News Archive: Nutrition
Hunger summit unites state leaders to address food insecurity
Published on May. 16, 2023
Kentucky has one of the highest food-insecurity rates in the nation. UK hopes to help solve that.
Food Connection virtual workshop teaches farm food safety plan development
Published on Mar. 15, 2023
Developing a food safety plan helps growers be organized and proactive in reducing risks and allows them to design efficient procedures that are unique to their operation
UK launches Food as Health Alliance to boost health and wellbeing
Published on Feb. 9, 2023
The University of Kentucky has just launched a new program bringing together clinical and community research that addresses food insecurity and diet-related chronic diseases.
Smith Edge named to Board on Human Sciences liaison for Council for Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching
Published on Feb. 7, 2023
Smith Edge produces the Meet Me at the Table blog series and The AgriNutrition Edge Report
Food Connection helps host KY Proud CSA Week
Published on Jan. 31, 2023
The Food Connection at the University of Kentucky will help host KY Proud CSA Week Feb. 20-24.
UK interns helping students and communities through school gardens
Published on Jan. 25, 2023
University of Kentucky Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition interns are completing their first year of working with schools’ farm-to-school programs and are finding the tasks fulfilling.
C. Oran Little had immeasurable impact on agriculture
Published on Dec. 19, 2022
C. Oran Little provided invaluable services to Kentucky and received substantial national and international recognition.
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.