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, students, and alumni. To submit information for inclusion in our weekly Kudos Corner distribution, please use the link on the right-hand side of the page. Questions can also be directed to Dr. Emma Laing, Director of NUTR Communications at emonk@uga.edu.

  • Jan 31, 2023

    Jan 24, 2023

    • Cottonseed oil may be beneficial to cardiovascular health in adults, study finds (Jamie Cooper)EurekAlert! 
    • These common recipe instructions make food safety experts cringe (Carla Schwan)The Washington Post 
    • How to tell if soda has gone bad (Carla Schwan)Mashed 
    • 5 body neutrality tips for college students (Maybrie Eubanks)Vickery Wellness 
    • Language is important when talking to kids about food, dietician says (Emma Laing)UGA Today 
    • Pushing the limits: Athens Pilates studio owner balances business and motherhood (Georgia Stockton)Red&Black

    Jan 10, 2023

    Jan 03, 2023

    • How to make empanadas (Isabelle Smith)WTOC 11 TV 
    • Creating an Affordable, Healthy Diet That Works for You (Tracey Brigman)MoneyGeek 
    • How to Eat Healthy When Food Costs Are On the Rise (Tracey Brigman)MoneyGeek 
    • Impact of assigning a moral virtue to food, according to experts (Emma Laing)VeryWellFit 
    • Study: Raw honey may improve blood sugar and cholesterol levels (Emma Laing)VerywellHealth, Lifestyle Asia 
    • The alcoholic drinks most likely to cause bloating, gas, and acid reflux, and what to sip instead (Emma Laing) – Business Insider South Africa

    Dec 13, 2022

    • Prunes may help prevent bone loss and preserve bone strength (Connie Rogers)PSU 
    • Raw honey: Study finds this sweetener may help lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels (Emma Laing)Healthline 
    • How to know when you’re stress eating (Emma Laing)Aaptiv 
    • Why you shouldn’t worry (much) about weight gain during the holidays (Jamie Cooper)AJC 
    • Four experts to present obesity-related research at symposium (Jamie Cooper, Chad Paton)FACS News 
    • Cooking from the heart: Latina student's empanada business shines light on her culture (Isabelle Smith, Bethany Younce)Red&Black

    Nov 29, 2022

    • Is It Okay to Stick My Fingers in the Salt Cellar While I’m Cooking? (Carla Schwan)Epicurious 
    • Food Safety Tips for Preparing a Holiday Turkey (Carla Schwan)UGA Extension 
    • Leftovers: The complete guide (Elizabeth Andress)Health Digest 
    • Georgia CTSA KL2 Scholar Uses Cutting-Edge Techniques to Enhance Precision in Assessing Human Bone Health (Joe Kindler)Georgia CTSA Weekly eRoundup. The article was also posted on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages. 
    • Nutrient Sisters Podcast Interview: Body Positivity is Toxic Positivity? (Courtney Vickery)Nutrient Sisters Podcast 
    • Not an Influencer, an Impact Maker Podcast Interview: How and where to connect with more clients (without having to post on social media) (Courtney Vickery)Impact Maker Podcast 
    • Pediatric Disordered Eating, Weight Stigma, and Movement – (Courtney Vickery)Fit Friends Happy Hour Podcast

    Nov 15, 2022

    Nov 08, 2022

    • FACS Healthy Habits event to promote healthy eating, active lifestyle (Caree Cotwright, Jung Sun Lee, Connie Rogers)FACS News 
    • Cutting-edge device allows FACS researchers an up-close look at bone health (Joseph Kindler)FACS News 
    • A slice of time (Emma Laing)Beechtree News

    Nov 01, 2022

    Oct 25, 2022

    Oct 18, 2022

    • Well-known YouTuber Adam Ragusea visited the lab of Carla Schwan on 10/11 to get his food safety questions answered. Look for the video on his YouTube channel on Monday, 10/17! Photos from his visit were shared on the FACS Facebook and Instagram pages.
    • Are You Making These Common Hydration Mistakes? (Emma Laing)What’s Good
    • 5 health products that are worth the money (and 5 that aren’t) (Emma Laing)Optum Perks
    • Inflammation adversely affects bone health, dietary intervention with prunes may counteract (Connie Rogers)EurekAlert!

    Oct 11, 2022

    Oct 04, 2022

    • Low-calorie sugar substitute consumption during adolescence appears to impair memory later in life (Emily Noble)Mirage News 
    • Commenting on appearance may perpetuate diet culture, here’s what to do instead (Emma Laing)Very Well Fit

    Sep 27, 2022

    Sep 20, 2022

    Sep 13, 2022

    • Water bath canning vs. pressure canning: Which method is best to process your jams, pickles and preserves? (Tracey Brigman)Martha Stewart Living 
    • How to store hard-boiled eggs the right way-plus 2 mistakes to avoid (Tracey Brigman)Martha Stewart 
    • All about BMI (Emma Laing)WW Canada
    • 7 Unconventional Leafy Greens to Try Cooking With (Emma Laing)Aaptiv

    Sep 06, 2022

    • You should never defrost chicken on the counter – these are the only three thawing methods to use, say food safety experts (Tracey Brigman)Martha Stewart Living 
    •  Food Dehydration Made Easy: Best Ways to Preserve the Harvest (Tracey Brigman)Natural Awakenings
    • Nine healthy snacks to pack in your kids’ school lunches (that you’ll want to eat too) (Emma Laing)Eat This, Yahoo! Life
    • The Rwanda Diet Will Surprise You (Emma Laing)Ozy Media-The Daily Dose

    Aug 30, 2022

    • 12 Benefits Of Canning Your Own Food (National Center for Home Food Preservation)Testing Table 
    • Healthier Together program helped participant lose 100 pounds (Ali Berg)UGA Today (Dr. Berg and co-investigators are funded by the CDC’s High Obesity Program for UGA’s “Healthier Together,” to improve access to nutritious food and physical activity opportunities in rural Georgia)  
    • A Template for Better Health: New publication details Diabetes Prevention Online Toolkit (Ali Berg)Extension Foundation 
    • Can drinking French press coffee raise your cholesterol? (Emma Laing)The Huffington Post, Yahoo!News, HuffPost UK

    Aug 23, 2022

    • Best yogurt combination to prevent your bones from aging (Emma Laing) – EatThis 
    • Which alcohol is not bad for stomach: effects and what to do (Emma Laing) Insider

    Aug 16, 2022

    • How to Start Intuitive Eating, According to Dietitians (Courtney Vickery) – Daily OM 
    • How to prevent freezer burn once and for all (Elizabeth Andress)Salon 
    • Body Image: What it is and How to Improve it (Emma Laing) VeryWell Fit 
    • 3 Ways to Defrost Ground Beef—and Why You Should Never Thaw It on the Counter (Tracey Brigman)Martha Stewart

    Aug 09, 2022

    • Is vitamin D overrated? Another study casts doubt on benefits (Sina Gallo)Health
    • How to prevent freezer burn once and for all (Elizabeth Andress)Food52

  • Jan 24, 2023

    • Congratulations to Bev Hull who was selected for a UGA Campus Spotlight! Ms. Hull’s interview was published in the UGA Today article, “Advisor connects with students on a deeper level,” on 1/20. This spotlight has also been shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages.

    Jan 03, 2023

    • Congratulations to the students who were selected to participate in the Fall 2022 FACS Convocation ceremony on 12/16:  
    • Makayla Mayes and Brianna Cannova (selected as Marshals) 
    • Devin Logan (selected to deliver the Student Challenge Address)

    Dec 13, 2022

    • Lilian Sattler assumed the position as adjunct Assistant Professor at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University, effective 12/12/22. 
    • Congratulations to our student-athlete dietetics majors graduating this fall who are moving on to great careers: Morgan Tabler of Georgia Equestrian has been accepted into the Masters of Nursing program at the University of Vanderbilt and Tally Brown of UGA Swimming and Diving secured a coaching position with Oconee Gymnastics. Photos were shared the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages. 
    • Our NUTR featured graduates for fall 2022 are: Jinaka Coker, Brianna Cannova, Devin Logan, and Zoe Starr. Photos were shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages.

    Nov 29, 2022

    Nov 08, 2022

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

    Nov 01, 2022

    • Congratulations once again to our faculty who received FACS awards this year and who were honored at the Donor/Scholar Reception on 10/6! Photos were added to the NUTR Facebook page.
      • Bill and June Flatt Professorship in Foods and Nutrition: Connie Rogers
      • Bill Flatt Professorship with a focus on childhood obesity: Jamie Cooper
      • UGA Athletic Association Professorship III: Jung Sun Lee

    Oct 18, 2022

    • Dietetics majors Emma Sykucki and Lily Grant were featured by the College of Family and Consumer Sciences in honor of National Transfer Student Week. Both students gave an extremely well-deserved shoutout to their academic advisor, Bev Hull! Check out their profiles linked here and on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages.

