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.

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    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.

    May 17, 2022

    • Tracey Brigman was quoted in the article, “Why You Should Start Refrigerating Your Hot Sauce,” published on  5/11 in Epicurious. This article was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page.
    • Sina Gallo’s research was featured in the article, “Many infants in WIC program not getting enough vitamin D,” published on 5/13 in The Cardiology Advisor.

    May 03, 2022

    Apr 26, 2022

    Apr 19, 2022

    • Sina Gallo's research was featured in the article, “Most infants on WIC don’t get enough vitamin D,” published in UGA Today on 4/19. This article was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page.
    • Professor Emerita Joan Fischer was mentioned by a UGA alumna in the Spring G-Day issue of Bulldawg Illustrated (page 29).

    Apr 12, 2022

    • A link to Wingate Downs' photos from the FACS Alumni Awards event has been posted to the FACS Flickr and Facebook pages on 4/1.

    Mar 30, 2022

    • View and share our newly published video, "Nutritional Sciences Graduate Programs." The video features Caree Cotwright, Jessica Strosahl, Chisom Okoli, Joseph Kindler, Christabel Domfe, Lauren Housely, Prince Osei, Emily Noble, Gene Rodrick, and Jaclyn Barta. You can find the video on our Graduate web page under the heading "Why Choose UGA?" and also on the NUTR Facebook page.
    • Emma Laing was quoted in the article, “What are common mistakes that get in the way of losing weight?” published in the Express on 3/21 and in News.am Medicine on 3/24 .

    Mar 15, 2022

    • Several faculty (Caree Cotwright and Courtney Vickery) and alumni (Markita Lewis, MAJ Lori Maggioni, Michael Sabrin, Trey Sanders, Markita Lewis, and Britt Rotberg) were quoted in the article, "25 Dietitians From Around The World On How To Celebrate Flavor (Plus, Their Favorite Dish)" published in MindBodyGreen on 3/10.

    Mar 01, 2022

    • Tracey Brigman was quoted in the article, “A Saver's Guide to Eating and Living Well,” published by Moneygeek on 2/18.
    • Elizabeth Andress was quoted in the article, “Here’s how to freeze peaches – the right way!” published in Parade Magazine on 2/25.

    Feb 22, 2022

    • Tracey Brigman was quoted in the article, "Spoiler Alert: Plastic wrap is a great way to kill your cheese," published in Epicurious and Yahoo! Lifestyle on 2/17. This article was also shared on the NUTR and FACS Facebook pages.

    Feb 15, 2022

    • Jamie Cooper was quoted in the article, “Vacation weight gain can lead to 'creeping obesity,' study finds,” published in MedicineNet on 2/7.

  • 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.

    May 10, 2022

    • Jillien Zukaitis, a Double Dawg student in Dr. Park’s lab, successfully completed her MS defense on 5/4. Her thesis title is, “Effects of Maternal Supplementation of Egg Yolk on the Choline Status and Cognition of the Offspring in a Swine Model.” Jillien will start her dietetic internship at Winthrop University at South Carolina starting this fall.
    • Congratulations to Alexa Burnett who successfully defended her MS thesis on 5/5 titled, “4-H Science Chefs, An Adapted FoodMASTER Curriculum: Evaluating the Feasibility of the Curriculum and the Effects on the Home Food Environment.” Alexa’s photo was posted on the NUTR Facebook page on 5/6. 
    • Congratulations to our department's student-athletes, Miller Lantis (Nutritional Sciences and Biology), Hannah Jane Lucas (Nutritional Sciences), Morgan Tabler (Dietetics), Tally Brown (Dietetics), and Kelliann Howell (Family and Consumer Science Education), for earning a spot on the 2021-22 SEC Winter Honor Roll! This news was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 5/5. Congratulations also to nutritional sciences major Miller Lantis for receiving the SEC Brad Davis Community Service Award.
    • Congratulations to the NUTR Featured Graduates for Spring 2022 named by the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences (Maggie Green, Liana Guarneiri, Laney Jones, Julia Lance, Mariah McDaniel, and Jack Smith)! Read more about these talented students here. Photos were shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 5/9. 
    • Congratulations to Alex Anderson for the submission he led on behalf of his Multistate Research Team, which won the Western Region Excellence in Research Award. The title of the project is, “Parental practices supporting positive eating behaviors during independent eating occasions among early adolescent children.” The winning project receives an opportunity to provide a presentation about the project during an awards program at the Western Region Joint Summer Meeting on 6/29 in Concord, CA, and will represent the region in the national competition.

    May 03, 2022

    • Congratulations to nutritional sciences major Ashley-Kaye Fonkeng on being inducted into Blue Key! Ashley’s photo was shared on the FACS and NUTR Facebook pages on 4/27.
    • Congratulations to post-bacc/dietetics student Tevin Duncan who is officially a state-wide record holder in powerlifting! Coming back to competition following a severe injury, Tevin earned the spot of #1 in the state and #6 in the nation at his recent USA Powerlifting event. Photos of Tevin were shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 5/3.

    Apr 26, 2022

    • We would like to congratulate dietetics major Laney Jones for receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence! Students selected for this award exemplify the best of UGA’s undergraduate student body. Laney’s photo was shared on the NUTR and FACS Facebook pages on 4/21.

    Apr 19, 2022

    • Congratulations to Emily Noble who is the recipient of an ASN Foundation National Scientific Achievement Award! Dr. Noble received the Young Investigator "Bio-Serv Award in Experimental Animal Nutrition," which is given for meritorious research in nutrition accomplished by an investigator within 10 years of postgraduate training. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Noble on this most prestigious national research award from the American Society for Nutrition/ASN Foundation. Read the full announcement here. This news was also shared in an article published on the FACS website as well as in posts on the FACS and NUTR Facebook pages.
    • Congratulations to Claire de La Serre for receiving the Acta Physiologica Award by the Scandinavian Physiological Society! Dr. de La Serre and colleagues (Molly McDougle, Danielle Quinn, Charlene Diepenbroek, Arashdeep Singh, Guillaume de Lartigue) received this award for the best article published in Acta Physiologica entitled, “Intact vagal gut-brain signalling prevents hyperphagia and excessive weight gain in response to high-fat high-sugar diet.” Full details about the prize can be found here, including the generous monetary award (“the highest award of its kind”) and the awarding ceremony, which includes a plenary lecture at the Europhysiology-Meetings as well as a grand banquet. This news was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 4/19. 
    • Congratulations to dietetics major Julia Lance who was recognized as an Outstanding Senior Leader at the 2022 SOAR Awards Banquet on 4/12! SOAR awards recognize students, organizations, and advisors for their commitment to excellence and significant contributions to the campus and community. Julia was one of 10 senior leaders to represent UGA, and she will be featured in the 2022 yearbook. Photos of Julia were shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 4/13.
    • Congratulations to dietetics major Devin Logan who was selected as one of the top 75 UGA Student Employees of the Year in 2022! The Career Center’s awards ceremony took place during National Student Employment Week, a week devoted to honoring students who are working while attending college. There are approximately 5,000 on-campus student employees and placing in the top 75 is highly competitive.
    • Congratulations to Melanie Ng who is one of the UGA Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award winners for 2022! The Center for Teaching and Learning administers the Outstanding Teaching Assistant award, which is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Instruction. This award recognizes teaching assistants who demonstrate superior instructional skills while serving in the classroom or laboratory. Melanie was mentioned on the UGA Today webpage on 4/18. 
    • The university community will continue to celebrate Honors Week 2022 from 4/18-22 with a series of events that recognize excellence among students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Stay tuned for more news featuring members of our department!

