
    • Congratulations to Cindy Culver, Director of School Nutrition, Marietta City Schools, for being named our region's (South Central) Outstanding Preceptor Award Winner from the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Cindy’s photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 4/6.

    Mar 30, 2021

    • Mel Abron was featured in a National Nutrition Month spotlight by Augusta University on 3/16. This feature was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 3/17.
    • Alexis Nosiri conducted an Instagram Live cooking demo for the Greater Atlanta Dietetic Association on 3/16 in honor of National Nutrition Month.
    • Trey Sanders was quoted in the article, "A Food Scientist RD Shares His Favorite Veggie + Go-To Nutrient-Dense Meal," published in Mindbodygreen on 3/17. This article was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 3/18. 
    • Maria Breen was quoted in the article, "Eating for fitness performance: Nutrition insights from a university sports dietitian," published in Mindbodygreen on 3/23. This article was also shared on the FACS Facebook page.

    Mar 16, 2021

    • Skye Estroff was featured in Shoutout Atlanta on 3/2 in the article, "Meet Skye Estroff: Owner of Skye Estroff LLC; a marketing & social media company."
    • Major Lori Maggioni was featured in the article, "How This US Army RD Optimizes Physical Performance Through Personalized Nutrition" (written by FDN alumna Ashley Ferira) in MindBodyGreen on 3/15. This article was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 3/16.

    Mar 10, 2021

    • Alissa Wilson started a new position as Nutrition Science Director at PepsiCo.
    • Katie Graham started a new position as Registered Dietitian and Diabetes Educator at Diabetes & Endocrinology Associates, P.C.
    • Amanda Kennedy was featured by the Northeast Health District in honor of National Nutrition Month. Her feature was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 3/8.
    • A video of Charles "Chip" Ogburn, orthopedic surgeon at Athens Orthopedic Clinic, was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 3/5.
    • Amy Goss and colleagues published the paper, "Changes in Ghrelin and Glucagon following a Low Glycemic Load Diet in Women with PCOS," in J Clin Endocrinol Metab.

    Mar 02, 2021

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Hadley Gordon for passing the RDN exam on 2/24. Hadley recently completed her MS/DI at Boston University. A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 2/25.
    • Congratulations to Audrey Green for passing the RDN exam on 2/17. Audrey is an alumna of our Double Dawgs program, and she completed her DI at Virginia Commonwealth University. A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 3/1.
    • FDN alumna Marie Spano was quoted in the article, "6 Popular Supplements That Don't Actually Work, According to Experts," published on 2/19.
    • FDN alumna Elizabeth Klingbeil was quoted in the article, "How Bad Is It Really to Skip Protein After a Workout?," published on 2/16.

    Feb 23, 2021

    • FDN alumnus Alec Pienta, employed by Cobb County School District - Food & Nutrition Services Department, was featured in this month’s Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics School Nutrition Services Dietetic Practice Group newsletter. The feature was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 2/23.

    Feb 11, 2021

    • FDN alumna and 2nd Lt. Riordan Dail wrote the article, "Trust your gut," published by the US Madigan Army Medical Center on 2/2. Rio’s article was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 2/11.

    Jan 19, 2021

    • FDN alumnus Trey Sanders is quoted in the article, "Real Talk: Do Diets Work?" published on 1/4.
    • FDN alumna MAJ Lori Maggioni is quoted in the article, "Army expands medical partnership with Baylor, related jobs expected to grow with H2F focus," published on 1/15.

    Jan 05, 2021

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Ariathni Powell who recently accepted a Clinical Nutritionist position with the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program. A photo of Ani was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 12/16.

    Dec 15, 2020

    • FDN alumnus Trey Sanders, MS, RD, CFS, Research and Development Manager at Bulletproof, was featured on the Dietitians Unknown podcast on 12/10. Trey gave a unique perspective on how he ended up choosing the path of food science as a Registered Dietitian. The episode was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 12/15.

    Dec 10, 2020

    • FDN alumna Cindy Culver appeared in a segment on the Today Show on 12/1 about how Georgia feeds school children with help from No Child Hungry. The video was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 12/10.
    • FDN alumna Ashley Ferira wrote the post, "10 Smart, Simple Ways To Improve Your Metabolic Health," published in MindBodyGreen on 12/8.  
    • FDN alumnus James Namkoong accepted a position as a Nutrition Tech at Scottish Rite hospital | Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
    • FDN alumna Oluwaseyi Adeyemi-Bajo has been accepted into the physician assistant program at Emory University. A photo of Seyi was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 12/2.

    Dec 02, 2020

    • FDN alumna Hayley Sanders just accepted her new job as a dietitian in a clinic called Next Steps Worldwide in McKinney, TX. A photo of Hayley was posted on the FDN Facebook page on 11/25.
    • FDN alumna Taylor Ragan started her new job at Erlanger Baroness Hospital with Sodexo in Chattanooga, TN. She will be working primarily with the surgical and GI floors.
    • FDN alumna Olivia Taylor was recently hired at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at the Egleston location as an inpatient dietitian.

    Nov 17, 2020

    • FDN alumnus Zachary Grunewald recently started a new position as the coordinator for the metabolic and bariatric program for Emory Johns Creek Hospital. A photo of Dr. Grunewald was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 11/11.
    • FDN alumna Beth Wood started her new job as a full-time registered dietitian at Beloit Health System in Beloit, Wisconsin. She will primarily be in the clinical inpatient setting working with a variety of patients.

    Nov 10, 2020

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Megan Houston who started a position as an RDN at Baptist Health Care in Pensacola, Florida. She is working in the areas of inpatient cardiac, outpatient CHF clinic, and outpatient cardiac rehab. A photo of Megan was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 11/6.

    Nov 03, 2020

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Amanda Kennedy for passing her NDTR Exam on 10/30. A photo of Amanda was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 11/3.
    • FDN alumna Mary Claire Shurina created her platform "Redefining Real Food" to educate and inspire individuals to lead a healthy lifestyle. Read about her venture in the FDN Facebook post on 10/29.
    • FDN alumnus Wilkray Biboum was featured in the Fall 2020 Diversity Newsletter under 'Amazing Students.'
    • The FACS Alumni Association is hosting an event in the FACS Extracurricular Series featuring Vera Stewart, BSHE ’74 titled Caddysnacks with Vera. Vera will be making Pimento Cheese, Vidalia Onion Dip, and Hello Dollies. This event is free to attend, and registration closes on 11/9. The registration link is here.

    Oct 20, 2020

    • FDN alumna Sunhye Lee has been appointed as an assistant professor since 9/1 in the Department of Food Science at Sun Moon University in Korea. More information about Dr. Lee’s new role plus her photo were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 10/14.
    • FDN alumna Holly Garner was recently featured in an article highlighting the nutrition counseling and support offered to cancer patients at Tanner Health System. The article was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 10/16.

    Oct 13, 2020

    • Reminder: Ivy Odom (BSFCS ‘15, BA ‘15), a Test Kitchen Professional at Southern Living, will walk through how to make a simple 30-minute weeknight dinner. This will be done directly from her kitchen to yours via Zoom on 10/15 at 6:00 pm EST. For more information on the event, click here.

    Oct 06, 2020

    • FDN alumna Staci Belcher is quoted in the Grady News article, "Weightism and Its Impact: Professor Teaches Health At Every Size," published on 10/2.

    Sep 29, 2020

    • Emily Yates, FDN alumna and FACS Alumni Board Marketing Chair just launched a jewelry business: https://cohenslane.co/. Check it out!
    • As part of the FACS Alumni Association Extracurricular Series, Ivy Odom will host a cooking demo on 10/15 from 6:00-7:30 pm. For more information and to register, visit this page.

    Sep 22, 2020

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Whitney Okie, Assistant Administrator of Medical Operations at Cleveland Clinic, Florida Region, for receiving the Cleveland Clinic Excellence Award. A photo of Whitney was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 9/16.

    Sep 15, 2020

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Valerie Chertin Buckley, registered dietitian at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, for passing her CSO exam (aka Board Certification as a Specialist in Oncology Nutrition). A photo of Valerie was added to the FDN Facebook page on 9/11.

    Sep 01, 2020

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Diana Ricketts for starting a new position as Clinical Dietitian at Emory Healthcare.

    Aug 25, 2020

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Emily Jones who recently received a promotion to the clinic manager position at the East Athens WIC clinic. A photo of Emily was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 8/24.
    • FDN alumna Amy Goss was featured in Medical Dialogues on 8/21, as well as in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics SmartBrief, for her latest study showing that older adults who followed a very low-carbohydrate diet lost more weight and fat mass than those following a low-fat diet. Her study was published in Nutrition & Metabolism.

    Aug 18, 2020

    • FDN alumna Sarah Beth Massengale was featured in an 'Intern Perspective' published by Sodexo, where she is currently completing her dietetic internship in Chattanooga, TN. This post was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 8/18.

    Aug 11, 2020

    • FDN alumna Maj. Lori Maggioni, Deputy Chief, Nutrition Care Division Eisenhower Army Medical Center, wrote an article for the August 2020 Rounds publication titled, "Performance Triad for optimal health (even during pandemic)." The link to the article is here (page 2).

    Aug 04, 2020

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Anna Cheely who was promoted to Senior Scientist/Manager for Kalsec, Inc.

    Jul 21, 2020

    • FDN alumna Natalie Tripp graduated summa cum laude from Georgia State University earning her MPH, concentrating in biostatistics, last December. She recently received an offer of employment from a consulting firm (ICF International) where she will be working as a project coordinator between their public health department and the CDC.

    Jul 14, 2020

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Savannah Duffy for receiving the Ellen Jurgen's Scholarship through the Georgia Dietetic Foundation!

    Jul 07, 2020

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Alice Tivzenda for receiving a 2020 Georgia Dietetic Foundation Scholarship!

    Jun 30, 2020

    Jun 23, 2020

    • FDN alumna Courtney Vickery has launched her new business, Vickery Wellness. Courtney will be offering virtual nutrition counseling, health coaching, nutrition education classes, cooking demonstrations, and virtual private or group yoga sessions. The Facebook link to her business is here.

    Jun 16, 2020

    • FDN alumna Maria Williams participated in a "Quick Chat" by UGA Athletics published on 6/11.
    • FDN alumnus Zach Grunewald was selected as the winner of the American Physiological Society-Cardiovascular Section Outstanding Trainee Award for 2020. He was selected as one of the top three doctoral student finalists in the nation for this award. Congratulations!
    • FDN alumna Ayshia Ranjitsingh is starting her new job today, 6/16, as a Diet Technician with THIRA Health, an eating disorder and mental health clinic with inpatient/outpatient programming. Ayshia’s photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page.

    Jun 09, 2020

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Christine Swearingen who started her new job on 6/8 as a clinical dietitian at Augusta University Medical Center.

    Jun 02, 2020

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Paige Berger who just learned that she received the ASN 2020 Emerging Leader in Nutrition Science Award. Dr. Berger also has two in-press publications:
      • Berger PK, Plows JF, Jones RB, Alderete TL, Yonemitsu C, Poulsen M, Ryoo JH, Bode L, Goran MI. Human milk oligosaccharides and Hispanic infant weight gain in the first 6 months. Obesity. Accepted May 2020.
      • Berger PK, Plows JF, Demerath EW, Fields DA. Carbohydrate composition in breast milk and its effect on infant health. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. Accepted April 2020.

    May 20, 2020

    • Congratulations to FDN alumnus Zach Grunewald who successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on 5/15 via Zoom. Zach will be graduating with his PhD from the University of Missouri. The title of his presentation was, "The role of TRAF3IP2 in obesity-associated vascular insulin resistance and dysfunction." Photos of Zach were shared on the FDN Facebook page.

    May 13, 2020

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Wells Ross who earned her RDN credential on 5/7. She will soon start her new job as a dietitian at a Pediatric Eating Disorder Hospital. A photo of Wells was shared on the FDN Facebook page.
    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Angie Lee who was awarded the Jeanne B. Lee Outstanding Dietetic Intern Scholarship from the Augusta District Dietetic Association. A photo of Angie was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 5/11.
    • FDN alumna Wimberly (Hill) Brackett was featured on the Believe Greater Dalton Facebook page on 5/12. As the School Nutrition Director for Dalton Public Schools GA, she is on the front lines feeding children in her community during the COVID-19 pandemic. This post was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 5/13.

    May 06, 2020

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Kelsey Brown for obtaining her RDN credential on 5/5. Kelsey also started her new job in April as a dietitian for the North East Georgia WIC program within the Georgia Department of Public Health. A photo of Kelsey was added to the FDN Facebook page on 5/6.

    Apr 21, 2020

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Larkin Merritt Kelly and her husband Brad on the birth of their daughter, Deary Lucille, born on 3/6 weighing 7 lb and measuring 19 inches.
    • Congratulations to Andrea Lobene who earned her doctorate from Purdue University on 4/20.

