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.

  • 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

    Aug 02, 2022

    Jul 26, 2022

    Jul 12, 2022

    • Courtney Vickery was quoted in the article, “Nutritionists’ 8 Favorite Energy Bars for Travel,” published in The Healthy on 6/29.
    • Joe Kindler’s research was mentioned in the article, “Why Childhood Obesity Rates Are Rising and What We Can Do,” published in Healthline on 7/4.
    • Emma Laing was quoted in the article, “How to Prevent and Soothe Motion Sickness,” published in The Vitamin Shoppe on 7/11, and in the article, "Dietitians say vitamin C supplements and drinks are a waste of money — eating the right vegetables is a more efficient way to stay healthy," published in Insider and Delecious Food on 7/11.

    Jun 28, 2022

    Jun 15, 2022

    • Jung Sun Lee was mentioned in the article, “UGA SNAP-Ed team recognized as part of 30-year celebration,” published in Athens CEO on 6/7 (also see Kudos on 6/7).
    • Emma Laing was quoted in the article, “Can You Drink Day-Old Coffee?” in Home Cook World on 6/10.

    Jun 07, 2022

    • Carla Schwan was quoted in an article published in CAES Newswire on 5/27 titled, “Avoid foodborne illness when preserving food at home.” The article was also shared on the FACS and NUTR Facebook pages.

  • 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.

    Jul 26, 2022

    Jul 12, 2022

    • Congratulations to nutritional sciences major Sherifa "Sheri" Akinniyi who has been awarded an NIH Undergraduate Scholarship. The UGSP is a highly competitive program, and Sheri was one of only 15 students chosen as UGSP Scholars for the 2022-2023 academic year. In addition to tuition support, awardees receive paid employment and training at the NIH after they graduate. Sheri has been working with Dr. Sina Gallo this past year and was awarded a CURO research assistantship to work on a project exploring lactation support services in Georgia over the summer. To learn more about this prestigious NIH award, visit this site. A photo of Sheri was shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages on 7/8.
    • Congratulations to Jaclyn Barta who successfully defended her MS thesis on 6/30, titled “Assessment of dietary behavior and diet quality in a population with head injury.” Jaclyn will start a full-time clinical dietitian position at Piedmont Athens Regional in the fall. A photo of Jaclyn was shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages on 7/1.
    • Congratulations to Claire de La Serre who will serve on the College’s Faculty Advisory Committee for FY23-FY24, and to Jung Sun Lee and Alex Anderson who will serve on the College Promotion and Tenure Committee for 2022-23.
    • Congratulations to Joe Kindler who has been appointed to serve on the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Development Committee. Dr. Kindler’s term will begin in September at the conclusion of the ASBMR 2022 Annual Meeting in Austin, TX and end at the conclusion of the 2025 Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. The ASBMR Development Committee is charged to develop and oversee the implementation of the Society’s fundraising strategies for individual annual and major gifts, corporate giving (educational grants/sponsorship), planned giving/endowments, and foundation support. To learn more, visit this site. A photo of Dr. Kindler was shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages on 7/12.

    Jun 28, 2022

    • Congratulations to Julie Jeon on the successful defense of her doctoral dissertation on 6/23! Her project was titled, “Changes in microbial homeostasis following acquired brain injury in a porcine model.” Julie will start her post-doctoral fellow position at the Baylor College of Medicine in August. A photo was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 6/24.
    • Congratulations to dietetics major Renee Hutton for placing 2nd in the Student Affiliate Division Paper Presentations at the American Dairy Science Association annual meeting in Kansas City, MO! Renee presented on the potential health benefits of legalizing raw milk sales through strict regulatory methods. In presenting such a controversial topic, she learned a great deal about the dairy industry, food safety, policy, and consumer preferences.
    • Including the fall 2021 and spring 2022 application data collected to date, 36 dietetics students who applied this year were selected by supervised practice programs. Read more in the FACS press release published on 6/21, which was also shared on the FACS and NUTR Facebook pages.