    Oct 11, 2022

    • Congratulations to the following students and faculty who received FACS scholarships and awards this year and who were honored at the Donor/Scholar Reception on 10/6. Photos from the event were shared on the FACS Flickr and Facebook pages.
    • Grace Hartley Scholarship: Elizabeth Cogan
    • Melynda Flatt Reid Dietetics Scholarship: Mary Lazzaro, Skylar Smith, Annie Sunil, Danielle Wadley
    • Anne and Earl Haltiwanger Scholarship: Alyssa Guadagni
    • Bill and June Flatt Student Achievement Fund: Margaret Green, Laney Jones, Jack Smith
    • Doe H. Harden Scholarship: Magen Lord
    • Don Bower Extension Experience Endowment: Sara Doster
    • Elise Bray Richey Endowment: Josephine Shieh
    • Endsley-Peifer Student Research Award: Julie Jeon, Prince Osei
    • Family and Consumer Sciences Student Support Fund: Brooke Stephan
    • Foods and Nutrition Fund: Jillian Allen, Jaclyn Barta, Jessica Beasley, Darci Bell, Sydnee Berman, Elizabeth Cogan, Sitara Cullinan, Christabel Domfe, Stephanie Dubrof, Alyssa Guadagni, Abigail Klinker, Wang Shin Lei, Jacey Leonard, Yu Chen Lin, Grace Madu, Claire Mouser, Chisom Okoli, Prince Osei, Mary Prater, Gene Rodrick, Kassidy Sharpe, Gia N Shieh, Mai Spaulding, Jessica Strosahl, Alexa Taylor
    • George Griffeth and Leolene Chapman Montgomery Scholarship: Darci Bell
    • Gladys F. (Nannie) Nesbit/Flatt Education Fund: Danielle Emefiele, Isabelle Smith, Brooke Stephan
    • Glenn and Helen Burton Feeding the Hungry Scholarship: Chisom Okoli, Dianna Thomas
    • Glenn Burton International Study Award: Brooke Stephan
    • Hazel and Gene Franklin Scholarship: Mary Catherine Prater
    • Karen Elizabeth Willis Scholarship: Sydnee Berman
    • Marian Wang Nutrition Scholarship: Jessica Strosahl
    • Marihope Troutman Flatt International Study Scholarship: Makayla Mayes, Megan Smith, Brooke Stephan
    • Pam McIntyre Thompson, R.D. Scholarship: Emma Sykucki
    • Richard D. Lewis Reseach Scholarship: Davia Allen
    • Sharon Boone Hamner Foods and Nutrition Scholarship: Mai Spaulding
    • The Mullis Family Scholarship: Lauren Contrascere, Jennifer Ray
    • Thomas F. Comer Scholarship: Alissa Pantuosco
    • Virginia Wilbanks Kilgore Scholarship: Jillian Allen, Jaclyn Barta, Jessica Beasley, Darci Bell, Sydnee Berman, Elizabeth Cogan, Sitara Cullinan, Christabel Domfe, Stephanie Dubrof, Alyssa Guadagni, Abigail Klinker, Wang Shin Lei, Jacey Leonard, Yu Chen Lin, Magen Lord, Grace Madu, Claire Mouser, Chisom Okoli, Prince Osei, Mary Prater, Gene Rodrick, Kassidy Sharpe, Gia N Shieh, Mai Spaulding, Jessica Strosahl, Alexa Taylor
    • Leila Alberta Ritchie Mize Endowment and Mary E. Creswell Research Fund: Omeka Bhatia (Faculty mentor: Emily Noble), Isabella Morris (Faculty mentor: Claire de La Serre), Caroline Akemi Soares Iizuka (Faculty mentor: Emily Noble)
    • Jan Hathcote Social Science Academic Support Fund: Chisom Okoli
    • Carolyn D. Berdanier Nutrition Science Scholarship: Caroline Soares Iizuka, Rawad Basma
    • Bill and June Flatt Professorship in Foods and Nutrition: Connie Rogers
    • Bill Flatt Professorship with a focus on childhood obesity: Jamie Cooper
    • UGA Athletic Association Professorship III: Jung Sun Lee

    Oct 04, 2022

    • Congratulations to the 2022-2023 winners of the Carolyn Berdanier Undergraduate Research Grants Program:
    • Caroline Akemi Soares Iizuka is a senior majoring in Nutritional Sciences, and she is working on a project under the direction of Emily Noble titled “Impact of a Western Diet on Food Impulsive Eating Behavior in Adulthood.”
    • Rawad Basma is a Junior majoring in Nutritional Sciences, and he is working on a project under the direction of Emily Noble titled “The role of CB1 receptor activation on hippocampal-dependent eating behaviors.”
    • Congratulations to the 2022-2023 FACS Ambassadors from our department! They include nutritional sciences majors Tess Abraham, Davia Allen, Bella Morris, Yuwa Olaye, and Esther Suen, and dietetics major Maybrie Eubanks.
    • UGA SNAP-Ed's Athens Food as Real Medicine Prescription Program and Athens FARM Rx/UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences partnership is a recipient of the inaugural Bobbi Meeler Sahm Service and Outreach award. This award, administered by the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach at UGA, is a marvelous testament to the collaborative spirit between UGA and the Athens-Clarke County community. Funding will support low-income residents’ participation in nutrition education, obesity prevention and health screenings. View the press release in UGA Today here and the story in Athens CEO here.

    Sep 06, 2022

    • Congratulations to Rebecca Mergy who was elected to the 2022-2023 CPSDA (Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietetics Association) executive board as co-chair of the Student Committee.

    Aug 23, 2022

    • Congratulations to Brianna Cannova who was featured as a guest on the NDTR Spotlight which aired on 8/19.

  • Jan 31, 2023

    • Jung Sun Lee, Jerry Shannon, Alison Berg, and Abigail Borron. USDA/GA DHS SNAP-Admin Grant, “Georgia Hunger Study.” Oct 1, 2022-Sep 30, 2023. 
    • Bhargava, V., Lee, J. S. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and USDA ERS. Food and Health Research Using the Consumer Food Data System Grant, “Deriving Operational Definitions and Measures for Nutrition Security.” Nov 1, 2022-Oct 31, 2025.

    Dec 13, 2022

    • Congratulations to Emily Noble for receiving the UGA Obesity Initiative FY 23 seed grant, “Adolescent obesogenic Western Diet consumption and the development of trait impulsivity.” The research group consists of: Emily Noble, PhD, Department of Nutritional Sciences; Jarrod Call, PhD, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology; and Eugene Douglass, PhD, Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences.
    • This fall, the Obesity Initiative provided travel grants for graduate students and faculty to present their obesity related research. Graduate student Mai Spaulding gave an oral presentation entitled “Impact of Early Life Food Insecurity on Neural Development and the Regulation of Eating Behaviors” at ObesityWeek®. Graduate student Elizabeth Cogan presented her poster “Pecan-Enriched Diet Improves Cholesterol Profiles and Vascular Function in Older Adults,” and graduate student Catherine Prater presented her poster “Appetite Responses to Cottonseed Oil vs. Olive Oil Diet Enrichment in Adults With Dyslipidemia” at the same event. Chad Paton, PhD, Associate Professor in the departments of Food Science & Technology and Nutritional Sciences presented his poster, "A Cottonseed Oil Enriched Diet Improves Plasma and Liver Lipids in a Mouse Model of NAFLD" at ObesityWeek® as well.
    • Congratulations to Elizabeth Cogan, Leah Halls, Julian Wright, and Catherine Prater. These graduate students wrote and submitted grant proposals, and each was awarded an Obesity Initiative grant for their obesity-related research.

    Nov 15, 2022

    • Mariah McDaniel received the 2022 UGA Engage & Learn Grant for the purpose of continuing education and professional development.

    Aug 09, 2022

    • Claire de La Serre and Kellie Tamashiro (Johns Hopkins University) received an R01 grant award from the NIH. Their project is titled "Maternal diet and programming of offspring gut-brain axis," and they will test the hypothesis that a maternal high fat diet during the perinatal period increases offspring propensity for obesity by altering their microbiota-gut-brain axis structure and function. The diet work will be conducted at Hopkins and the microbiota work will be conducted at UGA.

  • New

    Feb 07, 2023

    • Ali Berg and colleagues have a paper recently published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. The citation is: Randall, N. L., Sanders, C. E., Lamm, A. J., & Berg, A. C. (2023). Qualitative exploration of cultural influence on a rural health promotion initiative. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 
    • Ann Lei, Joe Kindler, Gene Rodrick, and Staci Belcher have a paper recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology. The title is: "Bone Resorption and Incretin Hormones following Glucose Ingestion in Healthy Emerging Adults." Andrea Kelly (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) is also an author on the paper. 

    Jan 24, 2023

    • Sina Gallo and colleagues from George Mason University have a paper recently published in the Special Issue of Nutrients on Nutrition Policy for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program. The citation is: Kogan, K., Anand, P., Gallo, S., & Cuellar, A. A Quasi-Experimental Assessment of the Effect of the 2009 WIC Food Package Revisions on Breastfeeding Outcomes. Nutrients 2023. 15(2), 414. doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15020414.

    Jan 10, 2023

    • Chisom Okoli, Josephine Shieh, Kassidy Sharpe and Caree Cotwright have a paper published in Childhood Obesity. The citation is: Chisom B. Okoli, Nicole Arrington, Jori Hall, Trena Paulus, Isa Miles, Josephine Shieh, Kassidy Sharpe, and Caree J. Cotwright. Black Parents' Perceptions and Barriers to Limiting Sugar-Sweetened Beverages among Young Children: A Social Cognitive Theory Application. Childhood Obesity, 26 Dec 2022. https://doi.org/10.1089/chi.2022.0086.

    Dec 13, 2022

    • Lilian Sattler and colleagues have a paper recently published as open access. The citation is: Ishikawa, Y., Laing E. M., Anderson A. K., Zhang, D., Kindler, J. M., Trivedi-Karpoor, R., Sattler, E. L. P. Comparison of Diagnostic Screening Methods for Diabetes in Patients with Heart Failure. Diab Epidemiol Manag. 2022;9:100-109.

    Nov 29, 2022

    • Emily Noble and colleagues have a paper recently published in the Journal of Applied Physiology. The citation is: Junwon Heo, Emily E. Noble, and Jarrod A. Call. The role of exerkines on brain mitochondria: a mini-review. J Appl Physiol. 2022 Nov 23. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00565.2022.

    Nov 15, 2022

    Nov 08, 2022

    • Alex Anderson and colleagues have a paper published in the Journal of American College Health. The citation is: Julie A. Dean, Sina Gallo & Alex K. Anderson (2022): Factors associated with dietary acculturation among international students at the University of Georgia, Journal of American College Health, DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2022.2138716.