    Apr 14, 2020

    • FACS would like to hear from graduates working on the front lines to bring relief to those who need it during this crisis. Tag FDN alumni in the comments of this FACS Facebook post on 4/6 so we can celebrate them.

    Apr 14, 2020

    • Congratulations to Elizabeth Wood, who successfully defended her Master's thesis on 4/14 via Zoom. Her presentation was titled "Development of a method to increase the flux of metabolism in hepatocytes in vitro." A photo of Beth was shared on the FDN Facebook page.

    Apr 07, 2020

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Emily Yates for obtaining a new position as Account Manager for Wier/Stewart, a branding and graphic design firm in Augusta. A photo of Emily was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 4/1.
    • FDN alumna Skye Estroff is the host and one of the executive producers of the new show, "Foodie Road Trip," that debuted on WSB on 4/4. This show is about supporting local mom & pop restaurants and sharing fun foods. You can follow "Foodie Road Trip" accounts on social media (Instagram: @foodieroadtriptv & Facebook: Foodie Road Trip TV). See this post shared on the FDN Facebook page on 4/2 to learn more.
    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Catherine Lommen for starting her new position as Clinical Dietitian at Northside Hospital.

    Mar 31, 2020

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Emily Owen for successfully defending her MS thesis via Zoom on 3/27. The title of her presentation was, "The Promotion of Nutrient-Dense Foods in Andasibe, Madagascar." Emily is completing her MS/DI at Appalachian State University this spring. A photo of Emily was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 3/31.

    Mar 10, 2020

    • FDN alumna Emily Owen, currently in her MS/DI program at Appalachian State University, will be delivering a presentation about global nutrition in Madagascar on 3/19. She will talk about her time conducting research in Madagascar last summer. This event was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 3/2.
    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Sarah Catherine Black who is among the elected officers of the GAFCS for 2020-21. She has been elected as Vice President for Professional Development.
    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Emily Yates whose article about the VeryVera Cooking Camp appeared in the current issue of okra. Magazine. This news was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 3/4.

    Mar 03, 2020

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Dorothy Dupree who just received grant funding from Common Threads for the Small Bites nutrition education program. In this program, she will be collaborating with teachers in Savannah to reach vulnerable student populations that will benefit greatly from this food and nutrition education. The schools she is targeting have free and reduced lunch percentages above 90%. The grant funds will cover all food costs, but not the costs of supplies, such as measuring cups/spoons, etc. So, Dorothy has started a GoFundMe to help raise funds for these important supplies. If you would like to support Dorothy by contributing to her cause, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/t7s8ueq. A photo of Dorothy was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 2/21. So far, she has raised $145 of her $317 goal.

    Feb 18, 2020

    • FDN alumna Ruth Gildea Taylor was featured in the AJC on 2/6. Ruth was interviewed extensively about school nutrition programs, and she addressed how the Fulton Co School Nutrition Program will respond to the proposed USDA school nutrition program changes.
    • FDN alumna Paige Berger was featured in the article titled, "Component of Human Breast Milk Enhances Cognitive Development in Babies." Dr. Berger is currently a postdoctoral research associate at CHLA and is the first author of the study.

    Feb 04, 2020

    • The FDN Alumni Relations Committee is hosting the FDN 6-Mix Luncheon with Vera Stewart, BSHE ‘74, on Friday, 2/7 from 12:00-1:30 pm in room 306 Dawson Hall. Only the first 6 undergraduate students, 6 graduate students, and 6 faculty members will be chosen as dining companions, so register here if you are interested in attending. Our featured speaker is host of The VeryVera Show, and has been the example of female entrepreneurship in the Augusta, GA area for over 35 years. She is also a caterer, mail order aficionado, cookbook author, and mentor. To learn more about our guest of honor, visit https://www.veryvera.com/.
    • There will be a second chance to meet Vera at her Meet and Greet & Cookbook Signing this Saturday, 2/8 at Heery’s Too (184 E Clayton St, Athens) from 12:00-2:00 pm. Vera will autograph her cookbooks and is looking forward to speaking with fellow Bulldogs. There is no cost to attend.

    Jan 21, 2020

    • FDN alumna Carlee Collmus started a new position as a dietitian for Total Nutrition Technology (TNT), a nutrition company in Charlotte, NC. To learn more about Carlee and what her new position entails, view the post on the FDN Facebook page on 1/17.

    Jan 08, 2020

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Chandler Winstead on being named Samford University's Outstanding Dietetic Intern of the Year! Chandler's name was also submitted at the state level for consideration as the Outstanding Alabama Dietetic Intern of the Year. A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 12/18.

    Dec 17, 2019

    • FDN alumni Alice Tivzenda and Alexa Smith are former classmates who recently reunited as WIC nutritionists in Norcross. A photo of Alice and Alexa was posted to the FDN Facebook page on 12/13.

    Dec 10, 2019

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Rhea Sharma on receiving her white coat in her MS/DI program at Rush University Medical Center. Photos of Rhea can be viewed on the FDN Facebook page.

    Dec 05, 2019

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Christina (Whitworth) Bogardus on the birth of her son, Caleb Jason, on November 15th. Caleb weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces and measured 22 inches long. A photo of Christina's family can be viewed here.

    Nov 21, 2019

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Meredith Halleck Vincent for her new role as the Menu & Packaging Coordinator with the Chick-fil-A Support Center (Corporate). A photo of Meredith was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 11/4.
    • FDN alumna Skye Estroff shared tailgate recipes on CBS46 on 11/1 and recognized the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences for helping her obtain her dietetics degree. You can view the segment here.

    Oct 31, 2019

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Taylor Burrage for beginning her new job as a clinical dietitian at Tift Regional Medical Center.

    Oct 22, 2019

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna MacKenzie (Sizemore) Robison on earning her RDN credential. A photo of MacKenzie was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 10/21.

    Oct 15, 2019

    • Congratulations to FDN alumni Katie Norris and Zach Grunewald who were married on 10/12 in Clayton, GA. A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 10/14.
    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Lianni Maldonado who recently accepted the position as the new Burke County Public Schools Wellness Dietitian, Early Head Start Dietitian, and Farm to School Coordinator at Burke County Public Schools. A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 10/1.
    • FDN alumna Morgan Warner received her BS in dietetics in December 2017 and completed her dietetic internship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, in August 2019. Morgan was recently hired as a relief dietitian at Saint Mary's Hospital, where she is covering diabetes education hospital-wide, as well as a medical ICU floor and a medical general care floor. A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 10/9.
    • On 10/7, students in MNT-I heard from FDN alumna Captain Lori Maggioni, MS, RDN, CSP, Deputy Chief, Nutrition Care Division of the Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, GA, about her career as a dietitian in the US Army. Photos were shared on the FDN Facebook page.

    Oct 01, 2019

    • FDN alumna and FACS alumni award winner Amy Goss was quoted in the Self article, "Is Diet Soda Actually Killing You, Though?" on 9/18. This article was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 9/25.

    Sep 24, 2019

    • FDN alumna Merin Mathew received her Doctor of Physical Therapy white coat on 9/19 at the ceremony organized by Georgia State University. Photos of Merin were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 9/23.

    Sep 17, 2019

    • FDN alumni Neal Holliday, Melanie Abron, and Tara Morgan recently received their white coats as dietetic interns in the MS/DI program at Augusta University. A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 9/16.

  • May 17, 2022

    • Did you know FACS has a Flickr page that features photos from College events? The page is updated regularly and can be found here.

    May 10, 2022

    May 03, 2022

    • Dietetics major Renee Hutton is a member of the Dairy Science Club, which will be hosting a "Calf Cuddling Day." This event will be held on Reading Day (Wednesday, 5/4) on Myers Quad from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. The club is bringing their own dairy calves for everyone to love on and take pictures with. Calf snuggles are a great way to de-stress before exams! Make sure to come out and bring your friends! View the flyer and more details here.

    Apr 26, 2022

    • The “Get the Finals Scoop” event will take place on 4/27 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lil Ice Cream Dude will be in front of Dawson Hall with frozen treats for students.

    Apr 19, 2022

    • The Student Success and Advising Center is seeking interns for Summer and Fall 2022. Applications are now open through 4/27. Please email success@uga.edu for more details. 

    Apr 12, 2022

    • Are you interested in pursuing a Fulbright grant for year-long independent research, study, creative pursuits, or an English Teaching Assistantship abroad? Come to a Fulbright information session this spring! The 2023-2024 Fulbright competition opens 3/31, and the campus deadline is 9/6. Note to juniors—if you want to go abroad on a Fulbright the year after graduation, this is the time to apply. Seniors and graduate students are also welcome to apply. The competition is open to U.S. citizens who will have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree completed by summer 2023. Join one of the information sessions to learn more. To receive notices about future info sessions and deadlines, register for UGA's Fulbright 2023-24 listserv, here. Also visit the U.S. Student Fulbright Program website, here.

    Mar 30, 2022

    Mar 15, 2022

    • How are we celebrating National Nutrition Month in Dawson Hall? Look no further than the 1st floor. Visit these bulletin boards for international menu planning ideas and select featured recipes (as we receive them)! Use this form to submit your favorite family recipes, and start your journey toward enjoying the flavors of the world. You can also view the FACS and NUTR social media posts highlighting faculty who have participated in the National Nutrition Month campaign so far this month [Tracey Brigman (week 1) and Emma Laing (week 2)].

    Mar 01, 2022

    • Looking for a great networking opportunity to learn more about your field and office environments? Check out the Legacy Ball hosted by Black Felicity Student Association. This formal event on Saturday, 4/9 at 6:00 PM will be a celebration of minority students across the University of Georgia’s campus. The Legacy Ball will be a space for minorities to make connections with people who are looking to enter their respective job market. The event will be a resourceful networking opportunity for students of various minority organizations and a space for all minority students to unite. Check out BFSAatUGA on Instagram for more info and register for the event by 3/25 here. All attendees will receive a t-shirt, meal, and valuable networking experience.

    Feb 22, 2022

    • The Pre-Professional Advising Office will be holding a Health Professions Fair on Thursday, 3/3 from 11:00am-3:00pm in Tate Grand Hall. The goal of the Health Professions Fair is to provide UGA Pre-Health students the opportunity to connect directly with admissions representatives from health professional schools across the country. Students are highly encouraged to stop by and chat with representatives from a variety of health care programs. This is your opportunity to ask questions, show your interest and to learn more about all the different programs available. This Fair will include representatives from medical, dental, veterinary, optometry, allied health, physician associate, nursing and pharmacy programs. Click here for a list of registered programs.

    Feb 15, 2022

    • Registration for TEDxUGA 2022: Wonder is now open. This year's event features two ways for you to engage with UGA's leading thinkers and doers as they once again take the stage to share their ideas worth spreading: 1) Morton Theatre — This year, TEDxUGA will open its doors to engage with a more intimate audience at Morton Theatre. This quaint venue will allow for a new, enhanced experience for both our in-person and virtual audiences; 2) Livestream — TEDxUGA is pleased to offer an alternative viewing option by hosting a virtual livestream experience. Register here.

    Feb 08, 2022

    • It’s that time of year for recruitment to the Peer Nutrition Educator Practicum. The information on the PNE program and application process is on the NUTR website. Applications are due 3/1. Students will be contacted to interview in March-April, and the PNE class will be selected by April.

    Feb 01, 2022

    • During Black History month, the Institute for African American Studies welcomes visitors to their Open House & Donuts events with the Director, Dr. Carolyn Jones Medine, scheduled on 2/2 and 2/23 from 2-3 PM in room 314 Park Hall. This is an excellent opportunity to ask questions regarding classes and programs in IAAS, tour the student lounge and library, and connect with other undergraduate and graduate students. Free coffee and donuts provided. 

    Jan 25, 2022

    • FACS is developing a five-year strategic plan for diversity and inclusive excellence. We want your perspective on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in FACS. All forums are virtual. If you are unavailable to attend a forum, you can give your input through a survey that will be sent to all FACS stakeholders. Register here.     

    ·       February 7, 4-6pm – Students | Register by 11:59 p.m. on 2/6  

    ·       February 9, 12:30-2:30pm – Faculty / Staff | Register by 11:59 p.m. on 2/8 

    ·       February 23, 3-5pm – Alumni | Register by 11:59 p.m. on 2/22 

    Jan 18, 2022

    • The Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) research symposium will be held on 4/4-5 at the Classic Center in Athens. The deadline for abstract submission is 2/11. CURO also awards Summer Research Fellowships to support undergraduate research during the summer months. Students will receive $3,000 in financial support and participate in collaborative workshops, lectures, and other events, in addition to participating in intensive faculty mentored research. The submission deadline for the CURO summer research fellowship is 3/16. For more details, visit this site

    Dec 14, 2021

    • The FACS Convocation will be livestreamed on 12/17. The event starts at 12:30 p.m. The livestream will be available beginning at 12:15 p.m. at this link. The stream will be archived on the FACS YouTube page and will be available for viewing afterward if you, your friends or family miss the live event.

