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Anson Chang

Anson Chang

Foods and Nutrition

Chang credits supportive, welcoming environment for helping him grow as a student.

Hometown

Suwanee, Ga.

Major

Dietetics

Activities and Honors

Asian American Student Association; Student Dietetic Association; Zell Miller Scholarship recipient; Global Resources International Inc. Scholarship recipient; Charter Scholarship recipient; Georgia Success Award recipient; Dean’s List

Why I chose my major

Nutrition had always been a part of my identity that I cannot leave behind. In my family, we have always cooked our own meals and rarely ate out at restaurants. I have been all inclusive though, so I have enjoyed eating all types of foods. My family focused primarily on maintaining health through nutrition, imprinting it into my identity as I aged. In addition, I have food allergies but had a much delayed diagnosis, which further piqued my interest in the nutrition field. It was an obstacle that I learned to accept. Initially, I was more interested in engineering and technology in middle school. As a concise and detail-oriented individual, I figured that my personality matches that of a dietitian. I decided that dietetics was meant for me, and I committed to it thereafter, leading me towards where I am today.

What I like most about FACS

The professors in our department are absolutely the MVPs. They are communicative, understanding, and very knowledgeable in their fields. As such, they create a welcoming, supportive environment for students to learn and develop into fantastic individuals. Our professors take the seeds of potential and nurture them to become blossoming flowers.

Post-graduation plans

I will continue on to pursue a Master's of Science in Foods and Nutrition here at UGA. Afterwards, I hope to enroll in a dietetic internship to learn more and become prepared as a future dietitian. In the far future, I see myself operating a private clinic. However, I am retaining a flexible, open mindset to different paths where life may lead me.

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