    Nov 01, 2022

    • Claire de La Serre has a paper published in Physiology & Behavior. The citation is: Ruth Schade, Lin Song, Zachary A. Cordner, Hua Ding, Daniel A. Peterson, Timothy H. Moran, Kellie L. Tamashiro, Claire B. de LaSerre. Rat offspring's microbiota composition is predominantly shaped by the postnatal maternal diet rather than prenatal diet. Physiology & Behavior. Volume 258, 1 January 2023, 113987.
    • Emily Noble has a paper published in JCI Insight. The citation is: Linda Tsan, Sandrine Chometton, Anna M.R. Hayes, Molly E. Klug, Yanning Zuo, Shan Sun, Lana Bridi, Rae Lan, Anthony A. Fodor, Emily E. Noble, Xia Yang, Scott E. Kanoski, and Lindsey A. Schier. Early-life low-calorie sweetener consumption disrupts glucose regulation, sugar-motivated behavior, and memory function in rats. JCI Insight. 2022;7(20):e157714.

    Sep 27, 2022

    • A manuscript written by Jung Sun Lee was published in The Journal of Nutrition. The citation is: Lee, J. S. (2022). Food insecurity in older adults. J Nutr, 152(8):1808-1809.

    Sep 20, 2022

    • Rick Lewis, Emma Laing, Julia Lance, and Lauren Coheley are authors on a paper recently accepted by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The title is: The effect of 9-mo of formulated whole egg or milk powder food products as meal/snack replacements on executive function in preadolescents: A pragmatic randomized placebo-controlled trial.

    Sep 06, 2022

    • Joe Kindler is an author on a paper recently accepted for publication in Current Osteoporosis Reports titled, “Glycemic Control And Bone In Diabetes.” Co-authors include David Weber (UPenn/Children's of Philadelphia), Fanxin Long (UPenn), and Babette Zemel (UPenn/Children's of Philadelphia). 
    •  Lilian Sattler and Yuta Ishikawa have a paper recently accepted for publication in Diabetes Epidemiology and Management titled, “Comparison of Diagnostic Screening Methods for Diabetes in Patients with Heart Failure.” Co-authors include Alex Anderson, Joseph Kindler, Emma Laing, Rupal Trivedi, and Donglan “Stacy” Zhang.

    Aug 30, 2022

    • Ali Berg and colleagues are featured in a new publication detailing the process undertaken by a national team of Extension experts, including Dr. Berg, to create an online hub to encourage and support Extension’s adoption of the CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). The citation is: Da Silva, V. Kansas City: Extension Foundation (2022). A Template for Better Health: Diabetes Prevention Program Toolkit Designed To Make Extension Health Education More Effective (1st ed). ISBN: 978-1-955687-18-8. The news release (also mentioned above) is linked here
    • Ali Berg and colleagues had a paper recently published in the Journal of Teaching, Research, and Media in Kinesiology. The citation is: Kim, T., Deng, Y., Hwang, Y., Hernandez, L., Patel, M., Kirk, N., Berg, A., Yli-Piipari, S. (2022). BRAVO! remote lifestyle intervention to increase physical activity and improve healthy eating among Hispanic children: Feasibility pilot study. Journal of Teaching, Research, and Media in Kinesiology, 18, 1-9. 
    • Sina Gallo is an author on a paper recently published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The citation is: Ashlea Braun, Emily Hill, Sina Gallo, Matthew J Landry, Mara Vitolins, Constantina Papoutsakis, Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez, Mary Rozga. Research at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: What, How, and Why?" J Acad Nutr Diet, 2022 Aug 20;S2212-2672(22)00929-7. 
    • Hea Jin Park is a coauthor on a manuscript which has been accepted for publication in Food Research International. The title of the manuscript is, "Effect of cinnamon on starch hydrolysis of rice pudding: comparing static and dynamic in vitro digestion models." 
    • The Kindler lab has a paper recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology. This study includes collaborators from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, UPenn School of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, and UGA. Wang Shin (Ann) Lei is first author, and Joe Kindler is senior author. Additional authors include Marissa Kilberg, Babette Zemel, Ronald Rubenstein, Clea Harris, Saba Sheikh, and Andrea Kelly. 

    Aug 23, 2022

    • The Park lab has a paper that was recently published, and the citation is: Jeon JH et al. Changes in Oral Microbial Diversity in a Piglet Model of Traumatic Brain Injury. Brain Sciences. 2022.

    Aug 16, 2022

    • Emily Noble had two papers recently accepted for publication:
      • In Biological Psychiatry, titled, "Behavioral consequences of a rumbling tummy: fasting alters emotional state via the vagus nerve." Author: Emily E Noble 
      • In Cell Reports, titled, "Ventral Hippocampus-lateral septum circuitry promotes foraging-related memory." Authors: Décarie-Spain L, Liu CM, Tierno Lauer L, Subramanian K, Bashaw AG, Klug ME, Gianatiempo IH, Suarez AN, Noble EE, Donohue KN, Cortella AM, Hahn JD, Davis EA, Kanoski SE.

  • New

    Feb 07, 2023

    • The third annual Obesity Initiative symposium will be held at the UGA Special Collections Library on 2/10. The program will feature keynote speakers and student research competitions. Morning coffee service and a catered lunch are included with registration. Details on the event are available on the OI website (deadline for symposium registration was 2/3).

    Jan 31, 2023

    • Please join us for seminar on 1/25 in Dawson Hall Room 310 from 11:30-12:20 to hear from Dr. Kaitlyn Casulli, assistant professor from the UGA Department of Food Science & Technology. Her presentation is titled “Engineering a Safer Georgia Food Supply through Integrated Extension and Research.” Lunch will be served afterwards in Room 208.

    Jan 24, 2023

    • Please join us for seminar on 1/25 in Dawson Hall Room 312 from 11:30-12:20 to hear from Dr. Ryan J. Weiss, assistant professor from the UGA Complex Carbohydrate Research Center. His presentation is titled “Genome-wide Approaches for Investigating the Regulation of Complex Carbohydrates.” Lunch will be served afterwards in Room 208.

    Jan 10, 2023

    • The third annual Obesity Initiative symposium will be held at the Special Collections Library on the UGA campus in Athens, Georgia on 2/10/23. The program will feature four keynote speakers and student research competitions. Morning coffee service and a catered lunch are included with registration. Details on the event are available on the OI website. The deadline for symposium registration is 2/3/23.

    Jan 03, 2023

    • The Fall 2022 FACS Convocation was held on 12/16 in Mahler Hall in the Georgia Center. The digital version of the convocation program can be viewed here. Photos of the event were shared on the FACS Facebook and Instagram pages.

    Dec 13, 2022

    • UGA Commencement and FACS Convocation will be held on 12/16. FACS convocation will be livestreamed via the FACS YouTube channel. The ceremony will be held in Mahler Hall in the Georgia Center beginning at 12:30 p.m. The digital version of the convocation program can be viewed here. Printed programs will be available at the ceremony. 

    Nov 29, 2022

    • Please join us for seminar on Wednesday, November 30th from 11:30am-12:20pm in Dawson Hall room 310 to hear from the NUTR 8900 class. Graduate student presentations will be centered on Nutrition and Aging, where this week's presentation will be on Preserving Muscle and Bone Across the Lifespan. Lunch will follow seminar in Dawson Hall Room 312, we will be serving pizza.
    • The Third Annual Obesity Initiative Research Symposium will take place on 2/10/23. Please visit the OI website for more information about registration, abstract submission (for graduate students), and keynote speakers.  
    • Sarah Moore, MPH, from Wholesome Wave Georgia visited Jung Sun Lee’s “Public Health Nutrition” class on 11/17. The class learned about Wholesome Wave Georgia’s programs addressing food insecurity including Georgia Fresh For Less, Georgia Food For Health, Georgia SNAP Connection, and Georgia Plant 2 Plate and got to hear about Sarah’s personal career path from intern to Director of Operations with adventures in between. Photos were shared on the NUTR Facebook page. 
    • Nina Santus and graduate clinicians Savannah Bird and Lindsay Hummel spent the afternoon on 11/18 with Emma Laing’s MNT-I class to present Dysphagia, SLPs, and You: Collaboration for Best Outcomes. Photos were shared on the NUTR Facebook page. 
    • Dietetic internship directors & colleagues from UGA, Emory University Hospital, Augusta University, Life University, Meredith College, and Lenoir-Rhyne visited Dawson Hall on 11/16 for SDA’s supervised practice forum. Photos from the event were shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages.

    Nov 15, 2022

    • Please join us for seminar on Wednesday, November 16th from 11:30am-12:20pm in Dawson Hall room 310 to hear from the NUTR 8900 class. Graduate student presentations will be centered on Nutrition and Aging, where this week's presentation will be on Diet and Longevity. Lunch will follow seminar in Dawson Hall Room 312, we will be serving tomato soup with crescent rolls.
    • The FACS Healthy Habits event took place on 11/8, featuring a Healthy Food Demonstration with Caree Cotwright and students Chisom Okoli and Quad Wilson, a SNAP-Ed Information Session with Jung Sun Lee, an invitation to participate in the Walk-a-Weigh 30 for 30 Program with Alison Berg, followed by a walk around campus led by Dean Anisa Zvonkovic. FACS Healthy Habits was a White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health satellite event designed to increase awareness and inspire action to end hunger. Photos from the event can be viewed on the FACS Flickr and Facebook pages.
    • Our Intuitive Eating FYOS visited the Jittery Joe's roaster tasting room on 11/9 for a tour led by Charlie Mustard, Head Roaster and alumnus of our program. This FYOS is taught by Staci Belcher, Beth Kindamo, and Emma Laing. Photos were shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages. 
    • Lynn Bailey, Joan Fischer, and Elizabeth Andress attended the FACS Retired Faculty Luncheon on 11/11. Photos from the event were shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages. 
    • SDA is hosting its in-person supervised practice forum on Wednesday, 11/16 for our students interested in applying to dietetic internships. We will host 6 DI programs at 5:30 pm in room 306 Dawson Hall, including UGA, Emory University Hospital, Augusta University, Life University, Meredith College, and Lenoir-Rhyne (see the flyer posted on the SDA Facebook and Instagram pages for more info).
    • On Wednesday, 11/16, alumna Temitope Walker, PhD, GA DHS/DAS Senior Hunger and Nutrition Coordinator will provide testimony before a Senate Committee on Aging to address access to healthy and affordable food for older Americans. Visit this link to the hearing, which will begin at 10:30 AM. This event was shared on the NUTR Facebook page.