    Dec 07, 2021

    • Save the date for FACS Day at the Capitol on Thursday, 2/10/22 from 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM in Atlanta. This event highlights the Georgia State Capitol’s support of Family and Consumer Sciences. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. Registration will open on Tuesday, 1/18. For more information, see https://www.fcs.uga.edu/ssac/fdac.

    Nov 30, 2021

    Nov 23, 2021

    • Apply now to be a 2022-2023 World Leader! World Leaders provide the first official welcome to all new international University of Georgia students and help them prepare for a successful beginning on campus. This position provides a unique opportunity to have a positive impact on newly admitted international students while also developing leadership, communication, and teamwork skills. World Leaders work closely with ISL staff to ensure a successful orientation. The opportunity to work closely on a team with a select group of fellow student leaders is the most challenging and potentially rewarding aspect of the World Leaders experience. Any undergraduate, graduate, or professional students may apply! The application is due by Friday, 12/3 at 5:00 p.m. To learn more about the World Leader program, visit isl.uga.edu/world-leaders/ and to apply, visit bit.ly/worldleaders2022.

    Nov 16, 2021

    • Arch Society is a unique service opportunity at UGA that allows members to give back to the university, learn more about UGA, and make the university's guests feel welcome. You may already know Arch Society from a tour you received, a football game, or seeing members in their distinctive black blazers. Members seek to embody the pillars of the Arch (Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation) and represent the experiences of the student body to every guest they greet. If interested in serving as a member, view this webpage for recruitment and selection details, information sessions coming up, and a link to the application (due 1/19/22).

    Nov 09, 2021

    • The following events at UGA have information about Native American Heritage Month (11/1-30). 

    o   11/11 5:30 pm—Event at Georgia Museum of Art 

    o   11/15 at 2:00 pm—Webinar registration is on this website

    Nov 03, 2021

    • Please consider donating boxes of stuffing mix to benefit Athens' older adults experiencing food insecurity. Our SDA and GSO have each registered to compete in the 10th annual Turkeypaloooza event sponsored by Campus Kitchen, and their goal is up to 75 boxes (8oz boxes are preferred, and the brand does not matter; however, no cornbread or Jiffy mixes, please). Deadline to donate is 11/12. Feel free to share the flyer posted on the NUTR Facebook page to spread the word! Bins are located in the following areas in Dawson:  
    • SDA: blue bins by the vending machines on the 1st floor and outside Room 390
    • GSO: red and yellow donation bins in Room 280

    Oct 26, 2021

    • Please consider donating boxes of stuffing mix to benefit Athens' older adults experiencing food insecurity. Our SDA and GSO have each registered to compete in the 10th annual Turkeypaloooza event sponsored by Campus Kitchen, and their goal is 75 boxes (8oz boxes are preferred, and the brand does not matter; however, no cornbread or Jiffy mixes, please). Deadline to donate is 11/12. Feel free to share the flyer posted on the NUTR Facebook page to spread the word! Bins are located in the following areas in Dawson:  
      • SDA: blue bins by the vending machines on the 1st floor and outside Room 390 
      • GSO: red and yellow donation bins in Room 280 

    Oct 19, 2021

    • The Office of Institutional Diversity welcomes nominations and applications for membership on the UGA Diversity Advisory Council. The Council is committed to inclusive excellence, providing a welcoming campus culture, and fostering living, learning, and working environments supportive of the differences and similarities of all people. Membership is open to faculty, staff, and students. The term of service is 3 years, and the council meets 1-2 times per semester. A broad range of experiences, backgrounds, and expertise among different areas of diversity is important. The application deadline is Friday, 11/5. Nominations should be sent to diverse@uga.edu. The application is available online. Please contact the Office of Institutional Diversity (706-583-8195) if you have questions.

    Oct 06, 2021

    • The Beat Week fundraising challenge, an initiative of the UGA Student Alumni Association, begins Monday, 10/4 and goes through midnight Saturday, 10/9 to challenge Auburn University both on and off the field. Last year FACS raised over $23,000 during Beat Week and we want to beat that this year! To make a gift online, go to the drop-down menu of several funds in the College by clicking on the Give Now button on the College’s main web page. The rules are simple: the university with the most donations by Saturday, 10/9 wins! Any size gift counts. Any fund designation counts. Once you’ve made your gift, keep an eye on the scoreboard and know that you've done your part in making our university better.  

    Sep 28, 2021

    • Stop by #BeWellUGAFest at Tate on Wednesday 9/29 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for a pop-up expo of well-being resources on campus. Learn about the many well-being offerings around campus, connect with student groups, grab a flu shot, and participate in Zumba in the plaza and Yoga on the west lawn, check out well-being demonstrations, tie dye a shirt, pet some emotional support puppies, grab some food, stop by our sunglasses sale, and more!

    Sep 21, 2021

    • The Jan Hathcote Social Science Academic Support Fund and Graduate Research Grants Program is for FACS MS or PhD students who have identified their research project, have the support of their major professor, and have a strong interest in the social sciences within the various departments of the college. A two-page proposal, brief statement of proposed research plan and budget request for funds are due 9/30. Current FACS students should consult with their faculty advisors and obtain a copy of the guidelines from the Dean’s Office or the department office. Up to $1,500 is available for the academic year 2021-2022.

    Sep 14, 2021

    • The Office of Global Engagement is hosting its Study Abroad Fair this week (9/14 and 9/15 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.) at the Tate Student Center / 3rd floor Concourse & Atrium. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome!

    Sep 08, 2021

    • The Red & Black has compiled a brief list of some of the mental health resources that UGA and Athens offer to students to help ensure this remains a priority as the semester begins.

    Sep 01, 2021

    • The University Heath Center is offering a free vaccine clinic at the Tate Student Center Room 137 (remaining dates are 8/31 and 9/2 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm). Any UGA students, faculty, and staff member who gets vaccinated will receive a free t-shirt and a $20 gift card.

    Aug 24, 2021

    Aug 10, 2021

    • As part of the University System of Georgia’s Mental Health Initiative, all faculty, staff, and students at USG institutions are eligible to participate in QPR Suicide Prevention Training. As outlined on the USG website, “QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer – the three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.”  The 1.5-hour training sessions will be held virtually (via Microsoft Teams) throughout the fall semester.  You can find more information about the upcoming training dates/times and sign-up details here. You can find UGA-specific information about the Mental Health Initiative here.

    Jul 14, 2021

    • The Obesity Initiative is pleased to announce the expansion of its OI Mentorship Program in fall 2021. Junior faculty, research scientists, and post docs at UGA may apply by 9/7 at this link.

    Jun 15, 2021

    • The Mary Frances Early College of Education and the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences presents "Fostering Sense of Belonging, Supporting Student Success in a New Normal" featuring Terrell Strayhorn on Wednesday, 6/16 at 10 am via Zoom. Dr. Strayhorn is the provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at Virginia Union University, where he also serves as professor of urban education in the Evelyn Reid Syphax School of Education and director of the Center for the Study of HBCUs. He has authored 11 books, including "College Students’ Sense of Belonging: A Key to Educational Success for All Students." Dr. Strayhorn will address how our work with/for students' sense of belonging in/on campus is impacted by COVID-19, international unrest, and the quest for racial justice. This event is open to all UGA students, staff, faculty, and administrators, and participants must register to attend. Register at this link.

    May 11, 2021

    • This is a reminder that CURO Fall assistantship applications are due by 6/1 at 4 p.m. Detailed information is at this link.

    May 04, 2021

    • The UGA Writing Center will be open this summer from 5/19 to 8/4. Anyone with a uga.edu email is invited to make a 45-minute online appointment with one of our expert writing consultants up to two weeks in advance. All of our appointments will be online; you can choose to meet with a consultant via video chat or you can receive feedback on your writing via email. More information about our appointment types is here. We work with all writers at any stage of any writing project. If you have questions, email writingcenter@uga.edu.

    Apr 22, 2021

    Apr 13, 2021

    • UGA will celebrate Honors Week 2021 with a Virtual Celebration of Academic Excellence that will premiere on the university’s YouTube page at 2 p.m. on 4/21.

    Apr 06, 2021

    • The Student Success and Advising Center is seeking interns for this summer and the fall. If you're looking to gain experience in the areas of Business, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Recruitment, and Project Management, this internship is for you! It is also eligible as an Experiential Learning opportunity. Click this link to learn more and apply.

    Mar 30, 2021

    • Interested in exploring the intersection between social justice, economic opportunity, and environmental challenges? The UGA Sustainability Certificate introduces students to the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to address complex local and global challenges and innovate collaborative solutions. The program provides a broad sustainability framework through courses in the social, economic, and environmental spheres and the application of learning to hands-on capstone projects and the creation of final portfolios. 

    Mar 16, 2021

    • The FACS Alumni Association Scholarship II is a need-based scholarship awarded to a student who is enrolled in FACS and has declared their major within the college. This scholarship award is $1,000 and is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Funds will be awarded in fall 2021. The application will close 3/26.

    Mar 10, 2021

    Mar 02, 2021

    • Spring into Research Workshop Series: All of the tools that students need to write dynamic papers and create innovative projects will be on display in a series of workshops from the UGA Libraries. In this series, librarians and staff will lead virtual discussions on navigating library resources, from the latest online journals to historical material held in digital archives, as well as using citation management software and technologies available for data visualization, map-making, virtual reality, and more. The series kicks off with an overview of library resources and services at 3:00 p.m., Monday, 3/8. The workshops continue on weekdays through Friday, 3/19, offering information into a variety of tools and services, such as the Makerspace at the Science Library and the GIS Lab at the Main Library. Click here to learn more and to register.

    Feb 23, 2021

    • The Let All the Big Dawgs Eat Food Scholarship is open for Summer 2021 applications. If you know any students who may need help securing food while taking summer classes, please encourage them to apply. The application will be open until 2/28.

    Feb 11, 2021

    • Calling all UGA students! Are you in a group or network, looking for one, or have a project or idea you’d like to share? Here’s an opportunity to showcase your work and meet other FACS students across the state. The 2021 Annual Conference of the Georgia Association of Family and Consumer Sciences is open to students in FCS-related disciplines. FCS focus areas include health, human development, nutrition, education and training, personal finance, textiles, housing and interior design. The conference will be held virtually on 3/5, and all students will be fully reimbursed after attending. Register at this link.

    Feb 02, 2021

    • The College of Family and Consumer Sciences will host Virtual FACS Day at the Capitol on Thursday, 2/11. The event will take place virtually from 9:30-noon this year. Registration is now open and will close on Friday, 2/5. More information and the link to register can be found here.

    Jan 19, 2021

    • A short video on measuring techniques is now available on the Georgia 4-H Project Achievement Foods Labs resource page. The video was created by Ashleigh Childs and Kayla Wall and reviewed by Elizabeth Andress.

    Dec 15, 2020

    • This Friday, 12/18, is the Virtual 2020 Fall Commencement. The undergraduate Commencement ceremony is scheduled to premiere at 9:30 a.m. on commencement.uga.edu. The graduate ceremony will premiere at 2:30 p.m. All alumni, faculty, and staff are invited to join in the celebration by posting photos or short videos with encouraging words or congratulations using #UGAgrad this week. There are also Digital Downloads available on the commencement site that you can use and share. Want to help even more? Follow #UGAgrad and #UGA20 on Instagram and Twitter and reply to grads celebrating!

    Dec 10, 2020

    • The UGA Peer Nutrition Educators program is accepting applications for the 2021 year. Please share with students you know who would enjoy serving as a PNE next year. Deadline to apply is 1/31/21, but applications will be accepted through March. The application can be accessed here. View the flyer at this link.

    Dec 02, 2020

    • The UGA commencement page has specific instructions for December graduates to participate in the virtual ceremonies. The FAQs toward the bottom of this page provide instructions to students on how to be featured in the UGA commencement video, where to find some digital downloads for social media, how to sign up for a special gift, order a printed program, etc.

    Nov 17, 2020

    • Please share with students seeking an FYOS course this spring that is focused on intuitive eating and challenging diet culture: "Uncomplicate Your Food: Intuitive Eating for Optimal Nutrition, Health and Well-being" (CRN: 58364). To view/share the flyer, visit this post on the FDN Facebook page. Emma Laing is listed as the instructor and course activities will be facilitated by UHC registered dietitians, Staci Belcher and Beth Kindamo.

    Nov 10, 2020

    • Calling all FDN students, faculty, staff, and alumni: We have a special opportunity for you to join us for a Meet & Greet with Marion Nestle. Dr. Nestle is one of the nation’s leading experts on food marketing and nutrition. The free event *just for UGA FACS* will take place on Thursday, 11/12 at 1:00 PM. Registration is required, and you may register here by 11/11. View the flyer posted on the FDN Facebook page to learn more.
    • As part of the UGA Signature Lecture series, Dr. Nestle will also present the inaugural "Food, Power, and Politics Lecture" later that day, 11/12 at 3:00 PM, to students, faculty, and the community. She will discuss political and social influences on food choice and nutrition in the United States. Registration is required by 11/11 at this link.

