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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 or contact Amber Tweebeeke at amber.tweebeeke@uga.edu.

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

  • 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.

    Jul 30, 2019

    Jul 16, 2019

    • The Universidad Evangelica Boliviana created a wonderful video of our study away service-learning trip led by Silvia Giraudo. The video was uploaded to the FACS YouTube page on 7/15 and will be used on the website and on other media platforms to promote the program. The purpose of this program is to provide students with hands-on experience working with dietitians, physicians, and to learn about the health care system of Bolivia.

    Jul 09, 2019

    • Our nutrition and health study away experience to Bolivia, led by Silvia Giraudo, was highlighted by UGA Experiential Learning on 6/27. The photo was also shared on the FDN Facebook page.
    • Photos of students participating in our study abroad service-learning experience in Ghana, led by Alex Anderson, can be viewed in an FDN Facebook post showcasing their adventures since their arrival on 6/19.
    • Emma Laing appeared in an 11Alive Verify segment about the link between high fructose corn syrup and obesity on 7/9. This video was also shared on the FDN Facebook page.

    Jun 25, 2019

    • Jamie Cooper’s vacation weight gain study appeared in the Athens Banner Herald on 6/19 (also see Kudos 7/24/18). This article was also shared on the Online Athens Twitter page.
    • UGA Snap-Ed was mentioned in CAES News on 6/19 in the story, "Metro Atlanta mobile markets in full swing this summer."
    • Elizabeth Andress wrote an article for CAES News on 6/12, titled "Check home freezers for recalled berry product, UGA Extension warns." This article was also shared in an FDN Facebook post on 6/14 (also see Kudos 6/11).
    • Elizabeth Andress tweeted @NchfpUGA on 6/19 about the importance of overall acidity and acidity of brines when canning pickles. The article can also be viewed here.
    • Caree Cotwright was featured on the TedxUGA Facebook page on 6/17 for "National Eat Your Vegetables Day." Watch/re-watch her 2016 TedxUGA presentation, here.
    • The FACS News article showcasing the FDN dietetics program match rate to dietetic internships appeared in Columns on 6/24 (page 2; also see Kudos 6/4).
    • Emma Laing appeared on an 11Alive Verify segment about the ripeness of bananas on 6/18. This segment was also shared on the FACS and FDN Facebook pages, the FACS Instagram page, as well as the UGA Twitter page on 6/21.

    Jun 11, 2019

    • Jamie Cooper was quoted in a Reuters article published on 6/7, titled "Holidays, vacations around the corner? Step on the scale every day to keep in shape." The article was also published in Physician's Weekly on 6/7 (also see Kudos 6/4).
    • Emma Laing’s 11 Alive Verify interviews were shared this week on the University of Georgia and UGA Online Twitter pages (celery; on 6/6 and doughnuts; on 6/7), and on ABC news KVUE in Austin, TX on 6/11. The UGA Online tweet on National Doughnut Day was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 6/7 (also see Kudos 5/21 and 6/4).
    • FDN alumna Heather Padilla (currently a faculty member in the UGA College of Public Health) was featured in UGA Today on 6/4 for her study linking work burnout to unhealthy behaviors that can cause weight gain.

    Jun 04, 2019

    • Jamie Cooper has been featured in FACS News, UGA Today, and the FACS/UGA Facebook pages on 5/23 (in a print article as well as video), the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics SmartBrief on 5/24, and in numerous other media outlets for her team's study showing that daily self-weighing can prevent holiday weight gain (e.g., ScienceDaily, Health Medicine Network, SciTech Europa, VIPortal, WUGA, Earth, Daily Mail, ABH, AJC, Medical Daily, News18, Inquirer, MSN, EurekaAlert, Newsweek, Yahoo! News, Epoch Times, Dlife, Newsmax, UGA Research News, and others). Stay tuned for more!
    • FDN alumna Temitope (Tope) Walker was quoted in the article, "Georgia first in nation to tackle senior hunger head on," published in GPB News on 5/23.
    • Stacey Deng, Riordan Dail, Kathryn Kear, Emma Laing, and Bev Hull were quoted/mentioned in a FACS News article published on 5/28 titled, "It’s a match: Dietetics students enjoying unprecedented success." The story was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 5/28. 
    • FDN alumna Courtney Still Brown was quoted in the article, "Georgia 4-H youths receive grant to encourage healthier living," published in CAES Media Newswire on 5/28.
    • Emma Laing was quoted in an 11-Alive Verify segment that aired on 6/4 titled, "Are there really six donuts in a soda?" The story was also shared on the 11-Alive Facebook page on 6/4.

    May 21, 2019

    • On 5/10, Elizabeth Andress posted two National Center for Home Food Preservation (NCHFP) blog articles, one on freezing diced onions and one on canning dry beans. They are currently the top two articles on this blog site. To follow the NCHFP Twitter account or re-Tweet any of their posts, the id is @NchfpUGA.
    • Chad Paton created a website for his study abroad class, FDNS 5710 - Nutritional Tour of Greece and Italy. The students have been creating content for the blog, which is updated often. To follow the site, visit this link.
    • Emma Laing appeared in an 11-Alive segment on 5/7 titled, "Verify: Is celery juice the latest cure all?" This was also shared in a post on the FACS Facebook page on 5/8.

    Apr 23, 2019

    • Elizabeth Andress was quoted in the CAES News article, "Take egg-stra care this Easter with proper food safety," published on 4/15. The article was also published in The Georgia Sun on 4/16.

    Apr 09, 2019

    • Many FDN undergraduate and Double-Dawg students presented their research at the CURO Symposium in Athens on 4/8-9. An article was published in FACS News highlighting our students and their faculty mentors, and photos have been shared on the FDN and FACS Facebook pages (if you have photos from the event, please email them to emonk@uga.edu).

    Apr 02, 2019

    • The CDC has an article in the 3/15 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report about 3 cases of botulism from improperly home canned and then stored peas. You can read about it in an article posted by Elizabeth Andress on 3/15.
    • New photos from the 2019 FACS Alumni Awards Celebration on 3/2 were published by Blane Marable Photography. They can be viewed on the FDN Facebook post on 3/29 (also see Kudos 3/5).

    Mar 26, 2019

    • A study by Jamie Cooper and Chad Paton is highlighted in the Spring 2019 UGA Research Magazine, which is now published online and arriving in mailboxes. The article appears in the 'Health' section of the magazine and is titled, "Cottonseed oil lowers cholesterol."
    • Stacey Deng was featured as a 2018-2019 Student Scholar by UGA Public Service and Outreach. Her bio was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 3/22. 

    Mar 20, 2019

    • On International Women’s Day, 3/8, Carolyn Berdanier was recognized by several FACS media outlets. Dr. Berdanier brought our department, college, and UGA worldwide acclaim for her discovery of an animal model for the study of diabetes. She came along at a time when women were not widely accepted as researchers, but led us to new heights through her intellect and commitment to excellence earlier this month.
    • Christine Graaf is one of our online MS students completing her degree with an emphasis in Community Nutrition. She wrote a terrific blog post titled, "Obesity Management: Behavior Change & The 5 As Approach." The 5 As Approach works to shift the patient/provider dynamic to allow the patient to drive the conversation and make the connections rather than the provider simply telling the patient what they should do. View her post to learn more!
    • Many FDN faculty, students, and alumni are pictured in the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2019 annual conference and expo photo album, posted here. If you have photos from this conference that we can add to the album, please email emonk@uga.edu or post them in the comments.

    Mar 05, 2019

    • Nutritional sciences minor Anita Qualls is highlighted on page 10 of the spring 2019 issue of Georgia Magazine for being named UGA's first Churchill Scholar (also see Kudos 1/16 and 1/29). FDN alumna Michelle Gooden’s Instagram post is also featured on page 37 of the magazine. Michelle was our featured guest at the FDN Alumni Committee's 6-Mix Dinner event attended by FDN students and faculty on 11/7/18 (also see Kudos 11/14/18). One of the group photos from that evening was posted by Michelle and appears in the magazine.

    Feb 26, 2019

    • Our nutritional sciences major was mentioned in an article written by Loran Smith, "At 100, UGA’s family and consumer sciences has left a lasting impact," and published in Online Athens on 2/24. This article was also shared in a post on the FACS Facebook page.

    Feb 19, 2019

    • Ginnefer Cox was quoted in the UGA Today article, "$1.5 million initiative goes to upgrade labs across UGA’s campus," on 1/18. 
    • A photo of Jamie Cooper, Liana Rodrigues, and Allison Jones was shown in a UGA Admissions tweet on 1/18 showcasing our Nutritional Sciences major. The post was also shared on the FDN Facebook page. 

    Feb 12, 2019

    • Judy Harrison was featured in the IFT World section of the January 2019 issue of Food Technology. The write-up in this prestigious international journal is about Dr. Harrison’s receipt of the 2018 Outstanding Engagement Award by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Board of Human Sciences. The article was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 1/30. 
    • Research by Jamie Cooper and Chad Paton was highlighted in the article, "New Study: Research on Walnuts and Fat Metabolism" appearing in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics SmartBrief on 1/29.
    • Jamie Cooper is the subject of this week's Focus on Faculty in UGA Today. Her feature was also shared in a FACS Facebook post on 2/11.

    Jan 29, 2019

    • Anita Qualls was featured in the Red&Black on 1/18 in the article, "Anita Qualls named first UGA recipient of Churchill Scholarship" (also see Kudos 1/16).
    • Jung Sun Lee was highlighted in the UGA Today article, "Four faculty members named UGA Athletic Association Professors," published on 1/17. This article also appeared in Columns on 1/22 (also see Kudos 1/16). Dr. Lee's profile was featured on the UGA Research Twitter page and on the FDN Facebook page on 1/17.

    Jan 16, 2019

    • The 1/7 edition of UGA Columns (page 3) has an article about Jamie Cooper’s publication on cottonseed oil titled, “Study links cottonseed oil with lower cholesterol” (also see Kudos 10/31/18 and 11/28/18).
    • The 1/7 edition of UGA Columns “Newsmakers” section (page 6) has several quotes from Judy Harrison’s feature in Yahoo Finance, where she addressed food safety at farmer’s markets (also see Kudos 11/7/18).
    • The 1/14 edition of UGA Columns “Kudos” section (page 6) features Rick Lewis and Judy Harrison’s APLU awards (also see Kudos 9/19/18, 10/3/18, and 11/14/18).

    Jan 08, 2019

    • Alex Anderson's recent publication in collaboration with colleagues from around the world (see below) was featured by CNN in the article, "Your favorite restaurant is more calorific than fast food, global study finds." This article was also shared in an FDN Facebook post on 12/13.
    • We recognized our fall 2018 centennial graduates at the FACS Convocation on Friday, 12/14. Visit the FACS Facebook post on 12/14 to see images from the event.
    • Laura Leigh Richardson was photographed by Bulldawg Illustrated on 12/9 at the 12th Annual Bike Build along with the Lady Dawgs. The Bike Build offers an opportunity for the team and area volunteers to assemble bikes for distribution throughout schools in Athens/Clarke County, the Boys & Girls Club of Athens, and the Jackson County Family Connection. To read the article, visit this link. Photos were also shared in an FDN Facebook post on 12/20.

  • 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.

    May 21, 2019

    • Congratulations to dietetics major and accelerated MS student Kathryn Kear for being selected as this year’s Outstanding Senior! Kathryn received her award at the FACS Convocation ceremony on 5/9. A photo was posted on the FDN Facebook page on 5/10.
    • Congratulations to the FDN Student Marshals also honored at the FACS Convocation on 5/9: Hadley Gordon, Allison Griner, LeAnn Haddad, and Sarah Beth Massengale.
    • Congratulations to the Student Dietetic Association for collecting 58 pounds of food at their 4/4 meeting for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia!

    May 02, 2019

    • Spring 2019 featured graduate profiles were shared on the FACS Facebook page on 4/24. Featured FDN students include Anshena Latimore, Emma Epps, Kate Sprenger, Kathryn Kear, Merin Mathew, Neal Holliday, and Leah Greenberg (Minor in Culinary Science and Nutrition).  
    • Congratulations to Lauren Coheley for receiving a Northeast Georgia Dietetic Association Scholarship for this upcoming year! A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 5/1.
    • Congratulations to Michael Francis on the successful defense of his MS thesis on 5/1. His major professor is Art Grider, and his presentation was titled, "Bioinformatic analyses of zinc-activated transcription factor binding sites."
    • Congratulations to Emily Unwin on the successful defense of her MS thesis on 4/22. Her major professor is Ali Berg, and her presentation was titled, "Pilot Testing the EFNEP Food Talk Curriculum with Georgia Teens." A photo was posted on the FDN Facebook page on 4/25.
    • Emma Laing received funds from the UGA Student/Faculty Enrichment Fund provided by the UGA Office of Vice President for Student Affairs to fund an out-of-class student/faculty gathering not associated with course material. Students enjoyed an exercise class at Pure Barre Athens and authentic European/South African cuisine at Pouch. Photos were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 4/26.

    Apr 23, 2019

    • Congratulations to Ali Berg for receiving the 2019 Outstanding Ag/FACS Award from GAE4-HA! A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 4/11.
    • Congratulations once again to Neal Holliday for being selected as one of the top 100 student workers at UGA. A photo of Neal, Katherine Ingerson and Mariah McDaniel at the Student Employee Luncheon was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 4/10.
    • Congratulations once again to the executive board of the Student Dietetic Association. They were honored on 4/16 at the 18th Annual SOAR Awards Banquet. SDA was among 27 groups selected from over 150 nominations to receive a banquet invitation. They were nominated for their on-campus event in November 2018 (DI Forum/Open House) that gathered dietetic internship directors from across the southeast to interact with interested students. Linked here are photos of SDA board members, Lina Abuhamdieh, Lindsey Woller, Kate Lane, Hadley Gordon, Caroline Henning, Neal Holliday, and faculty advisor, Emma Laing.
    • Congratulations to Hannah Winston on the successful defense of her master’s thesis on 4/23. The title of the presentation was "Skeletal Health and Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Role of Diet and Physical Activity" and her major professor is Richard Lewis. Photos of Hannah were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 4/23.

    Apr 09, 2019

    • We are excited to extend our congratulations once again to Caree Cotwright on being awarded a UGA Service-Learning Teaching Excellence Award! Linked here are photos of Dr. Cotwright taken at the Faculty Recognition Banquet on Monday, 4/1.
    • Congratulations to Caroline Henning for being selected as a 2019-2020 FACS Ambassador.
    • Congratulations to Caroline Wieler for receiving the Marihope Troutman Flatt International Study Scholarship to Italy.
    • Congratulations to Ruth Schade for successfully defending her MS thesis on 4/5. Her major professor is Claire de La Serre and the title of her presentation was, "Impact of Maternal Diet on Offspring Gut Microbiota and Metabolic Health." Ruth will be pursuing her PhD this fall at Stanford University's Microbiology and Immunology program! A photo of Ruth was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 4/8. 
    • Congratulations to Alexis Carraway for successfully defending her MS thesis on 4/4. Her major professor is Caree Cotwright. Alexis will be pursuing her PhD in Health Promotion at UGA this fall!

    Apr 02, 2019

    • Ali Berg is the newly elected Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Healthy Aging Division, Chair-Elect. She will take office in August 2019 following the SNEB Annual Conference. A photo of Dr. Berg was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 4/2. Congratulations!
    • Undergraduate researchers in Hea Jin Park’s lab, Madelyn Hansen and Jillien Zukaitis, received letters from FACS indicating that they have each been awarded the 2019 Burton Fowler Undergraduate Research Award. Congratulations!