    Nov 08, 2022

    • Please join us for seminar on Wednesday, November 9th from 11:30am-12:20pm in Dawson Hall room 310 to hear from Dr. Byron Chaves-Elizondo from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His presentation is entitled "FoodCoVNET: Providing Science-Based Recommendations at the Interface of Food Safety and Covid-19". Lunch will be served afterwards in Room 312.
    • A photo of our seminar speaker last week was posted on the NUTR Facebook page. 
    • FACS Healthy Habits, a White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health satellite event, will take place from 2:45-3:45 p.m. on 11/8 in Dawson 216. The event features: a Healthy Food Demonstration with Caree Cotwright (2:45-3:15), a SNAP-Ed Information Session with Jung Sun Lee (3:15-3:30), and an invitation to participate in the Walk-a-Weigh 30 for 30 Program (at 3:30) led by Dean Zvonkovic. More information about the event can be found here and on the NUTR Facebook page. 
    • Chelsea Freeman, Director of Nutrition Services and Emily Jones, Assistant Director of Nutrition Services at Northeast Health District - WIC Program, visited Jung Sun Lee's “Public Health Nutrition” class on 10/25. The two alumni taught the class about the WIC program - including eligibility, services offered, and the switch to electronic benefits (Georgia eWIC). They also shared their career paths and opportunities for future dietitians. Photos of their visit were shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages. 
    • Several of our faculty and graduate students enjoyed their time at the Obesity Society annual meeting that took place 11/1-4 in San Francisco, CA. Photos submitted so far have been shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages. If you delivered a presentation or have photos from this conference, please email emonk@uga.edu.

    Nov 01, 2022

    • Please join us for seminar on Wednesday, November 2nd from 11:30am-12:20pm in Dawson Hall room 310 to hear from Dr. Elaine Urbina from the University of Cincinnati. Her presentation is entitled "Importance of Lifestyle Factors in Improving CV Disorders". Lunch will be served afterwards in Room 312.
    • Our SDA is hosting two supervised practice forums this month for our students interested in applying to dietetic internships (see the flyers posted on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages for more info):
      • Virtual: 7 DI programs will join us via Zoom on Wednesday, 11/2, at 6 pm (SDA members received an email with the Zoom link; If you would like to join us, email emonk@uga.edu
      • In-person: 5 DI programs will join us on 11/16 in Dawson Hall at 5:30 pm
    • Remember to RSVP to our GSO's professional development mentorship series! More details about each event are provided on the RSVP form, linked here (RSVP by 11/1).
    • Ginnefer Cox and Emma Laing were invited to a 2-day educational Dairy Alliance event from 10/26-27 on dairy production, processing, flavor, and sustainability. They spent time touring the Howling Cow Dairy Education Center and Creamery and learning from experts at NC State University. Photos were shared NUTR Facebook and Instagram.

    Oct 25, 2022

    • Please join us for seminar on Wednesday, October 26th from 11:30am-12:20pm in Dawson Hall room 310 to hear from Dr. Janani Rajbhandari-Thapa from your very own University of Georgia. Her presentation is entitled "Nutrition Service Utilization for Obesity and Related Disorders". Lunch will be served afterwards in Room 312.
    • Several members of our department attended the FACS Homecoming Tailgate on 10/15. Photos were shared on the FACS Facebook and Instagram pages.
    • The National Center for Home Food Preservation stopped by UGA's Farm to Campus Markets event on 10/24 with freezer jam for students to try and NCHFP resources. Photos were shared on the FACS Facebook page. 
    • RSVP to our GSO's professional development mentorship series being held on 11/10 and 11/17! More details about each event are provided on this form. RSVP by 11/1 and share the flyer posted on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages. Please reach out to Betsy Cogan (erc80113@uga.edu) with any questions.

    Oct 18, 2022

    • Please join us for seminar on 10/19 in Dawson Hall Room 310 from 11:30 – 12:20, which will be presented by Dr. Sheree Boulet, Assistant Professor in the Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Boulet’s presentation is entitled “A spatial analysis of primary care access and disparities in pre-pregnancy obesity, diabetes, and hypertension in Georgia”. Lunch will be served afterwards in Room 312.
    • A photo of our seminar speaker last week was posted on the NUTR Facebook page.
    • Our graduate program is hosting 2 open house sessions this fall: The Virtual Open House will take place on 10/21. Visit this link to register for the virtual session and please feel free to share the flyer that was posted on NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages. The In-person Open House will take place on 11/4, and information about this event will be posted soon on our graduate program website.
    • Susan Elsner, Director of the Walton County School Nutrition Program, spoke to Jung Sun Lee’s “Public Health Nutrition” class on 10/13. Topics included a greater understanding of the School Nutrition Program on a federal, state, and local level; food safety; menu planning; staffing; and learning how to drive a forklift to help keep kids fed during the Pandemic. A photo of Ms. Elsner and Dr. Lee were shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages.
    • Several NUTR faculty and alumni attended the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo held in Orlando, FL 10/8-11. Photos were shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages. If you delivered a presentation or have photos from FNCE, please email emonk@uga.edu.
    • Last Friday's webinar "From Asia to America: Lessons learned in food safety and preservation" given by Carla Schwan is now available for viewing at this link.
    • Save the date: The 3rd Annual UGA Obesity Initiative Research Symposium will be held on 2/10/23. More information is coming soon about speakers, student research competitions, and registration.

    Oct 11, 2022

    • Please join us for seminar on 10/12 in Dawson Hall Room 310 from 11:30 – 12:20, which will be presented by Dr. Rhuanito Ferrarezi, Associate Professor in the Department of Horticulture here at UGA. Dr. Ferrarezi’s presentation is entitled “Water, Plant Nutrients, Cropping Systems, and Food Quality in CEA”. Lunch will be served afterwards in Room 312.
    • Joseph Kindler was an invited speaker at the FACS Donor/Scholar Reception on 10/6. Photos from the event were shared on the FACS Flickr and Facebook pages.
    • Tracey Brigman represented UGA Extension nutrition programs at the Georgia School Nutrition Director’s Conference, which was held 9/27-28. Departmental alumni Sue (Hamm) Perry, Trae Cown, and Emily (Rollins) Miller were also in attendance. A photo was shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages.

    Oct 04, 2022

    • Please join us for seminar on 10/5 in Dawson Hall Room 310 from 11:30 – 12:20, which will be presented by Dr. Jessica Alvarez, Associate Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipids in the Department of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Alvarez’s presentation is entitled “The Changing Landscape of Diet and Nutrition for People with Cystic Fibrosis.” Lunch will be served afterwards in Room 312.
    • The FACS Alumni Association hosted the annual Donuts with the Dean event on 9/28 on the front porch of Dawson Hall, featuring doughnuts from Nedza's and a guest appearance by Hairy Dawg. Photos including members of our department were shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages. 
    • Lauren Housley is collaborating across disciplines with faculty and graduate students in UGA's College of Education and the School of Social Work to establish a new interprofessional education (IPE) component to our dietetics education programs. On 9/23, our 2nd-year dietetic interns attended the first IPE event which was designed to help students learn about IPE, the need for IPE and interprofessional practice in healthcare settings, and the overlap among the roles of nutrition professionals, social workers, speech and language pathologists, and athletic trainers. Photos including Dr. Housley and our graduate students were shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages.

    Sep 27, 2022

    • Please join us for seminar on 9/28 in Dawson Hall Room 310 from 11:30 – 12:20, which will be presented by Dr. Lohitash Karumbiah, associate professor in the Department of Animal and Dairy Science at UGA. Dr. Karumbiah’s presentation is titled “Glycomaterials for the treatment of severe and penetrating traumatic brain injuries.” Lunch will be served afterwards in Room 312.
    • A photo of our seminar speaker last week was posted on the NUTR Facebook page.
    • FACS is hosting a listening session on 9/28 from 1:30-3:30 pm in Dawson 101 during this week's White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health. View the event flyer here, and please share with those who might be interested in attending. 
    • Our graduate program is hosting 2 open house sessions this fall: The Virtual Open House will take place on 10/21 - Main program (1:30-3:15 pm) followed by Meet Current Students and Q&A (3:15-4:15 pm). Visit this link to register for the virtual session and share the flyer posted on NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages. The In-person Open House will take place on 11/4, and information about this event will be posted soon on our graduate program website.

    Sep 20, 2022

    • Please join us for seminar on 9/21 in Dawson Hall Room 310 from 11:30 – 12:20, which will be presented by Dr. Zhuo Chen, associate professor in the Department of Health Policy & Management at UGA. Dr. Chen’s presentation is titled “Economics of Obesity: A Review of Evidence.” Lunch will be served afterwards in Room 312.
    • Rick Lewis, Emma Laing, Joe Kindler, and Julia Lance are authors on a poster that was presented by Lauren Coheley at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) annual meeting, which took place in Austin, TX from 9/9-12. The citation is: Coheley LM, Yu M, Chen X, Marand A, Lance JM, O’Connor PJ, Laing EM, Oshri A, Kealey K, Kindler JK, Lewis RD. The Impact of Feeding Whole Egg Products for 9-Months on Total Body and Spine Areal Bone Density Among Preadolescent Children: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial. 2022 J Bone Miner Res.

    Sep 13, 2022

    • Please join us for seminar on 9/14, which will be presented via Zoom by Hellen Vuong from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Vuong’s presentation is entitled "Microbiome interactions with the central nervous system.” 
    • Photos from our seminar speaker last week were posted on the NUTR Facebook page.
    • Carla Schwan will be presenting a talk titled, “Rising prices, trending recipes, and social media: the importance of food safety in the (mis)information digital space,” during the First Annual Partnering for Food Safety: Families, Communities, Academia, Industry, Government, and Media online webinar. The online event will be held on Thursday, 9/22 from 12:00-2:30 PM. Register here.
    • Carla Schwan will be presenting a talk titled, “From Asia to America: Lessons learned in food safety and preservation,” during the UGA Center for Food Safety Webinar Series. The event will be held on Friday, 10/14 at 11:00 AM in person in the Melton Building Conference room and via Zoom.

