News Archive: Nutrition
From rags to bags: Upcycling research tackles textile and food waste
Published on Nov. 18, 2022
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service estimated 31% or 133 billion pounds of the nation’s available food supply went uneaten in 2010. The Environmental Protection Agency found that another 11 million tons of textiles head to landfills each year.
UK grad students study Kentucky food systems (video)
Published on Oct. 3, 2022
University of Kentucky graduate students from disciplines across UK's campus are studying sustainable food systems in a new class offered for the first time this fall semester.
New UK course offers outlooks on food systems
Published on Sep. 23, 2022
In a new course this fall, University of Kentucky graduate students from a variety of majors are learning about sustainable food systems.
UK launches online nutrition master’s degree to support new industry requirement
Published on Jul. 29, 2022
UK researcher helps improve soldier eating habits with new app
Published on Jul. 26, 2022
A 2020 study by the Health of the Force-Army Public Health Center found that one-in-five military service members were classified as obese and had difficulty meeting Army fitness and weight standards. One UK researcher is aiming to fix that.
UK students learn about Blue Zones in overseas trip
Published on Jun. 15, 2022
University of Kentucky students, including many from the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, are learning how some populations of the world live exceptionally long and healthy lives.
The Food Connection names new director
Published on Mar. 22, 2022
Ashton Wright will be taking the head role at The Food Connection.
4th annual Kentucky Local Food Systems Summit to take place at Kroger Field
Published on Mar. 8, 2022
The Kentucky Local Food Systems Summit will include a full day of workshops, networking and conversations designed to bring together local food professionals and advocates who work on the front lines of growing the state’s local food and farm economy.
Eight inducted into UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Hall of Distinguished Alumni
The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will induct eight former students into the 2022 Hall of Distinguished Alumni tonight. The alumni will be honored for their meaningful contributions to the commonwealth, the nation and the world.