    Mar 26, 2019

    • Congratulations to Jake Conner for his selection to serve on the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Student Unit Board. He and Jackie Ogden, AAFCS Board President, will serve on the national board together. Jake will be flying to St. Louis to attend the AAFCS national meeting and be sworn in. Dean Fox will be serving as his advisor while he is on the board. A photo of Jake was posted to the FDN Facebook page on 3/26.
    • Congratulations to Camaria Welch for successfully defending her MS thesis on Friday, 3/22. Her major professor is Caree Cotwright and the title of her presentation was, "Bee Smart, Eat Smart: A pollinated foods garden curriculum to improve preferences towards fruits and vegetables among children." A photo of Camaria and Dr. Cotwright was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 3/25.

    Mar 20, 2019

    • Ayshia Ranjitsingh and Neal Holliday have each been chosen as one of the top 100 student employees on campus through the Career Center’s Student Employee of the Year Awards. Ayshia and Neal will attend the awards luncheon on 4/10 in the Tate Center Grand Hall. Congratulations!
    • Congratulations to the following individuals from FDN who are recipients of the college’s faculty and staff awards for 2019. Their formal recognition will be at the Celebration for Excellence luncheon in October 2019. Their photos were added to the FDN Facebook page on 3/8. 
      • Rob Pazdro, Early Career Faculty Research
      • Ginnefer Cox and Elizabeth Andress (and team members Diane Bales and Michael Rupured), Chris Todd Outstanding Outreach award
      • Silvia Giraudo, Super-Includer Award
      • Nathalie Celestin, Susan Hale Brooks Professional Development
    • Congratulations to the following individuals who are recipients of Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics awards for 2019. They were recognized at the GAND conference held in Athens on 3/19-20. Photos of the award winners can be viewed in the FDN Facebook post on 3/20. 
      • Neal Holliday, Outstanding Dietetics Student Award (Didactic Program in Dietetics category)
      • Hannah Wilson, Outstanding Dietetics Student Award (Dietetic Intern category)
      • Michelle Gooden (FDN alumna), Distinguished Service in to a Grassroots Effort
      • Jessica Harris (FDN alumna), Distinguished Service to the Northeast District
    • Congratulations to Megan Houston on successfully defending her MS thesis on 3/18. Her mentor is Jamie Cooper, and the title of her thesis presentation was, "Relationship Between Self-weighing Frequency & Health Measures."

    Mar 05, 2019

    • Congratulations to our SDA for being nominated for the Student Organization Achievement and Recognition (SOAR) Outstanding Campus Event Award. The group was nominated for their success in planning and hosting the inaugural Dietetic Internship Forum/Open House event held in 11/2018 (See Kudos 11/28/18). The SOAR Awards are organized by the UGA Center for Student Activities and Involvement and recognize student organizations, student leaders, and advisors for their commitment to excellence and significant contributions to the campus and community. SDA representatives will attend the 18th Annual Awards Ceremony on 4/16, where the winner will be announced. Stay tuned!
    • Dietetics major Jordan Brett was spotted on the Chick-fil-A Beechwood Facebook page for receiving a "Remarkable Futures Scholarship." A link to the post is here. Congratulations, Jordan! 

    Feb 26, 2019

    • Our dietetics and nutritional sciences majors were listed among the "Top Undergraduate Majors going to Graduate School" released by the UGA Career Center. A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 2/21. 

    Feb 19, 2019

    • Congratulations to both Elizabeth Klingbeil for being selected to receive the Holly B. Alley Scholarship and Hannah Wilson for being selected to receive the Rita Waters Scholarship provided by Georgia Nutrition Council! The awards will be presented at the annual Georgia Nutrition Council Conference held 2/28-3/1 in Eatonton, GA, at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center.

    Feb 12, 2019

    • Congratulations to Caree Cotwright for being selected as a recipient of the 2019 Service-Learning Teaching Excellence Award. The faculty selection committee was impressed with the range of courses that Dr. Cotwright teaches with service-learning projects, and the impact that these projects have on children and partner organizations in the community. She will receive her award at the Faculty Recognition Banquet on 4/1.
    • Alex Anderson has been appointed as a member of the Faculty Advisory Committee to the Office of the Vice President for Research, as a representative of FACS. This committee is to advice the Vice President for Research on research related matters that affect faculty and the university as a whole.
    • Ali Berg recently began serving as Co-Investigator on the Community Engagement Function of the Georgia Clinical Translational Science Alliance (GaCTSA CE). The Community Engagement Function of GaCTSA aims to be a statewide leader in community engagement and translational research through: 1) facilitating relationships among diverse community stakeholders, 2) increasing capacity of researchers and community partners to engage in collaborative research, and 3) Stimulating and strengthening community-engaged research that has the potential to lead to innovations for improved population health.
    • Rick Lewis was acknowledged by the UGA Career Center for having a significant, positive impact on students' career decision-making. He was nominated by at least one graduate in UGA’s Class of 2018 as "a person who has contributed greatly to their career development and success" (also see Kudos 1/16 and 1/29).

    Jan 29, 2019

    • Congratulations to nutritional sciences majors Courtney Britt and Sydney Dilworth who have been selected as student interns to work in the Student Success and Advising Center. They will assist with FACS events and programs such as Info Sessions, FACS Day at the Capitol, student organizations, marketing/publicity, Get Into Career Gear, Bulldog Basics, and other special projects and programs related to the undergraduate student experience.
    • Congratulations to the following FDN faculty and staff for being acknowledged by the UGA Career Center for having a significant, positive impact on students' career decision-making. Jessica Smith (also see Kudos 1/16), Claire de La Serre, Ginnefer Cox, Tracey Brigman, and Emma Laing have each been nominated by graduates in UGA’s Class of 2018 as "a person who has contributed greatly to their career development and success." A photo was posted on the FDN Facebook page on 1/29.

    Jan 16, 2019

    • Congratulations to Carolyn Berdanier, professor emerita and former head of the FDN department, for being selected to join the FACS Honor Hall of Recognition for her lifetime contributions to our field. Dr. Berdanier will be honored at the 2019 FACS Alumni Awards banquet on 3/2.
    • Congratulations to Ivy Odom who has been selected as the 2019 Pacesetter Award. Ivy received an emphasis in Consumer Foods while pursuing her BSFCS in Consumer Journalism in 2015, and she regularly lectures for FDN classes as her schedule allows. She will be honored at the 2019 FACS Alumni Awards banquet on 3/2.
    • Jung Sun Lee was named a Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Family and Consumer Sciences. An article honoring Dr. Lee's accomplishment was published in FACS News on 1/9.
    • Claire de La Serre, Chad Paton, and Rob Pazdro just received letters that they will be awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor effective July 1, 2019.
    • Nutritional Sciences major Anita Qualls was named UGA’s first Churchill Scholar. News articles featuring Anita's achievement have been published in UGA Today, WGAU, FACS Facebook, and FDN Facebook, among others.
    • Jessica Smith was nominated by at least one graduate in UGA’s Class of 2018 as an individual who has contributed greatly to student career development and success. Students and recent alumni were asked by the UGA Career Center to identify faculty and staff who have had a significant, positive impact on their career decision-making process. Jessica has been recognized as such an individual. Congratulations!
    • The CURO research assistantship awardees for Spring 2019 are listed below:
      • Meghan Brennan; Title: Comparison of Blood Lipid Responses from Diets with and without Pecans; Research mentor: Jamie Cooper
      • Anna Claire Stietenroth; Title: Effects of Caffeine Mouth-Rinsing on Time Trial Running in Endurance Female Athletes via the Cephalic Phase Response; Research mentor: Jamie Cooper
      • Allison Jones; Title: The Effect of Caffeine Mouth Rinsing on Male Endurance Performance via the Cephalic Phase Response; Research mentor: Dr. Jamie Cooper
      • Emma Epps; Title: Gender Differences in Behavior tests of piglets; Research mentor: Dr. Hea Jin Park
      • Caroline Morrison; Title: The Effect of DHA and Lutein Supplementation on Sows reproductivity; Research mentor: Dr. Hea Jin Park
      • Marissa Stacholy; Title: The Influence of Maternal Supplementation of Lutein and DHA on Colostrum DHA concentration in a Pig Model; Research mentor: Dr. Hea Jin Park

    Jan 08, 2019

    • Congratulations to the recipients of the inaugural "FDNS Professionalism Certificate:" Sarah Beth Massengale, Maya Keator, Amanda Kennedy, James NamKoong, Garyn Talbert, Alexa Taylor, Lindsey Woller, Allison Rautmann, Frances Perkinson, and Ella Dadan. These students were enrolled in FDNS 5900 in fall 2018 (led by Emma Laing and Ginnefer Cox) and earned this certificate by participating in several ArchReady activities organized by the UGA Career Center. Photos of the certificates can be viewed on the FDN Facebook post on 12/21.

    Dec 11, 2018

    • Featured graduate profiles for Riordan Dail (published on 12/7) and Sepideh Kaviani (published on 12/4) are currently on the FACS Facebook page. Congratulations!

    Nov 28, 2018

    • Several FDN students will be recognized at the FACS Convocation on 12/14: Sara Lipani (will receive Recognition of Academic Achievement), Kendall Farr (will deliver the Student Perspective), and Wells Ross and Sara Dort (will serve as Marshals for the department). Congratulations!

    Nov 07, 2018

    • Congratulations to Tracey Brigman on successfully defending her Ed.D. dissertation on 11/1! A photo of Tracey was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 11/2. 
    • Congratulations to Kendall Farr on successfully defending her Master's thesis on 11/1. Her mentor is Jamie Cooper, and the title of her thesis presentation was, "Effects of caffeine mouth-rinsing on time trial running in endurance athletes." Photos of Kendall can be viewed on the FDN Facebook page.

    Oct 24, 2018

    • Congratulations to Jamie Cooper for receiving the title, "Fellow of The Obesity Society." The prestigious mark of the FTOS acknowledges high level contributions to the field of obesity, research, treatment, and/or prevention. Fellow Members are the only members of the society allowed to hold office, vote for constitutional changes, and chair committees. As part of the recognition process, all new Fellows will be honored at the TOS Opening Session at ObesityWeek 2018 in Nashville, TN, as well as receive a certificate of recognition. Dr. Cooper was congratulated on the FDN Facebook page on 10/23.
    • Congratulations to Taylor Newman whose poster, "Best Practice Policy Options for Georgia Produce Prescription Programs," was recognized at the 2018 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo™ (FNCE®) in Washington, DC, as an Outstanding Abstract. Abstracts designated with this award received the highest scores from the FNCE® reviewers. A certificate acknowledging Taylor’s achievement was displayed on her poster board during her presentation on 10/23.

    Oct 16, 2018

    • UGA SNAP-Ed received the 3rd place Southern Region Social Media Education - Online video Award from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS). The award was presented during the Annual Session held in San Antonio, TX, the week of 10/24-28. Photos of Edda Coto-Rivera and Alice White were shared in the FDN Facebook post on 10/10.
    • Many FDN faculty, staff, and students were honored at the FACS 100 Celebrating Excellence Luncheon on 10/12. Photos from the event were posted to the FACS Facebook and Flickr pages.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Aug 06, 2019

    • Several FDN faculty, staff, and graduate students attended the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL from 7/27-30. Photos from the conference can be viewed in various posts on the FDN Facebook page: on 7/28 (a photo of Hannah Wilson receiving her award; also see Kudos 7/30), on 7/29 (a photo of Ginnefer Cox speaking with the president of SNEB during one of her poster presentations), and on 8/6 (this album includes photos of Ginnefer Cox, Hannah Wilson, Caree Cotwright, Ali Berg, Laurel Sanville, Jung Sun Lee, and Edda Cotto Rivera). If you have additional photos from the conference, please email them to emonk@uga.edu and I will add them to the Facebook posts. The poster presentations are listed below:
      • Cotwright, C. J., Bales, D., Lee, J. S. Improving Teacher Knowledge and Self-Efficacy to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in the Child Care Setting.
      • Cotwright, C.J., Bradley, H., Celestin, N., Birch, L. Determining E-Learning Preferences to Inform Beverage Policy Training for Georgia Child Care Providers.
      • Cox, G., Moore, C., Lee, J.S. Taste is everything: Feasibility of using sensory evaluation methodology to develop responsive recipes for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed).
      • Cox, G., Moore, C. Utilizing Sensory Evaluation Methodology in Recipe Development for Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).
      • Lee, J. S., Cotto-Rivera, E., Sanville, L., Akin, J., Bhargava, V. Changes in healthy eating and physical activity behaviors of low-income adult Georgians participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-Ed).
      • Wilson, H., Chatterjee, S., Koonce, J., Berg, A., et al. Community-based Nutrition Education Intervention Increases Likelihood of Cancer Prevention Lifestyle Behaviors.

    Jul 30, 2019

    • Claire de La Serre, Jiyoung Sammi Kim, and Carolina Cawthon attended the SSIB Annual Meeting held 7/9-13, 2019 in Utrecht, Netherlands. Photos were posted to the FDN Facebook page on 7/22 and the presentations are listed below:
      • Carolina presented her poster titled, "Glial cross-talk promotes inflammatory response in nodose ganglia culture after exposure to by-products from gram-positive, high-fat-diet-associated gut microbes."
      • Sammi delivered her oral presentation titled, "Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis is Sufficient to Alter Appetitive Feeding Behavior in Rats," during Oral Session 7: Eating Behavior and Obesity.

    Jul 16, 2019

    • FDN alumni Ruth (Gildea) Taylor and Emily (O'Brien) Grody presented on 7/14 at the School Nutrition Association's Annual National Conference in St. Louis on the topic of "Accommodating special diets." Photos of their presentation were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 7/16.

    Jun 11, 2019

    • Lynn Bailey presented a series of seminars and delivered a lecture to a nutrition class at ESPOL University in Guayaquil, Ecuador, during her visit from 5/14-17. The title of this lecture was, "Folic Acid a Proven Approach for Prevention of Neural Tube Defects." Photos of Dr. Bailey's lecture can be viewed in the FDN Facebook post on 6/11.
    • Several FDN faculty and students attended the American Society for Nutrition’s Nutrition 2019 conference from 6/8-11 in Baltimore, MD. Photos of the presenters can be viewed in the FDN Facebook post on 6/10. If you have presentation information or photos from the conference, please email to emonk@uga.edu and the Facebook post will be updated.
      • Alex Anderson (oral presentation): "Awareness of Federal and State Breastfeeding Laws and Provision of Breastfeeding Resources on a College Campus"
      • Alex Anderson (poster presentation; lead author): "A Case Study of Household Food-Related Assessment Using an Innovative Passive Dietary Assessment Device in Mampong-Akuapem, Ghana"
      • Alex Anderson (poster presentation; co-author): "Methodology for Objective, Passive, Image- and Sensor-based Assessment of Dietary Intake, Meal-timing, and Food-related Activity in Ghana and Kenya"
      • Lynn Bailey (poster presentation; co-author): "Developing a Global Strategy for the Control of Folate Deficiency and Folic Acid Responsive Neural Tube Defects in Low- and Middle-Income Countries"
      • Ginnefer Cox (oral presentation): "Taste Is Everything: The Role of Sensory Evaluation in Nutrition Education for Low-Income Populations"
      • Xi Fang (poster presentation; lead author): "The Effect of Maternal Supplementation of Lutein and Docosahexaenoic Acid on Behavior and Brain Structures in Offspring in a Pig Model"
      • Julie Jeon (poster presentation; lead author): "Dynamic Changes of Gut Microbiome and Immune Response During the Acute Stage of Stroke in a Pig Model"
      • Hea Jin Park (oral session, Chair)

    Jun 04, 2019

    • Additional photos of Chad Paton, Claire de La Serre, Rob Pazdro, and Lynn Bailey taken at the Promotion and Tenure Recognition Ceremony on 5/7 were added to the FDN Facebook page (also see Kudos 1/16 and 5/21).