    Sep 06, 2022

    • Please join us for seminar on Wednesday, September 7 from 11:30am-12:20 pm in Dawson Hall room 310 to hear from Jerry Shannon, associate professor in the UGA Department of Geography. Dr. Shannon’s presentation is titled, "Retailer redlining: Mapping food access through structural determinants of health.” 
    • Photos from our seminar speaker last week were posted on the NUTR Facebook page.

    Aug 30, 2022

    • Please join us for seminar on Wednesday, August 31st from 11:30am-12:20 pm in Dawson Hall room 310 to hear from Daniel Remar, assistant professor in the UGA Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics. Dr. Remar’s presentation is titled, "The effects of consumer demands and dietary trends on hospitality and foodservice operations.” 
    • Photos from our seminar speaker last week were posted on the NUTR Facebook page.
    • Caree Cotwright and Chisom Okoli presented a poster at the 2022 Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Conference held in Atlanta 7/29-31. The poster was titled “Black parents’ perceptions about and barriers to limiting sugar sweetened beverages among young children.” A photo was shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages. 

    Aug 23, 2022

    • Lynn Bailey, professor and department head emerita, was honored on 8/16 upon the occasion of her retirement after leading our department for 11 years. In addition to being an internationally known researcher in the area of folate status assessment, Dr. Bailey presided over tremendous growth in the department. Speakers at the event included Anne Sweaney, Linda Kirk Fox, Bill Flatt and Rick Lewis. Photos from the event can be viewed on the FACS Flickr page, as well as the NUTR Facebook page. 
    • Photos from the first day of classes on 8/17 were shared on the FACS Flickr page, as well as the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages. 
    • Please join us for seminar this Wednesday, 8/24 from 11:30am-12:20pm in Dawson Hall room 310 to hear from Analisa Arroyo, associate professor in the UGA department of communication studies. Dr. Arroyo’s presentation is titled, "Between mothers and daughters: Communication practices that promote women's body image."

    Aug 16, 2022

    • Carla Schwan and UGA Extension agent MaryBeth Hornbeck spent last week representing UGA's National Center for Home Food Preservation at the world's largest food safety conference hosted by the International Association for Food Protection. A photo was shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages on 8/3.
    • On 8/8, new FACS faculty and college leadership, including Connie Rogers and Sina Gallo, attended the inaugural Intro to Athens event organized by the UGA Division of Academic Enhancement. The event was intended to introduce new FACS employees to the vibrant and strong Athens community through speakers, panels and tours; serve as a bridge to enhance UGA and community relations through advocacy and ambassadorship; and leverage community involvement to retain faculty and staff by connecting them to community members. Photos were shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 8/9. 
    • The annual FACS Back to School Picnic was held in Dawson Hall on 8/15. Photos from the event were shared on the FACS Facebook page.

  • New

    Feb 07, 2023

    • Julie (Dean) Spahn has been promoted to Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Specialist at Nestle. 
    • Elizabeth Klingbeil started a new position as Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. 
    • Jayla Thurman started a new position as Clinical Oncology Dietitian at City of Hope.  
    • Katy Hewitt was featured in a press release by Samford University on 1/23, titled “White Coat Ceremony Honors Dietetic Internship Class of 2023.” A photo of Katy was shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages.

    Jan 31, 2023

    • Shriya Bhatnagar started a new position as Research Intern at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with the Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Promotion. 
    • Haley Sanders will be starting a new position in March with Seeds Nutrition Counseling.

    Jan 24, 2023

    • Savannah Duffy authored the post, “Setting SMART Goals for Your Health,” published in Foodguides on 1/9. 
    • Frances Perkinson started a new position as a clinical dietitian at NutraCo. 
    • Mallory McDaniel started a new position as registered dietitian at Atlanta Bariatrics.

    Jan 10, 2023

    • Alexa Burnett is starting a new position as PRN Dietitian with Morrison Healthcare at Morgan Medical Center.

    Jan 03, 2023

    • Merin Mathew was a contestant on Wheel of Fortune on 12/20. A photo was shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages. 
    • Lydia Averette started a new position as Registered Dietitian for Nutrition Healthworks. 
    • Jessica Beasley started a new position as Clinical RD at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. 
    • Julie Dean is a co-author on a paper published in Nutrients. The citation is: Huss LR, Dean J, Lamothe LM, Hamaker B, Reuhs B, Goran MI, Lê K-A. Micronutrient Profile and Carbohydrate Microstructure of Commercially Prepared and Home Prepared Infant Fruit and Vegetable Purees. Nutrients. 2023; 15(1):45. 
    • Sammi Kim received an AHA postdoctoral fellowship for 2023. She will continue to explore the path in which microbiome-derived metabolites communicate with the body's metabolic system. 
    • Sepideh Kaviani will be starting a new position as Principal Scientist at Abbott.

    Dec 13, 2022

    • Kathryn Porter Starr started a new position as associate professor at Duke University School of Medicine. 
    • Abby Bailey started a new position as Registered Dietitian at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 
    • Kelli Dunagan started a new position as Registered Dietitian at CoreLife Healthcare. 
    • Destiney McDaniel has been offered a position as Registered Dietitian at Harbin Clinic - Internal Medicine Singh in Rome, GA, which will begin in late January. 
    • Caroline Barrett started a new position as Registered Dietitian at Tanner Medical Center. 
    • Theavy Tep, Mayra Patino, and Dominique Miller, coordinated program (MS/DI) students at Georgia State University, successfully completed their Capstone Defense presentation on 12/7, titled, “Cultural Foods Module for Healthcare Professionals.” A photo was shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages.

    Nov 29, 2022

    • Deanna Shaffer obtained a new certification: Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute. 
    • Daniel Gomez and Stephen Varverakis (currently completing their MS/DI at Georgia State University) attended a class at Emory University and ran into fellow alumna Amber Malik (currently a genetic metabolic dietitian at Emory). A photo was posted on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages. 
    • Rebecca Reese was chosen as a Student Ambassador for Augusta University where she is currently completing her MS/DI. Read her profile here. A photo of Becca was also posted on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages.

    Nov 15, 2022

    • Lauren Leighton started a new position as manager of culinary innovation at FAT Brands, Inc.  
    • Natalie Ruiz and Emmaline Peterson reunited this week at Natalie’s WIC clinic that often hosts dietetic interns from Georgia State University. A photo was shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages.

    Nov 08, 2022

    • Charlie Mustard, Roastmaster at Jittery Joe’s, was a presenter in TEDxUGA 2022: Wonder. In this talk, “Building Community One Coffee at a Time,” Charlie mentions working on his MS in our department! He goes on to explore the importance of community participation and the ways we can all make our own communities more unique. A short video clip was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page.  
    • Carly Clark and Amber Sullivan received their white coats during a ceremony at Augusta University, where they are currently completing their MS/DI program. A photo was shared on the NUTR Facebook page. 
    • Alexis Nosiri started a new position as a clinical dietitian at Aya Healthcare. 
    • Brittany Bogusz started a new position as clinical dietitian at NICU at Wellstar Health System. 
    • Katie Barnes started a new position as Sr. Supplier Quality Lead at Chick-fil-A Corporate Support Center.

    Nov 01, 2022

    • Kate Keirsey started a new position as RDN at Wellfed Family Nutrition.

    Oct 25, 2022

    • Courtney Brown will begin her new role as Community Health Engagement Coordinator with the Georgia CTSA starting 11/15. Dr. Brown will work under the direction of Drs. Ali Berg, Allisen Penn, and Brad Phillips. This news was shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages.
    • Madison Sutton was a recipient of the Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship awarded to deserving female students with financial needs in nursing, nutrition, and respiratory therapy professional health programs at Georgia State University. Photos of Madison were shared on the NUTR Facebook page.

    Oct 18, 2022

    • Alexa Burnett is starting a new position as Clinical Dietitian at Piedmont Athens Regional.
    • Markita Lewis started a new position as Marketing and Communications Associate and Registered Dietitian at the National Peanut Board.
    • Sylvia Poulos, Medical Science Liaison at Recordati Rare Diseases, recently supported the #RaceForResearch during a vacation in France! While there she rode over 250 miles with more than 36,000 ft of climbing, often along mountains on the same route as the Tour de France. Dr. Poulos races for the largest women’s club/team in the southeast and makes time to provide nutrition clinics for the women each year. Photos were shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages. 

    Oct 11, 2022

    • Anthony Chiu accepted a new position as nutrition education coordinator at the UGA Health Center. 
    • Caroline Wieler started a new position as a Registered Dietitian at Emory Healthcare.

    Oct 04, 2022

    • Jayla Thurman started a new position as a Oncology Dietitian at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. 

    Sep 27, 2022

    • Abby Bailey started a new position as clinical dietitian at TriStar Skyline Medical Center. 
    • Taylor Newman was recently promoted to Director of Nutrition at Kroger. 

    Sep 20, 2022

    • Congratulations to Liana Guarneiri for passing the RD exam this weekend! Dr. Guarneiri’s photo was shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages. 
    • Samantha Hill started a new position as a Patient Care Technician at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

    Sep 13, 2022

    • Jaclyn Barta passed her RD exam, received licensure, and started a new position as a clinical dietitian at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital. 
    • Ana Ulloa started a new position as Registered Dietitian at Sodexo. 
    • Emily Gattiker started a new position as Clinical Dietitian at Piedmont.

    Sep 06, 2022

    • Caroline (Henning) Hughes started a new position as a Nutrition Counselor at the UGA Health Center. 
    • Trey Sanders has been elected as President of the Cascadia Section at the Institute of Food Technologists 
    •  Amanda Kennedy passed her RD exam and was promoted to WIC Dietitian at the Georgia Department of Public Health.