    Apr 12, 2022

    • Congratulations to Melanie Ng who successfully defended her PhD dissertation on 3/23, titled "The Utilization of Sensory Evaluation Methodology to Examine the Acceptability of Recipes Within Federal Nutrition Education Programming." A photo of Melanie was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 4/8.
    • Congratulations to Yura Son who successfully defended her PhD dissertation on 3/23, titled "The Metabolic Role of Free Fatty Acids on Cell Physiology." A photo of Yura was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 3/31.
    • Congratulations to Liana Guarneiri who successfully defended her PhD dissertation on 3/30. The title of her presentation was, "The Impact of Pecan-Enriched Diets on Cardiovascular Disease Risk." A photo of Liana was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 4/1.
    • Congratulations to the FACS Award winners from our department!
    • Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Advisor Award: Alex Anderson
    • Bill and June Flatt Outstanding Faculty Research Award: Claire de La Serre
    • Early Career Faculty Research Award (Physical/biological): Emily Noble
    • Nettie Marie Nickols Outstanding Staff Award: Tiffany Williams
    • Endsley-Peifer Student Research Awards:
      • Julie Jeon (Jeon, J., Lourenco, J., Kaiser, E., Waters, E., Scheulin, K. M., Fang, X., Kinder, H., Platt, S., Rothrock Jr., M., Callaway, T. R., West, F., & Park, H. J. (2020). Dynamic Changes in the gut microbiome at the acute stage of ischemic stroke in a pig model, Frontiers in Neuroscience) 
      • Prince Kwabena Osie (Osei, P. K., Appiah, C., & Anderson, A. K. (2021). Impact of dietetic intervention on metabolic syndrome patients attending diet therapy clinic: A prospective, single-arm Intervention Study, Global Journal of Health Science)
    • Congratulations to Davia Allen who has been recommended by the College of FACS to receive the Richard Lewis Research Award for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Mar 30, 2022

    • Congratulations to this group of 8 faculty, staff, students, and alumni who received awards from the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics this year. Awards were announced at the GAND Annual Conference and Expo on 3/23 in this video, and photos of the winners were also shared on the NUTR Facebook page.
      • Staci Belcher: Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year
      • Darci Bell: Distinguished Service to the Northeast District
      • Alison Berg: Distinguished Service by a Researcher
      • Tracey Brigman: Distinguished Service for Media Excellence
      • Amanda Kennedy: Recognized Nutrition and Dietetics Technician of the Year
      • Melanie Ng: Outstanding Dietetic Student Award (DI)
      • Emmaline Peterson: Outstanding Dietetic Student Award (DPD)
      • Courtney Vickery: Emerging Dietetic Leader
    • UGA Foundation Professor Emeritus Rick Lewis received the Distinguished Alumni Award this year at the 43rd Annual FACS Alumni Awards Celebration on 3/26. A full recap of the event can be found here. Photos were shared on the NUTR and FACS Facebook pages and the FACS Flickr page.
    • Congratulations to the following faculty and staff who received college-level awards. Recipients will receive their plaques during the FACS College Assembly on 4/7.
      • Tiffany Williams: Nettie Marie Nickols Outstanding Staff Award
      • Emily Noble: Early Career Faculty Research Award
      • Claire de La Serre: Bill and June Flatt Outstanding Faculty Research Award

    Mar 01, 2022

    • Congratulations to Lauren Housley who was selected to serve as a Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors representative on the ACEND Expanded Standards Committee. As a member of this committee, Dr. Housley will be reviewing advanced practice doctorate standards, which is critical to advancing our profession. This news was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 2/25.
    • Congratulations to Jaclyn Barta, recipient of the Student Research Award, and Emma Laing, recipient of the Award of Excellence, from the Georgia Nutrition Council. Awards were presented at the 2022 GNC Conference which took place on 2/24-25. Chisom Okoli and alumna Madison Sutton also received their GNC scholarship awards at this conference (see Kudos 2/8).

    Feb 22, 2022

    • Congratulations to our graduate students who received 7 of the 9 awards presented at the Obesity Initiative Symposium! Competitions were judged by the guest speakers and faculty across several colleges on campus. A photo of some of our award winners was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 2/22.
      • Chisom Okoli- 1st place in the oral presentation competition
      • Liana Guarneiri- 1st place in clinical/community poster competition
      • Yura Son- 1st place in the basic science poster division
      • Grace Madu- 2nd place in the basic science poster division
      • Betsy Cogan- 2nd place in the clinical/community poster division
      • Catherine Prater- 2nd place in the oral presentation competition
      • Christabel Domfe- 3rd place in the oral presentation competition

    Feb 15, 2022

    • As part of the most recent UGA Career Outcomes Survey, students identified UGA faculty and staff who have had a significant, positive impact on their career decision-making process. Congratulations to Silvia Giraudo and Alex Anderson who were each identified by members of the Class of 2021 as "a person who has contributed greatly to their career development and success."

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    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.

    Apr 12, 2022

    • Under the direction of Alex Anderson, our department has been awarded a Spring 2022 Retention and Inclusion Grant from the UGA Graduate School to retain graduate students and to provide an inclusive environment in which students can thrive. More information is forthcoming regarding a GSO event that is scheduled in May 2022 (see details below).

  • 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.

    May 17, 2022

    • Melanie Ng and Ginnefer Cox have a paper published in the Journal of Sensory Studies. The title is: Application of a sensory evaluation methodology for recipes utilized in federal nutrition education programs. Authors are: Melanie K. Ng, Carla J. Moore, Koushik Adhikari, Elizabeth L. Andress, Sarah T. Henes, Jung Sun Lee, and Ginnefer O. Cox. First published: 14 May 2022 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/joss.12752
    • Caree Cotwright is an author on a paper published in Circulation. The citation is: Thorndike AN, Gardner CD, Bishop Kendrick K, Seligman HK, Yaroch AL, Gomes AV, Ivy KN, Scarmo S, Cotwright CJ, Schwartz MB; on behalf of the American Heart Association Advocacy Coordinating Committee. Strengthening US food policies and programs to promote equity in nutrition security: a policy statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. First published: 10 May 2022. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIR.0000000000001072. This paper was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 5/17.

    May 10, 2022

    • Wang Shin (Ann) Lei and Joe Kindler have a paper that has been accepted for publication in the journal Current Opinion in Endocrinology and Diabetes. The title of the paper is "Insulin Resistance and Skeletal Health."