    May 21, 2019

    • Photos of FDN students, faculty, and staff who attended the FACS Convocation ceremony were posted on the FACS Facebook page on 5/9.
    • Three FDN faculty members were honored at the university recognition dinner on 5/7 for promotion & tenure for newly promoted associate professors. Congratulations once again to Claire de La Serre, Chad Paton, and Rob Pazdro (pictured here with department chair, Lynn Bailey; also see Kudos 1/16).
    • Emma Laing delivered the Keynote Speech at the Emory University Hospital Dietetic Internship graduation ceremony in Atlanta, GA, on 5/17. Emma was a 1997 graduate of this program.

    May 02, 2019

    • Our FDN spring seminar series ended on 4/24 with a research update by Alex Anderson. Dr. Anderson presented his seminar titled, "An Innovative Passive Dietary Monitoring System," funded by the Gates Foundation. A photo was posted to the FDN Facebook page.
    • Nick Slagel presented a poster during the 4th biennial community engagement and research forum at the GaCTSA conference on 4/25. The title of his poster was, "A Unique University-Community-Clinic Partnership Developed to Implement and Research a Fruit and Vegetable Prescription® (FVRx®) Program for Low-Income Adults." Co-authors included Taylor Newman, Laurel Sanville, Jennifer Jo Thompson, Jackie Dallas, Sarah Thurman, Paige Cummings, and Jung Sun Lee. A photo was posted on the FDN Facebook page on 4/26.
    • Photos of Tracey Brigman’s students preparing their meal for the "Big Event" were posted to the FDN Facebook page on 4/26. 
    • On 4/29, Barbara Grossman celebrated the end of the semester with her 6 second-year dietetic interns (Allie Lindke, Hannah Winston, Liana Rodrigues, Becca Gould, Emily Unwin, and Hannah Wilson) at ADD Drug Store in Five Points. The interns are getting ready to spread out into their internships this summer, and they will finish with the DI in August. A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 4/30.
    • On 4/25, the Destination Dawgs students visited the University Health Center Nutrition Kitchen today for a fun and hands-on food demonstration led by Beth Kindamo, FDN alumna who works as a Nutrition Education Coordinator for the Health Center. The menu included sheet pan stir fry and herb quinoa. Photos of the event were posted to the FACS Facebook page.
    • Many FDN students were spotted last week at these college events:
      • FACS Ambassador’s end of the year dinner on 4/29; Photos were shared on the FACS Facebook page on 4/30.
      • FACS Young Alumni Council and the Student Success and Advising Center’s ice cream social "Get the Finals Scoop" on 4/25; Photos were shared on the FACS Facebook page on 4/25.
    • The UGA Peer Nutrition Educators tabled at the West Broad Farmers Market and Garden on 4/27 for their final event of the year. They provided romaine lettuce with homemade ranch to the market goers to emphasize the decrease in calories, total fat, and sodium versus store bought, and they also provided nutrition education on Choose MyPlate. Photos were posted on the FDN Facebook page on 4/29.
    • FDN alumna Jacy Wade Pitts visited our Clinical Nutrition Interventions class on 4/24. Jacy is board certified in pediatric nutrition, is a certified eating disorders registered dietitian, and is the clinical nutrition supervisor at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. During her lecture, she discussed some of the considerations re: counseling clients with eating disorders. Photos were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 4/25.

    Apr 23, 2019

    • Yura Son and Jo Shieh, PhD students in Chad Paton's lab, attended the Experimental Biology 2019 conference, which was held 4/6-9 in Orlando, FL. Yura presented a poster at the Adipocyte Function and Metabolism session, titled "Angiopoietin-1 Protects 3T3-L1 Pre-Adipocytes from Saturated Fatty Acid-Induced Cell Death." Photos were posted on the FDN Facebook page on 4/12.
    • On 4/10 Caree Cotwright gave her departmental seminar presentation titled, "Examining Implementation of Healthy Beverage Policies in Early Care and Education Programs in Georgia: Findings and Future Implications." Dr. Cotwright invited two of her graduate students to join in on her lecture: Alexis Carraway and Kathryn Elizabeth Kear. Photos were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 4/11.
    • Caree Cotwright took her FDNS 4660S class to the Jittery Joe's roasting site on 3/28 where the students received a personalized lesson from Roastmaster (and FDN alumnus), Charlie Mustard. Photos and a video were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 4/15.
    • FDNS 4660S students were also spotted at the McPhaul Center Family Picnic Night. Six students provided healthy and easy to make recipes such as pinwheels, chia seed pudding, sweet potato waffles, fruit pizza, chocolate hummus, and yogurt parfaits for the children and their parents to try. Photos were posted on the FDN Facebook page on 4/11.
    • Linked here are photos taken on 4/16 at the Athens-Clarke County Wellness Fair in the Classic Center. Our dietetic interns managed tables representing the FDN department and the Aspire Clinic. The participants were Allie Lindke, Beth Wood, Hannah Wilson, Hayley Sanders, Melanie Ng, Taylor Ragan, and Ani Powell.
    • FDN undergraduate students Amanda Kennedy, Audrey Green, Allison Rautmann, Samara Pattiasina, Emma Epps, and Madeleine Williams were spotted at the Grad Pics with Hairy Dawg event hosted by the UGA Career Center on 4/16 and 4/17. Photos were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 4/18.
    • On 4/17, FDN alumna Sohyun Park, Team Lead/Lead Epidemiologist, Epidemiology and Surveillance Team at the CDC presented her seminar titled, "Rethink Your Drink: Reducing Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake Among Americans." A photo of Dr. Park was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 4/18.

    Apr 09, 2019

    • On 4/3, our department hosted Scott Kanoski, Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California. Dr. Kanoski presented his talk titled, "A memo from your gut: the role of the gut-brain axis in memory control." Photos were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 4/4. 
    • FDN students and Peer Nutrition Educators Amanda Kennedy, Anshena Latimore, Jordan Brett, and Brittani Rowe presented at the UGA CHAARG Nutrition and Wellness Spotlight on Tuesday, 4/2. They presented on the topics, 'eating healthy on the go' and 'refueling your body.' Photos of the event were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 4/4.

    Apr 02, 2019

    • FDN graduate student and dietetic intern Rebecca Gould presented her off-topic seminar on 3/27 titled, "Ergothioneine: an emerging dietary component against oxidative damage and inflammation." A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 3/28. 
    • On 3/19, Ginnefer Cox and her students made their annual site visit to PVR-Research, a marketing research firm that conducts sensory testing for food companies. Dr. Cox takes her students in FDNS 4650 (Experimental Foods) and FDNS 4647 (Sensory Evaluation of Food) to PVR each year for them to observe sensory testing. Valerie Cansler, President of PVR-Research, provides the students with an overview of the facility, and the students participate in sensory testing. A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 4/1. 
    • Julie Hutchins and Nick Bradfield visited Emma Laing's Management of Foodservice Organizations class on 3/18. Julie and Nick own Eden’s Cafe, a fully vegan restaurant set to open soon in Athens. The students learned about starting a foodservice business from the ground up. Photos were posted on the FDN Facebook page on 3/27.

    Mar 26, 2019

    • Our department showed a strong presence at the 5th Annual School Lunch Challenge on Saturday, 3/23. This fun, educational event was centered on a cooking competition to develop dishes in accordance with the USDA guidelines for the National School Lunch Program. Caree Cotwright hosted the event and Olivia Taylor and Neal Holliday completed food demonstrations. Many FDN students, faculty, and staff were spotted participating in the voting process and the Northeast Georgia Dietetic Association - NEGDA booth. Photos of the event were posted on the FDN Facebook page on 3/25.
    • Caree Cotwright and her FDNS 4660S students attended the State Botanical Garden of Georgia's grand opening of the Alice H. Richards Children's Garden on Saturday, 3/23. The students passed out fruits and veggies and conducted a Carrot and Beet Slaw food demo. Photos were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 3/24.
    • On 3/20, we welcomed Matthew Hayes, Associate Professor of Nutritional Neuroscience in Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, for our weekly seminar. Dr. Hayes presented his seminar titled "Brainstem Cellular Substrates Mediating the Anorectic Effects of GLP-1 Receptor Agonists." A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page.
    • Several FDN faculty, staff, and students were guests of the UGA Athletic Association during its annual "College Day" experience at the West End Zone of Sanford Stadium on 3/25, where they networked with several UGA student-athletes in our college. Photos of the event can be viewed on the FACS Facebookand Instagram pages. 

    Mar 20, 2019

    • The following individuals presented at the 2019 Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics conference held in Athens, GA 3/19-20. Photos of the presenters can be viewed in the FDN Facebook post on 3/20. 
      • Lynn Bailey (oral presentation): Folic acid and global neural tube defect prevention
      • Alexis Carraway (poster): iBevSmart: The development of an e-learning beverage policy training for early care and education providers in Georgia
      • Lauren Coheley (oral presentation): Dietary protein and pediatric bone health
      • Capt. Lori Maggioni (oral presentation): Expanding role of dietitians in natural disaster relief
      • Camaria Welch (poster): Bee Smart, Eat Smart: A pollinated foods garden curriculum to improve children’s fruit and vegetable consumption
      • Hannah Wilson (poster): Community-based weight management strategies: UGA Cooperative Extension’s Walk-a-Weigh program
    • Lilian Sattler attended the AHA Epi/Lifestyle Scientific Sessions 2019, 3/5-8, in Houston, TX as chair of the Early Career Committee of the Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health. Lilian was involved in the following activities (photos can be viewed on the FDN Facebook post on 3/18):
      • Planned, organized, moderated, and announced awards at the Joint Council Dinner to a main session entitled "3-Minute Rapid Fire Oral Abstract Competition," a collaboration of the Early Career Committee to the Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health as well as Epidemiology and Prevention Councils
      • Moderated a session entitled "Nutritional Epidemiology"
      • Gave a report at the Lifestyle Council Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon
      • Planned and organized a panel discussion entitled, "How to formulate research questions that have an impact" - invited panelists included Drs. Eric Bowrwinkle, Bill Kraus, Janet Fulton, and Deborah Young
      • Planned and held a semi-annual face-to-face Early Career Committee Business Meeting - this year a Joint admin meeting with 3 other AHA committees
      • Ran informal Meet-and-Greet tables for interested Early career members

    Mar 05, 2019

    • For seminar last week, we welcomed Thomas Baranowski, Professor of Pediatrics-Nutrition at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Baranowski presented his seminar on 2/27 titled, "Multi-etiological Perspective on Childhood Obesity Prevention." A photo can be viewed on the FDN Facebook page.
    • Several FDN faculty and students attended the GaCTSA meeting on 3/1 at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA. Photos can be viewed in the FDN Facebook post on 3/4.
      • Lilian Sattler presented her work entitled, "Association between the Prognostic Nutritional Index and dietary intake in community-dwelling older adults with heart failure: Findings from NHANES III." Authors: Elisabeth Sattler, Yuta Ishikawa, Rupal Trivedi, Donglan Zhang, Sandra Dunbar, Arshed Quyyumi
      • Xi Fang presented her poster titled, "Effect of Acute Ingestion of Green Tea Extract and Lemon Juice on Oxidative Stress in Pigs Fed a High-fat Diet." Authors: Xi Fang, Michael Azain, Jennifer Mumaw, Janet Grimes, Chad Schmiedt, Michele Barletta, Kristi Crowe-White, Hea Jin Park

    Feb 26, 2019

    • Hannah Wilson presented her off-topic research seminar on 2/20 titled, "Nutrition and Cancer: Effects of Cholesterol on Breast Cancer Risk and Development." A photo can be viewed in the FDN Facebook post on 2/25.
    • Lilian Sattler was invited to the 14th Annual Cardiac, Vascular, and Stroke Care Conference at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center on 2/9 to deliver a presentation titled, "Nutritional Management of Heart Failure." Dr. Sattler spoke to practitioners in cardiology about the controversies around the sodium intake recommendation evidence base, the importance of malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies, the significant impact of pharmacotherapy on nutritional status, and studies examining the effect of dietary patterns in heart failure.

    Feb 19, 2019

    • Reminder: "Chat with Chums and Alums" is an event presented by the FDN Alumni Relations Committee that will be held on Friday, 3/1, at 5:30 pm. Join us at the Georgia Center Savannah Room Bar for a chance to mingle with current students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Featured alumna Donna Martin, RDN (BSFCS, 75) will be recognized at this event. Visit our event link for more information. RSVP to: fdnoffice@uga.edu.

    Feb 12, 2019

    • On 1/30, FDN welcomed Dr. Jennifer Gay, Associate Professor in Health Promotion & Behavior at UGA College of Public Health to present her seminar titled, "Rethinking Spaces for Physical Activity: Importance of Occupation for Activity and Weight Management." A photo of Dr. Gay can be viewed on the Facebook post on 1/31. 
    • Hannah Winston and Barbara Grossman delivered a talk and food demo to students and staff at UGA Hillel on 1/27. The talk was entitled, "Kosher Foods and Health," and focused on cooking Kosher foods that are cheap and healthy for students. Photos of Hannah and Dr. Grossman can be viewed on the FDN Facebook post on 2/5. 
    • Emma Laing's FDNS 4620/6620 Management of Foodservice Organizations class received a visit on 2/11 from Mark Bellefeuil, Regional Director of Morrison Healthcare. Mark has over 35 years' experience at Morrison and spoke to the class about the numerous foodservice and clinical opportunities in healthcare. Photos were posted to the FDN Facebook page on 2/11.
    • "Chat with Chums and Alums" is an event presented by the FDN Alumni Relations Committee that will be held on Friday, 3/1, at 5:30 pm. Join us at the Georgia Center Savannah Room Bar for a chance to mingle with current students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Featured alumna Donna Martin, RDN (BSFCS, 75) will be recognized at this event. Visit our event link for more information.

    Jan 29, 2019

    • On 1/23, FDN hosted Kaixiong Ye, Assistant Professor in Genetics at UGA for our weekly seminar. The talk was titled, "Genetic Adaptation to Diet During Human Evolution and the Future of Personalized Nutrition." A photo of Dr. Ye was posted on the FDN Faceboook page.
    • Lauren Coheley spoke at Emory University Hospital's Dietetic Internship Open House on 1/18. Lauren shared how her experiences during Emory's Dietetic Internship prepared her for her role as a PhD student at UGA. She also shared her research interests and experiences.
    • On 1/16, FDN hosted Franklin West, Associate Professor in Animal & Dairy Science at UGA for our weekly seminar. The talk was titled, "Neuroprotective and Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy in a Pig Stroke Model." A photo of Dr. West was posted on the FDN Faceboook page.

    Jan 16, 2019

    • Michelle van Dellen, Assistant Professor in Psychology at UGA, presented her seminar titled, "Motivation and Bias in Food & Calorie Perceptions" on 1/9. A photo was shared on the FDN facebook page on 1/10.

    Jan 08, 2019

    • Taylor Newman is co-creator of "The Head and the Art," an interdisciplinary collaboration between Athens' artists and scientists that pushes the limits for a better understanding of both areas. Pieces cover topics ranging from forest entomology to mindfulness and psychology, using mediums equally diverse— metalsmithing, weavings, and even tattoo drawings. The show is at Creature Comforts until 1/27. A reporter with Grady covered some details, linked here
    • Elizabeth Andress participated in a Twitter chat co-hosted by the CDC and Parents Magazine on 12/12. The event included other food safety experts as well as party planners who shared tips on how to plan and prepare holiday meals that are safe, healthy, and worth remembering. The event was shared in a FACS Facebook post on 12/12.