    Nov 03, 2020

    • Students: As FACS majors, you have access to exclusive FACS scholarships. These scholarships are gift aid, meaning you do not have to repay them. Applications open 11/1. Visit the FACS Scholarship Page for more information (Deadline to apply: 3/1/21).

    Oct 20, 2020

    • FDN’s Graduate Program/Dietetic Internship will be hosting a Virtual Open House on Friday, 10/30 from 1:30-4:00. Visit this link to register.

    Oct 13, 2020

    • This Friday is the re-scheduled Spring 2020 Undergraduate Commencement ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Visit the October Undergraduate Ceremony website for details related to the ceremony. You can watch the livestream at commencement.uga.edu and follow along across UGA main social channels.

    Oct 06, 2020

    • The Spring CURO research assistantship application is due 11/1 at 4:00 pm. Application details are in this link.

    Sep 29, 2020

    • The primary goal of TRIO STEM-H is to help transition, retain, and graduate first-generation, low-income (FGLI), and minoritized students at UGA. Through its services, the program provides opportunities for academic development, assists with college requirements, and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their undergraduate degree program. Visit this site for more information as well as the application link for students.

    Sep 22, 2020

    • During the week of Exploring Graduate Education at UGA, the Graduate School will include workshops on the application and admissions process, the benefits of earning a graduate degree, and a discussion on the various types and sources of financial assistance available to fund graduate education, and will culminate in a graduate program table fair. Visit this site for more information.

    Sep 15, 2020

    • Bulldog Basics has created a new eStore that allows students to place their order online. Students will be able to choose Dawson Hall, the ASPIRE Clinic, or Tate Student Center as their pick up location.

    Sep 08, 2020

    • On Thursdays at 11:30-12:30 from 9/10-10/1: Join the Registered Dietitian Nutritionists from the UHC Health Promotion Department for a Nutrition Basics virtual workshop to learn about evidence based nutrition principles, meal planning, and strategies tailored towards meeting the challenges of school life. For more information, see the flyer posted on the FDN Facebook page on 9/8.

    Sep 01, 2020

    • The Office of University Experiential Learning is accepting applications for the Fall EL Scholarships. The deadline is 10/19 and will include activities taking place in Spring, Maymester, and Summer 2021. Awards are in amounts up to $2500 and may be used for any activity approved for Experiential Learning at UGA. Students can access the application on the EL website.

    Aug 25, 2020

    • Dawg Day of Service is UGA's largest annual day of community service, providing a great opportunity to work with other students to make a positive impact in the Athens Clarke County community. This year's event will look a little different ... providing both on-site and on-campus service opportunities. Not only that, but there will be three different days of service to make a lasting impact in the Athens community. Mark your calendars for the kick-off event on 8/29. Check out this site for more information.

    Aug 18, 2020

    Aug 11, 2020

    • Beau Seagraves, associate dean of students, and Carrie Smith, assistant dean of students, will discuss the UGA Student Care and Outreach program on 8/11 (today) at 3:30 p.m. on the Alumni Association’s Ask Me Anything series. Register here.

    Aug 04, 2020

    • UGA was mentioned in an article published in Food Management on 7/10 to encourage take-out dining for fall semester. The article explains that UGA Dining Services plans to follow COVID-19 restrictions by using a combination of preordering, takeout and limited dine-in. To-go meals will be encouraged and students who want to eat in a dining hall will have to make a reservation for a designated time that will be limited to 45 minutes. The full story is linked here.

    Jul 21, 2020

    • FACS Info Sessions will be held virtually this summer. Sessions are on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and last 30-45 minutes. Please note registration closes at noon one week prior to each event. If the registration deadline has passed and you would like to attend, send an email to success@uga.edu. The next Info Session will take place today, 7/21! Register for future sessions at this site.

    Jul 14, 2020

    • FDN alumna Staci Belcher was quoted in the UGA Today article, "UGA’s health center plans for return to campus," published on 7/13 for her role in transitioning the BeWellUGA program from an in-person to a virtual offering. The article explains how the Health Center will offer their programs online and in-person this fall as conditions permit.

    Jul 07, 2020

    • One of the UGA Obesity Initiative’s top priorities is to launch the OI Mentorship Program. If you know of any junior faculty, research scientists, or post docs in your lab or your department who might be interested in this program, please share this information with them. They can apply at this link.

    Jun 30, 2020

    • Elizabeth Andress warns that there is a potentially extremely hazardous method of home canning for vegetables that is circulating on the Internet. Some people are advising others to leave the water out of the jars of fresh vegetables before processing them. On 6/25, Dr. Andress posted a blog article about this topic that you are welcome to share with your contacts.

    Jun 23, 2020

    • The UGA Alumni Association recently launched the Between the Pages Book Club. Every other month they will feature a new alumni author and book selection. The July book is Hello Summer by Mary Kay Andrews (Kathy Trocheck [ABJ ’76]), released in early May. Ongoing (optional) discussions of the book will take place on Goodreads and an exclusive gathering with Mary Kay will be hosted free of charge via Zoom on 7/16 from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Atlanta’s first African-American and first female news anchor Monica Kaufman Pearson (MA ’14) will moderate the discussion. Register here.

    Jun 16, 2020

    • The UGA Alumni Association launched the Attack the Day 5K, which will take place on Saturday, 6/20. So far there are 730 registrants! There is still time to register using this link. The inaugural Attack The Day 5k is open to all UGA alumni, family, and friends. The "run" can be completed at any time on the 20th; simply select your choice of exercise and complete 3.1 miles. Participants are encouraged to submit photos of themselves training and sporting their best Bulldog spirit on the 20th for a chance to be featured on the UGA Alumni Association social media accounts (use the hashtag #ATD5k and tag @ugaalumni – please note accounts must be public for UGA Alumni social media to access/repost content).

    Jun 09, 2020

    Jun 02, 2020

    May 20, 2020

    • Research Experience and Mentoring online training materials have been created to introduce students participating in research to supporting concepts, tips for navigating the research process, concepts underlying innovation/translational research, and practice in interacting with other researchers. These modules could be helpful for both students and mentors in creating online research experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    May 13, 2020

    • Please find the application form linked here for the Carolyn Berdanier Undergraduate Research Grants Program for the students who participate in basic science research conducted in the Department of Foods and Nutrition. The award this year will be $1,500 per award and two recipients will be selected. The application submission deadline is 9/1.

    May 06, 2020

    • The application for the Fall CURO Research Assistantship is due 6/1. Details are in this link.

    Apr 28, 2020

    • U.S. Student Fulbright Program 2021-2022 Competition Announcement: Are you interested in pursuing a Fulbright grant for year-long independent research, study, creative pursuits, or an English Teaching Assistantship abroad? The U.S. Student Fulbright Program 2021-2022 competition opened 4/1, and the campus deadline is 9/8. Note to juniors—if you want to go abroad on a Fulbright the year after graduation, this is the time to apply. Seniors and graduate students are also welcome to apply. The competition is open to U.S. citizens who will have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree completed by spring 2021. Direct questions to UGA’s Fulbright Program Adviser, Maria de Rocher, at derocher@uga.edu. The U.S. Student Fulbright Program’s website is at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/. To be added to the student Fulbright listserv at UGA and get more information about upcoming Zoom sessions and advising, students should complete this form.

    Apr 21, 2020

    • The Annual CURO Symposium is being held online starting today. From posters to oral presentations, UGA undergraduates are sharing their research digitally this spring during the 2020 Virtual CURO Symposium held from 4/21-4/24.

    Apr 14, 2020

    • The deadline for the FACS Legislative Aide Leadership Fellows Program for undergraduate and graduate students is Friday, 4/17. To view major specific information and updated deadlines, visit this site. Also see the post on FDN Facebook page on 4/8 for more information and highlighted benefits of this program.

    Apr 07, 2020

    The general page for all Be Well Peer Educator programs is here and includes the following opportunities:

    • Peers for Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention: provide students with alcohol and other drug prevention messaging and empowering students to make informed decisions about substance use while at UGA
    • Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention: students who educate other students on relationship & sexual violence in order to make a difference on campus
    • Safer Sex Ambassadors: plan, organize, and coordinate sexual health outreach programs on campus. SSA members provide peer education programs on condom use, STI and HIV education, contraceptives, and communication

    Mar 31, 2020

    • Every Wednesday in April, Mind your Mind through yoga: Join UHC registered dietitian and yoga teacher (and FDN alumna) Staci Belcher in an all-levels yoga class. Pause schoolwork, silence texts, and hop on the floor, carpet, mat, or towel for an hour of stretching, strengthening, and mindfulness of your breath. With self-compassion as a core philosophy, Staci invites students to honor their moment-by-moment cues from the body, and create connectedness between the mind and body. Mindfulness of the breath will be followed by alignment-focused postures before a nurturing relaxation. This series is free! Registration is required and will give you access to all classes (it's okay if you can't attend them all). Register here. A flyer for this event was posted on the FDN Facebook page on 3/30.

    Mar 10, 2020

    • The Thomas Lay After School Program, which is sponsored by the UGA Honors Program is holding an information session soon and would like to spread the word to potential new volunteers. Attend the info session 3/17 at 7:00 p.m. in the UGA Journalism building, room 514.

    Mar 03, 2020

    • The CURO Summer fellowship application deadline is 5:00 pm, 3/18. Details are linked here.

    Feb 18, 2020

    • Sustainability Certificate Information sessions for interested students will be held Friday, 2/28, at 1:00 p.m. in Miller Learning Center, Room 274. For more information about the certificate, visit www.sustain.uga.edu.

    Feb 08, 2020

    • Encourage your students to attend the UGA Spring Career & Internship Fair to discuss employment opportunities with 200 companies and organizations on Wednesday, 1/29 from 12-5 pm in the Classic Center.  View other fairs and events here.  

    Feb 04, 2020

    • The University Health Center is hosting a Spoken Word event in association with National Eating Disorders Awareness Week in February, and they are hoping to receive submissions of poetry, music, or short stories from students. The event is centered on sharing people’s experiences with body image, relationship to food, and identity as a way to start a conversation about food and body image. The link for submissions is bit.ly/2Qy2ioa (deadline is 2/10). More information and the flyer can be viewed in the FDN Facebook post on 1/16.

    Jan 28, 2020

    • The Leann Birch Memorial Childhood Obesity Lecture and Reception will be held on 2/3 from 3:00-5:00 pm at the UGA Special Collections Library Auditorium and Reception Hall. A link to the event information is here and a sharable Facebook Event is linked here.

    Jan 21, 2020

    • Attention students: University of Georgia CHAARG is hosting a free event this evening (Tuesday, 1/21) in MLC 213 at 6:30-8:30 pm. It's a "Through the decade" slumber party themed welcome party - so food, makeovers, watching old Disney shows, taking buzzfeed quizzes, etc. will be happening. This event is open to the public. View the flyer on the FDN Facebook page for more information.

    Dec 17, 2019

    • The Office of Experiential Learning is accepting applications for Spring EL Scholarships. The deadline is 2/10/20 and will include activities taking place in Maymester, Summer and Fall. Awards are in amounts up to $2,500 and may be used for any activity approved for Experiential Learning at UGA.
      Students can access the application here. Eligibility:
      • Open to undergraduates who have completed at least one semester of UGA coursework
      • Minimum GPA of 3.0
      • Must be pursuing an activity approved for Experiential Learning at UGA

    Dec 05, 2019

    • The FACS T-shirt from the design contest will be available for purchase until 12/6. Orders can be placed though the company Shirtworks using this link.

    Nov 21, 2019

    • FACS Scholarships are available now! Applications opened on 11/1 and the deadline to complete the application is 3/1/20. Award notifications will be sent in April 2020. Click here for more information.

    Oct 29, 2019

    • The study away scholarship deadline is 1/24/20 for study away scholarships open to FACS students participating in a FACS study away program. Scholarship winners receive the funds in their student accounts 10 days prior to Maymester or Summer depending on if their program departs in May or June. Visit the webpage for more information.

    Oct 22, 2019

    • Save the date for Dogs with the Dean! Join Dean Fox for a delicious chili dog from The Varsity and be sure to get your picture with Hairy Dawg starting at 11:45 a.m on 10/24. Dogs with the Dean will take place on the front porch of Dawson Hall. Visit this siteto learn more about the FACS Week activities. 

    Oct 15, 2019

    • The UGA Office of Research encourages the nominations of postdoctoral scholars and graduate students for the 2019-2020 UGA Research Awards. Please check the website for the most up-to-date information and forms or email ovprip@uga.edu if you have questions.
      • Postdoctoral Research Award – Nomination Deadline: 11/1 (Nominations must initiate from the faculty mentor of the postdoc and the department head/center director must supply a cover letter. Only one nomination per unit.)
      • Robert C. Anderson Memorial Award – Nomination Deadline: 11/1 (Nominations are made by the nominee’s major professor and department head.)

