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Kudos Corner

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, and students. 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 Dr. Emma Laing at emonk@uga.edu.

  • 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 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. 

  • 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."

  • 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 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 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 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

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    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 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).

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    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 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 dph.ga.gov/careers. Click on "Open Jobs" and then use the search criteria to locate our announcements. Contact Holly Rountree with questions (Holly.Rountree@dph.ga.gov).

    Apr 07, 2020

    • Rising fourth-year or graduating students who would like to be considered for university nomination for external graduate fellowships in fall 2020 should fill out this form by 5/1. The Major Scholarships Office will follow up to schedule individual meetings with candidates throughout the spring. The most successful candidates for these awards will carry a 3.9+ GPA. Scholarships under consideration: Churchill, Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Schwarzman, and Stanford Knight-Hennessy. More information about these awards can be viewed here.
    • The UGA Student Emergency Fund is available to provide limited, one-time financial assistance to enrolled students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of temporary hardship related to an emergency situation, such as an accident, illness, death of a family member, natural disaster, or other unforeseen circumstance. Apply here.
    • 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, CP) 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.

    Mar 31, 2020

    • Apply for the Student Board of Director Position: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is seeking student members to apply for a position on the Foundation’s Board of Directors. The deadline to apply is 4/10. Learn more here.
    • Apply for the Representative Spencer Frye Legislative Fellowship program: Students who join the Fellowship will work on building local and state government-constituent relations, campaigns, and policy research. The application is due 4/26. To apply, send your resume and cover letter to fellowship@spencerfrye.com
    • The UGA Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases has posted a position for a Project and Communications Manager. Please share the position posting among your networks and encourage people to apply.
    • The following events previously shared in Kudos have been POSTPONED:
      • Chat with Chums and Alumns event – originally set for 3/20
      • Inaugural Food, Power, and Politics Lecture – originally set for 4/14
      • Retirement Reception in honor of Richard Lewis – originally set for 4/17: Contributions can still be given to Amber Tweebeeke in 280G Dawson Hall

    Mar 10, 2020

    • Please mark your calendars for the following events:
      • Chat with Chums and Alumns event on 3/20: The FDN alumni relations committee is hosting their 2nd annual 'Chat with Chums and Alumns' event this year and will feature the outstanding accomplishments of FDN alumna Major Lori Maggioni. MAJ Maggioni received her dietetics and consumer foods degrees from our department in May 2009. She is currently Deputy Chief of the Nutrition Care Division at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, GA. This summer, she will begin her new role as Program Manager for Army Medical Specialist Corps Recruiting, at the US Army Recruiting Command Headquarters in Fort Knox, KY. In this capacity, she will be developing the next generation of leaders in Army Medicine.
      • Inaugural Food, Power, and Politics Lecture on 4/14: This lecture will be given by Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor Emerita at New York University.
      • Retirement Reception in honor of Richard Lewis on 4/17: Please Save the Date and join us in celebrating the retirement of Dr. Lewis. Any contributions can be given to Amber Tweebeeke in 280G Dawson Hall.
    • Nominations are open for FACS Alumni Association Board. As a board member, you will develop leadership skills through committee participation, facilitating Alumni Association signature events, and helping promote priorities and initiatives of the college while building relationships with students, faculty, staff and fellow FACS alumni. Nominations are due Friday, 4/3.

    Mar 03, 2020

    • The Clarke Co. WIC office is currently in need of a Registered Dietitian (management) and a Nutritionist. Please share the application links with anyone who might be interested in applying for these positions.
    • For those of you who work in programming for the foodservice industry or organizations, linked here is a factsheet that has just been produced by ServSafe(R)/The National Restaurant Association with tips for foodservice operators regarding Coronavirus.
    • FDN alumna Alexa Smith volunteers for EDucation and INsight on Eating Disorders (EDIN) and the group hosts Merrick's Walk each year to raise awareness for eating disorders. If any UGA students would be interested in volunteering and gaining some volunteer hours, please contact Alexa (alexamsmtih13@gmail.com). The event will be held on Sunday, 4/26, at Chastain Park at the Galloway School in Atlanta from 11:30am - 3:30pm.
    • The SDA T-shirt sales link closes this Friday, so this is your last chance to order and support our SDA!