    Apr 26, 2022

    • Emily Noble and Magen Lord are co-authors on a publication accepted in the journal Tissue Engineering. The title is "Pharmacological agents for contractile-metabolic dysfunction after volumetric loss" and the authors are: Jennifer McFaline-Figueroa, Albino Schifino, Anna Nichenko, Magen Lord, Edward Hunda, Elizabeth Winders, Emily Noble, Sarah Greising, and Jarrod Call.
    • Lilian Sattler and Yuta Ishikawa have a paper that has been accepted for publication in the journal Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases. The title is "Adherence to Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Diet is Associated with Low Levels of Insulin Resistance among Heart Failure Patients." Co-authors are: Rupal Trivedi, Alex Anderson, Donglan Zhang, Emma Laing, and Joseph Kindler.

    Mar 15, 2022

    • Jung Sun Lee and colleagues have a new paper that has been published in Appl Econ Perspect Policy. The citation is: Lee, J. S., Bhargava, V., Smith, T., Walker, T. A. (2022). The effects of aging services and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on food insecurity among older Georgians: 2018-2020. Appl Econ Perspect Policy. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/aepp.1323.

    Mar 01, 2022

    • Carla Schwan published a paper in the Journal of Food Protection Trends titled, “Quantitative and Qualitative Assessments of Enterobacteriaceae, Coliforms, and Generic Escherichia coli on Fresh Vegetables Sold in Cambodian Fresh Produce Distribution Centers.” The authors are Carla L. Schwan, April Molitor, Lyda Hok, Paul Ebner, Jessie L. Vipham, and Valentina Trinetta.

    Feb 15, 2022

    • Alex Anderson had a paper published in Sensors as part of the Special Issue Artificial Intelligence for Food Computing and Diet Management. The title of the paper is, “A Novel Approach to Dining Bowl Reconstruction for Image-Based Food Volume Estimation" and the authors are Wenyan, Jia, Yiqiu Ren, Boyang Li, Britney Beatrice, Jingda Que, Shunxin Cao, Zekun Wu, Zhi-Hong Mao, Benny Lo, Alex K. Anderson, Gary Frost, Megan A. McCrory, Edward Sazonov, Matilda Steiner-Asiedu, Tom Baranowski, Lora E. Burke and Mingui Sun. 

  • 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.

    May 17, 2022

    • UGA SNAP-Ed will present at the 2nd SNAP-Ed 30th Anniversary Webinar Series on 5/25 from 2:00-3:15 pm EDT. As a part of the National Series, the Northeast, MidAtlantic, and Southeast regions will celebrate their innovative SNAP-Ed projects during this webinar. The University of Georgia has been invited to demonstrate its Food e-Talk, a smart phone based online education platform. Register for the webinar at this link.
    • Reminder: Caree Cotwright will join the Partnership for a Healthier America virtual Food Equity Summit as emcee. Join the conversation on 5/18 at 1pm ET as leaders in the nutrition space are brought together with industry innovators to ensure all families have access to good food. The event also features a conversation with Michelle Obama, First Lady and PHA's Honorary Chair. Register for free at www.phasummit.org. This event was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 5/10.

    May 10, 2022

    • Caree Cotwright will join the Partnership for a Healthier America virtual Food Equity Summit as emcee. Join the conversation on 5/18 at 1pm ET as leaders in the nutrition space are brought together with industry innovators to ensure all families have access to good food. The event also features a conversation with Michelle Obama, First Lady and PHA's Honorary Chair. Register for free at www.phasummit.org. This event was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 5/10.
    • Our GSO's inaugural "Nutrition Networking Night" held on 5/4 was a tremendous success! This event brought together 15 professionals + alumni in the field of nutritional sciences to interact with our graduate students, introduce them to the various career options in the field, and provide an opportunity to form connections. Photos of the event were shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 5/6.

    May 03, 2022

    • This is a friendly reminder about the Networking Event for our graduate students that will take place on Wednesday, 5/4 from 5:00-7:30 PM in 116 Dawson Hall. This event brings professionals and alumni in the field of nutritional sciences to interact with our graduate students, introduce them to the various career options in the field, and provide an opportunity to form connections. Please share this flyer with graduate students who might wish to attend.
    • The first annual Lynn Bailey Lectureship was held on Wednesday, 4/27 in the UGA Special Collections Library. Our speaker was Dr. Anne Molloy, Emeritus Professor of the School of Medicine at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. View this album on the NUTR Facebook page (also on the FACS Flickr page) to see the photos taken at this highly successful event.

    Apr 26, 2022

    • Reminder! The first annual Lynn Bailey Lectureship will be held from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM on Wednesday, 4/27 in the UGA Special Collections Library. Our speaker is Anne Molloy, Emeritus Professor of the School of Medicine at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Please invite others who might wish to attend. This event has also been shared on the UGA 2022 Signature Lecture page and on the NUTR Facebook page. 
    • Jung Sun Lee and Temitope Walker presented at the GA DHS Senior Hunger Month Webinar on 4/26. The title of their presentation was, “Addressing Senior Hunger in Georgia: Nutrition Programs, Research, and Statewide Initiatives.”

    Apr 19, 2022

    • Seminar: Please join us for seminar on Wednesday, 4/20, from 11:30 am-12:20 pm in Dawson Hall Room 110 to hear from Julianne Schmidt, Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology. The title of Dr. Schmidt’s seminar is "Concussion Research at the University of Georgia: From the Lab to the Sideline."
    • SDA Meeting: We are excited to speak with Ms. Jessica Todd from the Georgia State University Coordinated Masters/Dietetic Internship program for our last meeting of the semester this Wednesday, 4/20! This is an excellent opportunity to make a connection and learn more about the GSU CP. We will be meeting from 6-7 pm on Zoom, and we hope to see you all there!
    • Thomas County School Nutrition will be hosting the first Taste of College event 4/25-29. This event is run by NUTR alumna Kalin (Prevatt) Bryan, MS, RDN, LD, School Nutrition Coordinator, Thomas County Schools. Fun fact: Kalin was one of Katherine Ingerson's first ever student assistants here at UGA. She helped UGA Dining Services with the annual “Taste of Home” event, which is where she got the idea for her upcoming event in Thomas County! The Taste of College will feature different recipes from universities and colleges across Georgia during school lunch, including UGA. View this post on the NUTR Facebook page to learn more.