    Dec 11, 2018

    • On 11/28, our department finished the seminar series on food allergies with a talk by first year graduate students Sarah Looper, Ani Powell, Kathryn Kear, and Taylor Ragan. Their presentation was titled "Food Allergies: Restaurants, schools, and impact." A photo can be viewed on the FDN Facebook post on 11/30.
    • Students enrolled in the graduate section of Rick Lewis' Nutrition Throughout the Lifecycle course presented research posters in Dawson Hall on 11/29. Photos of the students and their posters can be viewed on the FDN Facebook page.
    • Photos from the 12/4 holiday dinner party recognizing several FDN student FACS Ambassadors can be viewed on the FACS Facebook page.
    • On 12/5, members of the FDN special events committee hosted our annual holiday party. Brunch was followed by the ever-exciting gift exchange (complete with blankets, hot cocoa, a giant stuffed unicorn, and toilet soccer)! Photos can be viewed on the FDN Facebook post on 12/6.

    Nov 28, 2018

    • First year graduate students Melanie Ng, Hayley Sanders, Olivia Taylor, and Meaghan Turcotte presented their FDN seminar on "Food allergy prevention and treatment food chain policy" on 11/14. A photo can be viewed in the FDN Facebook post on 11/15.
    • Photos from the first annual Dietetic Internship Forum/Open House event sponsored by SDA were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 11/16. Over 10 programs were represented at the event (also see Kudos 10/3).
    • Linked here are photos taken by the professional photographer during the Board on Human Sciences Award Breakfast in New Orleans honoring Rick Lewis and Judy Harrison (also see Kudos 10/3). Photos of Lynn Bailey and Dean Fox also appear in the album.

    Nov 14, 2018

    • On 11/7, we began our 3-part seminar series on food allergies. First year graduate students presented on the physiology and mechanisms underlying food allergies as well as the different diagnostic tools. Photos of presenters Beth Wood, Xintong Li, Darci Bell, Megan Houston, and Jo Shieh were posted on the FDN Facebook page on 11/12.
    • Richard Lewis and Judy Harrison, winners of this year’s BoHS APLU Human Sciences awards, spoke about their work on 11/12 in New Orleans (also see Kudos 9/19 and 10/3). To view photos of their presentations posted on the APLU twitter page, visit this link.
    • FDN alumna Michelle Gooden visited campus on 11/9 for a series of events. She lectured first to Emma Laing's Medical Nutrition Therapy class about policy in clinical nutrition, followed by delivering a Farm Bill update at the joint SDA and Northeast Georgia Dietetic Association meeting, and concluded her evening as the featured guest at the FDN Alumni Committee's '6-Mix Alumni Dinner.' Photos from Michelle’s visit were posted to the FACS Facebook page on 11/8.
    • FACS alumna Ivy Odom delivered a lecture to Ginn Cox and Emma Laing's professional development class in foods and nutrition on 11/8 about her journey to becoming a test kitchen assistant at Time, Inc. Food Studios and #HeyYall video star for Southern Living Magazine. Photos from her visit can be viewed on the FDN Facebook page.
    • It was great to see many FDN faculty, friends, and alumni at the retirement ceremony for Mary Ann Johnson on Friday, 11/9. Dr. Johnson accepted the position of Jean Sundell Tinstman Professor of Nutrition and Chair of the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences at the University of Nebraska (also see Kudos 6/6). Photos from the ceremony can be viewed on the FACS Flickr and Facebook pages.

  • 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.

    Sep 10, 2019

    • Calling all alumni from our graduate/undergraduate programs: The "Share Your Story" feature from our FACS website is accepting responses.

    Sep 04, 2019

    • FDN alumnus Neal Holliday, current MS/DI student at Augusta University, accepted a position with the VeryVera Show on 8/30. Neal will be assisting with the show as well as with children’s camps throughout the year.

    Aug 27, 2019

    • FDN alumna Kate Sprenger will be starting a new position with The Coca-Cola Company as a contract Sensory Evaluation Laboratory Technician this week. Her photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 8/26.

    Aug 20, 2019

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Michelle Gooden who was notified that she is now a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND). Photos of Michelle were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 8/16.

    Aug 13, 2019

    • FDN alumna Brittany (Mitchell) Moment was recently highlighted by the Northeast Health District for her successful efforts in increasing the breastfeeding rates among WIC participants in Greene County. As a nutritionist, she has dramatically increased breastfeeding rates among her WIC participants with personalized support and education, creation of a breastfeeding-friendly space, and setting clinic-wide breastfeeding goals. A photo of Brittany was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 8/9.

    Aug 06, 2019

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Lori Walker Maggioni, MS, RDN, CSP, and Deputy Chief for the Nutrition Care Division in the US Army, for her promotion in rank from Captain to Major. A photo of MAJ Maggioni was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 7/31.

    Jul 30, 2019

    • FDN alumna Beverly Hobbs (pictured here with Alex Anderson) was recently hired as the new Activity Director for Madison Health and Rehab. In this role, Beverly will be writing Activity Care Plans and planning snacks as well as activities.

    Jul 16, 2019

    • FDN alumna Courtney (Rice) Vickery gave birth to her baby boy, Declan Elijah, on 7/9. Pictured here on the FDN Facebook page is Declan with big sister, Violet.

    Jul 09, 2019

    • FDN alumna Staci Belcher has been named the 2019-2020 Newsletter CPE Editor for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics DPG Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine. Staci’s photo and DIFM bio were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 6/27.

    Jun 25, 2019

    • A recent video from the Gastric Cancer Foundation titled, "The Power of Probiotics," features FDN alumna Ellen Steinberg. The video was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 6/12.

    Jun 11, 2019

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Lauren (Atwell) Housley for receiving the position of DPD Director at California State University, Chico.

    Jun 04, 2019

    • Congratulations to FDN alumnus Taylor Morris for obtaining his Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential on 6/3! Taylor has BSFCS degrees in both dietetics and nutritional sciences, and he completed his master's degree and dietetic internship at Winthrop University. He will be starting a new chapter in his career as the lead dietitian at AnMed Rehab Hospital in Anderson, SC. A photo of Taylor was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 6/4.

    May 21, 2019

    • Former FDN department chair and professor Roy Martin and his family visited Dawson Hall recently. Roy is pictured here with his daughter, Shelley, his grandchildren Aidan and Sophia, and his wife, Sue.
    • Calling all alumni from our graduate/undergraduate programs: The "Share Your Story" feature on our FACS website is accepting responses. Cal uses some of this information for inclusion in FACS Magazine, which he is currently finalizing. Please share this link with outstanding alumni you know.

    May 02, 2019

    • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recently congratulated FDN alumna Donna Martin, EdS, RDN, LD, SNS, FAND, immediate past president of the Academy, for receiving the 2019 Doctorate of Foodservice Award. The award was presented at the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers at its recent conference in Orlando, FL.

    Apr 23, 2019

    • FDN alumnus Zach Grunewald received the Zweifach Graduate Student Travel Award from the Microcirculatory Society, Inc. to attend Experimental Biology 2019 this year. Congratulations!

    Apr 09, 2019

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Megha Vishwanathan on the arrival of her twin girls on 3/15! Their names are Aanya (4 lbs 2 oz, born 8:06am) and Mathrika (4 lbs 8 oz, born at 8:04 am).

    Apr 02, 2019

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Sepideh Kaviani who has been selected to receive the 2019 Endsley-Peifer Student Research Award from the College of FACS. The award recognizes students whose research during graduate school has made significant contributions to advancing knowledge in a social/physical sciences specialty area in Family and Consumer Sciences. The paper titled, "A 7-day high-PUFA diet reduces angiopoietin-like protein 3 and 8 responses and postprandial triglyceride levels in healthy females but not males: a randomized control trial," provides important insight into a high-PUFA diet improving postprandial triglyceride levels. Sepideh will be recognized at the Fall 2019 Celebrating Excellence luncheon in October.

    Mar 26, 2019

    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Bethany Clement for receiving a "GEM" award from Morrison Healthcare for her outstanding performance. Among Bethany's many accolades, she was responsible for spearheading their malnutrition initiative. A photo of Bethany was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 3/19. 
    • Congratulations to FDN alumna Alshia Lewis for being accepted into the Summer Enrichment and Training Program for Underrepresented Persons in medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (aka Jefferson STEPUP Medicine Program). Alisha will begin this program in Philadelphia, PA, in June.

    Mar 20, 2019

    • FDN alumna Andrea Lobene and Lilian Sattler were photographed together at the aforementioned American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle 2019 Scientific Sessions in Houston, TX (photos were posted to the FDN Facebook page on 3/7). Andrea was awarded an Early Career Investigator Travel Award to present her doctoral work on "Estimating sodium intake using timed urine collections from a controlled feeding study." She was also recognized as a Paul Dudley White International Scholar. 
    • FDN alumna Jessica Principe was mentioned in the UGA Today article "Medical students get red carpet matches." Resident applicants at the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership gathered on 3/15 on the UGA Health Sciences Campus for Match Day, an event marking the next step in their medical careers. Jessica has been matched to Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard, psychiatry.

    Mar 05, 2019

    • On 3/1 and 3/2 we enjoyed reuniting with many FDN alumni who traveled to Athens to take part in the FACS Alumni Awards festivities. A recap of the 41st annual FACS Alumni Awards event on Saturday was published in FACS News. The highlight of the event was celebrating FDN professor emerita Carolyn Berdanier for being inducted into the FACS Honor Hall of Recognition. A video honoring Dr. Berdanier (with words shared by Emma Laing, Judy Harrison, Dorothy Hausman, and Rick Lewis) can be viewed here along with a written bio, published here. Photos from the event can be viewed in the album posted on the FACS Facebook page on 3/2. Photos from our "Chat with Chums and Alums" FDN Alumni event on Friday evening, featuring Donna Martin, can also be viewed on the FACS and FDN Facebook pages.

    Feb 19, 2019

    • Judith C. Darby (1963 - B.S. Foods and Nutrition) was recently added to the FACS Alumni page, Share Your Story. Please share this opportunity (and link) with FDN alumni you know and invite them to share their story!

  • 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.

    Aug 20, 2019

    • FACS Alumni Award Nominations are now open and will close on 10/1. To submit a nomination, please visit this link. Nominations can also be submitted via email to FACSAlumni@uga.edu (enter the subject: 2020 FACS Alumni Awards Nomination). For more information on the awards categories, visit this link. The FACS Alumni Awards event will be held on Saturday, 3/21 in Athens.

    Aug 13, 2019

    • The UGA Fall Career & Internship Fair will be held on Tuesday, 9/24, from 12-5 pm in the Classic Center.  View other UGA Career Center events here.  

    Aug 06, 2019

    • Mark your calendars! The UGA Department of Foods and Nutrition Graduate Student Open House will be held on Friday, 10/4, from 1:30-5:00 pm. Visit this link for more information and to RSVP.

    Jul 30, 2019

    • For students applying to dietetic internships this year, Emma Laing will host "DICAS Workshop Part I" on 8/28 in conjunction with SDA's first meeting of the fall semester. The Facebook event is linked here.

    Jul 16, 2019

    • The application site for the study away program in Foods and Nutrition to Portugal, Spain, and France is now open for Maymester 2020. If interested, please click on this link to create your application. This program fills up quickly!

    Jul 09, 2019

    • Former NIH NICHHD (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Program Officer Susan Newcomer will talk about "How to write an NIH research grant" on Friday, 7/12 at 10am in 206 Aderhold Hall. In the Population Dynamics Branch at NICHHD, she managed a portfolio of grants on reproductive health including social and behavioral research on fertility, contraceptive use and AIDS/HIV risk. If you are interested in attending Dr. Newcomer’s presentation and Q&A session, please rsvp to Stephanie Tucker at st@uga.edu. More information is linked here.

    Jun 25, 2019

    • UGA recently launched Foodshed UGA, a food solutions initiative to engage the campus and community in sustainability and innovation through the food we grow, eat, and waste. This interdisciplinary effort will enhance the social infrastructure at UGA, engage the campus as a living laboratory, and support experiential learning, research and outreach. It will promote food security and sustainable food systems at UGA and in the communities we serve.

    Jun 11, 2019

    • Faculty, staff, and graduate students: The link to update your bio pages is here (see the green button on the upper right side of the page). Please be sure your bio pages and lab pages are updated by 8/9.

    Jun 04, 2019

    • The Carolyn Berdanier Undergraduate Research Grants Program is for students who participate in basic science research conducted in the Department of Foods and Nutrition. The award this year will be up to $2,000 and one or two recipients will be selected. Applications will be accepted until August 1st. Email Dr. Hea Jin Park (hjpark@uga.edu) for more information.

    May 21, 2019

    • The fall CURO Research Assistantship application deadline is 6/1 at 4:00 pm. See this link for details. As part of an initiative to enhance the UGA learning environment, the CURO Research Assistantship Program provides 500 stipends of $1,000 each to outstanding undergraduate students across campus to actively participate in faculty-mentored research.

    May 02, 2019

    Apr 23, 2019

    • Bulldog Basics is seeking volunteers: As a volunteer for Bulldog Basics you are responsible for keeping the inventory up to date and transporting products to Bulldog Basics locations. Each shift is approximately one hour and can be used towards volunteer hours for clubs and organizations. Volunteers must meet in the Student Success and Advising Center located in Dawson Hall Rm 112. For questions, please email bulldogbasics@uga.edu and click here to register as a volunteer.

    Apr 09, 2019

    • The deadline to apply to become a Peer Nutrition Educator has been extended to 4/15. A direct link to the application is here

    Apr 02, 2019

    • The BeYou BeWell Ambassadors are trained to lead an interactive, peer-led program that aims to help students feel better about their bodies. This group examines cultural norms, beauty standards, and teaches strategies to examine and engage with body image standards. Applications are open until 4/15. A flyer with more information was posted on the FDN Facebook page on 4/1. 
    • The Peer Nutrition Educator application deadline has been extended to 4/15. Updated application links have also been provided (the application link is located on the upper right hand side of the main Nutrition Page on the UHC website and the direct link to apply is here). 
    • The Campus Kitchen at UGA is in search of next semester’s change-makers. Become a Campus Kitchen Shift Leader by leading food recovery, culinary, or delivery shifts and you’ll gain leadership and service experience while meeting the food needs of today's older adults. To learn more about becoming part of a sustainable solution to hunger and food waste, view the open positions here. Applications are open 4/8-4/19.

    Mar 26, 2019

    • Undergraduate students: Don't forget that the 2019-2020 Peer Nutrition Educator application is due on April 1! The PNE program will allow you become more involved on campus and within your major as well as work closely with UGA Dining Services and UGA Health Center dietitians. For more information, visit this link or view the flyer posted on the FDN Facebook page.

    Mar 20, 2019

    • Undergraduate students: If you are interested in applying to become a Peer Nutrition Educator, the deadline is 4/1. More information is here

    Mar 05, 2019

    • The UGA Peer Nutrition Educators started their social media campaign for National Nutrition Month on 3/1. They will be providing tips on hydration, food safety, eating healthy on the go, and much more during the month of March. Check it out!

