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Taking a “Crunch” out of Childhood Hunger

At approximately 9:15 AM on March 25th, over 800,000 Maryland students simultaneously chomped down on apples to raise awareness for childhood hunger, taking part in the statewide movement, “Hear the Maryland Crunch.” Specifically, at Rogers Heights Elementary in Bladensburg, MD, students were...

UMD Researchers Awarded $1.6 Million to Fight Flu in Pigs

Researchers from the University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) will soon test a cutting-edge approach for eradicating the most ancient disease known to mankind – influenza – thanks to a $1.6 million grant awarded by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and...

Food Fun in the Garden

Is it a carrot? Is it broccoli? Is it a coconut? That looks like a palm tree… These are a few of the many questions and comments Meredith Epstein, sustainable agriculture instructor at the Institute of Applied Agriculture heard one cloudy afternoon this summer as she showed off the Public Health...

Extension Offers Healthy Homes Demonstrations in University Housing

This January, the University of Maryland Extension’s Health Smart Impact Team joined forces with the University of Maryland Department of Residential Facilities to offer a demonstration and valuable tips on how to keep homes free of common health hazards. The free tours occurred in an on-campus...

UMD Empowers Americans to Make Smart Choice about Health Insurance

Sweeping health care reform legislation means starting October 1, hundreds of millions of Americans – both those currently insured and uninsured – will have more options than ever before when it comes to health insurance. Yet research shows the vast majority of people in this country are...

AGNR at the Farmers' Market at Maryland

To help highlight Food Safety Education month, two groups from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) took time out to share important information with shoppers at the Farmers' Market at Maryland. Representatives from the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (...

Market to Mealtime

When a group of small children is crowded around a table at the farmers’ market clamoring for a free sample, one assumes it must be freshly-baked pie, ice cream or, at the very least, some type of sweet fruit they’re tempted to taste. But kale wraps ? Indeed, children and adults alike were lined up...

Featuring Food Safety - Week 3

It’s one of the easiest, most effective ways to stop foodborne illness in its tracks yet only about three-fourths of us are actually doing it. Yep, we’re talking about WASHING YOUR HANDS because apparently, not everyone is getting the message. It’s Food Safety Education Month and the College of...

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