    Apr 12, 2022

    • NUTR Seminar: Please join us for seminar on Wednesday, 4/13, from 11:30am-12:20pm in Dawson Hall Room 110 to hear from Doug Mashek from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Mashek’s presentation is entitled "Lipid droplets: fascinating organelles that integrate nutrition, cell signaling and disease etiology.”
    • Save the date! The GSO is hosting the Nutrition Professionals Networking Night on 5/4 from 5:00-7:30pm, showcasing a variety of professionals in careers related to nutrition and health. Please join the GSO for a night of networking with professionals from the CDC, Emory Healthcare, food industry, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and many other workplaces! More information will be released in the next few weeks. Hope to see you all there!
    • The FACS Trending Topics Outreach Virtual Presentations will be held on 4/21 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. The session will allow you to learn about collaborative community-focused research, scholarship, and outreach, connect with faculty engaged in Extension and Outreach education, applied, and translational research, and identify outreach collaboration opportunities. Register here. Topics include:
      • Healthier Together: An Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Support Nutrition and Physical Activity in Rural Georgia (by Ali Berg and Christina Garner)
      • UGA SNAP-Ed: A USDA Funded Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Intervention for Low-Income Georgians, and Collaboration Opportunities (by Jung Sun Lee and Edda Cotto-Rivera)
      • 30 for 30 Walk-a-Weigh: An Extension Collaboration (Brad Averill and Carrie Vanderver)
    • Last week was full of scientific inquiry and fun for many of our UGA Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities students! Pictured here are two of Sina Gallo's students presenting during the oral session on 4/4 at the CURO Symposium [Feel free to add photos to the Facebook post (in the comments) if you have them or email them to emonk@uga.edu]:
      • David Tran - The Association between Dietary Vitamin D Intake and Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentrations During the 2nd Half of Pregnancy: Data from the National Children’s Study
      • Sheri Akinniyi - Exploring the Relationship between Lactation Support Services and Breastfeeding Rates across Georgia
    • There were many other oral and poster CURO presentations by NUTR students and their faculty mentors as outlined below (see the full list here and the CURO Symposium press release by UGA Today here):
    • Gabriel Grosswald: The Exploration of Neuronal Cell Death in Nodose Ganglion to the Vagus Nerve; mentor: Krzysztof Czaja
    • Sara Sohani: Colorism in the Makeup Industry; mentor: Allison Skinner-Dorkenoo
    • Shreya Pandya: Neonatal gut microbiota composition affects offspring gut-brain axis development and function; mentor: Claire de La Serre
    • Kendall Kay Gill: A Vitamin E Enriched Cottonseed Oil Diet Improves Cognitive Function in Mice; mentor: Chad Paton
    • Anish Sarkar: Examining the Role of mir-1a-1hg on Mitochondrial Maturation; mentor: Chad Paton
    • Sripad Sharma Adarasupally: Examining the Role of mir-181b-2 on Mitochondrial Maturation; mentor: Chad Paton
    • Kamayla Ko: Impact Sex and Estrous Cycle on Macronutrient Preferences In Rats; mentor: Emily Noble
    • Rawad Basma: Melanin Concentrating Hormone effect on eating behavior; mentor: Emily Noble
    • Omeka Bhatia: Effect of a Western Diet on Learning, Memory, and Hippocampal Insulin Receptor Function; mentor: Emily Noble
    • Caroline Akemi Soares Iizuka: Impact of Weight Loss and Weight Regain on Hypothalamic Mitochondrial Network Dynamics; mentor: Emily Noble
    • Jessi Williams: Maternal Supplementation of Egg Yolk on the Cognitive Function in Infant Piglet Model; mentor: Hea Jin Park
    • Madison Webb: Characterization of tight junction proteins in the gut of a translational pig model; mentor: Hea Jin Park
    • Madison Elizabeth Walsh: The Pig as a Translational Animal Model for Gastrointestinal Health Research in Humans: A Study into the Goblet Cells; mentor: Hea Jin Park
    • Ava Grace Samford: Effect of Perinatal Supplementation of Egg Yolk on Reproduction in a Pig Model; mentor: Hea Jin Park
    • Keyonna Brannam: The Impact of Maternal Supplementation of Egg Yolk plus Omega-3 Fatty Acid on the Neurocognitive Development of the Offspring in a Sow/Piglet Model; mentor: Hea Jin Park
    • Matthew Vaugh Kessler: The Effect of Daily Pecan Consumption on Appetite in Older Adults; mentor: Jamie Cooper
    • Ivy Li: Daily Pecan Consumption Improves Blood Lipid Profiles, but not Vascular Function in Older Adults; mentor: Jamie Cooper
    • Davia Elizabeth Allen: Comparison of Appetite Responses from Diets Enriched with Cottonseed Oil versus Olive Oil; mentor: Jamie Cooper
    • Sydney Arin Mance: The Effect of Sweet Taste on Appetite; mentor: Jamie Cooper
    • Robyn Jill Salzberg: The Effect of a Cottonseed Oil Rich Diet vs an Olive Oil Rich Diet on Blood Lipid Responses; mentor: Jamie Cooper

    Mar 30, 2022

    • NUTR Seminar: Please join us for seminar on Wednesday, 3/30 from 11:30 am-12:20 pm in Dawson Hall room 110 to hear from Liana Guarneiri, PhD Candidate in our department. Liana's dissertation defense is titled, "The Impact of Pecan-Enriched Diets on Cardiovascular Disease Risk." 
    • SDA Meeting: We are excited to host UGA Dietetics alumna Meredith Vincent this Wednesday, 3/30! Meredith currently works at Chick-Fil-A Corporate and has so much wisdom to share with us regarding her unconventional path through the field of Dietetics. We will be meeting from 6-7 pm on Zoom and hope to see you all there!
    • Thank you to all who joined us for our Chat with Chums and Alums event on 3/25 at the Georgia Center. We had a fabulous time interacting with alumnae Skye Estroff and Ansley Vineyard. Photos of the event were shared on the NUTR Facebook page.

    Mar 15, 2022

    • NUTR Seminar: Please join us for the first in-person seminar of the semester on Wednesday, 3/16 from 11:30 am-12:20 pm in Dawson Hall room 110. The Department of Nutritional Sciences and Dr. Sattler will host Liliana Aguayo, Assistant Professor in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. The topic of Dr. Aguayo’s seminar is "Cardiovascular Health in Early Life: A Life Course Approach to Cardiovascular Disease Prevention."
    • SDA Meeting: We are excited to host UGA Dietetics alumna Caroline Wieler this Wednesday, 3/16. Caroline is currently a Dietetic Intern at Emory University Hospital and has plenty to share with us about the DI and her journey thus far! We will be meeting from 6-7 pm on Zoom and hope to see you all there!
    • The Southeast Regional Clinical & Translational Science Conference was held 3/3-4 in Pine Mountain, GA. Linked here is the Abstract Book (password: Regional2022). Our department was visible at the conference and presented important research related to improving the culture of health in GA. Pictured in the post on the NUTR Facebook page at the poster session are Jaclyn Barta (co-authors Sujin Kim and Hea Jin Park) and Taylor Neither and Virginia Brown (co-authors Maria Bowie, Ali Berg, Ashley Hannings, and Allisen Penn). Other presentations included:
      • Jillien Zukaitis: "Impact of Maternal Supplementation of Egg Yolk and DHA on Memory Retention in a Pig Model"
      • Wang Shin (Ann) Lei: "Changes in Bone Metabolism and Incretin Hormones Following Glucose Ingestion in Youth with Pancreatic Insufficient Cystic Fibrosis"
    • Jung Sun Lee and Temitope Walker presented at the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference on 3/15: Walker, T. A., Lee, J. S. Addressing Senior Hunger Through Older Americans Act Services and SNAP – A State Story. National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference. March 15, 2022.