    Jun 07, 2022

    • The UGA SNAP-Ed team was highlighted as part of the USDA 30-year celebration. View the FACS News article, here, featuring quotes by Jung Sun Lee. This news was also shared in the Albany Herald and on the FACS and NUTR Facebook pages.
    • The UGA Extension diabetes prevention program has received the highest recognition offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the story published in FACS News, here, featuring quotes by Alison Berg. This article was also shared on the FACS and NUTR Facebook pages.
    • Emma Laing was named a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in a press release on 6/1. Read the story published in FACS News, here. This article was also shared on the FACS and NUTR Facebook pages.

  • 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.

    Jun 28, 2022

    • Sina Gallo and colleagues received a $25,000 Faculty Seed Grant from the University of Georgia, for their project titled, “Are current infant vitamin D intakes sufficient to achieve adequacy? A feasibility trial.” Congratulations, Dr. Gallo!

    Jun 15, 2022

    • Congratulations to Joseph Kindler for receiving the highly competitive Georgia Clinical and Translational Sciences Alliance KL2 award! Dr. Kindler’s KL2 research project, “Evaluating the Gut-Bone Axis in Cystic Fibrosis,” will analyze the interplay between nutrition, diabetes and bone disease in adults with cystic fibrosis. Learn more in the press release, which is currently featured on the FACS home page. This article has been shared so far on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages.

  • 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.

    Aug 02, 2022

    • A part of Jaclyn Barta's MS thesis has been accepted for publication in Nutrition Research. The citation is: J Barta, SJ Kim, HJ Park. Energy-dense diets lower in protein, antioxidants, and omega 3 fatty acids among US adults with a self-reported head injury with loss of consciousness: A nationwide study, NHANES 2011-2014.

    Jul 26, 2022

    • Joseph Kindler is an author on a paper recently published in the Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, titled “Visceral adiposity is related to insulin sensitivity and inflammation in adolescents with obesity and mild sleep disordered breathing.” The link to the article is here.

    Jun 28, 2022

    • Alex Anderson has a paper published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health with his multistate research team titled, “Relationship between Family Racial/Ethnic Backgrounds, Parenting Practices and Styles, and Adolescent Eating Behaviors."
    • Sina Gallo has a paper published in the Early Human Development journal titled, “Vitamin D supplementation and gross motor development: A 3-year follow-up of a randomized trial.” 

    Jun 15, 2022

    • Alex Anderson and Caroline Cerminaro have a paper that has been published in Public Health Nutrition. The title is: “Feasibility of the automatic ingestion monitor (AIM-2) for infant feeding assessment: a pilot study among breast-feeding mothers from Ghana,” and co-authors are Edward Sazonov, Megan McCrory, Matilda Steiner-Asiedu, Viprav Bhaskar, Sina Gallo, Emma Laing, Wenyan Jia, Mingui Sun, Tom Baranowski, Gary Frost, and Benny Lo.

  • 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.

    Jul 26, 2022

    • Please join us on Tuesday, 8/16 to celebrate the years of service that Lynn Bailey has given to the College of Family and Consumer Sciences as Department Head of Nutritional Sciences.

    Jun 15, 2022

    • Sina Gallo will be presenting at a webinar on maternal and child health equity hosted by the Community Engagement Program of the Georgia CTSA. It will be held next Wednesday, 6/22 at 4:30 pm via Zoom and is free to attend. Access the registration link here. The flyer was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page.

    Jun 07, 2022

    • Thomas County School Nutrition hosted the first-ever Taste of College event 4/25-29. This event was led by NUTR alumna Kalin (Prevatt) Bryan, MS, RDN, LD, School Nutrition Coordinator, Thomas County Schools, and featured recipes from UGA Dining (submitted by Katherine Ingerson). An update on the success of the event was posted by the Georgia Department of Education, here.
    • The APHA Food & Nutrition Section hosted a webinar on 6/6 to explore how public health practitioners can provide equitable nutrition and health care to the LGBTQIA+ community. The event was organized by Sarah Stotz and the panel was moderated by Mariah McDaniel.
    • Caree Cotwright joined the Partnership for a Healthier America virtual Food Equity Summit as emcee on 5/18 where leaders in the nutrition space were brought together with industry innovators to ensure all families have access to good food. A recording of the 2022 PHA Virtual Summit can be viewed here.