    Feb 26, 2019

    • CURO applications for summer research are due in March:
      • The CURO Summer Fellowship application deadline is 3/1 at 5pm. The Summer Fellowship is a $3000 award. An applicant must be a current first- through third-year student who has completed a minimum of 15 in-residence credit hours at UGA. Each year CURO awards 30 Summer Research Fellowships to support UGA undergraduates interested in pursuing intensive, immersive, faculty-mentored research during the summer. Details are linked here.
      • The CURO Research Assistantship for Summer is due by 3/22 at 4pm. The Research Assistantship is a $1000 stipend. As part of an initiative to enhance the UGA learning environment, the CURO Research Assistantship Program provides 500 stipends of $1,000 each to outstanding undergraduate students across campus to actively participate in faculty-mentored research. Details are at this link.

    Feb 19, 2019

    • RISE Scholars/GAAME’s is hosting the academic event, "College Success: An Academic Talk with UGA Professors." UGA faculty members Ron Walcott, Sharina Maillo-Pozo, Darris Means, and Isha Metzger will be sharing strategies for student academic success. This faculty mixer and panel event will be held on 2/20 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Tate Student CenterReception Hall.

    Feb 12, 2019

    • The Get into Career Gear event will occur each fall semester, but FACS will accept professional clothing and apparel year-round. You can access more information about Get into Career Gear and how you can help, here

    Jan 29, 2019

    • Are you interested in serving as a FACS Student Ambassador? You can find more information and the application here. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, 2/22.

    Jan 16, 2019

    • On Friday, 1/18, from 11:30am - 1:30pm in Dawson 312, Steve Adler will deliver a hands-on workshop in which FACS students can build their Adobe Spark Resume. Visit this site for more information. 

  • 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.

    Oct 01, 2019

    • Caroline Henning is featured in this week's Undergraduate Student Spotlight! Click on the image below to view the post on our Facebook page.

    Sep 24, 2019

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

    Sep 17, 2019

    • Emma Laing is featured in this week's Faculty Spotlight! Click on the image below to view the post on our Facebook page. Stay tuned for more faculty spotlights in addition to our featured undergraduate and graduate students.

    Sep 10, 2019

    • Sarah Beth Massengale is featured in this week's Double Dawg Spotlight! Click on the image below to view the post on our Facebook page.

    Sep 04, 2019

    • Jake Conner is featured in this week's Undergraduate Spotlight! Click on the image below to view the post on our Facebook page.

    Aug 27, 2019

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

    Aug 20, 2019

    • Amanda Kennedy is featured in this week's Double Dawg Spotlight! Click on the image below to view the post on our Facebook page.

    Aug 13, 2019

    • Dietetics and Culinary Science and Nutrition double major Sylvia Chen is featured in this week's Undergraduate Spotlight! Click on the image below to view the post on our Facebook page.

    Aug 07, 2019

    • Many FDN faculty, staff, and students can be spotted in the FACS Welcome Back to School Picnic photo album posted to the FACS Facebook page on 8/7!

    Aug 06, 2019

    • Please congratulate recent graduates of our dietetics and post-bacc programs once again for matching to prestigious dietetic internships nationwide. The map pictured below is now on display on the 1st floor of Dawson Hall (also see Kudos 6/4 for the accompanying article that recognizes the accomplishments of these students).

    Jul 30, 2019

    • On 7/16, Riordan Dail took the Oath of Office at the Tampa Army Medical Recruiting Center to become a Second Lieutenant in the US Army. Rio will be heading to San Antonio in August to begin her journey to becoming an Army RDN through the US Military-Baylor University Graduate Program in Nutrition. Additional photos were posted to the FDN Facebook page on 7/17.

    Jul 16, 2019

    • Below is a photo of our students on their study away trip to Ghana. They spent time at the Princess Marie Louis Children's Hospital where Kwashiorkor was first discovered and named.

    Jul 09, 2019

    • Barbara Grossman, Lauren Coheley, Emma Laing, Art Grider, and Elizabeth Klingbeil participated in this important video PSA about the traditional 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest, which was published on the FACS Facebook and Instagram pages on 7/3.

    Jun 25, 2019

    • Though Bill Flatt celebrated his 88th birthday on 6/17, birthday wishes for him are still coming in! Please visit the FACS and/or FDN Facebook posts and wish Dr. Flatt a wonderful year if you haven’t done so already 😊 

    Jun 04, 2019

    • Department chair, Lynn Bailey, is featured in this week's Fun Fact! Dr. Bailey was the winner of the "Body Fat% Loss Challenge" announced on 5/12 by Workout Anytime Watkinsville. Click on the image below to view the post on our Facebook page.

    May 21, 2019

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

    May 02, 2019

    • Haley Williams is featured in this week's Undergraduate Spotlight! Click on the image below to view the post on our Facebook page.

    Apr 23, 2019

    • Rhea Sharma is featured in this week's Undergraduate Spotlight! Click on the image below to view the post on our Facebook page.

    Apr 09, 2019

    • Brittany Bogusz is featured in this week's Undergraduate Spotlight! Click on the image below to view the post on our Facebook page.

    Apr 02, 2019

    • Neal Holliday is featured in this week's Undergraduate Spotlight! Click on the image below to view the post on our Facebook page.

    Mar 26, 2019

    • Ayshia Ranjitsingh is featured in this week's Undergraduate Spotlight! Click on the image below to view the post on our Facebook page. 

    Mar 20, 2019

    • Bailey Davis is featured in this week's Undergraduate Spotlight! Click on the image below to view the post on our Facebook page.

    Mar 05, 2019

    • Audrey Green is featured in this week's Undergraduate Spotlight! Click on the image below to view the post on our Facebook page.

  • Oct 26, 2021

    • The Navigating Your Career Path: Emerging Dietitians Summit will help you take your first steps toward finding a career that you love. In this 2.5-hour live webinar on 11/10 from 12-2:30 pm, you’ll explore the full breadth of global opportunities within the dietetics profession. You’ll also hear tips, tricks, and advice from established dietitians to help you build long-lasting professional relationships and develop core skills to help you in the job application process. Register for free here
    • Job openings: WIC Nutritionists are needed statewide. View open positions listed here. Applicants must have a completed nutrition-related B.S. degree (a verification statement is not required; however, applicants must have 18 hours of coursework related to nutrition education, medical nutrition therapy, life-cycle nutrition, basic nutrition, and community nutrition). Full-time nutritionist employees (with a verification statement) are eligible to participate in the DPH WIC Dietetic Internship Program. Interns receive their full salary/benefits for the duration of the internship program and there is no application fee and no tuition cost to the program. Questions? Contact Rhonda T. Knight, MPH, RD, LD, WIC Dietetic Internship Administrator (Rhonda.Tankersley@dph.ga.gov)
    • Job opening: Forefront Healthcare is a new culinary company focusing on hospitality, resident experience, clinical outcomes, and employee engagement that is seeking a full-time RD in Columbus, GA for a Senior Living Community. If interested, please contact Marissa Murphy at Marissa.Murphy@forefronthealthcare.com. The position posting is linked here and additional details are below: 
    • Strong leadership and communication skills required  
    • 1-3 years of long-term care and RD experience 
    • Pay: Up to $70,000 per year 
    • COVID-19 considerations: adequate PPE provided

    Oct 19, 2021

    • There are currently 3 open positions on the nutrition team at Augusta University Medical Center:  

    o   RD1 – Registered Dietitian 1 – entry level inpatient adult 

    o   CNM3 – Clinical Nutrition Manager 

    o   ROS – Regional Operations Support 

    • There are currently 4 vacancies in a large WIC clinic in Columbus, GA. Students who have recently graduated or who will be graduating in December or in May are encouraged to apply. The continuous job announcement can be found at this link
    • Advancing the Practice in Nutrition and Dietetics Fellowship is available through the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (application due Monday, 11/22). Must be PhD-RDN to apply and provides 85,000$ stipend. Click here for more information.  
    • The Office of Dietary Supplements of the NIH is holding a 2-day scientific symposium to mark its 25th anniversary. The event will be virtual, is open to the public, and there is no cost to attend. Click here to register.  
    • Reminder! 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 12, 2021

    • For students entering healthcare or medical fields and seeking personal care work experience, there is a position open for part-time female personal care attendants to help a member of our UGA community live independently. Marcella is 25 years old and diagnosed with Congenital Muscular Dystrophy and upper respiratory distress, and she uses a power wheelchair. Experience is not mandatory and training will be provided. Daily tasks include transfer/ambulation, medical care, dressing, showering, laundry, cleaning, driving an accessible minivan, and other personal tasks. Interested? Please email marcellagenut@gmail.com with your availability. 
    • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is seeking student members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to apply for the Student Member position on the Foundation’s Board of Directors. The nutrition and dietetics student member is elected by the Foundation Board and serves a two-year term. This volunteer position is an excellent opportunity to gain leadership experience and skills in donor relations, fundraising, awarding grants, and financial oversight. Visit this site for more information and how to apply
    • The University Health Center, Health Promotion department, is seeking to hire a Nutrition Education Coordinator. The Nutrition Education Coordinator supports the University’s health prevention and wellness efforts and is part of a dynamic Health Promotion team. Specific Coordinator tasks include conducting cooking classes within the UHC teaching kitchen, developing and facilitating nutrition education presentations and one on one education support to students. All interested applicants should apply through UGA Jobs at this link.

    Oct 06, 2021

    • We welcome Laura Tucker as our new Nutrition Education and Training Specialist for EFNEP! Laura’s photo was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 10/5. 
    • Jana Heitmeyer, Director of Sports Nutrition at UGA, is on the board of directors for CPSDA, which hosts the Sports Nutrition Boot Camp every January.  This year the event is being held at Georgia Tech on 1/22/22. The number of attendees is capped at 125, so register sooner than later! CPSDA is also offering scholarships this year. The link to register is here
    • The 2021 UGA HEROs Torch 5K located at Sandy Creek Nature Center will begin at 8:00 am for check-in and will be hosted from 9:00 am-noon on 10/17 (Sunday). HEROs is a student-run organization at UGA that works to improve the quality of life for children affected and infected by HIV/AIDS. Modern medicine allows children affected or infected by HIV/AIDS to live long lives—HEROs takes it a step further to help these kids live healthy and successful lives. To register for our Torch 5K and learn more about this event, please visit: https://givebutter.com/torch.

    Sep 28, 2021

    • The Food Surveys Research Group in Beltsville, MD is advertising for a nutritionist position working in coordination with the supervisor in leading the planning, designing, carrying out, and monitoring nationwide surveys and performing nutrition research which identifies the relationships and/or correlations between diet, behavior, other environmental indicators, and health. Further details about the position and how to apply can be found on the USAJOBS posting. Supervisor, Alanna J. Moshfegh, contact information: Phone: 301-504-0170, Email: alanna.moshfegh@usda.gov, Website: www.ars.usda.gov/nea/bhnrc/fsrg.   
    • Please see this link for the Georgia CTSA SE Regional Conference Call for Abstracts. Abstracts are due 11/8 and acceptance announced in January 2022. The conference will be held 3/3-3/4/22 at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA. 
    • Emory Bariatric Center has an open position for a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. RDNs at the Emory Bariatric Center provide medical nutrition therapy to pre and post bariatric surgery patients and non-surgical obesity medicine patients. RDNs teach group education classes, facilitate bariatric support groups and edit/create education materials. RDNs work as part of the Emory Bariatric Center multidisciplinary team and serve on the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery committee at EUHM. If you or someone you know is interested, please start by sending your CV to Victoria.delgado@emoryhealthcare.org and apply to the position linked here.   
    • Graduate students, you are now able to register for FDNS 8240, Nutrition and Neuroscience, in spring 2022! Please see this flyer for more information. 
    • Undergraduate students, you are encouraged to apply for the CURO research assistantship. This assistantship provides stipends of $1,000 to outstanding undergraduate students participating in faculty mentored research, and the program funds ~500 applications each year. This assistantship is a merit-based award, and therefore will look great on student applications for medical school or graduate school. There is a commitment on the end of the students to dedicating time to a research project for a certain number of hours per semester (~135 hours, the equivalent to a 3-hour course), and they will be required to present their research at the CURO symposium in the Spring. The deadline for spring applicants is 11/1. 
    • Undergraduate students in their 1st or 2nd year, you can apply for the Evelyn Ford Crayton Student Leadership and Community Engagement Award. The successful student will receive $500 CAD and complimentary conference registration. The application is linked here and the deadline to submit a nomination is 10/4. 
      • Eligibility 

    The recipient should be a member of an underserved population and/or a group that is underrepresented in nutrition and dietetics due to social or economic barriers, which may include, but is not limited to: 

    o    Being an international student, a newcomer, or a first-generation member of a newcomer family

    o    Being a member of an Indigenous/Aboriginal group

    o    Being a member of a racialized group; Black, Indigenous, People of Color 

    o    Being of a family that, or they themselves, has/have lived or is living with incarceration, addictions, or other mental health concerns

    o    Having or being a caregiver for a person with a physical or intellectual disability

    o    Being of a family, or they themselves, are low-income, live in poverty, or are supported by social assistance and/or student loans

    Sep 21, 2021

    • Take a moment to nominate an outstanding alumni or friend of FACS for the 43rd FACS Alumni Awards! These alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the college make significant contributions to the Alumni Association, the college, the profession, and/or society in general. Nominations are due 10/1! For more information visit this link

    Sep 14, 2021

    • The latest issue of FACS Magazine began hitting mailboxes last week. An online version of the magazine can be viewed here, and we also have a magazine website, which can be viewed here
    • Student members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Build your leadership skills, boost your career and enhance your resume. Apply to represent your dietetics program by signing up as an Academy Student Liaison for the 2021-2022 membership year. See: Student Liaison Volunteer Form to apply. 
    • Are you fully vaccinated against COVID-19? If so, be sure to put your name in the running for one of 50 cash prizes of $1,000 to be drawn on Wednesday. The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. on 9/15. To register, click here. There will be two more drawings on 9/30 and 10/15 (in total, 100 prizes will be awarded in the three drawings). Click here to schedule your free vaccine appointment at the University Health Center.

    Sep 08, 2021

    • The University of Georgia Department of Nutritional Sciences is seeking to hire a full-time Assistant Nutrition Educator & Program Coordinator to support our work in UGA Extension Nutrition and Health. Applicants must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree Nutrition or a related field and be an RDN (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist). A Master’s degree is preferred. All interested applicants should apply through UGA Jobs at this link
    • From Jaclyn Barta - As president of the GSO board, I am looking to plan a fall trip for the students such as to Washington Farms, or a pumpkin patch. Fall is my favorite season, so it's going to be a blast! Stay tuned, information to come in the next few weeks! Any ideas or fun recommendations for the GSO can be submitted to me at jaclyn.barta@uga.edu  
    • Participation in the University Health Center’s COVID-19 vaccination program has more than doubled in recent weeks, spurred in part by additional incentives, including the chance to win $1,000
    • A Faculty position is available in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at George Mason University. The position announcement is available at this link.