    Mar 01, 2022

    • Several members of our department presented at the Georgia Nutrition Council annual conference, “Embracing Nutrition for All: Promoting Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in Health & Nutrition,” held virtually on 2/24-25:
      • Courtney Vickery: Intuitive Eating in the community
      • Yu-Chen Lin: The relationship between middle school children’s body mass index, school lunch preparation and consumption
      • Chisom Okoli and Caree Cotwright: Formative evaluation for the development of a beverage eLearning training to promote health equity
      • Josephine Shieh: STEAM: Inquiry and hands-on strategies for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption among preschool children
      • Kassidy Sharpe: Development of a culturally appropriate social media nutrition education campaign on beverage consumption among low-income Black parents
      • Katherine Ingerson: How does student perception influence dietary interventions and food choices in a college dining hall?
      • Jaclyn Barta: Impacts of self-reported adherence to weight loss diet on nutrient intake in adults with head injury with loss of consciousness: a population-based study
    • NUTR Seminar: Please join us for seminar on Wednesday, 3/2 from 11:30 AM-12:20 PM to hear from Joeva Barrow from Cornell University. The title of Dr. Barrow’s presentation is "Molecular Treatment Options to Combat Obesity and Metabolic Disease."
    • SDA Meeting: We are so excited to host our department's very own Dr. Jamie Cooper this Wednesday, 3/2! We will be meeting from 6-7 pm on Zoom and hope to see you all there.

    Feb 22, 2022

    • The 2nd annual Obesity Initiative Symposium took place at the UGA Special Collections Library on 2/18. The event included student poster and oral presentations and keynote speakers, Sushant Bhatnagar, Hollie Raynor, and Joel Kimmons. Photos from the event were shared on the NUTR Facebook page as well as the FACS Flickr and Facebook pages.
    • Dietetic Interns Jaclyn Barta and Jess Strosahl presented "Women's Nutrition and Health" for the Athens Clarke County Employee Healthy Hour on 2/15.
    • The GSO's Valentine's Day Coffee & Cocoa Party on 2/14 was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who came out for the event!
    • Students in Tracey Brigman's Quantity Foods class worked on food safety and leadership in a recent Market Basket lab. Students were assigned specific ingredients and pieces of equipment to use. The goal was to prepare a breakfast for 25 people while demonstrating safe operation of equipment, menu planning, and time management while working on group dynamics. Photos were shared on the NUTR Facebook page as well as the FACS Flickr and Facebook pages.
    • Mark your calendars for the 43rd annual FACS Alumni Awards Celebration, which will be held on Saturday, 3/26 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
    • NUTR Seminar: Please join us for seminar this week on Wednesday, 2/23 from 11:30 AM-12:20 PM to hear from Fanbin Kong from the department of Food Science and Technology. Dr. Kong's presentation is titled "Development of dynamic in vitro gastrointestinal models to study the behavior of food/nonfood materials in the human digestive system."

    Feb 15, 2022

    • NUTR Seminar: PhD Candidate Darci Bell will present her seminar entitled, “Weight Stigma: Considerations and Implications for Nutrition and Dietetics,” from 11:30am-12:20pm on 2/16 via zoom. View further details on our seminar website.  
    • SDA Meeting: This coming week we are having our first SDA social of the semester! There will be food and plenty of opportunities to mingle with fellow SDA members. Our social will be in Dawson Room 116 at 5:30 pm on 2/16.

  • New

    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.

    May 17, 2022

    • Marina Tandoh, Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry & Biotechnology at KNUST in Kumasi, Ghana, is part of a team that recently won a contest organized by UC Irvine. Dr. Tandoh's team won the Grand Prize of the 2022 Big Ideas Contest on 5/4 for their innovative idea to use plant-based approaches to solve anemia by developing the “SMART Cookie.” Learn more about the team and the generous prize they won by following @BigIdeasContest on Twitter.

    May 10, 2022

    • Alec Pienta started a new position as Coordinator of Food and Nutrition Services in Cobb County School District.
    • Katie Graham started a new position as Registered Dietitian/Diabetes Educator at Atlanta Diabetes Associates.
    • Jayla Thurman accepted a position with Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, GA as a clinical dietitian to start in August 2022.
    • Brittany Bogusz started a new position as a clinical dietitian at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

    Apr 26, 2022

    • Courtney Keith started a new job as School Nutrition Director in the Early County School System.

    Apr 19, 2022

    • Ashleigh Childs was featured in the April-May edition of the Thomasville Scene Magazine (page 22) in the article, “Take a little “Egg-stra” care with food safety!” This article was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 4/14.
    • Savannah Veal started a new position as Territory Sales Specialist at Azurity Pharmaceuticals.

    Apr 12, 2022

    • Amanda Kennedy was featured in the NDTR Spotlight podcast episode, “The Benefits of working at WIC” on 4/1.
    • Marissa Maule started a new position as a clinical dietitian at Grady Health System.
    • Lauren Tinkey started a new position as RDN at Veritas Collaborative, LLC.
    • Zach Grunewald, Coordinator, Metabolic and Bariatric Program at Emory Johns Creek Hospital, has been appointed Adjunct-Assistant Professor of Surgery at Emory University.

    Mar 30, 2022

    • Camaria Welch has been selected as the Nominating Committee Chair-Elect for the Oncology Nutrition DPG for the 2022-2023 membership year.
    • Brittany Bogusz started a new position as a clinical dietitian at Wellstar Health System.
    • Trey Sanders wrote the article, “What are greens? 6 things to look for in a greens powder supplement,” published by BulletProof on 2/21.

    Mar 15, 2022

    • Lianni Maldonado started a new position as Bariatric and GI Dietitian at Augusta University Health.
    • Ivy Odom authored the Southern Living article, "The South's Best College Town 2022: Athens, Georgia," published on 3/8.

    Mar 01, 2022

    • Tyler Roof is starting a new position as Director of Performance Nutrition at Appalachian State University.
    • Kate Sprenger started a new position as Associate Category Manager of Food Programs at RaceTrac.
    • Congratulations to Jessica Kinsey on her acceptance to the Lincoln Memorial University School of Medical Sciences PA program. Photos of Jessica were shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 2/23.

    Feb 22, 2022

    • Skye Estroff is the star of Foodie Road Trip, and season 1 of the show is now streaming. Skye says, "This is a show you can dive into for something light, bright, and food-filled. Learn about the tenacity it takes to own a local restaurant and how food connects us all!" Go to foodieroadtrip.com for the full list of streaming options.
    • Congratulations to Julie Dean who started a new position as Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Associate at Nestle.
    • Congratulations to Freida Lim on starting a new position as Diving Coach and Executive at Singapore Swimming Association.

    Feb 15, 2022

    • Morgan Rossi has a new position working as an outpatient dietitian for Nutritious Thoughts in Asheville, NC. Her areas of expertise include: Disordered eating, Health at Every Size®, Anti-diet approach, Chronic dieting, Nutrition for competitive and recreational athletes, Body neutrality/body image concerns, Mindfulness/Intuitive eating, Co-occurring mental illness, and Identity-affirming care. Morgan’s photo was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 2/14.