    Feb 18, 2020

    • Applications are now open to become a FACS Ambassador. The link to apply is here. All applications are due by Friday, 3/6 (5:00 pm).
    • SDA t-shirts are currently on sale for 2020. The link closes Friday, 3/6, so order them while you can!
    • The CURO summer fellowship application deadline is 3/8. Each year CURO awards 30 Summer Research Fellowships to support UGA undergraduates interested in pursuing intensive, immersive, faculty-mentored research during the summer. Summer Fellows are placed on payroll from May 1 through July 31 for a total of $3,000. The funding is to go directly to the student, to be used at their discretion. Visit this link for more information.
    • Open Consultant dietitian position: Must be available to work 24 hours per week at an acute care facility in Athens, GA. Learn more at this link. If you’re interested in this position, please submit a resume to the online posting or you can contact sheitzman@dietitiansondemand.com.
    • Nominations are now open to select the Endsley-Peifer Student Research Award recipients. The $1,000 awards recognize students whose research during graduate school made significant contributions to advancing knowledge in one or more specialty areas comprising the College. Students eligible are those who have a peer-reviewed, serial publication for dissemination of their research. Each department may submit one name, along with the paper, for consideration by 3/15. Instructions are found at this web site. The winners of the award will be recognized at the FACS Celebrating Excellence Luncheon in October.

    Feb 04, 2020

    • Graduate Student Success Webinar: "University of Colorado Maximizes the Impact of Mentorship" on Wednesday, 2/5 at 12:00pm ET. This webinar is designed for leaders in higher education interested in learning best practices for creating successful outcomes for graduate students. In this webinar you will: Gain a better understanding of how peer mentorship can lead to better student outcomes, including increased sense of belonging; Explore and discuss new models of peer mentorship that help graduate students and professionals succeed; and Identify effective ways to partner with an outside organization to support program delivery assessment. Can't make it? Register anyway and you will receive the recording.
    • Each year, Pandora recognizes 10 UGA seniors that go above and beyond their commitment to their education and have embodied what it means to be a leader both on and off-campus. Benefits of being selected as an OSL include participation in a photoshoot with Pandora Yearbook, a feature page in the 2020 Pandora Yearbook, and recognition at the annual SOAR Awards. More information about the OSL requirements/selection process can be found here. The deadline to apply is 2/10. Direct questions to: pandora@uga.edu

    Jan 28, 2020

    • Marion Nestle, Professor Emerita, New York University will be providing the Inaugural Food, Power, and Politics Lecture. The event will be held on 4/14 at 5:30 p.m. in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, Room 271. Nestle is the Paulette Goddard Professor Emerita of nutrition, food studies and public health at New York University. She is also a consumer advocate, nutritionist and author of six award-winning books. Nestle’s research examines scientific and socioeconomic influences on food choice, obesity and food safety, with an emphasis on the role of food marketing. Visit this site for more information.
    • The UGA Obesity Initiative has announced the following funding opportunities:
      • Travel funds are available to faculty, graduate students, or post docs who wish to travel to present obesity related research prior to 6/30. Funds of up to $500 per awardee will be available. To request these funds, complete the form on the Obesity Initiative website and submit with proof of abstract submission/acceptance no later than 2/7.
      • Research funds are available for faculty, post docs, or graduate students conducting obesity related research. Qualifying applicants are eligible to receive up to $500 for consulting fees to be used at the UGA Statistical Consulting Center by 6/30. The opportunity to utilize statistical consulting can enhance researchers’ ability to analyze, interpret, and share important data. Visit the UGA Obesity Initiative website and complete the SCC Funding Application form to apply for these funds. The deadline to apply is 2/14.
    • ServSafe Manager Certification training will be offered in Athens next month. If staff, students or colleagues are in need of this training, please contact Jackie Dallas at: jdallas@uga.edu.