  • 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.

    Aug 02, 2022

    • Melanie Abron started a new position as Registered Dietitian at Grady Health System. 
    • Trey Sanders was promoted to Sr. Manager, Research & Development at Bulletproof 360.

    Jul 26, 2022

    • Megan Govedich will be vacating her position as full-time Associate Producer for The VeryVera Show and has asked that we share this opportunity in the NUTR/FACS community. Megan was able to apply her nutrition and culinary background in this position in a fun and creative way. If interested, email Vera at vstewart@veryvera.com with your resume.
    • Sarah Catherine (Black) Fowler accepted a new position as the Decatur High School Culinary Arts teacher.
    • Paige Wilson was featured by the Sports and Human Performance Nutrition DPG in an Instagram post on 7/14.
    • Courtney Still Brown won the 2022 Rising Star of Georgia 4-H at the GA 4-H State Congress. A photo of Dr. Brown was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 7/20.

    Jul 12, 2022

    • Athena Braio (dietetics) started a new position as the Olympic Sports Dietitian at UAB.
    • Caroline Wieler (dietetics) started a new position as Registered Dietitian at BodyScienceRD.
    • Skye Estroff (dietetics) will serve on the 2022-2023 FACS Alumni Executive Board Marketing Committee effective 7/1. New FACS Alumni Board members from our department include Anthony Chiu (dietetics/consumer foods) and Lynsey Singleton (family and consumer sciences education).

    Jun 15, 2022

    • Liana Guarneiri started a new position as Clinical Scientist at MB Clinical Research.
    • Madisyn Wells graduated with a master of science in nutrition and wellness from Bastyr University.
    • Camaria Welch will be starting a new position as an Oncology Clinical Dietitian Specialist at Northside Hospital.

    Jun 07, 2022

    • Trae Cown was featured on the podcast FuelCast By Georgia School Nutrition Program on 5/8 in the episode, “Agility and Accuracy in School Nutrition with Area Consultant Trae Cown.”
    • Taylor Newman was featured on the podcast The Medical Minute By Cincinnati Cancer Advisors on 4/17 in the episode, “Food as Medicine Feat. Kroger Health's Taylor Newman!” 
    • Sylvia Poulos wrote a Letter to the Editor published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on 6/1 titled, “Treatment of Pediatric Overweight and Obesity Should Involve Nutrition Expertise in Diagnosis of These Diseases.”
    • Skye Estroff was featured in the Fox 5 Atlanta segment, “The best places to get soft serve around metro Atlanta,” on 5/12.
    • Amy Goss is part of a team awarded a $3.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense. Investigators will assess diet’s impact on mobility, physical and cognitive function, as well as on pain, fatigue, sleep, mood and anxiety in people with Multiple Sclerosis. Read the press release from UAB published on 5/11, here.
    • Taylor Lowe started a new position as Nutritionist at PHFE WIC, a program of Heluna Health in California.
    • Wells Ross started a new position as Registered Dietitian at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
    • Jordan (Sylvester) Hill started a new position as Registered Dietitian Expert at Thrive Health Holdings.

  • 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.

    Aug 02, 2022

    • A new Double Dawgs collaboration has been formed between NUTR and KINS: "Exercise and Sport Science BSEd/Foods and Nutrition MS (Nutrition for Sport and Exercise; non-thesis)." Please spread the word. Learn more here or share the post on the NUTR Facebook page.

    Jul 26, 2022

    • Thanks to a website created and operated by the University of Georgia, area residents now have direct access to information about dozens of food distribution sites throughout Athens every month.

    Jul 12, 2022

    • UGA staff, faculty, and alumni, now's the perfect time to sign up to serve as a mentor in the UGA Mentor Program. Want to learn more? Register now for UGA's Mentor Program 101 webinar on 8/3.

    Jun 28, 2022

    • The UGA Safe app is now available from Google Play and the Apple App Store and offers several features, such as a Mobile Bluelight, which will immediately call the police and share the location of the user in real-time, and Friend Walk, which allows users to send their location to a friend until they reach their destination. Users can register using their UGA MyId login credentials or as a guest.