  • New

    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.

    May 17, 2022

    • Did you know FACS has a Flickr page that features photos from College events? The page is updated regularly and can be found here.

    May 10, 2022

    May 03, 2022

    • Dietetics major Renee Hutton is a member of the Dairy Science Club, which will be hosting a "Calf Cuddling Day." This event will be held on Reading Day (Wednesday, 5/4) on Myers Quad from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. The club is bringing their own dairy calves for everyone to love on and take pictures with. Calf snuggles are a great way to de-stress before exams! Make sure to come out and bring your friends! View the flyer and more details here.

    Apr 26, 2022

    • The “Get the Finals Scoop” event will take place on 4/27 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lil Ice Cream Dude will be in front of Dawson Hall with frozen treats for students.

    Apr 19, 2022

    • The Student Success and Advising Center is seeking interns for Summer and Fall 2022. Applications are now open through 4/27. Please email success@uga.edu for more details. 

    Apr 12, 2022

    • Are you interested in pursuing a Fulbright grant for year-long independent research, study, creative pursuits, or an English Teaching Assistantship abroad? Come to a Fulbright information session this spring! The 2023-2024 Fulbright competition opens 3/31, and the campus deadline is 9/6. Note to juniors—if you want to go abroad on a Fulbright the year after graduation, this is the time to apply. Seniors and graduate students are also welcome to apply. The competition is open to U.S. citizens who will have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree completed by summer 2023. Join one of the information sessions to learn more. To receive notices about future info sessions and deadlines, register for UGA's Fulbright 2023-24 listserv, here. Also visit the U.S. Student Fulbright Program website, here.

    Mar 30, 2022

    Mar 15, 2022

    • How are we celebrating National Nutrition Month in Dawson Hall? Look no further than the 1st floor. Visit these bulletin boards for international menu planning ideas and select featured recipes (as we receive them)! Use this form to submit your favorite family recipes, and start your journey toward enjoying the flavors of the world. You can also view the FACS and NUTR social media posts highlighting faculty who have participated in the National Nutrition Month campaign so far this month [Tracey Brigman (week 1) and Emma Laing (week 2)].

    Mar 01, 2022

    • Looking for a great networking opportunity to learn more about your field and office environments? Check out the Legacy Ball hosted by Black Felicity Student Association. This formal event on Saturday, 4/9 at 6:00 PM will be a celebration of minority students across the University of Georgia’s campus. The Legacy Ball will be a space for minorities to make connections with people who are looking to enter their respective job market. The event will be a resourceful networking opportunity for students of various minority organizations and a space for all minority students to unite. Check out BFSAatUGA on Instagram for more info and register for the event by 3/25 here. All attendees will receive a t-shirt, meal, and valuable networking experience.

    Feb 22, 2022

    • The Pre-Professional Advising Office will be holding a Health Professions Fair on Thursday, 3/3 from 11:00am-3:00pm in Tate Grand Hall. The goal of the Health Professions Fair is to provide UGA Pre-Health students the opportunity to connect directly with admissions representatives from health professional schools across the country. Students are highly encouraged to stop by and chat with representatives from a variety of health care programs. This is your opportunity to ask questions, show your interest and to learn more about all the different programs available. This Fair will include representatives from medical, dental, veterinary, optometry, allied health, physician associate, nursing and pharmacy programs. Click here for a list of registered programs.

    Feb 15, 2022

    • Registration for TEDxUGA 2022: Wonder is now open. This year's event features two ways for you to engage with UGA's leading thinkers and doers as they once again take the stage to share their ideas worth spreading: 1) Morton Theatre — This year, TEDxUGA will open its doors to engage with a more intimate audience at Morton Theatre. This quaint venue will allow for a new, enhanced experience for both our in-person and virtual audiences; 2) Livestream — TEDxUGA is pleased to offer an alternative viewing option by hosting a virtual livestream experience. Register here.

  • New

    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!

    May 17, 2022

    • Congratulations to all of our Spring and Summer 2022 NUTR Graduates! To view the full program of the FACS Convocation held on 5/13, visit this link. Convocation photos were shared on the FACS Facebook and Flickr pages.

    May 10, 2022

    • This week’s undergraduate spotlight features senior culinary science and nutrition major Sylvie Kangni! Read more about her here.

    May 03, 2022

    • This week's student spotlight features PhD candidate Catherine Prater! Read more about her here.

    Apr 26, 2022

    • This week’s undergraduate spotlight features junior dietetics major Jamie DiBartolomeo! Read more about her here.

    Apr 19, 2022

    • Congratulations to our talented students who matched to dietetic internships and were selected to supervised practice programs this spring! Photos of our students and recent graduates can be viewed on the NUTR Facebook and Instagram pages.

    Apr 12, 2022

    • This week's undergraduate student spotlight features senior dietetics major, Callie Davis! Read more about her here.

    Mar 30, 2022

    • This week's student spotlight features PhD Candidate Melanie Ng! Read more about her here.

    Mar 15, 2022

    • This week's student spotlight features senior dietetics major Laney Jones! Read more about her here.

    Mar 01, 2022

    • This week's student spotlight features senior nutritional sciences major Robyn Salzerg! Read more about her here.

    Feb 22, 2022

    • This week's undergraduate spotlight features nutritional sciences major and Peer Nutrition Educator Sam Hill! Read more about her here.

    Feb 15, 2022

    • This week's undergraduate spotlight features dietetics major Brooke Stephen! Read more about her here.

  • 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.

    May 17, 2022

    • Follow our study abroad program “Nutritional tour of Portugal, Spain, and France” on Instagram that is happening now! The photos posted so far depict an amazing experience for our students. Several photos were also shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 5/17.

    May 10, 2022

    • The Frederick Green Memorial Nutrition Communications Experience Award was established to support nutrition and dietetics students in enhancing their capabilities and experience in the area of nutrition communications, specifically related to media and public relations, through a paid professional experience with a nutrition communications RDN. Applications are currently being accepted from dietetic students and interns. The student or intern selected to receive this award will be matched to one of their preferred experiences with a nutrition communications RDN and receive a $3,000 award. The application is available within the AND Foundation’s electronic application portal with a deadline of Monday, 5/16, at 12:00 pm CT. Applicant Eligibility Criteria:
      • Must be a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
      • Must be enrolled in a college or university program accredited by the Accreditation Council on Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
      • Must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in nutrition, dietetics, or closely related field, or accepted to a dietetic internship; Undergraduate students must have completed their junior year or be a new graduate accepted into an accredited dietetic internship that will begin after completion of the summer experience
      • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
      • Must have an interest in pursuing nutrition communications as part of their career path

    May 03, 2022

    • Please direct alumni or soon-to-be alumni to our new "UGA Department of Nutritional Sciences Alumni" Facebook group. Job opportunities (mainly in GA or virtual) are shared here, as well as resources, news, and event information that is pertinent to our alumni. As a reminder, employment opportunities will no longer be shared in Kudos unless related to our department.