    Oct 01, 2019

    • The Spring 2020 CURO research assistantship application deadline is 11/1 at 4pm. Visit this link for details. The CURO program provides 500 stipends of $1,000 each to support undergraduate students conducting faculty-mentored research.

    Sep 24, 2019

    • Reminder! The UGA Department of Foods and Nutrition Graduate Program/Dietetic Internship will be hosting an Open House on Friday, 10/4, from 1:30-5:00 pm in Rm 216 Dawson Hall. Students can register online at /fdn/open-house (deadline: Friday, 9/27).

    Sep 17, 2019

    • Undergraduate students: Do you need a fun, low-key leadership activity to boost your resume? UGA Auxiliary Services is looking for a student partner with a nutrition background to help shape initiatives across campus. The commitment is meeting 2 times per semester with Auxiliary Services leadership. You will get free t-shirts, refreshments at meetings, and early access to new campus happenings/information. If you are interested, please fill out an application at this link. Participants will need to be available to participate in the fall and spring semester of the 2019-2020 school year.

    Sep 10, 2019

    • FACS Homecoming Tailgate tickets and homecoming game tickets are now on sale. There are a limited number of game tickets available through FACS on a first come, first served basis. To purchase a ticket or for more information, visit the FACS Homecoming webpage. The event will be held on 10/19 at Dawson Hall 3-hours prior to kickoff.

    Sep 04, 2019

    • Undergraduate and Graduate Students: The Fall FACS Convocation will be held on Friday, 12/13. Registration opened 9/3 and participants must register by 11/1 at 4:00 pm. For additional information, visit the FACS Graduation page.

    Aug 27, 2019

    • The FACS Legislative Aide Internship is an opportunity for juniors and seniors during spring semester to intern for a Georgia senator/representative during the Georgia General Assembly session at the Capitol in Atlanta. Interns also act as a guide to fellow FACS students at the college’s annual FACS Day at the Capitol in February. To apply, complete the online application and submit a letter of recommendation along with a resume to success@uga.edu. The deadline to apply is 10/1.

  • May 17, 2022

    • Congratulations to all of our Spring and Summer 2022 NUTR Graduates! To view the full program of the FACS Convocation held on 5/13, visit this link. Convocation photos were shared on the FACS Facebook and Flickr pages.

    May 10, 2022

    • This week’s undergraduate spotlight features senior culinary science and nutrition major Sylvie Kangni! Read more about her here.

    May 03, 2022

    • This week's student spotlight features PhD candidate Catherine Prater! Read more about her here.

    Apr 26, 2022

    • This week’s undergraduate spotlight features junior dietetics major Jamie DiBartolomeo! Read more about her here.

    Apr 19, 2022

    • Congratulations to our talented students who matched to dietetic internships and were selected to supervised practice programs this spring! Photos of our students and recent graduates can be viewed on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages.

    Apr 12, 2022

    • This week's undergraduate student spotlight features senior dietetics major, Callie Davis! Read more about her here.

    Mar 30, 2022

    • This week's student spotlight features PhD Candidate Melanie Ng! Read more about her here.

    Mar 15, 2022

    • This week's student spotlight features senior dietetics major Laney Jones! Read more about her here.

    Mar 01, 2022

    • This week's student spotlight features senior nutritional sciences major Robyn Salzerg! Read more about her here.

    Feb 22, 2022

    • This week's undergraduate spotlight features nutritional sciences major and Peer Nutrition Educator Sam Hill! Read more about her here.

    Feb 15, 2022

    • This week's undergraduate spotlight features dietetics major Brooke Stephen! Read more about her here.

    Feb 08, 2022

    • One of the bulletin boards on the 1st floor of Dawson Hall was just updated with allergen information. QR codes take the reader to more detailed information, and we invite everyone to stop by and check it out!

    Feb 01, 2022

    • This week’s undergraduate spotlight features dietetics major Morgan Tabler! Read more about her here.

    Jan 25, 2022

    • This week’s undergraduate spotlight features dietetics major Julia Lance! Read more about her here.

    Jan 18, 2022

    • Dietetics major Makayla Mayes was honored by the University of Georgia Flagline in their 'Meet the Member' spotlight in December. Makayla’s photos were shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 12/9/21.

    Dec 21, 2021

    • Congratulations to our December 2021 Graduates! We are so proud of all the hard work and dedication you have poured into obtaining your degrees! The FACS Convocation livestream from 12/17 has been archived on the FACS YouTube page and is available for viewing.

    Dec 14, 2021

    • We are so proud of our fall 2021 featured graduates! Their profiles have been shared on the various FACS and NUTR social media outlets and on this website.

    Dec 07, 2021

    • Congratulations to last year’s (2020-2021) Peer Nutrition Educators (Julia Lance, Kiah Shannon, Courtney Keith, Alejandra Delgado, Neil Maclang, Flannery Daughtry, and Dominique Miller) on their very successful school year, despite having to shift to virtual training and virtual education. In a “normal” school year, the PNEs deliver many in-person presentations to UGA residence halls, clubs, classes, and sororities, as well as other Athens area community-based organizations. They also do a lot of educational tabling and host “nutrition game nights” at Ramsey and in the dining commons. Last year, their nutrition education efforts shifted to a heavy social media presence. However, they still delivered 10 virtual nutrition presentations to UGA residence halls and delivered 5 virtual guest lectures on nutrition. They rounded out the school year with a very successful National Nutrition Month project where they partnered with Classic City Cycling and UGA Student Affairs to benefit the “Let All the Big Dawgs Eat” Meal Plan Scholarship. Linked here is a graphic showing a synopsis of their accomplishments. The Peer Nutrition Educator program is one of our dietetics practicum courses (FDNS 5800) led by RDNs Katherine Ingerson and Beth Kindamo.

    Nov 30, 2021

    • We are so proud of our students and alumni who were matched to a dietetic internship program this November! All 6 who applied during the fall cycle were matched, and include:  
    • Mallory McDaniel, Sodexo Dietetic Internship  
    • Hannah Crawford, Gulf Coast Dietetic Internship 
    • Alejandra Delgado, University of Houston 
    • Savannah Harris, Virginia Commonwealth University 
    • Jayla Thurman, Priority Nutrition Care
    • Kinsey Hargis, Sodexo Dietetic Internship

    Nov 23, 2021

    • Nutritional Sciences major Caitlyn Davis was honored as a student veteran at Saturday’s game! Her photo was also shared on the NUTR and FACS Facebook pages on 11/20.

    Nov 16, 2021

    • Did you know our alumna Marie Spano is the RDN for the Atlanta Braves? She was quoted recently by the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitian Association when asked to share her thoughts on what set her players apart to win a World Series.

    Nov 09, 2021

    • Last chance to donate boxes of stuffing mix! This Turkeypalooza drive organized by our undergraduate (SDA) and graduate (GSO) students benefits Athens' older adults experiencing food insecurity. Deadline to donate is 11/12. Bins are located in the following areas in Dawson:  
    • SDA: blue bins by the vending machines on the 1st floor and outside Room 390
    • GSO: red and yellow donation bins in Room 280

    Nov 03, 2021

    • This week's undergraduate spotlight features dietetics major Jayla Thurman! Read more about her here.

    Oct 26, 2021

    • The Washington Farms trip was a great success! Thanks to all the NUTR grad students who came out to join us! -GSO President, Jaclyn Barta.

    Oct 19, 2021

    • This week’s undergraduate spotlight features dietetics majors and Peer Nutrition Educators Laney and Lauryn Griffin! Read more here

    Oct 12, 2021

    • The FACS Alumni Association is hosting the inaugural Donuts with the Dean event. Enjoy a donut from Nedza's Food Truck, games and conversation with Dean Worthy and have your picture taken with special guest Hairy Dawg. The event will take place on the front porch of Dawson Hall on Wednesday, October 13 between 9:30am – 12:30pm. Hairy Dawg will make a special appearance between 11:30am – 12:30 p.m.

    Oct 06, 2021

    • We are excited to celebrate this year’s Peer Nutrition Educators: Brianna Cannova, Laney Griffin, Lauryn Griffin, Megan Govedich, Sam Hill, and Starlyn Street. Congratulations, all!

    Sep 28, 2021

    • Last week, Hea Jin Park’s class (FDNS 4630 Cultural Aspects of Foods and Nutrition) made Seaweed soup. The soup is a Korean Traditional Birthday soup, called Miyeok guk, and is traditionally paired with rice and eggs!

    Sep 14, 2021

    • We are so excited to honor Barbara Grossman and her remarkable career this week! Please join us in celebrating her retirement on Friday, 9/17 from 4:00pm-5:30pm via zoom. Click here to register.

    Sep 08, 2021

    • Nutritional Sciences major and member of the UGA Equestrian team, Miller Lantis, volunteered for the Butterfly Dreams Therapeutic Riding Program 5K this past weekend. 

    Sep 01, 2021

    • This week's undergraduate spotlight features dietetics major and SDA Vice President Emily Crum!

    Aug 24, 2021

    Aug 10, 2021

    • Our department has the following birth announcements to share:  

    o    Congratulations to Quincy Jordan on the birth of George Jordan! George was born at 7:26 AM on 7/12 weighing 7 lbs 7 oz and measuring 19 3/4 inches. (See left picture).

    o    Congratulations to Laura Leigh Richardson on the birth of John David Kennedy Richardson! John David was born at 1:01 PM on 8/2, weighing 6 lbs 9 oz and measuring 18.5 inches. 

    Jul 28, 2021

    • Alumnus Michael Sabrin visited Dawson Hall earlier today, 7/28. Michael has had an impressive career as a culinary specialist and executive chef, and he is now Senior Product Developer at Whole Foods. He is pictured here catching up with Dr. Grossman.

    Jul 14, 2021

    • We celebrate Caree Cotwright who made history this month becoming the first Black woman to earn tenure in our department! Dr. Cotwright’s photo was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 7/12.

    Jun 29, 2021

    • Congratulations to alumna Freida Lim who made history for Singapore on 6/22, as she became the country's first female diver to qualify for the Olympic Games. Freida is also the first UGA female diver to ever make an Olympic roster. Read more about her journey to the Olympics here, on Georgiadogs.com, and on the NUTR and FACS Facebook pages.

    Jun 08, 2021

    • This week we are highlighting Caroline Saye! Caroline is a 3rd year Nutritional Sciences major who has a passion to become a Physician’s Assistant. Read more about her here.

    May 25, 2021

    May 11, 2021

    • Congratulations to culinary science and nutrition/dietetics double major Freida Lim for not only finishing her senior year strong, but for finishing it while competing internationally in her sport at the most elite level. Freida competed in the Diving World Cup in Tokyo on 5/4-5/5. She came in 15th place, which puts her in a terrific spot to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics later in the year!

    May 04, 2021

    • Congratulations to our talented students who were placed in dietetic internships/supervised practice programs this year! The press release can be viewed at this link.

    Apr 22, 2021

    • This week’s graduate student spotlight features Taylor Lowe! Read more about her here.

    Apr 13, 2021

    • After several years of receiving nominations, our Student Dietetic Association is now the winner of a SOAR Award! The 20th annual H. Gordon and Francis S. Davis Student Organization Achievement and Recognition Awards Ceremony was held on 4/6, and the SDA was awarded "Outstanding Campus Event." SDA is one of ~750 UGA Engagement, Leadership, and Service student organizations on campus, and they were nominated for their successful Dietetic Internship Forum that was held virtually in fall 2020. Photos were shared on the FACS Facebook page on 4/13.

    Apr 06, 2021

    • The Student Dietetic Association will be hosting Linda Farr, President of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, this Wednesday 6/7. SDA members, please check your email for the Zoom link.

    Mar 30, 2021

    • This week's undergraduate spotlight features dietetics major Laney Jones! Read more about her fun fact here.

    Mar 16, 2021

    • In congruence with National Nutrition Month, the UGA Peer Nutrition Educators have launched the campaign, "However you move, find your groove." The purpose of the campaign is to encourage students to engage in enjoyable physical activities that will benefit their health. Additionally, the PNEs are hosting an event to raise money for UGA Dining Services' Let All the Big Dawgs Eat Meal Plan Scholarship. In support of our PNEs, you are invited to post photos in the comments of the FDN Facebook post showing how you have participated in items 1, 2, 3, and/or 4!

    Mar 10, 2021

    • March is National Nutrition Month®, an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to support making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits. Today (3/10) is RDN Day, and we celebrate all of the RDs and RDs-to-Be in our department!

    Mar 02, 2021

    • This week's undergraduate spotlight features dietetics major Destiney McDaniel! Destiney served as an FACS intern/YOURE Fellow in Chattooga Co. this past summer where she prepared recipe modifications, led an online nutrition class, and more. This photo was featured in a promotional email sent by UGA Extension and was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 1/28.

    Feb 23, 2021

    • Congratulations to Mai Spaulding on the birth of Baby Glen, who came into the world on 2/10 at 12:53 am. Mother and baby are doing well!