    Jun 15, 2022

    • The USG has launched a comprehensive Mental Health Initiative that includes two trainings that are open to students, faculty, and staff who wish to learn more about how to support members of their academic community: Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training (2 hours of pre-work and 6 hours of online training) - 6/24, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information or to register, visit this site.

    Jun 07, 2022

    • The mission of the Pride Center at the University of Georgia is to foster an inclusive, informed community for LGBTQIA+ individuals through collaboration, education, and advocacy. Learn more here.

  • 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!  

    Aug 02, 2022

    • Current and former members of the de La Serre and Noble labs presented during the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior annual meeting in Porto, Portugal 7/12-16. Magen Lord, Jillian Allen, Grace Madu, and Jessica Hoffman were in attendance, as was Dr. Noble's former undergraduate student Kristen Donohue who is now working as a laboratory manager at USC. De La Serre lab alumna Carolina Cawthon (currently a postdoctoral fellow at Florida State University) also presented during the conference. Photos were shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages on 7/27.  

    Jul 12, 2022

    • Our students recently returned from the Nutrition and Health Tour in Bolivia led by Dr. Silvia Giraudo and faculty with Universidad Evangelica Boliviana. They received hands-on experiences working with dietitians and physicians through hospital and clinic rotations in Santa Cruz. Having the chance to live with local families, students were immersed in a different culture and were challenged to better understand their own backgrounds. Photos were shared on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages on 6/22 and 7/11.

    Jun 28, 2022

    • Our students have arrived in Ghana for their summer 2022 study abroad service-learning experience led by Dr. Alex Anderson! We will continue to upload photos to this post that showcase their adventures.

    Jun 15, 2022

    • This week’s student spotlight features recent nutritional sciences graduate Sarah Perrine! Read more about her here.

    Jun 07, 2022

    • In case you missed the fabulous photos posted from our 2022 study abroad program, "Nutritional tour of Portugal, Spain, and France," you can view these on Instagram!

  • 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.

    Aug 02, 2022

    • Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (GAND) is offering 2- one-year scholarship membership awards to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which will include a membership to GAND. Award recipients will be required to participate in the inclusion, diversity, equity, and access committee, and the public policy committee which meets for 1 hour each month. Award winners will receive a $500 scholarship from IDEA of GAND as a student member of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. GAND award recipients will be honored at the ACE awards banquet. Click here to apply. 
    • The Latinos and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition Member Interest Group of the Academy (LAHIDAN MIG) is accepting applications for our FNCE Student Scholarship. TWO student members will be selected for this award. Each scholarship recipient will receive $800 USD to cover registration, travel, and lodging expenses to attend FNCE® this year! The applicant must be able to attend in person. FNCE® will be held on October 8th – 11th, 2022 in Orlando, FL. Note that students can still register to become a LAHIDAN member to be eligible for this award, and the student membership cost is only $10 for the year. The new extended deadline is 8/15. If you are a student please apply and read more info here.