    Aug 30, 2022

    • Kathryn Kear was highlighted by Brigham and Women's Hospital as one of five senior clinical dietitians to recently pass the Certification Examination for Nutrition Support Clinicians (CNSC) in this press release published on 8/25.  
    • Tyler Roof started a new position as the Director of Football Nutrition at the University of Utah. 
    • Ellen Schaefer passed her CDR exam and is now working as a clinical dietitian with Morrison Healthcare at Emory Decatur hospital. 
    • Isabella Morin received certification as an Intermediate Level Nutrition Response Practitioner and started a new position as an RD at the private practice “Health and Wellness Center” in Nashville, TN. 

    Aug 23, 2022

    • Skye Estroff was featured in the article, “Grab a fork, hit the road” in Georgia Magazine (courtesy of GEORGIA Magazine). Read the story here
    • Maya Keator recently passed her RD exam and has started a new position in a residential eating disorder center.

    Aug 16, 2022

    • Claudette Bailey earned her School nutrition Specialist credential from the School Nutrition Association.
    • Sarima Moosa started a new position as Anesthesia Technician at East Alabama Health.
    • Michael Sabrin started a new position as Principle Product Developer at Whole Foods Market.
    • Jazmine Medrano started a new position as the Health Equity Community Program Director at the Metro Atlanta American Heart Association. A photo was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 8/15.

    Aug 09, 2022

    • Samantha Drop was one of only four UGA alumni student-athletes to receive a $10,000 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship! Read more about Sam’s accomplishment here. This news was also shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages.
    • Shriya Bhatnagar started a new position as a graduate research assistant of Bioinformatics and Statistical Analysis at the University of South Florida.
    • Jacob Borland started a new position as registered dietician at Crestview Health and Rehab, the state’s largest nursing home that is operated by Grady.

  • New

    Feb 07, 2023

    • FACS Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarship applications are open. The deadline for fall 2023 and spring 2024 scholarships is 3/1. Visit this site for more information and to apply.

    Jan 31, 2023

    • The Nutrition and Skeletal Health lab is seeking volunteers to participate in a research study to assess the precision of bone imaging technology which will aid in the development of future studies aimed at reducing risk for osteoporosis and fracture. This research study is open to females between the ages of 18-30 or older than 50 and includes a 1-1.5 hour study visit to the Nutrition and Skeletal Health Lab at UGA. Pregnant females are excluded. Participants will receive a $20 check mailed to their home 2-6 weeks after their visit. The online screening can be found here. Contact Staci at NASH-lab@uga.edu if you have any questions!

    Jan 24, 2023

    • The Eating Disorder Treatment Team at UGA’s University Health Center will be hosting the 5th annual Let’s Talk Bodies Spoken Word event in February and is seeking submissions of original poetry, short stories, or music from students and community members. Sharing people’s experiences with body image, relationship to food, and identity is a way to start a conversation about food and body image. The event will be held on Wednesday, 2/22, from 7-8:30 PM in the Tate Theatre. The deadline for submissions is Friday, 2/10 (submissions will be received at this link). This event is FYOS approved.

    Jan 10, 2023

    • Registration for FACS Day at the Capitol is now open. This event highlights the Georgia State Capitol’s support of Family and Consumer Sciences. It will take place on Thursday, 2/16. If you are interested in attending, please fill out the registration form at https://www.fcs.uga.edu/ssac/fdac. The registration deadline is Friday, 1/20.

    Jan 03, 2023

    • Save the date for FACS Day at the Capitol on Thursday, 2/16/23 from 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM in Atlanta. This event highlights the Georgia State Capitol’s support of Family and Consumer Sciences. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. Registration will open on Monday, 1/9. For more information, see this link.

    Dec 13, 2022

    • The Institute for Leadership Advancement (ILA) is now accepting applications for the next cohort of Leadership Fellows. This one-year program is open to students of ALL majors. ILA’s mission is to develop values-based, impact-driven leaders. The curriculum challenges students to explore and identify their core values – to develop self-awareness – a critical factor for effective leaders. These insights are ultimately implemented through a final service-learning project to support the mission of a Georgia-based nonprofit. See application. There are two application periods: Applications for Spring Fellows open September 1 and Fall Fellows open December 1. When applying to the program, applicants must have:
      • A minimum GPA of 3.2
      • 45 hours of UGA or transfer credit (not including AP credits)
    • When ILA classes begin, applicants must have:
      • At least 2 semesters of undergraduate courses remaining at UGA
    • The ideal ILA candidate is:
    • Passionate about leadership development and growth
    • Conscientious and driven while also focused on developing positive relationships
    • Committed to being a values-based, impact-driven leader.

    Nov 29, 2022

    • Nod is now live at UGA! Nod is an awesome app and service designed by students for students. Its primary goals are to combat loneliness and assist students with building meaningful social connections. This site will take you to either the Google play or the Apple App Store depending on your device. You can then download, select your school, and enter your single sign on credentials.

    Nov 15, 2022

    • Join the new FACS LinkedIn page that was just launched last week! Please spread the word to students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

    Nov 08, 2022

    • The UGA Mentor program provides a unique opportunity for students to form meaningful relationships with a diverse, experienced pool of 3,500+ UGA mentors. Visit https://mentor.uga.edu for more information.

    Nov 01, 2022

    • FACS Healthy Habits, a White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health satellite event, will take place from 2:45-3:45 p.m. on 11/8 in Dawson 216. The event features: a Healthy Food Demonstration with Caree Cotwright (2:45-3:15), a SNAP-Ed Information Session with Jung Sun Lee (3:15-3:30), an invitation to participate in the Walk-a-Weigh 30 for 30 Program (3:30-3:45), and a 30-minute walk around campus lead by Dean Zvonkovic.

    Oct 25, 2022

    • Please share the following opportunities for student exchanges. This is a chance for students to study at another institution while earning credits toward their UGA degree. Below are links to the two applications in the StudyAway Portal for additional information and to apply:
    • US National Student Exchange 
    • National Student Exchange in Canada

    Oct 18, 2022

    • The 2022 UGA Food, Agricultural, Environmental, and Sciences Career & Internship Fair is happening today! Join us on Tuesday, 10/18 from 12-3pm in the Tate Student Center to engage with employers looking to network with and hire students for part-time jobs, full-time jobs, and internships in these industries. This fair is open to all UGA students and alumni and will host 40+ employers looking to hire talented UGA students from a variety of majors. More information is linked here on Handshake.

    Oct 11, 2022

    • Our graduate program is hosting 2 open house sessions this fall: The Virtual Open House will take place on 10/21. Visit this link to register for the virtual session and please feel free to share the flyer that was posted on NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages. The In-person Open House will take place on 11/4, and information about this event will be posted soon on our graduate program website

    Oct 04, 2022

    • An Undergraduate Writing Retreat will be held at UGA on Sunday, 11/6 from 3:00-7:00 PM in the MLC Reading Room, third floor. Bring your class projects, research papers, stories, essays, cover letters, and more—and come ready to write! The organizers will provide pizza and plenty of snacks and refreshments so you can focus on your writing. Sign up here.

    Sep 27, 2022

    • The FACS Alumni Association is hosting Donuts with the Dean at Dawson Hall on Wednesday, 9/28 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. Enjoy a donut from Nedza's, games, and conversation with Dean Anisa Zvonkovic and have your picture taken with special guest Hairy Dawg. More info is linked here.

    Sep 20, 2022

    • Dawg Day of Service is UGA’s largest day of community service, providing a great opportunity to work with other students to make a positive impact in our community.  Dawg Days of Service are opportunities that the entire UGA campus can engage with!  Serve our community with us on 10/1 (registration required by 9/23).

    Sep 13, 2022

    • The Obesity Initiative is pleased to announce travel funds available to faculty, graduate students, or post docs who wish to travel to present obesity related research prior to 12/31. Funds of up to $500 per awardee will be available. To request these funds, please complete the form on the Obesity Initiative website and submit with proof of abstract submission/acceptance no later than 10/7. Award decisions will be made by 10/14.

    Sep 06, 2022

    • Visit the UGA Pride Center website for the numerous ways undergraduate and graduate students can get involved in organizations on campus. Helpful resources for faculty and staff are also available on this site.

    Aug 30, 2022

    • FACS undergraduate students and their FACS faculty mentors can apply for the FACS Fund for Excellence Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program. The award is $1,000 per FACS student & $1,000 per faculty mentee award. Applications are due 9/15. See details and application here.

    Aug 23, 2022

    • Fall 2022 Arch Ready Programs are now live on the Career Center website. Even if you already have your ArchReady certificate, you will surely find programs that are helpful to you!

    Aug 16, 2022

    • Undergraduate Research Opportunity: FACS undergraduate students and their FACS faculty mentors can apply for the FACS Fund for Excellence Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program ($2,000 per FACS student/faculty mentee award). Applications are due 9/15. See details and application here.

    Aug 09, 2022

    • Participate in a research study! Men and women between the ages of 18-45 years who are normal weight and plus size are being sought for a study looking at the effects of different types of sugar in mouth rinses on meal anticipation. This study requires a total of 5 visits for a total of 11.5 hours and will include completion of questionnaires about eating habits, a food preference test, taste bud imaging, DNA sampling, mouth rinses, and body measurements (height, weight, blood pressure, body composition). Study pays up to $65 and you’ll learn your body weight, height, and body composition. If you are interested in participating and would like to see if you qualify for the study or request more information, please contact Betsy Cogan at elizabeth.cogan@uga.edu.

  • New

    Feb 07, 2023

    • This week, we're featuring dietetics major Rose Sebaugh! Rose is serving as Team Coordinator for the Peer Nutrition Educators this year. 

    Jan 31, 2023

    • This week, we're featuring dietetics major Maybrie Eubanks! Maybrie is serving as Social Chair on the SDA executive board this year.

    Jan 24, 2023

    • This week, we're featuring dietetics major Yiwen Xu! Yiwen is serving as Community Service Chair on the SDA executive board this year.

    Jan 10, 2023

    • This week, we're featuring dietetics major Megan Tomlin! Megan is serving as Vice President on the SDA executive board this year.