    Jan 21, 2020

    • The UGA Division of Marketing & Communications website has been updated and contains a number of important links to communications resources for our use, notably, the Media Training for Faculty. It has a schedule of two-hour workshops offered throughout the year to prepare faculty to work with journalists.
    • Please share with FDN graduate and undergraduate students that $500 scholarships are available from the Georgia Nutrition Council. The Rita Waters Scholarship and Holly B. Alley Scholarship are awarded each year to college students in Georgia. The link to the scholarship application is here, and the deadline to apply is 2/3. The awards will be presented at the annual Georgia Nutrition Council Conference, which will be held from February 27-28, 2020 at the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.
    • The Georgia Nutrition Council is extending its deadline to 2/1/20 for abstract submissions for the annual Student Research Presentations and Competition. This year's presentations will be in poster format and will be presented at the 2020 Annual Conference at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith Lane Continuing Education Center in Statesboro, GA on Friday, 2/28. Monetary prizes will be awarded following a peer-reviewed process of judging the students' works at the conference. Please email emonk@uga.edu if you would like additional information.
    • Registration is open for the Family and Consumer Sciences Day at the Capitol. This is a day focused on understanding how policy impacts us as individuals, families, and communities. Registration closes Thursday, 1/23.
    • Registration for the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference is now open. The conference will be held 3/25-26 in Decatur, GA. Visit this site for more information.
    • The National Dairy Council is seeking candidates for a paid summer internship in Global Sustainable Nutrition Affairs & Research. Applications are being accepted at this link. Minimum qualifications include: Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition-related major and/or Enrolled in or completed a dietetic internship program by 6/1/20. Applications are due 2/14.
    • 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 here. More information can be viewed in the FDN Facebook post on 1/16.
    • Blue Key National Honor Society nominations for 2020 are due to the Dean’s office by 2/7. If you have questions about this process or require the nomination form, please email emonk@uga.edu.
    • The Obesity Initiative Symposium and the Symposium student presentation competition: The symposium will be at the Special Collections Library on 3/5 and registration is online on the OI website. There will be a student research competition open to undergraduate and graduate students and the deadline to submit abstracts is 1/24. These can also be submitted on the OI website, here. The competition will offer several monetary awards:
      • Oral Presentation: 1st Place $1000, 2nd Place $600, 3rd Place $400
      • Poster Presentation: 1st Place $500, 2nd Place $350, 3rd Place $150; multiple categories

    Jan 08, 2020

    • Our sympathies to the family and colleagues of FDN alumna Ernestine Jackson who passed away on 12/24/19 at the age of 94 years.
    • Please share with FDN graduate and undergraduate students that $500 scholarships are available from the Georgia Nutrition Council. The Rita Waters Scholarship and Holly B. Alley Scholarship are awarded each year by the Georgia Nutrition Council to a student attending a college in Georgia. The link to the scholarship application is here, and the deadline to apply is Monday, 2/3. The awards will be presented at the annual Georgia Nutrition Council Conference, which will be held on 2/27-28 at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.

    Dec 17, 2019

    • Job opportunity: UGA Extension Foods and Nutrition has a part time, temporary position of Assistant Nutrition Educator and Research Coordinator position available that will be under the direction of Ali Berg (position number with UGA Jobs: G/R06352P). Those interested can apply at UGA Jobs. Please contact alisonceberg@uga.edu if you have any questions. A brief summary is below:
      • The Assistant Nutrition Educator and Research Coordinator will support the work of the State Extension Nutrition and Health Specialist in providing coordination and content development for research and Extension projects to address chronic disease and health promotion across the state of Georgia. This individual will be responsible for nutrition education content development for UGA Extension Nutrition and Health projects including curriculum development and training, curriculum review, newsletter and consumer publication writing, selecting and testing appropriate recipes for curriculum, and social media posts. This individual will also support several active research and Extension projects through activities such as data collection, data management, data analysis, report writing and contribution to scientific publications, presentations, and reports. This individual will provide administrative support for community-engaged research functions of the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance Community Engagement Core and Extension programming under the direction of Dr. Berg.
    • The International Food Information Council (IFIC) is now accepting applications for the 2020 Sylvia Rowe Fellowship Award. This award was established as a tribute to the former IFIC and IFIC Foundation President & CEO, Sylvia B. Rowe, to help promising nutrition, food production and food safety communicators enhance their capabilities. The Fellowship’s goal is to enhance the recipient’s communications skill set that he or she will then apply to conveying nutrition, food production, and food safety information to the public. The recipient will be awarded an 8–12 week paid internship ($600 per/week) at the IFIC/IFIC Foundation offices in Washington, DC. The application deadline is 2/14/20, and the internship needs to be completed by the end of 2020. For more information and instructions on how to apply, visit this site or contact Tamika Sims at sims@ific.org.