    Feb 11, 2021

    • This week's undergraduate spotlight features dietetics major and one of UGA Peer Nutrition Educators Flannery Daughtry! Read more about her fun fact here.

    Feb 02, 2021

    • Congratulations once again to our beloved friend and colleague Dr. Bill Flatt, for receiving the 2021 President's Medal, one of UGA's highest honors! Fun Fact: Dr. Flatt has endowed multiple scholarships, fellowships, professorships, and awards in both the College of FACS and the College of CAES, and we are beyond grateful for his generosity and joyful spirit. Our department is "better than ever" because of you, Bill! To see all photos from the original post on the FACS Facebook page, visit this link.

    Jan 19, 2021

    • FDN members Liana Guarneiri and Emma Laing appear in this FACS photo album highlighting the first day of classes this semester.

    Jan 05, 2021

    • Four FDN students were honored by the College as "Fall 2020 Featured Graduates:" Sage Royston, Caroline Wieler, Jake Conner, and Taylor Newman. Visit this page to read more about them in their featured graduate profiles.

    Dec 15, 2020

    • This week's undergraduate spotlight features dietetics major Emily Brown. Emily has been the creator of these beautiful spotlights this year as a member of the FDN Communications Committee, and she will graduate this Fall. Thank you for all you have done for our department, Emily! Read more about her fun fact here.

    Dec 10, 2020

    • This week's undergraduate spotlight features dietetics major and one of UGA Peer Nutrition Educators Dominique Miller! Read more about her fun fact here.

    Dec 02, 2020

    • This week's undergraduate spotlight features dietetics major and one of UGA Peer Nutrition Educators Alejandra Delgado! Read more about her fun fact here.

    Nov 17, 2020

    • This week's undergraduate spotlight features dietetics major and one of UGA Peer Nutrition Educators Kiah Shannon! Read more about her fun fact here.

    Nov 10, 2020

    • The FDN t-shirts and sweatshirts are back by popular demand and are on sale through our FDN GSO until 12/5. Order using these links: T-Shirts | Sweatshirts.

    Nov 03, 2020

    • This week's Undergraduate Student Spotlight features dietetics major Courtney Keith! Read more about her fun fact here.

    Oct 20, 2020

    • This week's Graduate Student Spotlight features PhD/DI student Becca Gould! Read more about her fun fact here.

    Oct 13, 2020

    • This week's Undergraduate Spotlight features dietetics major and one of UGA Peer Nutrition Educators Julia Lance! Check out the PNE website to learn more about this fantastic practicum experience or if you are interested in their programming.

    Oct 06, 2020

    • M.S. student Julie Dean spent one of her college summers in Ghana doing community service work via the FACS study away program. Visit Julie's "Fun Fact" posted on the FDN Facebook page on 10/5.

    Sep 29, 2020

    • PhD student Stephanie Dubrof has skydived 5 times ... One being out of a helicopter above the Swiss Alps!

    Sep 22, 2020

    • PhD/DI student Betsy Cogan is an avid runner; however, lately she has enjoyed sitting outside and reading or listening to music. Learn more about Betsy in this week’s fun fact, here.

    Sep 15, 2020

    • It will be a bright spot in your day if you happen to see one of Dawson Hall's most beloved mascots popping in to say 'hi!' Our favorite one-year-old Bernedoodle named Ramsey (owned by dietetics major and FACS Ambassador Bailey Davis), visited us last week. For a size comparison, we included a photo of Ramsey attending class last fall when she was only 8 weeks of age.

    Sep 08, 2020

    • MS/DI student Abigail Starcher loves traveling + trying new things. She says "A few years back I got to bobsled on an Olympic course in upstate NY! Over quarantine I bought an inflatable paddle board and have enjoyed exploring all of the lakes near me and even taking it off shore in the Gulf. In my free time, I love running and painting." Visit this post on the FDN Facebook page to learn more.

    Sep 01, 2020

    • Have you seen the hot-off-the-virtual-press Fall 2020 FACS Magazine? Visit this year's magazine online to see professional highlights of several FDN faculty (Caree Cotwright, Emily Noble, Emma Laing) and alumni (MAJ Lori Maggioni). These photos were also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 8/31.

    Aug 25, 2020

    • Recipients of the 2020 Georgia Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics awards participated in a virtual ceremony on 8/20. Congratulations once again to the faculty, students, and alumni of our department who were honored. This graphic was posted on the FDN Facebook page on 8/21.

    Aug 18, 2020

    • Please join us in welcoming new FDN faculty, Assistant Professor Joseph Kindler and Associate Professor Sina Gallo! Their photos and brief bios were shared in an FDN Facebook post on 8/17.

    Aug 11, 2020

    • The FDN GSO members are excited that our t-shirts and sweatshirts are starting to arrive. They would love to see a photo of you wearing yours. Snap a photo of you, your friends, and/or your family and comment on the Facebook post. You can also email your photo to Melanie Ng at melanie.ng25@uga.edu.

    Aug 04, 2020

    • George Mouhawesse has been creating and selling his new food product - The Pistachio Buttercup (like a peanut butter cup but with pistachio butter) - via farmers markets in Georgia. He is enrolled in the Summer Launch Program at UGA, which guides participants through an 8-week journey of building their business. George has recently launched a website to make orders simple as well. If you, your students, friends, or family members are interested in ordering, visit this site where you will find the white chocolate 10 pack version available. For a list of ingredients, visit the post on the FDN Facebook page on 8/3.

    Jul 21, 2020

    • Did you know that Hannah Wilson was a self-proclaimed chemistry nerd as an undergrad? When she wasn’t busy with dietetics activities, she was learning reaction mechanisms and perfecting her cyclohexane drawings. She led organic chemistry 1 and 2 supplemental instruction sessions, assisted with biochemistry research, and received departmental and American Chemical Society awards in organic chemistry. As much as she loved her chemistry studies, she decided to get back to her true dietetics roots when coming to UGA and conduct her research in community nutrition through Cooperative Extension. Learn more by visiting this post on the FDN Facebook page.

    Jul 14, 2020

    • Did you know that Katherine Ingerson not only majored in Dietetics, but also majored in General Theatre? She spent 3 years performing in Gator Tones – the University of Florida’s singing cabaret troupe – and 2 years in the Dance in Medicine program, which is a collaborative program with the University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine. Her undergrad years were riddled with hundreds of hours in performance, stage production, costume construction, and sound design. A few highlights of her theatre years include writing a play and seeing it performed, dancing with the West African Dance troupe, and starring in an all-female comedy sketch improv show! Learn more by visiting this post on the FDN Facebook page.

    Jul 07, 2020

    • We would like to continue honoring the accomplishments of our faculty, staff, undergraduate, and graduate students. If you are interested in being featured, please email Emily Brown (emilybrown0@uga.edu).

    Jun 30, 2020

    Jun 23, 2020

    Jun 16, 2020

    • Reminder! Our FDN GSO has created a fundraiser for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. Each sale gives the Food Bank $3. The GSO needs ~30 more orders of each in order for the order to go through. The deadline to purchase is 6/22 and this flyer can be shared directly from the FDN Facebook post.

    Jun 09, 2020

    • If you tuned into Nick Slagel’s PhD defense via Zoom, you would have seen nearly 5-month-old twins, Rogan and Evalyn, cheering their dad on.

    Jun 02, 2020

    May 20, 2020

    • FDN Class of 2020 Spotlight! Double Dawg graduate Amanda Kennedy just completed her MS in Foods and Nutrition with an emphasis in community nutrition. She will continue working as a nutritionist for the GA Department of Public Health WIC program. Our department is especially grateful to Amanda for her contributions as a member of many organizations, including her outstanding service on the Communications Committee. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors, Amanda!

    May 13, 2020

    • Some of our FDN students have been sharing photos of their dogs supporting them through their online coursework, so we decided to create the short video, "Dogs helping Dawgs!" We have enjoyed seeing how our students have been coping with virtual learning with the help of their furry friends.

    May 06, 2020

    • Visit the FDN Facebook and Instagram pages @ugafdn for our series of FDN Senior Spolights. Many thanks to Catherine Ruter for organizing this effort. We would like to continue honoring our spring and summer 2020 graduates, so if you are interested in being featured, please complete this form.

    Apr 28, 2020

    • Visit the FDN Facebook and Instagram pages @ugafdn for a series of "FDN Senior Spotlights." Up first: Dietetics major Cara Morrison has been accepted to the MPH program at the Emory Rollins School of Public Health in the Behavioural Science and Health Education department. Congratulations!

    Apr 21, 2020

    • Many of our students have matched to competitive supervised practice programs this year. Though not everyone in this year’s cohort is pictured in this album (yet!), all students who matched to dietetic internships (and the faculty and staff who supported them) are congratulated for their hard work.

    Apr 14, 2020

    • We are excited to share beautiful photos of Liana Rodrigues’ wedding last weekend (she is now Liana Guarneiri)! Liana and her husband were surrounded by a small gathering of family. Congratulations!

    Mar 31, 2020

    • 'FDN fun facts' honor the accomplishments of our faculty, staff, undergraduate, and graduate students. If you are interested in being featured, please email Emily Brown (emilybrown0@uga.edu). This week, we're excited to recognize dietetics major Rebecca Reese. Originally from Duluth, GA, Rebecca is planning on becoming a Registered Dietitian and hopes to spread her "positive outlook on nutrition" to her community. Visit her spotlight on the FDN Facebook page published on 3/13.

    Mar 10, 2020

    • Congratulations to Lilian Sattler and Jeff Foltz on the birth of their twin girls, Mia Isabella Sattler - 6 lbs 1 oz, 19” and Sophie Louisa Sattler - 5 lbs 8 oz, 19” born Wednesday, 3/4, at 10:38AM and 10:41AM! A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 3/6.

    Mar 03, 2020

    • We would like to continue featuring, faculty, staff, and both undergraduate and graduate students in our weekly Fun Facts. If you are interested, please email Emily Brown (emilybrown0@uga.edu) for more information.
    • National Nutrition Month®, celebrated each March, encourages people to make informed food choices and develop sound eating and physical activity habits all year long. This year's theme is "Eat Right, Bite by Bite." Learn more by visiting this site or by clicking on the image below.

    Mar 03, 2020

    • Lilian Sattler appeared in a Connections article from the 2019 American Heart Association Scientific Session’s Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Early Career/FIT Lounge Panel Discussion that Dr. Sattler also moderated, titled "Insights from the Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health: A Discussion about Health Disparities." The article was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 2/25.
    • Emma Laing was interviewed on WUGA FM’s Athens News Matters: Intermittent Fasting - Fad or Foolproof? The recording was also shared on the FACS Facebook page on 3/2.
    • The Obesity Initiative Symposium story quoting Jamie Cooper was published in Columns on 3/2 (on page 2; also see Kudos 2/18). The OI Symposium will be held on 3/5.
    • Reminder to faculty: As highlighted in many Kudos editions, the story featuring Emily Noble’s research about brain circuitry and food impulsivity was not released until December 2019, and it still made the TOP 5 stories out of the entire university. Knowing that UGA’s mission to elevate research, please let Cal Powell and/or me know of publications as they are released, or, even better, once they are accepted for publication.

    Feb 18, 2020

    • Art Grider was featured in Southern Distinction Magazine in the 'True Passions' section. Dr. Grider is known for his excellence in research and teaching, but also for his talent in playing the alto sax. Learn more by visiting this post on the FDN Facebook page. We would like to continue featuring, faculty, staff, and both undergraduate and graduate students in this 'FDN Fun Fact' section. If you are interested in sharing something fun about yourself, please email Emily Brown (emilybrown0@uga.edu) for more information.

    Feb 04, 2020

    • Congratulations to Nick Slagel and his wife Sara who are proud parents of twins! Rogan (4lb 14oz) and Evalyn (5lb 6oz) were born on 1/19 @ 4:14 and 4:23 PM, respectively. As you can see from these photos, they are both happy and healthy 😊

    Jan 28, 2020

    • PhD student Elizabeth Klingbeil is playing her own music THIS SUNDAY at The Foundry, where she'll be showing off her cello and songwriting skills. Doors open at 6 PM. Other event details and ticket information can be found on the FDN Facebook post on 1/27.

    Jan 21, 2020

    • Thanks to talented students on the FDN Communications Committee, we are now on Instagram! Follow us @ugafdn.

    Jan 08, 2020

    • We welcomed FDN alumna Marina Tandoh and her daughter when they visited Dawson Hall on 1/6. Marina and her daughter will be traveling back to Ghana later this week. A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 1/7.

    Dec 17, 2019

    • If you are looking for a last-minute holiday gift, FACS T-shirts are now available at the UGA Bookstore!

    Dec 10, 2019

    • The 2019 Picture of Health poster that dietetics students complete in MNT-1 has been revealed! It is posted in the hallway on the 3rd floor of Dawson. The diverse images this year depict how our students lead healthy lives by valuing family, pets, friendship, food, travel, culture, physical activity, and mental health.