    Sep 01, 2021

    • Save the date for the 2nd annual Obesity Initiative Research Symposium on 2/18/22. Details are at this link
    • International Coffee Hour is the longest-standing program within the Department of International Student Life and is an opportunity for people to come together, to share coffee and good food, and to connect with student organizations and campus partners. International Coffee Hours will take place in the Memorial Hall Ballroom each Friday of the semester from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Aug 24, 2021

    • Our sympathies to the family and colleagues of alumna Josephine Martin, who passed away on 8/19. A 1947 graduate of our college and member of the FACS Honor Hall of Recognition, Dr. Martin was highly regarded for her work in the field of child nutrition. Her obituary was also shared on the FACS Facebook page on 8/24.
    • A part-time Research Assistant position is available in the UGA Childhood Obesity/Nutrition Intervention Laboratory under the direction of Dr. Caree Cotwright. This position will assist in the coordination of recruitment for research projects to improve implementation of obesity prevention best practices in the early care and education setting. Visit this link for more information and to apply. 
    • The RD Mentorship Program will soon begin accepting applications. What is this program about? RDs will mentor (one-on-one or independent work) current junior/senior/graduate nutrition students who are interested in a career as a dietitian. This is a project-based mentoring program that allows students to focus on one piece or area of practice for the duration of the program. The Student Mentee Application opens 8/27 and closes 9/9.  
    • The PepsiCo Health & Nutrition Sciences team announced a grant for nutrition and dietetics professionals to help fund the development of a nutrition education program about low calorie sweeteners or the science of sweetness. A panel of judges will choose two nutrition professionals to bring their science-based program to fruition with a $5,000 grant to help support program planning and implementation. Applications will be accepted through 9/13. Read the official rules and complete the application to submit your program idea here
    • Please welcome our new Interim DI Director and Instructor for the Fall semester, Courtney Vickery! She is an alumna of our MS-DI program, has worked at St. Mary's directing their Wellness program, and now has a private practice: Vickery Wellness. A photo of Courtney was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 8/19.

    Aug 10, 2021

    • Linked here is the application for the Carolyn Berdanier Undergraduate Research Grants Program for students who participate in basic science research conducted in the Department of Nutritional Sciences. The award this year will be $1,500 per award and two recipients will be selected. Deadline to apply is 8/30. 
    • The UGA Combined Graduate Degree/Dietetic Internship (MS-DI and PhD-DI) will be hosting a virtual open house on Friday, 10/29 from 1:30-4:00 pm EDT on Zoom. For registration and more detailed information, please visit our website. To apply to UGA’s program, the application due date is 12/10/21 for a Fall 2022 start date. 
    • A term (Non-Tenure) Faculty Position in Foods and Nutrition is available at George Mason University (Fairfax, VA). More information is available at this link.  
    • The Center for Science in the Public Interest offers a paid internship program for students in undergraduate, graduate, law, and medical schools, and they also consider postgraduates. View the details here

    Jul 28, 2021

    • We welcome Rob Irwin to the department as our new laboratory coordinator working under the direction of Tracey Brigman! To learn more about him, visit the post on the NUTR Facebook page on 7/27.
    • Students interested in attending FNCE® 2021 are encouraged to complete the Academy Foundation's student stipend application by 8/31 for a chance to win free conference registration ($85 value). Students must apply for the stipend prior to registering.
    • The Weight Management Dietetics Practice Group received a grant to assist with recruitment and development of a Student Diversity Membership and Scholarship program to provide Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and WM DPG membership scholarships to students of underrepresented groups (total value $71 each). The scholarships will be awarded to 13 dietetics students, i.e., those enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, post-doctoral, and internships and eligible for membership under the Academy’s student classification. Apply by 7/31.
    • Save the Date: The Georgia CTSA Southeast Regional Clinical & Translational Science Conference will be held 3/3-3/4/22. More information is linked here.
    • There is an open MS-level Public Health Program Associate position at Emory University. View the posting here.
    • A part-time clinical dietitian (outpatient) position is available with Compass Group in Madison, GA. More information is available at this link.

    Jul 14, 2021

    • Please join us in welcoming Staci Belcher back to our department! Staci is a Research Professional working for Drs. Kindler and Gallo. To learn more about her, visit the post on the NUTR Facebook page on 7/13. 
    • An Assistant Nutrition Services Director position is available through WIC in Athens, GA. If you know of any RDs that would like to work in a WIC management position, please share this link.
    • There is an opening for a part-time (3 day/week) WIC nutritionist position in Jackson Co. The link to apply is here.
    • Dietetics students: If you plan to complete the practicum in Spring 2022, 7/31 is the deadline to apply. Please complete the checklist found on this webpage and email it along with an unofficial transcript to Ms. Hull. 

    Jun 29, 2021

    • There is an open WIC Dietitian/Nutritionist position in Barrow Co. Applications may be filed at this link (Position #2021-01169).
    • The Cultures of Gender and Age member interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics seeks DPD graduates who are not pursuing a dietetic internship to apply for the COGA MIG Leader Mentoring Program, funded by an Academy Membership Outreach Grant. Ten participants will receive one year's payment of their Academy and COGA student dues and leadership training to include on internship applications. Applications from diverse groups are especially encouraged to apply (deadline to apply is 7/15). Learn more at Leader Mentoring Program - COGA.

    Jun 15, 2021

    • The Women’s Health Dietetic Practice Group (WH DPG) is seeking to partner with students who will help the organization use social media to amplify the skillset, perspectives, and knowledge of nutrition professionals and students who are from underrepresented groups. The Student Partner Application Deadline is 7/5. Apply at this link. Questions? Email Kanisha Neal, RD, CLEC, WH DPG Diversity Liaison at kanisha@thegeelo.com.< >
    • Award: Complimentary student membership to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and WH Dietetics Practice Group (WH DPG) for one year.
    • Activities: WH DPG will select 5 student partners for this grant award from applications received. Student partners will be asked to find expert presenters from underrepresented groups and coordinate the production of short educational videos for social media.
    • Who can apply: This opportunity is available to any student who meets one or more of the following qualifications:
      • Is a student enrolled or intends to enroll in an ACEND-accredited or approved dietetics program
      • A student not currently a member of the Academy due to financial constraints
      • A student who identifies as being part of an underrepresented population/community
    • There is a Georgia Program Coordinator position available with FoodCorps. Apply at this link.
    • There is a Dietitian/Nutritionist 1, 2, or 3 available with the Georgia Department of Public Health located in the Southeast Health District, Waycross, GA. Use this link to apply.
    • The Nestlé Nutrition Conference takes place on Wednesday, 6/16 from 11:00am - 12:00pm EST.

    Jun 08, 2021

    • There is a part-time paid Nutrition Research & Product Intern position available at mindbodygreen working under the direction of NUTR alumna Ashley Ferira, PhD, RDN, Director of Scientific Affairs. The position is located in Brooklyn, NY, or can be performed remotely. Review the role, projects, and qualifications here.
    • There is a full-time WIC Nutritionist position opening in Pickens County starting in July. The position posting is here.
    • The GA state WIC office is seeking two WIC Nutrition Program Specialists. These positions are with the State Nutrition Unit and will primarily support Nutrition Education and Risk while supporting all nutrition unit activities at the state office. Preferred Qualifications include the RD credential, licensure in the State of Georgia, and a Master’s degree with emphasis in Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition Education, or equivalent. Apply here.
    • There is a full time Clinical Research Assistant I position and a Clinical Research Coordinator I position offered through The Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

    May 25, 2021

    • Reminder: Georgia Dietetic Foundation Scholarships are available. Applicants may apply for the Undergraduate Scholarship or the Supervised Practice Scholarship. The deadline to apply is 6/1, and more information is available here.
    • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is seeking a doctoral-prepared member of the Academy to serve as its Grace L. Ostenso Nutrition and Public Policy Fellow. This opportunity includes participation in the Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows Program coordinated by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which allows the fellow to spend one year serving on the staff of a member of Congress or on a congressional committee as a special assistant in a legislative area that will benefit from scientific input. Applications are due 6/8.
    • Are you interested in global nutrition? Eligible students can apply for a scholarship to receive a paid membership to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Global Member Interest Group for June 1, 2021 – May 31, 2022. This has a value of $68 for US students and $110 for international students. Apply here by 5/31.

    May 11, 2021

    • 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. The deadline to apply is 5/17 and the fellowship begins on or around 6/15. To learn more, visit this link.
    • Please see the links below regarding two fellowship positions with the CDC (candidates should be currently pursuing or have received a master's degree in one of the relevant fields). Application deadline is 6/16:
    • CDC Infant and Young Child Nutrition Fellowship; Reference Code: CDC-NCCDPHP-2021-0142
    • CDC Maternal and Child Nutrition Fellowship; Reference Code: CDC-NCCDPHP-2021-0143

    May 04, 2021

    • Students who participate in basic science research conducted in the Department of Foods and Nutrition are eligible to apply for the Carolyn Berdanier Undergraduate Research Grants Program. This year, two recipients will be selected to receive $1,500 per award. The application submission deadline is 8/30. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Hea Jin Park: hjpark@uga.edu.
    • There is an open position as a Nutrition Marketing and Outreach Specialist with the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. Closing date is 5/12. More information is here.

    Apr 22, 2021

    • Zaxby's in Athens, GA is currently hiring an RDN for an open "Nutrition & Guest Communication Administrator" position. Learn more about this unique opportunity here.
    • There are several WIC Nutritionist job openings throughout Georgia. Visit this site to learn more.
    • FoodCorps GA is accepting applications for a new Program Coordinator position. This is a permanent staff position for a local leader with a demonstrated commitment to food justice and community engagement. The application is open now, and will remain open until the position is filled. Experience in team management and familiarity with Georgia's Farm to School movement are required. Interested candidates can learn more and apply here

    Apr 13, 2021

    • A Program Coordinator position is available with FoodCorps. The organization seeks a motivated and passionate individual to lead, coach, and support a cohort of 13 FoodCorps service members and FoodCorps programming in Georgia under the direction of the Georgia Program Associate Director. Successful candidates will be mission-driven with a passion for national service. This full-time position will begin as a remote position and will require frequent in-state and occasional out of state travel. More information can be found here.
    • The NCI/NIH Training Opportunities Webinar for Nutrition Graduate Students and Postdocs will occur on 4/26 from 12:30PM - 2:00PM. Ever wonder how to best position yourself to advance your educational and professional career in nutrition? Join this exciting webinar to learn from NIH experts how to position yourself for NIH funding success! Web link; Meeting number (access code): 160 864 2534 Meeting password: FNxDH3Y8U@5
    • The Advancing Diversity in Dietetics Scholarship aims to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the dietetics field to better reflect diverse communities served and to address underrepresentation and financial need. This scholarship will provide two dietetic intern recipients with $25,000 each for their supervised practice programs during the 2021-2022 academic year. The application is available within the Foundation’s application portal with a deadline of 5/3 at 5:00 p.m. (Central time).

    Apr 06, 2021

    • Georgia Dietetic Foundation Scholarships are available. Applicants may apply for the Undergraduate Scholarship or the Supervised Practice Scholarship. The deadline to apply is 7/1, and more information is available here.
    • The UGA Department of Foods and Nutrition is recruiting a full-time Research Professional with a start date of July 2021. This is a 3-year position with the possibility of an extension. Primary responsibilities include administration and dissemination of nutrition research projects across the age spectrum with an emphasis on early childhood and adolescence. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition or related area. Previous clinical research experience would be useful. All applications must be completed via the following: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/187998. Please send email inquiries to Dr. Sina Gallo (sina.gallo@uga.edu). A full length position description can be viewed here, and you may also share the announcement posted on the FDN Facebook page on 4/1. 
    • Registration is open for the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum taking place virtually 5/25–27.The deadline to register is Monday, 5/3 at 11:59 p.m. This 3-day practicum will provide a thorough overview and grounding on the issues, concepts, unknowns, and controversies about dietary supplements and supplement ingredients. It will also emphasize the importance of scientific investigation to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and value of these products for health promotion and disease prevention as well as how to carry out this type of research. It is an educational opportunity open to faculty, students, and practitioners with a serious interest in the subject. There is no cost to attend the practicum. For more information about the practicum and how to register, please visit the practicum website: https://odspracticum.od.nih.gov. The practicum is open to everyone, but is designed for the following groups:
    • Full-time academic faculty, research practitioners, doctoral students, postdocs, and fellows in health-related disciplines such as nutrition, food science, pharmacology and pharmacognosy, exercise science and kinesiology, medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and complementary and integrative health
    • Healthcare providers and scientists with a master’s degree or higher whose work involves research with dietary supplements
    • Master’s-level students in health-related programs
    • Students in professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and nursing

    Mar 30, 2021

    • For FACS students (undergrad or graduate) who may be searching for summer jobs around Atlanta, DeKalb Extension is looking to fill 5 Mobile Farmer’s Market Educational Program Assistant positions for the 2021 season starting June 1st (Pay is $20/hour; up to 40 hours/week; 3 of the 5 positions are full-time; the other two are part-time). The positions would be ideal for students who are graduating in May and have not secured jobs yet - since these positions will last into late September (Apply here).
    • Student NEGDA members: Please see this link regarding a scholarship opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students. All applicants must be current members of NEGDA and the application deadline is 4/30. Please direct any questions to Jessica Harris, Scholarship Committee Chair, jessharris878@gmail.com.
    • Reminder: This is the last week to apply for the HUM Grant for Aspiring BIPOC Dietitians. This grant will provide up to $30,000 for aspiring dietitians of color. Applications will close on 4/5 and recipients will be announced the week of 5/1. See additional opportunities available at the Diversify Dietetics Scholarships & Grants page.
    • Registration is open for the Georgia CTSA, 5th Biennial Forum, "One Georgia: Advancing Health Equity Amidst a New Normal," taking place 4/1-4/2. Register here (Registration is free).
    • There is an Assistant Professor in Health and Wellness position open at the University of Florida. This is a 9-month tenure-accruing position that will be 70% Extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service) and 30% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station). Duties will include conducting research and education programs focused on improving the health and wellness of families, youth, and communities. A doctorate in health education and behavior, public health, health sciences, nutrition education, or a closely related discipline is required. For full consideration, candidates should apply by 4/18.
    • Several RDN positions are open in Georgia (including a Long-Term Care position in Atlanta and Acute Care positions in Macon, Valdosta, and Lakeland). If you’re interested in any of these positions, please visit the Dietitians on Demand Job Board.

    Mar 16, 2021

    • Are you interested in the Legislative Aide Leadership Fellows Program, but have questions? Wondering how this applies to your major or degree program? Join the next virtual info session this evening (Tuesday, 3/16, from 7:30-8:00 p.m.) or on 3/18 (from 5:30-6:00 p.m.) featuring a former Legislative Aide who will answer your questions. Registrations must be received at least one hour prior to the scheduled meeting time. The program is a full-time spring semester fellowship experience in Atlanta at the Capitol. Fellows are paired with a local Athens area legislator. The program is experiential learning approved, comes with a $4,000 stipend, and integrates career and leadership development. Applications are being accepted for 2022, 2023, and 2024. Email success@uga.edu or visit this link to learn more.

    Mar 10, 2021

    • Piedmont Athens Regional is hiring a full time clinical dietitian. For more information and to apply, visit this site.
    • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation's scholarship application for the 2021-2022 academic year is open. Students at all levels of study are eligible to apply, including those in dietetic technician, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, as well as dietetic internships. The deadline for all components of the scholarship application is Monday, 4/19 at 5:00 pm (Central Time).
    • 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 02, 2021

    • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation's scholarship application for the 2021-2022 academic year is open. Students at all levels of study are eligible to apply, including those in dietetic technician, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, as well as dietetic internships. Eligible applicants will be considered for hundreds of Foundation scholarship opportunities, ranging from $500 to $10,000 each, including scholarships for ethnically diverse students and dietetic interns. The deadline for all components of the scholarship application is Monday, 4/19 at 5:00 pm (Central Time). All scholarship applicants will be notified in late July 2021. Questions? Please review the FAQ page or email scholarship@eatright.org.
    • Please see the attached advertisement from the UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic offering FREE evaluations and therapy to undergrads who qualify (call 706-542-4598 if interested). Instructors, you are welcome to share this slide with students in your courses. The clinic is taking important safety precautions when performing screenings:
    • All UGA screeners will complete DawgCheck (COVID symptom) screening before arriving
    • All UGA screeners will wear masks at all times
    • All UGA screeners will wear faceshields when within 6 ft of participants
    • All equipment (including headphones and cords and chairs) will be wiped down between every screening
    • All screening stations will be separated at least 6 ft from another screening station

    Feb 23, 2021

    • The 2021 CURO Symposium will be held virtually via eLC from 4/12-13. Abstracts should be submitted by students via the CURO Symposium website. The deadline for submissions is 2/25 at 11:59 p.m.
    • A Dietitian/Nutritionist 1 position is available at the Norcross WIC office. More information is here.
    • There is an open dietitian position with Emory Healthcare in the area of bariatric surgery. The position is half inpatient and half outpatient education. If interested, please contact clinical nutrition manager Rita Eldridge (Rita.Eldridge@emoryhealthcare.org; (678) 474-7740).
    • Diversify Dietetics is launching their first grant award, which will provide up to $30,000 for aspiring dietitians of color. Three grant recipients will be awarded in total. Applications will close on 4/5 and recipients will be announced the week of 5/1. To be eligible you must:
    • Identify as a person of color
    • Live in the United States (this includes Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico)
    • Be attending a dietetic internship or supervised practice program in the United States for the 2021-2022 school year (proof of acceptance required by April 15th).