    Apr 26, 2022

    • Congratulations to the members elected to the SDA Executive Board for the Fall 2022 semester! Our officers-elect are as follows:
      • Emily Crum, President
      • Megan Tomlin, Vice President
      • Amelia Valdez, Secretary
      • Tiersly Wanka, Treasurer
      • Mary Lazzaro, Communications Chair
      • Yiwen Xu, Community Service Chair
      • Maybrie Eubanks, Social Chair
      • Jamie DiBartolomeo, Public Relations Chair
    • The deadline for the Dr. Evelyn Crayton Scholarship for NOBIDAN students has been extended to Friday, 4/29. Scholarship criteria include:
      • Student Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and NOBIDAN at the time the application is submitted
      • Accepted or enrolled as a dietetic intern in an ACEND® accredited program (students enrolled in a graduate program only are ineligible)
      • Enrolled in program for at least one additional academic year following application deadline
      • Minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

    Apr 19, 2022

    • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 academic year within its electronic application portal. Students at all levels of study are eligible to apply, including those accepted to and enrolled in dietetic technician, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, and dietetic internships. Eligible applicants only need to complete one application to be considered for all Foundation scholarships being awarded, including two Advancing Diversity in Dietetics Scholarships ($25,000) to support the educational advancement of aspiring RDNs of diverse backgrounds and cultures and other scholarships ranging from $500 to $10,000 each. The Foundation has extended its scholarship application deadline to 10:00 am CT on Tuesday, 4/26. Apply here.
    • Registration is now open for the 2022 Diversify Dietetics Annual Summit⁠, which will be a virtual event held 5/12-13. If you're looking for a professional development opportunity that will help you improve your skills working in diverse communities, this summit is it! RDs of color will be featured from all across the nation and beyond who are doing the work to support their clients, patients, and the public by providing culturally-sensitive care. ⁠Click here to view the registration page and check out the speaker line-up and session descriptions.

    Apr 12, 2022

    • Please direct alumni or soon-to-be alumni to a new Facebook group created by Lauren Housely and moderated by Drs. Housely and Laing. Job opportunities (mainly in GA or virtual) are shared here, as well as resources, news, and event information that is pertinent to our alumni. Job opportunities will no longer be shared in Kudos unless related to our department.
    • The inaugural Georgia Cerebral Palsy Research Symposium will be held on 4/15 from 8 am to 4 pm at the UGA Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries. The purpose of this one-day symposium is to bring together scientists, clinicians, and students with a shared interest in cerebral palsy. Clinicians and scientists from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta/Emory University and scientists from Georgia Southern University will join scientists from the University of Georgia to discuss their expertise, the capabilities of their program or lab, their program’s focus and current research projects involving children with cerebral palsy, and their ideas for moving forward in a collaborative way. The day will begin with a continental breakfast.  A lunch poster session will be held for students and staff to present research projects they have completed, are currently working on, or are in the developmental phase. The projects will be focused on cerebral palsy or will have a focus that can be applied to cerebral palsy. The session will also include posters describing programs and labs. To register, visit this link.
    • The Tufts' Food & Nutrition Entrepreneurship Summit will be held 4/14 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm EST online. The event is free and students are encouraged to attend. Entrepreneurs, academics, researchers, industry leaders, and government officials will be presenting. For more details and to register visit this link. Key Topics: Nutrition and Healthcare – Trends and Opportunities; Food System Innovation for Sustainability; and Local Foodpreneurs for Community Wellness.
    • The 2022 CHOA Pediatric Nutrition Conference registration is now open. To register for this virtual conference, visit this site. The conference dates are: Monday, 5/2, from 9:15am to 4:30pm and Tuesday, 5/3, from 8:30am to 4:45pm. Pricing: Health Professionals: $90; Interns/Students: $50; CHOA & Emory Employees: Free. For questions, please call or email: Christine Benedetti (Christine.Benedetti@choa.org) or Kaleigh Nix (Kaleigh.Nix@choa.org).
    • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is seeking two doctoral students for a remote summer research fellowship. The fellows will complete a mentored research experience with the Academy’s Evidence Analysis Center. These fellows will work closely with Academy’s Research, International and Scientific Affairs (RISA) team, which works to advance the profession by supporting and encouraging nutrition and dietetics research and providing innovative resources that empower practitioners to implement evidence-based practice. As part of the Foundation’s successful Fellowship program, this project will focus on conducting systematic reviews on topics that have been identified as important for both advocacy and practice. Each fellow will work on one topic. The fellows will spend 12 weeks with EAC staff and content experts in the proposed research areas: Cost effectiveness of Medical Nutrition Therapy by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist or Oncology. This opportunity is a full-time fellowship role for 12 weeks (40 hours/week). The fellowship will begin on or around 5/16. Applications are due 4/13. Apply here

    Mar 30, 2022

    • Please join us in welcoming Lora Shue to our department as an Administrative Specialist. Lora was born and raised in the Athens area. She received her BBA in Accounting in 2017 and her MBA in 2021. Lora is passionate about cooking and baking in her free time and is a diehard Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Braves fan. Her true love in her life is her dog, Scarlett. She also loves Fleetwood Mac, Star Wars, and anything related to her second home, New Orleans!
    • Please join us in welcoming our department’s new Senior Accountant, Quincy Jordan. Quincy is from Stillwater, Oklahoma. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Oklahoma State University. Quincy enjoys all things art, from making stained glass to pottery and painting. She spends the majority of her “free” time with her 2 boys (20 months and 8 months). Quincy and her family love outdoor activities including fishing and gardening!
    • Please spread the word to those you know who might be interested in our open staff position in the NUTR Department. We are seeking an Administrative Specialist to join our team (the posting is linked here). This posting has also been added to the NUTR Facebook page, and we ask that you please share widely with your contacts.
    • Collier Madaleno, the director of football performance nutrition, is seeking to hire 4 new graduate and undergraduate students. Ideally, she would like the students to start this summer and work in football nutrition through the fall for ~12 hours/week. Please email your resume to Ms. Madaleno if interested (CollierM@sports.uga.edu).
    • A part-time position (that could lead to full-time) is available at Life University. Duties include: assistance through the summer with networking for preceptors/rotation sites, designing DPD review for interns (for the DI program orientation), and assisting in getting ready for onsite audit. Ideal candidate is a PRN RDN or an RDN wanting some extra hours of experience in Dietetic Academia (hours will be flexible through summer months). For more information, contact Ilana Katz MS, RD, CSSD, Dietetic Internship Director and Assistant Professor (ilana.katz@life.edu).
    • Sodexo is seeking a Registered Dietitian in: Augusta, GA, Conyers, GA, Dalton, GA, Atlanta, GA, in Waycross, GA, and in Columbus, GA. A Clinical Nutrition Manager position is also available in Waycross, GA (sign-on bonuses are available for many of these positions).
    • There is a free webinar on “Fundamentals of Sustainability” organized by the Society for Nutrition Education & Behavior’s Division of Sustainable Food Systems on 4/5. Register here if interested. 
    • A $500 Community Outreach Grant is available to Georgia Nutrition Council members to create and conduct novel nutrition education programs for the public. For more information, visit this site.