    Jul 26, 2022

    • Spinach to Win It is a state-wide celebration to get kids eating, growing, and participating in spinach-themed activities. Please help spread the word in your networks! To participate in Spinach to Win It at your school, home, or in your community, visit this site to sign up. The first 300 people to sign up will have the option to receive a free packet of spinach seeds, washable spinach tattoos, and a Georgia Planting and Harvest Calendar for school gardens.
    • The 2nd annual RD2BE Summit is happening 8/1-8/2 (12:00pm-4:00pm CST). This is a free virtual conference for future dietitians (current/former students and interns). Sessions Include: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome, Working as a Virtual Assistant as an RD2BE, Clinical Confidence, Opportunities in Dietetics: Working for a Food Brand, Unconventional RD Careers, Communicate Your Worth, EatWell Exchange and Cultural Awareness, Private Practice and Working for Yourself as an RD2BE, and The Future of Dietetics. Click here to learn more and register.
    • The EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases will offer the Young Adult Representatives of RDLA (YARR) Leadership Academy, a series of on-line courses offered to a select group of young adults (ages 18-30). Students will learn about the roles and opportunities for patient representation in policy-making, drug development, and the regulatory process and the steps it takes to get there. YARR Leadership Academy provides a clear pathway for the next generation of young adults who are ready to be leaders in the rare disease community. Applications close 8/5 and classes begin 9/28–11/16. Register here.
    • Apply to be a mentee or mentor with the RD Mentorship Program, which has impacted over 1,000 participants to date. RDs mentor current junior/senior/graduate nutrition students who are interested in a career as a dietitian and are looking for experience (i.e., in menu creation, patient education, handout development, motivational interviewing techniques, web development, research skills, social media presence, marketing materials, etc.). For mentors, you can receive help on projects like: building a website/blog, organizing your files/handouts, developing new handouts, reviewing the literature, critiquing case studies, food photography, dietitian social media page, recording audio/video educations, create a nutrition PowerPoint, alter recipes for modified diets, etc. Mentor applications close 8/3. Are you a student? Mentee applications open on 8/8. Find out more here.
    • The Center for Children’s Health Assessment, Research Translation, and Combating Environmental Racism (CHARTER) (NIEHS 1P2CES033430-01) is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 Pilot Program in Children’s Environmental Health Research Translation. A major focus of CHARTER is to develop effective strategies to translate research findings on the importance to children’s environmental health to relevant stakeholders in the community, academia and among healthcare providers. Graduate students are welcome to apply. All applications must focus on the role of the environment in children’s health. Due 8/5 at 5PM (4 pg proposal). Visit this website to learn more.

    Jul 12, 2022

    • HHS and USDA are seeking nominations to the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. The role of the Committee is to review the current body of nutrition science and develop a scientific report to help HHS and USDA develop the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Departments invite members of the public to nominate themselves or other qualified scientific experts to serve on the Committee. Nominations are due by 7/15 at 11:59 PM E.T. Learn more about who qualifies and how to submit a nomination here.
    • The University of Alabama at Birmingham has spots open in its Leadership Education in Pediatric Nutrition training programs for those interested in specializing in pediatrics/maternal and child health nutrition. There are two programs with paid stipends that operate from August through May for 20 hours/week and include didactic, clinical, and community engagement. Interdisciplinary care focuses on child and adolescent health and nutritional issues including obesity, eating disorders, metabolic diseases, musculoskeletal health, weight loss/gain, and sports nutrition. Traineeships take place in Birmingham, AL and requirements include graduation from a DPD program with MS or working on MS and registration eligible. Learn more here.
    • Student stipends for FNCE®: Academy members enrolled as students or interns for the fall 2022 semester are eligible to apply for $100 stipends from the Academy Foundation to attend FNCE®. You must register for the conference before applying for a stipend. The application deadline is 10 a.m. Central time on 8/29.

    Jun 28, 2022

    • Connie Rogers has been named head of the department of nutritional sciences at the University of Georgia, effective 8/1. Read more in the FACS press release published 6/16, which was also shared on the FACS and NUTR Facebook pages.
    • An undergraduate student worker opportunity is available with EFNEP as a Nutrition Education Data Entry Assistant. If interested, apply via Handshake (Job #6595309).
    • The Weight Management Dietetics Practice Group (WM DPG) is offering 13 student scholarship memberships to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and to the WM DPG (total value $71 each) to minority students (undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, post-doctoral students and/or dietetic interns). If you are a student who identifies as a member of an unrepresented group and would like to apply for a scholarship to join the Academy and the WM DPG, apply here by 6/30.

    Jun 15, 2022

    • Congratulations to Donna Holcomb who received her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of West Georgia with a 4.0 GPA last month! Donna started college about 10 weeks after her 17th birthday and graduated with her MPA on her 63rd. Donna works with many of our non-traditional students who earn their degrees online while working full time, and going through it herself has helped her connect with them and provide them with the support they need. We are extremely proud of you, Donna!

    Jun 07, 2022

    • Mentors and mentees are invited to participate in the 2022-2023 Diversify Dietetics Mentor Program. If you are a student, intern, or young professional of color looking for guidance as you navigate the dietetic educational pathway, click the "Mentees" button at this link. If you are a nutrition professional dedicated to advancing the racial and ethnic diversity of the field and wanting to mentor the next generation of nutrition experts, click the "Mentors" button.

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