    Feb 11, 2021

    • A Postdoctoral Associate position is available in Cristina Palacios’ Lab at Florida International University. The postdoc will participate in a diverse array of research pursuits mainly within the MetA-Bone Trial, an NIH funded study that seeks to determine the effects of a prebiotic fiber on bone mass in children. The postdoc will be mentored directly by Dr. Palacios who has over 20 years of experience in designing, implementing and evaluating nutrition clinical trials to test various nutritional interventions in infants, children, and pregnant women. Central to her program of research is the use of technology and nutritional supplements in body composition. Qualified candidates should apply to Job Opening ID 522907 at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by 3/9.
    • Registration is open for the Georgia Academy (Virtual) Annual Conference and Exhibition, which will take place 3/4-5. Early bird registration closes on 2/12.

    Feb 02, 2021

    • FACS majors have access to exclusive College scholarships. Scholarships are gift aid, meaning you do not have to repay them. Visit the FACS Scholarships page for more information and to apply.

    Jan 19, 2021

    • This is a reminder that the application deadline for the Berdanier Undergraduate Research Award is 1/20.
    • The Academy Foundation is seeking an Academy member who is an RDN to serve as a fellow. This individual will lead the Foundation's "Prioritizing Diversity and Inclusion in Nutrition and Dietetics: Overcoming Obstacles to RDN Recruitment, Education and Advancement" Fellowship. Learn more about this opportunity here and apply by 1/28.
    • Share Our Strength has partnered with Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation and partner organizations across the county to develop the next generation of anti-hunger advocates. Dubbed youth ambassadors, these paid college students work with state and local organizations to combat childhood hunger. If you would like to host a Youth Ambassador, you can submit an application here for up to two ambassadors to work full-time over the summer (roughly 30-40 hours/week over ten weeks). The deadline to apply as a host is 1/25.

    Jan 05, 2021

    • Reminder for undergraduate and graduate students: You are invited to apply for the Rita Waters Scholarship and Holly B. Alley Scholarship awarded each year by the Georgia Nutrition Council (GNC). Students must have all completed applications submitted electronically by 1/11. The awards will be presented at the annual GNC Conference, which will be held on a virtual platform from 2/25-26. Please note that the scholarship recipients must be GNC members and attend the business meeting on 2/26 to accept their award. More information about the conference can be found here.

    Dec 15, 2020

    • The National Dairy Council is offering a paid 3-month Sustainable Nutrition Affairs Internship to support emerging leaders in health and sustainable food systems. The intern will help NDC integrate existing knowledge of nutrition, sustainability, and the dairy industry and help identify future areas for research, education, and engagement. This is a full-time position based in Chicago over the summer with the potential to work remotely. Applications are due 1/15/21. More information is linked here.
      • Minimum qualifications:
        • Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition-related major
        • Enrolled in or completed a dietetic internship program by 6/1/21
        • Master’s degree in Dietetics, Nutrition, Public Health, Agriculture (completed or in process) or another relevant field or 2 – 3 years of relevant work experience
      • Preferred qualifications:
        • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or RDN eligible
        • Experience in food systems-related work, public health, food security, global health
        • Experience in social media, educational resource development, professional presentation development
    • Reminder: Graduate students and undergraduate researchers, the Georgia Nutrition Council has announced a call for abstracts for its annual Student Research Presentations and Competition. This year's presentations will be in an Ignite 5-minute pre-recorded presentation format followed by live questions and will be presented at the 2021 Annual Conference conducted virtually on Friday, 2/26/21. The GNC encourages students to share their research at this state-level nutrition and food science conference. Monetary prizes will be awarded. The deadline for submission is 1/13. Questions can be directed to Joelle Romanchik-Cerpovicz, PhD, RD, LD (jromchik@georgiasouthern.edu). Additional information about the presentations and competition is available here.

    Dec 10, 2020

    • Invitation to participate in a research study: Boston University/College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College is conducting a mixed-methods research study to explore the lived experience of LGBTQ-identified individuals as well as possible explicit bias toward and the emotional/behavioral health of individuals who identify as LBGTQ in dietetics. This study is open to all students, interns, and professionals in dietetics regardless of their gender or sexuality identities. To participate, visit this link. Questions regarding this survey should be directed to Shelly DeBiasse, PhD, RDN (debiasse@bu.edu). 
    • Job announcement: There is a WIC Nutritionist position available in the South Health District. This office offers a dietetic internship opportunity through GA DPH. You can apply to this position by visiting dph.ga.gov/careers. Click on "Open Jobs" and enter 'nutrition' in the search criteria to locate the announcement.
    • Reminder: Graduate students and undergraduate researchers, the Georgia Nutrition Council has announced a call for abstracts for its annual Student Research Presentations and Competition. This year's presentations will be in an Ignite 5-minute pre-recorded presentation format followed by live questions and will be presented at the 2021 Annual Conference conducted virtually on Friday, 2/26/21. The GNC encourages students to share their research at this state-level nutrition and food science conference. Monetary prizes will be awarded following a peer-reviewed process of judging the students' works at the conference. The deadline for submission is 1/13. Questions can be directed to Joelle Romanchik-Cerpovicz, PhD, RD, LD (jromchik@georgiasouthern.edu). Additional information about the presentations and competition is available here.
    • You are invited to register for the LEADERSHIP AND EDUCATION IN ADOLESCENT HEALTH Virtual Conference on 1/29/21: BUILDING AN EQUITABLE AND JUST FUTURE FOR ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS. This conference is intended for primary care physicians, dietitians, and other healthcare providers. The program’s aim is to increase the overall knowledge, understanding and competencies of multidisciplinary providers in areas of importance in the healthcare of adolescents. The learning format will be virtual and will include didactic lectures with interactive question-and-answer sessions and small group breakout sessions, as well as expert hot topic panels and interactive workshops. Visit this site to register. You will need to create an account and the cost to attend is $20 for trainees. If you have questions, call 215-590-5263.

    Dec 02, 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. The deadline to apply is 1/31/21, but applications will be accepted through March. The application can be accessed here and you can view the flyer at this link.
    • Dietetics students, join the SDA meeting this evening, Wednesday, 12/2 at 5:00 PM, for the final SDA meeting of the semester. Ms. Rhonda Knight, director of the WIC Dietetic Internship, will be joining us to discuss this unique internship program that offers full salary and benefits to those accepted. A photo was shared on the FDN Facebook page on 11/30. Members of SDA, check your email for the Zoom link or contact SDA President, Kinsey Hargis.
    • Read about this campus-wide entrepreneurial initiative available through the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences: the FABricate Food and Agribusiness Entrepreneurial Initiative. This is a pitch-driven competition for any UGA student including Masters and Ph.D. students who wants to develop ideas for a food product, agribusiness, or environmental innovation; the winner will receive $10,000 at the pitch competition in March. For more information, visit this link. The deadline to submit a business plan outline is 2/20/21.
    • Graduate students and undergraduate researchers: The Georgia Nutrition Council has announced a call for abstracts for its annual Student Research Presentations and Competition. This year's presentations will be in an Ignite 5-minute pre-recorded presentation format followed by live questions and will be presented at the 2021 Annual Conference conducted virtually on Friday, 2/26/21. The GNC encourages students to share their research at this state-level nutrition and food science conference. Monetary prizes will be awarded following a peer-reviewed process of judging the students' works at the conference. The deadline for submission is 1/13/21. Questions can be directed to Dr. Joelle Romanchik-Cerpovicz at jromchik@georgiasouthern.edu. The application is available at this link.
    • SAFCS is hosting a virtual Dine in Day this Thursday night. Since 2014, nearly half a million people have committed to "Dining In" on Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Day. The theme this year is Dining in for FCS Success. Register at this link.
    • Reminder: This is the final week that you can order your FDN GSO t-shirt/sweatshirt! The sale ends 12/5. View this post for more information and the links to order.

    Nov 17, 2020

    • District 10 currently has two WIC openings: The first one is full time in the Jackson County - Commerce clinic. The second one is in Greene County 3x/wk and Oglethorpe County 2x/wk. Apply at this link.
    • Funding Opportunities for Dissertation Research: The Administration for Children and Families has long supported rigorous dissertation research of policy relevance by advanced doctoral students. The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation has forecasted and is considering funding Child Care, Head Start, and Behavioral Interventions graduate student dissertation grants in 2021. Please visit Grants.gov for the Child Care Dissertation Grants, Head Start Dissertation Grants, and Behavioral Interventions Scholars forecasts to view the estimated application due dates, subscribe to email notifications regarding these grant opportunities, and obtain links to other information. Visit the ACF Grants & Funding home page for the latest published funding opportunity announcements.
    • Undergraduate and graduate students: You are invited to apply for the Rita Waters Scholarship and Holly B. Alley Scholarship awarded each year by the Georgia Nutrition Council (GNC). Students must have all completed applications submitted electronically by 1/11/21. The awards will be presented at the annual GNC Conference, which will be held on a virtual platform from 2/25-26, 2021. Please note that the scholarship recipients must be GNC members and attend the GNC business meeting on 2/26 to accept their award. More information about the conference can be found here.
    • Student and professional scholarships are available on the GAFCS website: There are two undergraduate and one graduate scholarship available, and professional members may also apply for or nominate someone for an award. All applications are due 1/10/21.

    Nov 10, 2020

    • The Sweaney Innovation Fund applications are due Monday, 11/16 prior to 5 pm.
    • The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) is seeking a motivated student to serve as the Dietetics Student Representative on the ACEND board. The student volunteer will be elected by the ACEND board to a 2-year term. This is a great opportunity to gain leadership experience and learn more about dietetics accreditation. The student must be enrolled in an ACEND-accredited program and be a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The deadline to apply for this position has been extended to 11/15. Find application information linked here.
    • The CDC is currently offering an Infant Nutrition Fellowship in Atlanta, GA to applicants who received their Master's degree within the past 60 months. Applications will be accepted through 11/15. More information about the fellowship is linked here. Contact Heather C. Hamner, PhD, MS, MPH at hfc2@cdc.gov if you have questions.
    • The Spring 2021 application for the Carolyn Berdanier Undergraduate Research Grants Program is linked here. This program is for undergraduate students who participate in basic science research conducted in the Department of Foods and Nutrition. Applications will be accepted by 1/20/21, and the recipient must present their work at CURO 2021.

    Nov 03, 2020

    • Please share with your networks the following open position posted on behalf of Sina Gallo: Seeking Part-Time Research Associate in Child Diet and Health Disparities. Dr. Gallo is recruiting a part-time Research Associate with a start date of January 2021. This is a 2-year position with the possibility of an extension. Primary responsibilities include administration and dissemination of nutrition research projects involving infants and young children. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition or related area, a Registered Dietitian (RD) credential is preferred although not required. All applications must be completed via this link. Please send email inquiries to sina.gallo@uga.edu. To share this opportunity via social media, visit the post on the FDN Facebook page on 11/1.
    • The Call for Nominations to the Georgia Nutrition Council Executive Board has been extended to 11/10. Visit the "Terms and Responsibilities" page to view descriptions of the open positions below. Email your CV/Vita, along with a brief statement of the position you are interested in to emonk@uga.edu by 11/10.
      • President-Elect (3-year term)
      • Treasurer (2-year term)
      • Member at Large (3-year term; the 1st year serves as Scholarship Chair)
      • Nominating Committee (2 positions, 1-year term each)
    • The 2020 Student Dietetic Association t-shirt order deadline is 11/5 with delivery expected by 11/12. Visit the post on the FDN Facebook page to view the design. Use this link to order.

    Oct 20, 2020

    • If you are interested in serving in a statewide leadership position next year, please consider joining the Georgia Nutrition Council Executive Board. The Nominations deadline is 11/10 for the following positions:
      • President-Elect (3-year term: 1 year as President-Elect; 1 year as President; and 1 year as Past President)
      • Treasurer (2-year term; rotates off Board after 2-year term, free to run for other Board openings)
      • Member at Large: Scholarship (3-year term; phase up to Nominating 2nd, then Historian 3rd)
      • Nominating Committee (2 positions, 1-year term each)
    • Visit "Terms and Responsibilities" at this site to view descriptions of the above positions. If you are interested, please email your CV/Vita, along with a brief statement of the position you are interested in to emonk@uga.edu by 11/10.
    • The International Food Information Council has the following opportunities available (view here):
    • Nutrition and Research Coordinator
    • Sylvia Rowe Fellowship
    • Join three PepsiCo nutrition professionals on Tuesday, 10/27 at 11:30AM CT to explore career trajectories within a CPG company. This facilitated panel discussion will provide an opportunity for early career dietitians and students to see firsthand how dietitians can make an impact within the food industry (register here).

    Oct 13, 2020

    • Please join us in welcoming Tiffany Payne to FDN! Tiffany is the new Business Manager for EFNEP, and she will assist with all EFNEP related needs, financial operations and budget assistance at the State office in Athens. To learn more about her, visit the post on the FDN Facebook page on 10/13.
    • The Multidisciplinary Feeding Program at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is looking for a Nutritionist 2 to work at the Marcus Autism Center location. Linked here is the job posting. Duties include providing MNT in the intensive day treatment program, outpatient appointments, and feeding evaluations. This position works closely with a number of disciplines including GI, psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy, and social work. If you have questions, contact: rashelle.berry@choa.org; 404.785.9458.
    • Students, check out @talknutrition4students, a brand-new Instagram page with a student focus, administered by an international team of students, based on the content found in the AND's Communicating Nutrition: The Authoritative Guide. The purpose of this page is to provide student success tips and content about nutrition communication, feature student success stories demonstrating proficiency in nutrition communication, and provide the opportunity for students to learn from nutrition communication professionals via interviews.

    Oct 06, 2020

    • The Georgia Nutrition Council virtual conference will be held 2/25 to 2/26/21. If you are interested in presenting, please submit your proposal on or before 11/1 by visiting this page. Participants can choose to present during a Concurrent (35 minute) or an Ignite (5 minute) Session. This year's conference theme allows presenters to submit abstracts on a wide range of topics surrounding the global pandemic (e.g., cooking, working from home, learning/teaching virtually, staying physically active, food safety, etc.).