    Jan 03, 2023

    Dec 13, 2022

    • FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: Congratulations to Joe Kindler and his wife, Emily, who were married on 11/19 at St. Patrick Cathedral in Harrisburg, PA. We are so thrilled for you, Dr. Kindler!

    Nov 29, 2022

    • Hugest congratulations to our fall 2022 dietetic internship matches! From left to right: Christi King: University of Houston; Rebecca Mergy: University of Houston; Harley Cobb: Sodexo; Brianna Cannova: Keith and Associates; and Hannah Turner: Keiser University. This photo was also shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages.

    Nov 15, 2022

    • Dietetics major Devin Logan was featured in the UGA Rec Sports article, “Students Tackle Challenges & Develop New Leadership Skills.” This article was also shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages.

    Nov 08, 2022

    • These philanthropic students were committed to donating boxes of stuffing mix for the Turkeypalooza food drive! This event was held through 11/7 and was organized by our SDA to benefit Athens' older adults experiencing food insecurity.

    Oct 25, 2022

    • Our dietetic interns, under the direction of Lauren Housley, collaborated with graduate students training to be athletic trainers and speech and language pathologists on an interprofessional education exercise on Friday, 10/21. Students enjoyed exploring active engagement and the role of collaboration on patient outcomes! Photos of this event were shared on the FACS Facebook and Flickr pages.

    Oct 18, 2022

    • This week’s undergraduate student spotlight is junior nutritional sciences major Hannah Jane Lucas! Hannah Jane is a member of the UGA Equestrian team and was recently inducted into the 2022 Leadership Academy. These photos were shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages.

    Oct 11, 2022

    • This week’s undergraduate student spotlight is senior dietetics major Emma Sykucki!

    Oct 04, 2022

    • Our first graduate student happy hour this semester was a success! The GSO is hoping to host this event monthly moving forward. Pictured on the left is Kassidy Sharpe our GSO treasurer, in the middle is Catherine Prater our GSO Secretary, and to the right is MS/DI student Eden Crain.

    Sep 27, 2022

    • UGA PharmD students led by Brian Seagraves visited our Medical Nutrition Therapy-I class on 9/23 to provide dietetics students hands-on instruction and practice conducting blood pressure and blood glucose readings. Photos were shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages and the FACS Flickr page.

    Sep 20, 2022

    • This week, we're featuring dietetics major Tiersly Wanka! Tiersly is serving as Treasurer on the SDA executive board this year.

    Sep 13, 2022

    • This week, we're featuring dietetics major Amelia Valdez! Amelia is serving as Secretary on the SDA executive board this year.

    Sep 06, 2022

    • This week we're featuring former dietetics student Sara Altantawi. Sara and her family recently moved to Tennessee, but we are grateful to still keep in touch with her!

    Aug 30, 2022

    • This week, we're featuring recent PhD graduate Julie Jeon. Julie and her husband were married in Daegu, South Korea on 7/23 and have since started their new life in Houston, TX! We wish these newlyweds all the best and offer our support to Julie as she starts her post-doctoral fellow position at the Baylor College of Medicine.

    Aug 23, 2022

    • This week, we're featuring PhD/DI student Catherine Prater. Catherine and her spouse, David, were married on 6/4 in Oregon - their home state. You can tell from these stunning photos that the rain they had to endure didn't put a damper on their celebrations at all! Congratulations, Catherine!

    Aug 16, 2022

    • This week, we're featuring recent graduate Alexa Taylor Burnett. Alexa is an alumna of our dietetics program and not only completed her MS/DI this summer, but she and her husband welcomed a son! Declan Adam Burnett was born 7/28 weighing 6 lbs 12 oz. Alexa says that she and Declan are doing well, and she is definitely enjoying all the newborn snuggles!

    Aug 09, 2022

    • This week, we’re highlighting our online MS student Allie Cowles Rochner, RDN, LD. Allie has a lot to celebrate this year because she is nearing the completion of her MS degree in December 2022 and is enjoying life as a newlywed. We hope these photos from her wedding in May make you smile. Congratulations Allie!  

  • New

    Feb 07, 2023

    • Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP): Offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program provides up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for one year and can be renewed for up to four years. To learn more, register for the NIH UGSP INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR AND Q&A SESSION on Wednesday, 2/8 from 3:00pm-4:00pm ET. 
    • Postdocs at the NIH: The NIH Intramural Research Program has one of the largest postdoc populations in the nation. Come learn about the amazing scientific, career, and professional opportunities for you in the multiple NIH locations to build your career. To learn more, register for the NIH Postdoc Opportunities session on 2/23 from 2:00pm-3:00pm ET. 
    • Join the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on Monday 2/13 at the GA Capitol for the 2023 GAND Advocacy Day. RSVP at this link. Join several UGA dietetics students, staff, and faculty at the GA Capitol on 2/13 from 8am-12pm for nutrition policy advocacy, networking with colleagues and elected officials, and learning more about the legislative process. 

    Jan 31, 2023

    • The RD2BE Mentorship Program is currently seeking students to apply. The program consists of 5 weekly meetings with assigned mentors as well as 5 weekly professional development meetings. The link to the signup is here. The deadline to apply is 2/1. 
    • In celebration of Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day on 3/8, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics invites members to participate in its annual contest. The winner of this contest will be announced online and via social media during National Nutrition Month®, an annual campaign created by the Academy and celebrated throughout the month of March. This year’s theme is "Fuel for the Future." To enter, complete the RDN Day Contest form by 2/8 at 5 p.m. Central time. 
    • The National Dairy Council has three paid summer internship positions for students. NDC’s summer internships support emerging leaders in health, wellness, and sustainable nutrition. You will have an opportunity to work with a dynamic, multidisciplinary team of registered dietitian nutritionists and scientists to share the science-based story about how dairy foods contribute to health and sustainable food systems. Applications are due 3/1. 
    • Intern, Nutrition Affairs 
    • Intern, Regulatory Affairs 
    • Intern, Scientific Affairs

    Jan 24, 2023

    • The Georgia Nutrition Council has announced a call for abstracts for its annual Student Research Presentations and Competition. This year's conference takes place in Valdosta, GA 2/22-24. GNC sponsors a research competition designed to encourage interest in nutrition and food science research among undergraduate and graduate students. Monetary awards are given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. This year’s presentations will be an Ignite 5-minute presentation scattered throughout the conference days, followed by live questions. Presenters must also be 2023 student members ($10) of the Georgia Nutrition Council and pay the student conference registration fee ($175). The deadline for submission is Friday, 1/27. Please reach out to Dr. Tracey Brigman for questions and to receive the submission form <brigman@uga.edu>.

    Jan 10, 2023

    • Be sure to stop by the new coloring station in the first-floor Dawson hallway courtesy of FACS Education. An image of the coloring station is linked here. We are looking forward to seeing it transform into a beautiful work of art!   
    • The Georgia Nutrition Council has announced a call for abstracts for its annual Student Research Presentations and Competition. This year's conference takes place in Valdosta, GA 2/22-24. GNC sponsors a research competition designed to encourage interest in nutrition and food science research among undergraduate and graduate students. Monetary awards are given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. This year’s presentations will be an Ignite 5-minute presentation scattered throughout the conference days, followed by live questions. Presenters must also be 2023 student members ($10) of the Georgia Nutrition Council and pay the student conference registration fee ($175). The deadline for submission is Friday, 1/27. Please reach out to Dr. Tracey Brigman for questions and to receive the submission form brigman@uga.edu.

    Jan 03, 2023

    • The Picture of Health poster that students completed in MNT-1 during the fall semester will soon be posted in the hallway on the 3rd floor of Dawson. The diverse images submitted by students depict how they define leading a healthy life. A photo of the project was shared on the NUTR Facebook page.

    Dec 13, 2022

    • We have a new addition to the Nutritional Sciences family! Baby boy Chidubem Jaden Okoli was born to proud parents Nonso and our PhD student Chisom Okoli on 11/28 at 7:30 pm! The family is doing well! Our sincerest congratulations to Nonso and Chisom! 
    • The Graduate Student Oral and Poster Presentation competition is now open for abstract submissions to the 3rd Annual Obesity Initiative Research Symposium, which will be held on 2/10/23. Awards of $150-$1000 are offered. 
    • The Georgia Public Health Association is looking for abstracts and poster sessions for the 2023 Conference in Jekyll May 3rd-5th, 2023. Please consider submitting your research or supporting a student’s submission for the nutrition section. This is the link. If you are interested, please let Cicely Thomas know (Cicely.Thomas@dph.ga.gov), and she can extend the application deadline for you. 
    • Georgia Nutrition Council is excited to invite GNC members, administrators, retirees and guests to the 2023 GNC Annual Conference, Trending: rising prices, quick fixes, & convenience, in Valdosta, GA, February 22nd to February 24th. Register here | Join GNC here
    • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation offers recognition awards, leadership recognition and education stipends to members and dietetic student members. All currently available applications for Foundation awards are available within the Foundation’s application portal with a deadline of Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at 10:00 am CT. 
    • The National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarships to students that are citizens and permanent residents from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research (Note: One of our undergraduate nutritional sciences students recently received this award; see Kudos 7/12/22). The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year and can be renewed up to 4 years. For each full or partial scholarship year, you are committed to two NIH service obligations. The obligations are benefits of the UGSP, providing you with invaluable research training and experience at the NIH. Applications will open on 1/5/23 and close on 3/30/23. Info sessions will be held on the following dates:  
    • NIH UGSP INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR AND Q&A SESSION; Date: Thursday, 1/5/23; Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm ET 
    • NIH UGSP INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR AND Q&A SESSION; Date: Wednesday, 2/8/23; Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm ET

    Nov 29, 2022

    • The FACS Student Emergency Fund was just launched to help the most vulnerable members of the FACS family. Grants from this fund will go directly to FACS students in need, helping cover immediate one-time costs for: home utilities, food security, medical & psychological expenses, and car repairs. Make a gift at this link.