    Mar 15, 2022

    • Please join us in welcoming Ariathni Powell (back!) to the department as the PSE and Data Quality Specialist for UGA SNAP-Ed. In this role, she will be responsible for the coordination of the development, implementation and evaluation of Policy, Systems, and Environmental (PSE) interventions as required by USDA. Ani is a Double Dawg with her undergraduate degree in Dietetics (under Drs. Fischer and Laing) and her MS-DI (under Drs. Lee and Grossman). While attending graduate school, Ani worked under the mentorship of Dr. Lee in the UGA Community Nutrition Lab with a focus on culturally adapting nutrition education for Georgia’s SNAP-eligible Hispanic population. Prior to her new role at UGA SNAP-Ed, she became an RDN in late 2020 and provided bilingual nutrition counseling to underserved populations through her work as a Clinical Nutritionist for WIC. Ani is thrilled for the opportunity to learn and grow from UGA SNAP-Ed while serving through innovative nutrition education. A photo of Ani was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 3/8.
    • Please spread the word to those you know who might be interested in our open staff position in the NUTR Department. We are seeking an Administrative Specialist to join our team (the posting is linked here). This individual is responsible for numerous tasks related to the department’s curriculum. This includes assisting with curriculum planning, providing staff support to directors of undergraduate programs and the School Nutrition Director Certification Program. In addition, this individual will: assist all visitors, faculty, staff, and students; answer telephones; distribute mail; sign for packages; and other related duties. Preferred but not required: familiar with Banner, Astra, Syllabus, Argos, and student learning outcomes. This posting has also been added to the NUTR Facebook page, and we ask that you please share widely with your contacts.
    • The UGA Health Center is hiring a Nutrition Counseling Coordinator. They're looking for a dietitian with experience, preferably in providing nutrition counseling. The position link is here.
    • Piedmont Athens Regional has a full-time and a prn Clinical Dietitian position open. There are also other job openings across the Piedmont system. Positions can be found under careers on piedmontcareers.org and search ‘dietitian.’
    • Several job positions at Emory are currently available:
      • Dietitian at Emory Hillandale Hospital in Lithonia, GA
      • Dietitian at Emory Decatur/Emory Hillandale spilt in Decatur and Lithonia, GA
      • Post Doctoral Fellow in Human Genetics (Job 85031); the link to the Singh Research Group is here
    • The National Dairy Council NDC is developing a professional development program for postdocs and junior faculty investigators, and our recent graduates (particularly PhD/DIs) would be a good fit for this. NDC is seeking to engage with emerging nutrition scientists, influencers, decision makers and leaders through a professional development cohort program of NextGen Scientists to gather insights on the learning and professional development needed to support your long-term success. Please contact: Allison Unger, PhD <Allison.Unger@dairy.org> by Friday, 3/18 if interested. Subject line: 2022 NextGen Scientist Professional Development Program.
    • Diversify Dietetics’ 2022 Scholarships and Grants Application is now open for BIPOC dietetic interns, students, and nutrition professionals. Grants for current or future dietetic interns enrolled in any kind of supervised practice program can fund expenses related to their programs (award amounts range from $5,000-$8,000). The program also includes grants for BIPOC nutrition professionals who are seeking professional development opportunities. An information session will be held on Friday, 3/18 at 12 noon EST to provide more information and to answer any questions. Registration for this webinar is here. The application deadline is 4/11. For more information and to apply for this funding, visit this site.
    • The application for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundations Scholarships is now open. There is one central application for all of the scholarship awards, which range from $500-$25,000. Scholarships are available for undergraduate, graduate students, and dietetic interns. There are also several awards designated for diverse students. Almost all of the applications require that applicants are members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, so you should keep that in mind when preparing to apply. The deadline to apply is 4/19. To learn more, click here.

    Mar 01, 2022

    • The McIntosh/Glynn FACS Agent position is listed and applications are being accepted. Please spread the word about this important position. Title: McIntosh/Glynn Family and Consumer Sciences/EFNEP Agent; Department: CAES-Southeast District CES; Posting Number: F1183P. View the flyer at this link.
    • Please join us in welcoming Beth Kindamo (back!) to the department. Beth graduated from our MS program and was recently hired as the Assistant Nutrition Educator and Program Coordinator. In this role, she supports UGA Extension in nutrition and health programs, including our diabetes education and cancer prevention programs and serves as the program coordinator for our National DPP, which includes a team of 13 Extension Agents serving the state of Georgia. As a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Beth brings expertise in weight stigma and mindfulness, as well as a rich history of clinical dietetics practice that she can extend to the state of Georgia. Prior to this position, Beth worked as a nutrition support dietitian at Piedmont Athens Regional and was the nutrition counseling program manager at the University Health Center where she also taught cooking classes, co-led the Peer Nutrition Educators with Katherine Ingerson, and the FYOS Uncomplicate Your Food class with Emma Laing and Staci Belcher. She is excited to work alongside so many extraordinary Extension dietitians!
    • Today begins Week 1 of National Nutrition Month! Start the celebration by visiting the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics National Nutrition Month website. You'll get info on the weekly messages, access to handouts, and tip sheets in 7 languages. This week's message is to focus on eating a variety of nutritious foods. View the FACS and NUTR Facebook pages for weekly posts throughout the month of March promoting this national campaign.

    Feb 22, 2022

    • The application for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundations Scholarships is now open! There is one central application for all of the scholarship awards, which range from $500-$25,000. Scholarships are available for undergraduates, graduate students, and dietetic interns. There are also several awards designated for diverse students. Almost all of the applications require that applicants are members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, so you should keep that in mind when preparing to apply. The deadline to apply is 4/19. To learn more, click here.

    Feb 15, 2022

    • The Nutrition and Skeletal Health Lab at UGA is seeking volunteers to participate in a research study exploring health behaviors and how they impact bone health. Individuals who are generally healthy and between the ages of 18 and 25 years are eligible to participate. If you are interested in learning more about this study, please contact the Staci in the Nutrition and Skeletal Health Lab at NASH-lab@uga.edu
    • There is a Culinary & Nutrition Associate position available at Food Revolution Network that is ideal for a recent graduate who may be interested in a plant-based nutrition and culinary position. The position is mostly remote, but the candidate would also be working on site with an RD in Atlanta on occasion. 
    • Dietitians On Demand is recruiting for an RD to work in Decatur, GA. Details about this position include: 428-bed hospital, 32-40 hours per week, flexible schedule, ASAP - 3-month contract, entry-level RDs considered, travel/mileage considered pending location. If you are interested, please email Sarah Heitzman <sheitzman@dietitiansondemand.com> with a copy of your resume and days/times you are available for a phone call to discuss the specifics.
    • John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital System is recruiting Full-Time Long Term Care Dietitians in Thomasville, GA. Schedule: M-F with rotating weekend/holiday coverage 1 weekend day every 4-6 weekends. Link to apply.

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