    Sep 29, 2020

    • Reminder: 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.
    • Job announcement: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center Nutrition Department in Bethesda, MD has an available contract position for a Registered Dietitian or for someone who is "registration eligible." The position will flex between clinical nutrition care and nutrition research services depending on staffing needs. A minimum of six months of experience in clinical nutrition research is needed. Those interested should contact Merel Kozlosky at kozloskym@cc.nih.gov. Some of the duties are below:
      • Reviews and codes research food records and patient questionnaires
      • Conducts body composition assessments
      • Creates research menus for subjects based on protocol requirements
      • Screens newly admitted patients and gains pertinent background information and diet history to assess medical and research care priorities using the Nutrition Care Process
      • Provides patient education in individual or group classes
      • Actively participates in health care team by attending rounds, advising and informing the multi-disciplinary health care team about the patient’s nutritional care and nutrition research issues

    Sep 22, 2020

    • Reminder: 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.
    • If you are interested in serving in a statewide leadership position this year for the Georgia Nutrition Council, please email emonk@uga.edu. Open positions include: President-Elect, Treasurer, Member at Large: Scholarship Chair, and Nominating Committee member.

    Sep 15, 2020

    • The Virtual UGA Fall Career & Internship Fair will be held on 9/30 via the Handshake platform. Students will be able to attend employers’ virtual group sessions and one-on-one sessions. View all upcoming Career fairs and events here
    • Reminder: the UGA Obesity Initiative is seeking applications for faculty Proposal Resubmission Grants for obesity-related projects, which provide support for investigators to improve an already high-rated or scored proposal for resubmission. These awards are available to UGA OI Affiliates. The required materials should be submitted to obesity@uga.edu by 5:00p.m. EST on 9/30.
    • Marion Nestle, Professor Emerita, New York University, will be presenting the "Inaugural Food, Power, and Politics Lecture" on 11/12 (Time TBA). The link to the Livestream lecture is here. This lecture is sponsored by the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, UGA Libraries, and College of FACS.

    Sep 08, 2020

    • First year? Transfer? Or looking to get involved? Come join the Virtual Student Organization Fair. This virtual event will showcase the College’s student organizations allowing representatives (faculty, staff, and students) to share information and provide details on their organization's mission and how becoming involved can lead to leadership opportunities, provide networking opportunities, and much more. All FACS students are welcome to attend to hear about great opportunities the student organizations offer. Please refer to the Student Engagement webpage for more information and Zoom links for the event. It will be held 9/9 from 10:30-1:30.
    • The Georgia Nutrition Council virtual conference will be held 2/25 to 2/26/21. If you are interested in presenting, please submit your proposal by 11/1 by visiting this page. Participants can choose to present during a Concurrent Session or an Ignite Session. This year's conference theme allows presenters to submit proposals on a wide range of topics surrounding the global pandemic.

    Sep 01, 2020

    • Reminder: The application deadline for the Berdanier Undergraduate Research Grant Program is today, 9/1.
    • Nutritious Lifestyles is currently seeking candidates for a part-time RD position in Atlanta, GA. Interested individuals may apply using this link. Any questions about the position may be directed to Alexy Barker at Alexy.Barker@nutritiouslifestyles.com.
    • The Graduate School’s Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives just announced their programming for this fall. If you are interested in graduate education at UGA, please consider attending these events:
      • (M) 10/12 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm: Preparing Diverse Populations for Graduate Admissions
      • (W) 10/14 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm: Preparing for Graduate School Workshop
      • (F) 10/16 from 11:30am – 1:30pm: Exploring Graduate Education @ UGA (Graduate Program Fair)
      • (M) 11/2: Future Scholars Visitation Program
    • Join the American Society for Nutrition for a monthly webcast series that will feature their most popular presentations from NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE. Each session will be available at no charge at ASN On Demand for 30-days. The second highlighted session, "Why Nutrition in School Age Children Is Important, and Even More Important as a Consequence of the COVID Epidemic?" will be available to stream from 9/1 through 9/30.
    • The Georgia Dietetic Foundation will be awarding up to 3 stipends for GAND members to attend 2020 Virtual FNCE meeting. Applications are due by 9/30. For more information on how to apply, visit the GDF webpage here under "Professional Development Stipend."

    Aug 25, 2020

    • The August 2020 NEGDA Meeting will take place on Thursday, 8/27 via Zoom. FDN alumna Sara Sheridan, MS, RD, LD, Hall County School Nutrition Coordinator will share details of her job as a school nutrition coordinator and challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. You can join or renew your NEGDA membership for the 2020-2021 year online (see the NEGDA Facebook page for details). Please join or renew by 9/30.

    Aug 18, 2020

    • The application site is now open for the study away trip to Portugal, Spain, and France for Maymester 2021. It is anticipated that this program will fill up very quickly, so interested students should apply soon
    • For students looking for ways to build leadership skills, apply for an Academy Student Liaison position for the 2020-2021 membership year. You must be a student member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to apply.
    • Students who are planning on attending the 2020 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ virtual event this year can apply for an Academy Foundation Student Stipend before registering. Apply by 9/6.

    Aug 11, 2020

    • The deadline to submit applications to the FACS Dean's Office for Graduate Student "Virtual" Conference Funding is 9/9 for fall semester and 1/15/21 for spring and summer. The application is located at this link.

    Aug 04, 2020

    • Elizabeth Andress shared this recall notice: A variety of products distributed nationwide with foreign matter (hard plastic) that presents a choking hazard.
    • Reminder: The application deadline for the Berdanier Undergraduate Research Grant Program is 9/1. Please contact Hea Jin Park if you have any questions.
    • The FDN GSO is excited that our FDN shirts and sweatshirts are starting to arrive. They would love to see a photo of you wearing yours. Snap a photo of you, your family (including your furry friends!) and comment on the Facebook post, linked here. You can also email your photo Melanie Ng at melanie.ng25@uga.edu.

    Jul 21, 2020

    • The Georgia Dietetic Foundation (GDF) provides an annual professional development stipend up to $750.00 to at least one registered dietitian who is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and resides in the state of Georgia. This stipend is applied toward costs associated with a regional, national or international dietetics or nutrition-related conference or symposium (virtual or in-person). Stipends will be awarded annually, with up to two submission deadlines per year. For more information and how to apply, visit this link (deadline: 8/2).
    • Dietetics students/interns are invited to serve on the GDF Board for one year. This is a wonderful leadership opportunity that provides the student/intern a bird’s eye view of the workings of a small non-profit. Those interested in the position should send an email to Barb Hopkins, GDF President, at bhopkins@gsu.edu by 8/7. Responsibilities include: Represent didactic and supervised practice students from ACEND accredited undergraduate, graduate, and supervised practice programs throughout the state; Participate on the Foundation Board in the customary role of a Foundation Trustee; Fundraising; Help with GDF events at the GAND Annual Convention and Exhibition; and Serve on GDF committees.

    Jul 07, 2020

    • The Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (GAND) is seeking students to fill liaison positions and help advance the dietetics profession. GAND is seeking to create a top notch state affiliate that takes the profession into a diverse and advanced future. If interested, sign up here.
    • The GAND annual conference (ACE - Annual Conference and Exhibition) will be held on Aug 19-20 and it will be a virtual conference this year. GAND will be providing more information about session topics and structure - coming soon.
    • Part-time WIC Nutritionist 1: District 4 WIC Program, Region A, Carroll County WIC & Nutrition, Carroll, Heard and Troup. View this link to apply for this position on the DPH career site.
    • Full-time WIC Nutritionist 1: District 4 WIC Program, Region B, Coweta County WIC & Nutrition Center: (Coweta, Fayette, Meriwether). View this link to apply for this position on the DPH career site.
    • District 4 Public Health Services currently has Part-time and Full-time WIC nutritionist position vacancies:

    Jun 30, 2020

    • As a dietetics student or intern, having access to social capital and the latest evidenced-based nutrition research is important to your upward mobility; even more so, being able to be leaders in discussions and progress related to intersectionality, food, culture, and equitable access to quality care. The Women's Health Dietetic Practice Group (WH DPG) would like to partner with students to use the power of social media to educate over 1,000 nutrition professionals and enthusiasts on what it truly means to serve and improve the health of diverse populations. If you are not currently a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and this mission resonates with you, please apply to be one of our Student Partners today. If selected as a Student Partner, the WH DPG will cover the cost for your Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics membership, and WH DPG student membership - this membership opportunity offers you access to career and business/practice area resources, leadership opportunities, discounts on Academy publications and more! Complete this survey to apply.
    • The FASEB Science Research Conference Series brings together bioscientists from across the globe for the in-depth exploration of specialized topics and lively exchanges of ideas, always with the critical goal of advancing science. Join us from the comforts of your home or office for our virtual series of conferences. This set of six virtual conferences includes:
    • Translational Neuroimmunology Conference, June 29-30
    • Lipid Droplets Conference, July 6-7
    • Microbial Glycobiology Conference, July 13-14
    • Nutrient Sensing and Metabolic Signaling Conference, August 10-11
    • Folic Acid, Vitamin B-12, and One-Carbon Metabolism Conference, August 17-19
    • Cell Signaling in Cancer Conference: From Mechanisms to Therapy, September 21-22

    Jun 23, 2020

    • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Board of Directors announced that the 2020 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™, scheduled for 10/17 to 10/20 in Indianapolis, Ind., will transition to a virtual event experience, to be held on the same dates. In the coming weeks, visit eatrightFNCE.org for Virtual FNCE® 2020 updates.

    Jun 16, 2020

    • There is a Nutrition Manager WIC position open at the Norcross Health Center. Details are linked here (deadline to apply 6/18).
    • The National WIC Association is calling providers who support families with young children. Sesame Street in Communities is developing new content as part of a new Healthy Habits for All initiative, and they're looking for providers in the areas of health, nutrition, and food assistance who work directly with families of children ages 0-5 to participate in an online discussion group. This group will help Sesame Street develop new content around "nutritional literacy" and mindful awareness of food. Sesame will offer an honorarium to participants who complete the discussion. Please visit this site for more information.
    • The Diabetes Virtual Summer Camp is a 4-week virtual internship program from 7/6-7/31 that provides experiential learning for college and high school students interested in biomedical research with a focus on diabetes and pursuing a career in science and medicine. The program consists of 1-hour Zoom sessions that are led by experts, who are leading scientists and clinicians from 17 reputable universities across the U.S., and they will share exciting diabetes research programs as well as insightful perspectives on academic career. This program is free to registered attendees with suggested donation to support the American Diabetes Association. Please visit this site for more information and complete a short eligibility survey. Registration will close on 7/1.

    Jun 09, 2020

    • Congratulations to Chisom Okoli on the birth of her son, Chibuike Jason (CJ)! CJ was born on 5/29/20 weighing 10lb 9oz and measuring 23 inches.
    • Reminder: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarship deadline has been extended to 6/15 (apply here). To qualify, students must be enrolled in one of the following programs a minimum of four months during the academic year (August 2020 to July 2021):
      • The junior or senior year of a baccalaureate program in dietetics
      • The second year of study in a dietetic internship program or a graduate program
    • For those interested, there will be a Diversity Roundtable Discussion on Wednesday, 6/10 at 8:00 pm ET. This event is hosted by an RDN, but all (dietitians, interns, students) are welcome to join. Details and registration link are here.
    • Elizabeth Andress shared the news that on 6/5, a new report was released in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly that contained the results of an Internet opt-in survey of 502 U.S. adults in May '20. The survey was conducted to characterize practices and knowledge about household cleaning and disinfecting during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article is linked here. Dr. Andress reiterated the need for FACS Agents and Educators to continue public messaging about safe practices in using cleaners and disinfectants, as well as safe handling of food.

    Jun 02, 2020

    • Reminder: The American Society for Nutrition is currently hosting NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE, a rich, interactive experience that you can join from anywhere in the world. Offering great content in the form of lectures, scientific sessions, satellite programs, virtual abstract presentations, virtual exhibits, and more, begins 6/1-6/4 and is completely free. View this link for more information.

    May 20, 2020

    • In remembrance: Twenty-one UGA students, faculty, and staff members who died since last April, including FDN professor Dr. Leann Birch, are being recognized and remembered for their contributions to the campus community and beyond. These individuals would have been acknowledged at the annual Georgia Remembers … a Candlelight Memorial at the UGA Chapel. This year’s memorial was suspended because of COVID-19. These students, faculty and staff members will be recognized as part of the ceremony in spring 2021.
    • Free registration for NUTRITION 2020: NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE will take place 6/1-6/4. This conference will provide a rich, interactive experience that you can join from anywhere in the world, offering great content in the form of lectures, scientific sessions, satellite programs, virtual abstract presentations, virtual exhibits, and more. Connect with a global audience through panel discussions, live Q& A, and interaction for selected sessions. NUTRITION 2020 is completely free and supported by the ASN Foundation.
    • Reminder: The Georgia Dietetic Foundation (GDF) has announced the scholarship application process for 2020. This year, GDF will award one or more scholarships to students enrolled in ACEND-accredited dietetics programs (DPD, DI) in Georgia. The deadline for applying is 6/1 and scholarship recipients will be notified by 7/1. The application is linked here and the references link is here.

    May 13, 2020

    • A dietary manager position is currently open at Pruitt Health Athens Heritage. For this position, the candidate should have their RD or CDM credential. Pruitt Health Athens Heritage offers full benefits, PTO time, 401K, and competitive salary. If interested, visit this link. Contact Olivia Hayes, Accounts Payable, Payroll and Human Resources at ohayes@pruitthealth.com if you have questions.
    • If you are interested in the latest FDA guidance regarding best practices for re-opening restaurants during this time, Elizabeth Andress has shared this link titled, "FDA Issues Re-opening Best Practices Checklist and Infographic for Retail Food Establishments that Closed or Partially Closed Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic," published on 5/8. Dr. Andress also included a webpage from the Ga Restaurant Association (GRA) that summarizes the advice to Georgia restaurants per the Governor's orders (last updated 5/12).

    May 06, 2020

    • A job opportunity is available at Crisp Regional Hospital where FDN alumna Emily (Selph) King works in Cordele, GA. This full-time dietitian position covers the dialysis clinic as well as two long-term care facilities. Apply here.

    Apr 28, 2020

    • The deadline for the NEGDA Scholarship has been extended to 5/20 at 11:59 PM. To qualify, the applicant must be a member of the Northeast Georgia Dietetic Association (NEGDA) and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or greater on a 4.0 system. Please see the attached application. Applicants may apply for one of the following categories:
      • GRADUATE LEVEL - applicant must be enrolled in a nutrition/dietetics graduate program for the upcoming semester (Fall 2020).
      • UNDERGRADUATE - applicant must be enrolled in an accredited DPD program for the upcoming semester (Fall 2020).
    • Join a free interactive panel discussion on 4/29 from 1-2 pm where panelists will share strategies to address key issues facing nutrition professionals during the coronavirus era. The panel organized by Today’s Dietitian will engage in an interactive Q&A session with the audience to address challenges and potential solutions in the areas of clinical care, private practice, media, and communications. Visit this link to join.

    Apr 21, 2020

    • The application to intern with UGA Extension is linked here and the deadline to apply is 5/1. 
    • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarship deadline has been extended to 6/15 (apply here). To qualify, students must be enrolled in one of the following programs a minimum of four months during the academic year (August 2020 to July 2021):
      • The junior or senior year of a baccalaureate program in dietetics
      • The second year of study in a dietetic internship program or a graduate program

    Apr 14, 2020

    • The University of Georgia SNAP-Ed program is seeking a Nutrition Education Coordinator. This position is charged with curriculum, training, and social media content development and will oversee ongoing translation of forward facing materials into Spanish. The ideal candidate will be bilingual in Spanish and English. Click here for more information and to apply.
    • There is a WIC Nutritionist position open in Tifton, GA. Although the position announcement states a verification statement is a minimum qualification, students that graduate without a verification statement are still eligible to apply. For those students with a verification statement, there is also a dietetic internship opportunity through GA DPH. You can apply by visiting