College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Nutrition

UMD Food Scientist Guides High School Student Team Towards Revelatory Findings in Women’s Health

pregnant woman
College Park, MD -- In an effort to sustain and educate the next generation of food safety experts in the United States, Dr. Bob Buchanan of the University of Maryland has served as a scientific mentor to a pair of academically accelerated high school students who are challenging the current food...

UMD Students Win Big at the Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) National Conference

UMD MANRRS National Conference Participants
Adeola Adeoye, a senior Nutrition major, took first place in the competitive research poster competition earlier this month at the Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences ( MANRRS ) 33rd Annual Career Fair and Training Conference. This national conference is designed to...

Text2BHealthy in the News

(The following article appeared in The Montgomery County Gazette on February 24th.) Parents at Washington Grove Elementary School in Gaithersburg are using Text2BHealthy messages as a way to help them make better everyday nutrition choices for themselves and their children. “Once or twice a week [...

Focus on Food in Ghana

The Department of Nutrition and Food Science is leading a charge to get University of Maryland students involved in food security issues in Africa, more specifically, in the country of Ghana. Ghana was selected as a focus country for Feed the Future – the U.S. government’s global hunger and food...

Feed the Future & Food Security in Africa: A Case Study on Ghana

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Charles Carroll Room, Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Ghana in West Africa has been selected as a UMD NFSC Study Abroad program for May 2015. The country was first the first in Africa to achieve independence from the British rule in 1957 and also the first country in Africa to receive Peace Corps volunteers in 1961. Currently, the country is also a...

Standout Student Studies Link Between Diet and ADHD

“You are what you eat,” or at least that’s what UMD junior Karishma Patel believes. The nutritional sciences and physiology/neurobiology double major is investigating a link between nutrition and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). A vegetarian member of the Gemstone honors program --...

Introducing New AGNR Faculty - Part 4

The College of Agricultural and Natural Resources welcomed a number of new faculty members prior to the start of the 2014 fall semester. Each Friday we're introducing a few of these newcomers and providing some details about their work and/or research interests. This week, we meet two assistant...

Dietetics Majors Teach Youngsters How to “Eat Like Experts”

A group of College Park Academy students sitting down for lunch inside a classroom in Marie Mount Hall Friday afternoon had quite a smorgasbord to select from: grilled steak with blue cheese and caramelized onions, stir fry vegetables, roasted chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy and a colorful...

Students Learn To Eat With Eyes Wide Open

Where does your food come from? What is really in it? How does its consumption affect your health and the well-being of society? These are the questions that Dr. Charlie Apter asks in the university’s new I-series course, “Eating with Eyes Wide Open,” that he offered for the first time in the fall...

UMD Nutrition Educators Help Citizens Deal with Food Stamp Cuts

On November 1, 47 million people across the country saw cuts to their benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – formerly known as food stamps – due to the expiration of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Nearly 800,000 of those affected were Maryland...

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