    Dec 10, 2019

    • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Susan T. Borra Advancing Food and Nutrition Communications Fellowship Award, which serves to help individuals enhance their capabilities and experience in the area of nutrition communications in a food environment. The award recipient will be matched to one of their preferred nutrition communication experiences for a fellowship that will take place during the year 2020 and receive a $2,500 award from the Foundation. To qualify, applicants must be Academy members and either a dietetic intern, graduate student, or RDN looking to enhance their nutrition communications skills. Available experiences include opportunities to work under the nutrition communication RDNs at the following companies: Eat Well Global, Inc., Dietitian Connection, Nestlé USA, Swanson Health Products, and Sysco Corporation. The application can be accessed within the Foundation’s application portal. The deadline to apply is January 5, 2020, at 11:59 pm (Central Time). Any questions should be addressed to Elisha Reichling, MS, RDN, LDN, Foundation Program Coordinator at ereichling@eatright.org.
    • Two entry level WIC Nutritionist positions are available within the Northeast Health District. The first position is based out of the East Athens WIC office at 410 McKinley Dr. The other is at the Oglethorpe County Health Department.

    Dec 05, 2019

    • The FACS Convocation ceremony will begin promptly at 12:00 noon in Mahler Hall in the Georgia Center on Friday, 12/13.
    • Two WIC Nutritionist positions are available in Valdosta, GA and Tifton, GA. Apply by visiting dph.ga.gov/careers. Click on "Open Jobs" and then use the search criteria to locate the announcements.

    Nov 21, 2019

    • The Athens district WIC program (District 10) is currently hiring Nutritionists for two positions. If you know of any recent graduates who might be interested in working for WIC in the Athens area, please share these job listings.
    • Michelle Cook, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Strategic University Initiatives at UGA, will be speaking in Dawson Hall on 11/21 (tonight!) at 5:00 pm in room 310. Dr. Cook will be discussing her role at UGA and the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All are welcome.

    Oct 31, 2019

    • Please join us in commemorating the exceptional life of Leann Birch. To honor her, Christina Economos will be presenting a lecture on 2/3/20 at 3:00 pm on the topic of Early Childhood Obesity Prevention. A reception in memory of Dr. Birch will follow. 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. More information about this event can be viewed here.
    • For students interested in applying to dietetic internships, join us for the Dietetic Internship Forum at 5:00 pm on 10/30, hosted by our Student Dietetic Association. Twelve dietetic internship programs located in the southeast will be represented, including UGA's combined graduate/DI program. View the flyer on the FDN Facebook page for more information.

    Oct 31, 2019

    • For students interested in applying to dietetic internships, join us for the Dietetic Internship forum on the evening of 10/30, hosted by our Student Dietetic Association. Twelve dietetic internship programs located in the southeast will be represented, including UGA's combined graduate/DI program. View the flyer on the FDN Facebook page for more information.
    • 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 poster format and will be presented at the 2020 Annual Conference at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith Lane Continuing Education Center in Statesboro, GA on Friday, 2/28. Monetary prizes will be awarded following a peer-reviewed process of judging the students' works at the conference. Additional information is available here.

    Oct 15, 2019

    • The UGA SNAP-Ed program is seeking a native Spanish speaking Registered Dietitian or Health Educator. For more information, visit the post on the FDN Facebook page on 10/8.
    • This year’s State of the Public’s Health Conference will be held on Tuesday, 10/22, and is open to the public. Visit this site for more information.
    • The deadline to apply for the Georgia Dietetic Foundation Professional Development Stipend award is 10/30. Each year the foundation awards up to $750 to a Registered Dietitian who is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and resides in the state of Georgia. Additional details regarding the stipend as well as the application can be found on the GDF webpage.

    Oct 01, 2019

    • Cobb and Douglas Public Health has a WIC nutritionist position that is currently open. This position closes 10/8. Visit CDPH-ess.com for more information (click Employment Opportunities). The position was also shared on the FDN Facebook page on 9/25.
    • A part-time Registered Dietitian is needed at the Northeast Georgia Specialty Care Clinic. This clinic is an ambulatory Ryan White Clinic located at the Clarke County Health Department. Please contact Ada Figueroa-Monell at 706-425-2944 if interested.

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