    Dec 05, 2019

    • Emma Epps is featured in this week's Double Dawg Student Spotlight! Click on the image below to view the post on our Facebook page. We would like to continue featuring faculty, staff, alumni, and both undergraduate and graduate students in our weekly spotlights. If you are interested, please email Amanda Kennedy (amanda.kennedy25@uga.edu).

    Nov 21, 2019

    • We would like to feature, faculty, staff, and both undergraduate and graduate students in our weekly spotlights. If you are interested in participating, simply email Amanda Kennedy (amanda.kennedy25@uga.edu), a member of our communications committee who creates these incredible spotlights! Amanda will then send you a list of potential questions for you to answer. Examples of previous spotlights are here: Faculty (Emma Laing), Undergraduate (Bailey Davis), and Graduate (Melanie Ng).

    Oct 29, 2019

    • Melanie Ng is featured in this week's Dietetic Intern Spotlight! Click on the image below to view the post on our Facebook page.

    Oct 22, 2019

    • Elizabeth Klingbeil is featured in this week's Dietetic Intern Student Spotlight! Click on the image below to view the post on our Facebook page.

    Oct 15, 2019

    • Ani Powell is featured in this week's Dietetic Intern Student Spotlight! Click on the image below to view the post on our Facebook page.

  • May 17, 2022

    • Follow our study abroad program “Nutritional tour of Portugal, Spain, and France” on Instagram that is happening now! The photos posted so far depict an amazing experience for our students. Several photos were also shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 5/17.

    May 10, 2022

    • The Frederick Green Memorial Nutrition Communications Experience Award was established to support nutrition and dietetics students in enhancing their capabilities and experience in the area of nutrition communications, specifically related to media and public relations, through a paid professional experience with a nutrition communications RDN. Applications are currently being accepted from dietetic students and interns. The student or intern selected to receive this award will be matched to one of their preferred experiences with a nutrition communications RDN and receive a $3,000 award. The application is available within the AND Foundation’s electronic application portal with a deadline of Monday, 5/16, at 12:00 pm CT. Applicant Eligibility Criteria:
      • Must be a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
      • Must be enrolled in a college or university program accredited by the Accreditation Council on Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
      • Must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in nutrition, dietetics, or closely related field, or accepted to a dietetic internship; Undergraduate students must have completed their junior year or be a new graduate accepted into an accredited dietetic internship that will begin after completion of the summer experience
      • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
      • Must have an interest in pursuing nutrition communications as part of their career path

    May 03, 2022

    • Please direct alumni or soon-to-be alumni to our new "UGA Department of Nutritional Sciences Alumni" Facebook group. Job opportunities (mainly in GA or virtual) are shared here, as well as resources, news, and event information that is pertinent to our alumni. As a reminder, employment opportunities will no longer be shared in Kudos unless related to our department.

    Apr 26, 2022

    • Congratulations to the members elected to the SDA Executive Board for the Fall 2022 semester! Our officers-elect are as follows:
      • Emily Crum, President
      • Megan Tomlin, Vice President
      • Amelia Valdez, Secretary
      • Tiersly Wanka, Treasurer
      • Mary Lazzaro, Communications Chair
      • Yiwen Xu, Community Service Chair
      • Maybrie Eubanks, Social Chair
      • Jamie DiBartolomeo, Public Relations Chair
    • The deadline for the Dr. Evelyn Crayton Scholarship for NOBIDAN students has been extended to Friday, 4/29. Scholarship criteria include:
      • Student Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and NOBIDAN at the time the application is submitted
      • Accepted or enrolled as a dietetic intern in an ACEND® accredited program (students enrolled in a graduate program only are ineligible)
      • Enrolled in program for at least one additional academic year following application deadline
      • Minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

    Apr 19, 2022

    • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 academic year within its electronic application portal. Students at all levels of study are eligible to apply, including those accepted to and enrolled in dietetic technician, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, and dietetic internships. Eligible applicants only need to complete one application to be considered for all Foundation scholarships being awarded, including two Advancing Diversity in Dietetics Scholarships ($25,000) to support the educational advancement of aspiring RDNs of diverse backgrounds and cultures and other scholarships ranging from $500 to $10,000 each. The Foundation has extended its scholarship application deadline to 10:00 am CT on Tuesday, 4/26. Apply here.
    • Registration is now open for the 2022 Diversify Dietetics Annual Summit⁠, which will be a virtual event held 5/12-13. If you're looking for a professional development opportunity that will help you improve your skills working in diverse communities, this summit is it! RDs of color will be featured from all across the nation and beyond who are doing the work to support their clients, patients, and the public by providing culturally-sensitive care. ⁠Click here to view the registration page and check out the speaker line-up and session descriptions.

    Apr 12, 2022

    • Please direct alumni or soon-to-be alumni to a new Facebook group created by Lauren Housely and moderated by Drs. Housely and Laing. Job opportunities (mainly in GA or virtual) are shared here, as well as resources, news, and event information that is pertinent to our alumni. Job opportunities will no longer be shared in Kudos unless related to our department.
    • The inaugural Georgia Cerebral Palsy Research Symposium will be held on 4/15 from 8 am to 4 pm at the UGA Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries. The purpose of this one-day symposium is to bring together scientists, clinicians, and students with a shared interest in cerebral palsy. Clinicians and scientists from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta/Emory University and scientists from Georgia Southern University will join scientists from the University of Georgia to discuss their expertise, the capabilities of their program or lab, their program’s focus and current research projects involving children with cerebral palsy, and their ideas for moving forward in a collaborative way. The day will begin with a continental breakfast.  A lunch poster session will be held for students and staff to present research projects they have completed, are currently working on, or are in the developmental phase. The projects will be focused on cerebral palsy or will have a focus that can be applied to cerebral palsy. The session will also include posters describing programs and labs. To register, visit this link.
    • The Tufts' Food & Nutrition Entrepreneurship Summit will be held 4/14 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm EST online. The event is free and students are encouraged to attend. Entrepreneurs, academics, researchers, industry leaders, and government officials will be presenting. For more details and to register visit this link. Key Topics: Nutrition and Healthcare – Trends and Opportunities; Food System Innovation for Sustainability; and Local Foodpreneurs for Community Wellness.
    • The 2022 CHOA Pediatric Nutrition Conference registration is now open. To register for this virtual conference, visit this site. The conference dates are: Monday, 5/2, from 9:15am to 4:30pm and Tuesday, 5/3, from 8:30am to 4:45pm. Pricing: Health Professionals: $90; Interns/Students: $50; CHOA & Emory Employees: Free. For questions, please call or email: Christine Benedetti (Christine.Benedetti@choa.org) or Kaleigh Nix (Kaleigh.Nix@choa.org).
    • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is seeking two doctoral students for a remote summer research fellowship. The fellows will complete a mentored research experience with the Academy’s Evidence Analysis Center. These fellows will work closely with Academy’s Research, International and Scientific Affairs (RISA) team, which works to advance the profession by supporting and encouraging nutrition and dietetics research and providing innovative resources that empower practitioners to implement evidence-based practice. As part of the Foundation’s successful Fellowship program, this project will focus on conducting systematic reviews on topics that have been identified as important for both advocacy and practice. Each fellow will work on one topic. The fellows will spend 12 weeks with EAC staff and content experts in the proposed research areas: Cost effectiveness of Medical Nutrition Therapy by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist or Oncology. This opportunity is a full-time fellowship role for 12 weeks (40 hours/week). The fellowship will begin on or around 5/16. Applications are due 4/13. Apply here

    Mar 30, 2022

    • Please join us in welcoming Lora Shue to our department as an Administrative Specialist. Lora was born and raised in the Athens area. She received her BBA in Accounting in 2017 and her MBA in 2021. Lora is passionate about cooking and baking in her free time and is a diehard Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Braves fan. Her true love in her life is her dog, Scarlett. She also loves Fleetwood Mac, Star Wars, and anything related to her second home, New Orleans!
    • Please join us in welcoming our department’s new Senior Accountant, Quincy Jordan. Quincy is from Stillwater, Oklahoma. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Oklahoma State University. Quincy enjoys all things art, from making stained glass to pottery and painting. She spends the majority of her “free” time with her 2 boys (20 months and 8 months). Quincy and her family love outdoor activities including fishing and gardening!
    • Please spread the word to those you know who might be interested in our open staff position in the NUTR Department. We are seeking an Administrative Specialist to join our team (the posting is linked here). This posting has also been added to the NUTR Facebook page, and we ask that you please share widely with your contacts.
    • Collier Madaleno, the director of football performance nutrition, is seeking to hire 4 new graduate and undergraduate students. Ideally, she would like the students to start this summer and work in football nutrition through the fall for ~12 hours/week. Please email your resume to Ms. Madaleno if interested (CollierM@sports.uga.edu).
    • A part-time position (that could lead to full-time) is available at Life University. Duties include: assistance through the summer with networking for preceptors/rotation sites, designing DPD review for interns (for the DI program orientation), and assisting in getting ready for onsite audit. Ideal candidate is a PRN RDN or an RDN wanting some extra hours of experience in Dietetic Academia (hours will be flexible through summer months). For more information, contact Ilana Katz MS, RD, CSSD, Dietetic Internship Director and Assistant Professor (ilana.katz@life.edu).
    • Sodexo is seeking a Registered Dietitian in: Augusta, GA, Conyers, GA, Dalton, GA, Atlanta, GA, in Waycross, GA, and in Columbus, GA. A Clinical Nutrition Manager position is also available in Waycross, GA (sign-on bonuses are available for many of these positions).
    • There is a free webinar on “Fundamentals of Sustainability” organized by the Society for Nutrition Education & Behavior’s Division of Sustainable Food Systems on 4/5. Register here if interested. 
    • A $500 Community Outreach Grant is available to Georgia Nutrition Council members to create and conduct novel nutrition education programs for the public. For more information, visit this site.

    Mar 15, 2022

    • Please join us in welcoming Ariathni Powell (back!) to the department as the PSE and Data Quality Specialist for UGA SNAP-Ed. In this role, she will be responsible for the coordination of the development, implementation and evaluation of Policy, Systems, and Environmental (PSE) interventions as required by USDA. Ani is a Double Dawg with her undergraduate degree in Dietetics (under Drs. Fischer and Laing) and her MS-DI (under Drs. Lee and Grossman). While attending graduate school, Ani worked under the mentorship of Dr. Lee in the UGA Community Nutrition Lab with a focus on culturally adapting nutrition education for Georgia’s SNAP-eligible Hispanic population. Prior to her new role at UGA SNAP-Ed, she became an RDN in late 2020 and provided bilingual nutrition counseling to underserved populations through her work as a Clinical Nutritionist for WIC. Ani is thrilled for the opportunity to learn and grow from UGA SNAP-Ed while serving through innovative nutrition education. A photo of Ani was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 3/8.
    • Please spread the word to those you know who might be interested in our open staff position in the NUTR Department. We are seeking an Administrative Specialist to join our team (the posting is linked here). This individual is responsible for numerous tasks related to the department’s curriculum. This includes assisting with curriculum planning, providing staff support to directors of undergraduate programs and the School Nutrition Director Certification Program. In addition, this individual will: assist all visitors, faculty, staff, and students; answer telephones; distribute mail; sign for packages; and other related duties. Preferred but not required: familiar with Banner, Astra, Syllabus, Argos, and student learning outcomes. This posting has also been added to the NUTR Facebook page, and we ask that you please share widely with your contacts.
    • The UGA Health Center is hiring a Nutrition Counseling Coordinator. They're looking for a dietitian with experience, preferably in providing nutrition counseling. The position link is here.
    • Piedmont Athens Regional has a full-time and a prn Clinical Dietitian position open. There are also other job openings across the Piedmont system. Positions can be found under careers on piedmontcareers.org and search ‘dietitian.’
    • Several job positions at Emory are currently available:
      • Dietitian at Emory Hillandale Hospital in Lithonia, GA
      • Dietitian at Emory Decatur/Emory Hillandale spilt in Decatur and Lithonia, GA
      • Post Doctoral Fellow in Human Genetics (Job 85031); the link to the Singh Research Group is here
    • The National Dairy Council NDC is developing a professional development program for postdocs and junior faculty investigators, and our recent graduates (particularly PhD/DIs) would be a good fit for this. NDC is seeking to engage with emerging nutrition scientists, influencers, decision makers and leaders through a professional development cohort program of NextGen Scientists to gather insights on the learning and professional development needed to support your long-term success. Please contact: Allison Unger, PhD <Allison.Unger@dairy.org> by Friday, 3/18 if interested. Subject line: 2022 NextGen Scientist Professional Development Program.
    • Diversify Dietetics’ 2022 Scholarships and Grants Application is now open for BIPOC dietetic interns, students, and nutrition professionals. Grants for current or future dietetic interns enrolled in any kind of supervised practice program can fund expenses related to their programs (award amounts range from $5,000-$8,000). The program also includes grants for BIPOC nutrition professionals who are seeking professional development opportunities. An information session will be held on Friday, 3/18 at 12 noon EST to provide more information and to answer any questions. Registration for this webinar is here. The application deadline is 4/11. For more information and to apply for this funding, visit this site.
    • The application for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundations Scholarships is now open. There is one central application for all of the scholarship awards, which range from $500-$25,000. Scholarships are available for undergraduate, graduate students, and dietetic interns. There are also several awards designated for diverse students. Almost all of the applications require that applicants are members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, so you should keep that in mind when preparing to apply. The deadline to apply is 4/19. To learn more, click here.