    Nov 15, 2022

    • FACS has been fortunate to receive an overwhelming response to their sponsorship of children through the Department of Family and Children Services since 2017. The need remains great in our community; therefore, they are continuing this tradition. DFACS provides holiday gifts for children in foster care. Our participation can make the holiday special for these local children. The Dean’s office has received their DFACS Angel wish list, and they will support 4 children; please click this link (you can also scan the QR code on the displays in the hallways).

    Nov 08, 2022

    • The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program application cycle for the next academic year will begin on 1/5/23 and conclude on 3/31/23. Visit the UGSP website for eligibility details and invite prospective students to register and attend the info session to be held in January 2023. More information is available at this link
    • The National Hunger Relief Summit will be held on 3/9/23 in Atlanta. The summit’s purpose is to facilitate conversations and collaboration in order to break the cycle of generational poverty. Opportunities for attendees include a tour of the Atlanta Community Food Bank and a food insecurity simulation, the chance to roll up their sleeves for volunteer experiences at local farms, food rescue organizations, and food pantries, and networking opportunities with fellow attendees. The event aims to convene hunger-relief advocates and food, nutrition, and health industry corporate social responsibility staff, inspiring greater connections, collaboration, and problem-solving. Nonprofit partners for the inaugural event include Atlanta Community Food Bank, Meals on Wheels Atlanta, New Life Community Ministries, Second Helpings Atlanta, and Food Well Alliance. Register to attend by 2/16/23.

    Nov 01, 2022

    • Help our SDA reach their goal of collecting *80* boxes of stuffing mix in the Turkeypalooza food drive! This effort benefits Athens' older adults experiencing food insecurity. The deadline to donate is 11/7 by 5:00 pm. Bins are located in the following areas in Dawson Hall: 1st floor outside Room 116 and 3rd floor outside Room 390.

    Oct 25, 2022

    • Participate in a NUTR Research Study: Men and women between the ages 18-45 years who are normal weight and plus size are being recruited for research on the effects of different types of sugar in mouth rinses on meal anticipation. This study requires a total of 5 visits for a total of 10.5 hours. What’s in it for you? The study pays up to $65 and you’ll learn your body weight, height and body composition. If you are interested in participating and would like to see if you qualify for the study or request more information, please contact Betsy Cogan via email at Elizabeth.Cogan@uga.edu. Please share the study flyer that has been shared via email and on the NUTR Facebook page.
    • Serve the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a Notetaker: The House of Delegates Leadership Team needs volunteers to serve as notetakers for the next HOD Real Time Dialogue on 11/9. Success of these dialogues is only possible with volunteers like you to take notes in each breakout group. The focus of the meeting will be Elevating the Skillset and Scope of Practice of RDN and NDTR. Participating as a notetaker during HOD meetings brings you to the frontlines of how leaders work together to shape the direction of the profession and the Academy. There are not many opportunities to be a bystander to these important discussions, so take advantage of this chance while you can. Nominees should: Be student members of the Academy; Be dependable and able to synthesize information and type the information in an online workbook, capturing key concepts/paraphrase; Be comfortable verbally communicating with our leaders as they may be asked to recap discussions; Be adept in technology including a virtual conferencing platform and document editing program (such as Google documents). If you or someone you know may be available for the 11/9 dialogue, please contact HOD@eatright.org
    • The CEO of Biolyte, Jesslyn Rollins, will be presenting at the Terry College of Business on behalf of UGA's Entrepreneurship Program. The event will be held on 11/8 at 5:30pm in Studio 225. Free food will be provided for those who sign-up in advance.

    Oct 18, 2022

    • Do you know any students with strong leadership skills who will be enrolled in an ACEND-accredited program during the 2023-2024 academic year? If so, consider nominating them for student representative to the ACEND Board. Student representatives serve a two-year term in which they actively participate in two face-to-face ACEND Board meetings and six-eight conference calls per year.  They are appointed to ACEND committees and participate in the Academy’s Member and Student Advisory Committee. The ACEND student representative must be enrolled in an ACEND accredited program for at least the first two face-to-face meetings (July 2023 and January 2024). ACEND business- related expenses incurred while serving as a Student Representative member are reimbursed by ACEND. The student must complete an online application and submit a letter of interest, student’s resume and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or program director in one PDF document to acendnominations@eatright.org no later than 11/1. To access the application with submission information, click here: Student Application.
    • As part of The University of Georgia’s new initiative, Active Learning at UGA, the Office of Active Learning is currently accepting applications for Active Learning Ambassadors. This will be a select group of students who will serve as a resource and a representative for Active Learning at UGA. These students will have many responsibilities which include, but are not limited to, serving on the Active Learning Advisory Committee, participating in the Active Learning Summit, and promoting this initiative across campus. Students may apply here by 11/1. The involvement and investment of a diverse group of students from across campus is essential to the success of Active Learning at UGA. 
    • Students, faculty, and staff within FACS and UGA Extension are some of many Georgia CTSA contributors at UGA that will benefit from the $73.7M granted to accelerate the state’s medical research. Learn more about CTSA initiatives in the UGA Today article, linked here

    Oct 11, 2022

    • On Thursday, 10/20, the American Heart Association will be hosting their annual Barrow Clarke Oconee Heart Walk at Wire Park at 5:30pm. The event promotes both physical and emotional health, and you are invited to participate either as a walker or a volunteer. Grab your friends and create a team on the American Heart Association website and stop by the UGA Peer Nutrition Educator's tent for free snacks! Please feel free to share the flyer that was posted on NUTR Facebook page on 10/4.

    Oct 04, 2022

    • Beat Week is a one-week fundraising challenge between UGA and Auburn leading up to the big game. Dean Zvonkovic needs our help in extending our winning streak in the competition to three years. The campaign runs through Saturday, 10/8. The winner will be decided by the total gifts raised – not the amount! We hope you will designate your gift to FACS, of course, and any one of the FACS-specific funds listed on the secure giving page. Go to auvuga.com to see the head-to-head numbers, as it will refresh daily so you can keep track of the competition. Please encourage your colleagues and friends to join the competition. All gifts will help us make a difference in the lives of our students. Follow our social media this week for some fun content promoting the challenge. Please enjoy our introductory video featuring UGA football standout and FACS student Darnell Washington.

    Sep 27, 2022

    • The USDA National Agricultural Library and University of Minnesota Libraries Doris Kirschner Cookbook Collection invite your organization to attend our free webinar and cooking demo on Thursday, 9/29 at 12 pm ET: “Keep Your Food Safe & Fresh: Simple Canning & Preservation Tips.” Please register to receive event access information.

    Sep 20, 2022

    • The Nutrition and Skeletal Health lab is seeking research volunteers to participate in a study exploring bone metabolism and hormonal differences between people with and without cystic fibrosis. This study will help inform future studies aimed at preventing fracture and osteoporosis in a vulnerable clinical population. This research study is open to 18 to 33-year-old males and females who are generally healthy and includes a 5-hour study visit to the Nutrition and Skeletal Health Lab at UGA. Pregnant females are excluded from this study. Participants will receive a $100 check mailed to their home 2-6 weeks after the visit. Contact Staci at NASH-lab@uga.edu if you are interested in participating or if you have any questions! View the flyer at this link.
    • Be sure to stop by the new coloring station in the first-floor Dawson hallway courtesy of FACS Education. An image of the coloring station is linked here. We are looking forward to seeing it transform into a beautiful work of art! 

    Sep 13, 2022

    • In celebration of National Food Safety Education Month and the start of football season, Carla Schwan is one of the UGA Extension food safety experts in this video offering tips for tailgating with food safety top of mind. The video was also shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages. 
    • Diversity Travel Awards for Students in the Nutritional Sciences: As part of an initiative to promote greater ethnic diversity in the field, The Obesity Society is offering six $1675 awards for travel to ObesityWeek® in San Diego, CA, November 1-4, 2022. To qualify, you must be a full-time student in the nutritional sciences, be part of an under-represented ethnicity, and have a demonstrated interest in researching or treating obesity as a career goal. Deadline to apply is 9/23. Details are in this link.  
    • Become a student leader in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Now accepting Student Liaison Applications. Students, build your leadership skills, boost your career, and enhance your resume. Apply to represent your dietetics program by signing up as an Academy Student Liaison for the 2022-2023 membership year. Learn more at this link (must be an Academy member to apply).

    Sep 06, 2022

    • Dr. Laing’s DICAS Workshop Part 1 will be held in conjunction with the SDA meeting on Wednesday, 9/7 at 5:30 PM in room 306 Dawson.
    • The FACS Learn.Grow.Go Showcase will be held on 9/15 from 11 am – 1:30 pm. There will be opportunities for students to learn about student involvement (clubs), internships, double dawgs, service learning, research, study away, scholarships, and graduation.
    • If interested in plant-based eating for disease prevention, the Plant-based Prevention of Disease conference is being held in Atlanta this year, 10/22-23. More information is linked here.

    Aug 30, 2022

    • See this site for a list of upcoming UGA Global Engagement events, such as the Hispanic Student Association Study Abroad Panel, National Student Exchange Info Session, Study Abroad Fair, STEM summer research through Arcadia Abroad, Gilman Scholarship for study abroad info session, and more.

    Aug 23, 2022

    • The Carl Vinson Institute of Government is launching the PROPEL Rural Scholars Program, a program that will grant students the opportunity to learn about rural economic development and community development through a two-semester program of seminars and a guided internship. FACS students interested in exploring their interests and gaining hands-on experience with rural government and economic development are encouraged to apply here by 9/9.  If you have questions, email PROPELscholars@cviog.uga.edu.

    Aug 16, 2022

    • Fall 2022 Arch Ready Programs are now live on the Career Center website. Even if you already have your ArchReady certificate, you will surely find programs that are helpful to you!  
    • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is accepting nominations for the 2023 national election ballot. Nominate yourself or another visionary professional who meets the qualifications listed here
    • Graduate students: Interested in pursuing a career in industry after you finish school? Come to the Council for Responsible Nutrition Science in Session meeting in October! There's still time to submit your application to get an opportunity to receive a travel stipend so you can attend. This is a great opportunity to network and meet other nutrition scientists in the dietary supplement industry. More information is here. Apply by 8/19.

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