    Mar 01, 2022

    • The McIntosh/Glynn FACS Agent position is listed and applications are being accepted. Please spread the word about this important position. Title: McIntosh/Glynn Family and Consumer Sciences/EFNEP Agent; Department: CAES-Southeast District CES; Posting Number: F1183P. View the flyer at this link.
    • Please join us in welcoming Beth Kindamo (back!) to the department. Beth graduated from our MS program and was recently hired as the Assistant Nutrition Educator and Program Coordinator. In this role, she supports UGA Extension in nutrition and health programs, including our diabetes education and cancer prevention programs and serves as the program coordinator for our National DPP, which includes a team of 13 Extension Agents serving the state of Georgia. As a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Beth brings expertise in weight stigma and mindfulness, as well as a rich history of clinical dietetics practice that she can extend to the state of Georgia. Prior to this position, Beth worked as a nutrition support dietitian at Piedmont Athens Regional and was the nutrition counseling program manager at the University Health Center where she also taught cooking classes, co-led the Peer Nutrition Educators with Katherine Ingerson, and the FYOS Uncomplicate Your Food class with Emma Laing and Staci Belcher. She is excited to work alongside so many extraordinary Extension dietitians!
    • Today begins Week 1 of National Nutrition Month! Start the celebration by visiting the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics National Nutrition Month website. You'll get info on the weekly messages, access to handouts, and tip sheets in 7 languages. This week's message is to focus on eating a variety of nutritious foods. View the FACS and NUTR Facebook pages for weekly posts throughout the month of March promoting this national campaign.

    Feb 22, 2022

    • The application for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundations Scholarships is now open! There is one central application for all of the scholarship awards, which range from $500-$25,000. Scholarships are available for undergraduates, graduate students, and dietetic interns. There are also several awards designated for diverse students. Almost all of the applications require that applicants are members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, so you should keep that in mind when preparing to apply. The deadline to apply is 4/19. To learn more, click here.

    Feb 15, 2022

    • The Nutrition and Skeletal Health Lab at UGA is seeking volunteers to participate in a research study exploring health behaviors and how they impact bone health. Individuals who are generally healthy and between the ages of 18 and 25 years are eligible to participate. If you are interested in learning more about this study, please contact the Staci in the Nutrition and Skeletal Health Lab at NASH-lab@uga.edu
    • There is a Culinary & Nutrition Associate position available at Food Revolution Network that is ideal for a recent graduate who may be interested in a plant-based nutrition and culinary position. The position is mostly remote, but the candidate would also be working on site with an RD in Atlanta on occasion. 
    • Dietitians On Demand is recruiting for an RD to work in Decatur, GA. Details about this position include: 428-bed hospital, 32-40 hours per week, flexible schedule, ASAP - 3-month contract, entry-level RDs considered, travel/mileage considered pending location. If you are interested, please email Sarah Heitzman <sheitzman@dietitiansondemand.com> with a copy of your resume and days/times you are available for a phone call to discuss the specifics.
    • John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital System is recruiting Full-Time Long Term Care Dietitians in Thomasville, GA. Schedule: M-F with rotating weekend/holiday coverage 1 weekend day every 4-6 weekends. Link to apply.

    Feb 08, 2022

    • Our sympathies to the family, friends, and colleagues of Carolyn Berdanier, who passed away on 2/3. Dr. Berdanier was a highly-esteemed faculty member and department head in nutritional sciences who was inducted into the FACS Honor Hall of Recognition in 2019. Her obituary was shared on the FACS and NUTR Facebook pages on 2/8.
    • Undergraduate and graduate students: there are paid (20 hour/week) positions available within Football Performance Nutrition’s new dining facility. This job will be primarily foodservice related, and employees will also be invited to monthly nutrition education meetings and obtain experience in a sports nutrition environment. If interested, apply here

    Feb 01, 2022

    • Nutritional sciences and dietetics majors: It’s that time of year for recruitment to the Peer Nutrition Educator Practicum. Information on the PNE program and application process is on the NUTR website. Applications are due 3/1. Students will be contacted to interview in March-April, and the PNE class will be selected by April. 
    • UGA Cooperative Extension is hiring a Field Project Manager and a Dooly County Educator for their Healthier Together initiative. This initiative focuses on engaging the Community to Increase Access to Healthy Foods and Physical Activity. View job postings below: 
    • Field Project Manager https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/240725   
    • Dooly County Educator https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/191765 
    • Cura Hospitality, an Elior North America culinary management company that specializes in the contract food service industry, is seeking Registered Dietitians. For more information please contact: Melissa Peterson, Talent Acquisition Manager - Melissa.peterson@elior-na.com

    Jan 25, 2022

    • Students: There are several Nutrition Education Data Entry Assistant positions available. You will need to apply through the UGA Handshake platform, and the Job number/description is: #5852374
    • Open Hand Atlanta is in search of an NDTR. This is a 20-hour part-time NDTR position that will be responsible for conducting screening, data entry, and some education along with the RDNs. Apply at this link
    • Solid Starts has launched a paid Nutrition Fellowship program for dietetic students and interns interested in Pediatric Nutrition. Students must demonstrate economic need and the ability to contribute to the diversity of the nutrition and dietetics field. For more information as well as the link to the application form, email fellowship@solidstarts.com and you’ll get an autoreply with the application link.  
    • The deadline is 3/1 to nominate an outstanding Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics member who has creatively worked to promote inclusion, diversity, equity and access in nutrition and dietetics practice for the Excellence in IDEA Promotion Award
    • Undergraduate students: Are you interested in gaining intercultural communication skills and earning money for it? Earn $180 for 9, 1-hour-long virtual meetings that will take place during the Spring 2022 term. The UGA Department of Language and Literacy Education is supporting an Intercultural Conversational Buddy Program between UGA domestic undergraduate students and international graduate students who serve as teaching assistants. We are looking for undergraduate students to take part in the program. Students in STEM majors will be given a priority; applicants must have been born and raised in the U.S., with limited prior international experience. Participants will receive a certificate of completion. For further information, contact Brian McDermott <Brian.McDermott@uga.edu>. 
    • The Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) research symposium will be held on 4/4-5 at the Classic Center in Athens. The deadline for abstract submission is 2/11. CURO also awards Summer Research Fellowships to support undergraduate research during the summer months. Students will receive $3000 in financial support and participate in collaborative workshops, lectures, and other events, in addition to participating in intensive faculty mentored research. The submission deadline for the CURO summer research fellowship is 3/16. For more details, visit this site.

    Jan 18, 2022

    • Please help the Georgia Nutrition Council identify deserving undergraduate and graduate students for the Rita Waters Scholarship and Holly B. Alley Scholarship awarded each year by the GNC to college students in Georgia. Please distribute this application link to eligible students. The awards will be presented at the annual GNC conference, which will be held virtually from 2/23-25. Please note that the scholarship recipients must attend the GNC business meeting (virtually) on 2/23 to accept the award. More information about the conference is linked here. All scholarship applicants must also join membership into the GNC and have all completed applications submitted electronically by 1/31. 
    • The National Dairy Council is looking for student/intern candidates to join their team virtually for the summer for a paid internship. NDC is offering 2 paid summer internships to support emerging leaders in health, wellness, and sustainable nutrition. They are looking for candidates who have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science Degree in a Food and Nutrition-related field and are enrolled in or have completed a dietetic internship by 6/1. Apply for Nutrition Affairs here and the Scientific & Regulatory Affairs here. Applications are due 2/15.
    • Do you know someone who is worthy of an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' National Award such as Excellence in Practice or Medallion Award? Submit your name or the name of someone you know here: Submit Nominations. Please submit all names by Tuesday, 1/25. To review the nomination criteria, please visit the academy's website: Academy National Awards
    • Reminder: The Georgia Nutrition Council is now accepting proposals for the 2022 Annual Conference. GNC invites current nutrition professionals and graduate students to showcase their latest nutrition project, research, or best practice as a concurrent session or an ignite session. Those selected to present will be required to join GNC and register for the Annual Conference. The conference will be held virtually from 2/23-25. This year's conference theme allows presenters to submit proposals on a wide range of topics surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion. The deadline for submission has been extended to 1/19. Applicants will be notified if their abstract is accepted for presentation by Wednesday, 1/26. Submit your proposal here.

    Dec 21, 2021

    • We welcome Shakiah Shannon as a Research Assistant in the Childhood Obesity/Nutrition Intervention Laboratory. Kiah’s photo was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 12/21.  
    • The Georgia Nutrition Council (GNC) is now accepting proposals for the 2022 Annual Conference. GNC invites current nutrition professionals and graduate students to showcase their latest nutrition project, research, or best practice as a concurrent session or an ignite session. Those selected to present will be required to join GNC and register for the Annual Conference. The conference will be held in Columbus, GA from 2/23-25. This year's conference theme allows presenters to submit proposals on a wide range of topics surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion. The deadline for submission is 1/10/22. Applicants will be notified if their abstract is accepted for presentation by Wednesday, 1/26. Submit your proposal here.
    • The 2022 Summercise Internship Opportunity in Nome, Alaska is a great opportunity for undergraduate or graduate nutrition students or for dietetic interns looking to complete community rotation hours in the summer of 2022. This internship focuses on community health, diabetes prevention, pediatric nutrition, and nutrition programming. Interns will be provided with mentorship from dietitians on staff and hands-on experience in rotations such as clinical, food service, and outpatient nutrition counseling and biometric screenings. Visit this website for more information about our program and how to apply. Questions should be directed to summercise@nshcorp.org. Applications are being accepted 12/17/21 until 2/17/22.

    Dec 14, 2021

    • Culinary Science and Nutrition majors, please consider applying for this $4,000 Clark E. DeHaven scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year. To qualify, students must be enrolled in a college or university that is a member of NACUFS (UGA is a member), have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher, and have at least one semester of school remaining, beginning fall semester 2022, before graduation. Apply here by 3/15/22.
    • The Georgia Nutrition Council is excited to invite GNC members, administrators, retirees, and guests to the 2022 GNC Annual Conference, “Embracing Nutrition for All: Promoting Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in Health & Nutrition,” in Columbus, GA, 2/23-2/25. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. James Anderson II. The registration link is: https://2022gnc.eventbrite.com. On the registration site, you will find information about the President’s Welcome Event and the Conference Hotel. 
    • The Evidera Internship Program is a 10-week, paid, full-time summer internship in Bethesda, MD. Candidates need to be either enrolled or have completed an MS and/or PhD. The internship is more epidemiology-related than strictly nutrition-related, but students with backgrounds in nutritional epidemiology, clinical studies etc. would make great candidates for the position. Learn more at this link.
    • The Nutrition and Skeletal Health lab is seeking volunteers to participate in a research study to identify contributors to bone strength. This study is open to individuals between the ages of 18-25 and includes a 2-hour study visit to the Nutrition and Skeletal Health Lab at UGA and a 2.5 hour visit at the Clinical and Translational Research Unit. Contact Staci at NASH-lab@uga.edu if you are interested in participating or if you have any questions! The flyer can be viewed at this link.

    Dec 07, 2021

    • The Office of University Experiential Learning is once again accepting applications for the Experiential Learning Scholarship! The EL Scholarship is open to undergraduates who have completed at least one full semester of UGA coursework. Awards are up to $2500 and can be used for ANY course or non-credit activity that has been approved for experiential learning at UGA. The Spring deadline is 2/15/22 and includes activities taking place in Maymester, Summer, and Fall 2022. Scholarship application and FAQs can be found here. Eligibility: 
      • Must be an undergraduate with a minimum GPA of 3.0 
      • Must have completed at least one full semester of UGA coursework (at time of application) 
      • Must be pursuing an EL-approved course or activity

    Nov 30, 2021

    • In accordance with the Academy's commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and access, a scholarship is available for student Academy members interested in attending the 2022 Nutrition and Dietetics Advocacy Summit. Scholarship applications must be received by Wednesday, 12/15. If a student Academy member would like to apply for a scholarship, please make sure they hold off on registering for the summit. Scholarship recipients will be notified beginning the week of 12/20. Complete the scholarship application here. If you have any questions about the scholarship opportunity, please contact govaffairs@eatright.org.
    • Reminder that all faculty, master’s thesis, and doctoral students will need to submit an Elements Activity Summary by 1/15/22. For more information about Elements v6, you can view the video from the 11/17 training here. Master’s thesis and doctoral students will also need to complete the Annual Progression toward Degree form by 1/15.

    Nov 23, 2021

    • The National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation. Visit this websi