Nutrition, Diet, and Health
March 11, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers identify decision-making center of brain
Although choosing to do something because the perceived benefit outweighs the financial cost is something people do daily, little is known about what happens in the brain when a person makes these kinds of decisions. Studying how these cost-benefit decisions are made when choosing to consume alcohol, University of Georgia associate professor of psychology James MacKillop identified distinct profiles of brain activity that are present when making these decisions.
March 7, 2014 | General News
Grady College doctoral student to lead panel at South by Southwest Interactive
Felicia Harris, a doctoral student in the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, will be a first-time presenter at the 2014 South by Southwest Interactive conference held March 7-11 in Austin, Texas. She will present Monday, March 10 at 9:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Austin.
March 7, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA Global Educational Forum to focus on women in sport, education and health
University of Georgia faculty and invited scholars will discuss women's accomplishments and the challenges they face during the 8th annual UGA Global Educational Forum titled "Women in Sport, Education and Health" on March 18 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
February 28, 2014 | General News
Two chefs from UGA Food Services to compete in culinary challenge
Two chefs from University of Georgia Food Services have been selected to compete in the Culinary Challenge at the National Association of College and University Food Services Southern Region Conference on March 26 at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla. The chefs who will compete are Don Law and Shelly Orozco-Marrs.
February 27, 2014 | General News
UGA nutrition experts applaud proposed FDA label changes
University of Georgia nutrition experts in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences say they are pleased with the Food and Drug Administration's proposal to update nutrition labels on food products.
February 25, 2014 | General News
Get active, Georgians! UGA’s Walk Georgia launches spring session for state residents
Walk Georgia is enabling state residents to take steps, literally, to improve their health. While the spring session of this University of Georgia Cooperative Extension program has started, it's not too late to join in; registration for the 12-week Walk Georgia session continues through March 10.
February 21, 2014 | Events on Campus
University Health Center to host open house for Collegiate Recovery Community
The University of Georgia Health Center is hosting an open house on Friday, Feb. 28 from 2-4 p.m. in the Memorial Hall Tribal Lounge to introduce their newest program, the Collegiate Recovery Community.
January 27, 2014 | Research News
UGA’s Doyle named National Academy of Inventors Fellow
The National Academy of Inventors named Michael Doyle, University of Georgia Regent's Professor of Food Microbiology and director of UGA's Center for Food Safety, to the 2013 class of NAI Fellows.
January 24, 2014 | Research News
Impulsive personality linked to food addiction
The same kinds of impulsive behavior that lead some people to abuse alcohol and other drugs may also be an important contributor to an unhealthy relationship with food, according to new research from the University of Georgia.
January 17, 2014 | General News
Fulton Fresh launches supermarket tour program to help train advocates for better food
As UGA Extension Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmers Market program moves into a new year, coordinators are working to educate an army of informed food consumers to advocate for better food for their neighborhoods.
January 16, 2014 | General News
Grady College professor to serve as consultant for polio eradication initiative
Glen Nowak, a professor in the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, has been tapped to provide communication leadership for a key part of the global polio eradication effort.
December 4, 2013 | General News
UGA research shows that food portion size and shape can deceive the brain
As the holiday season gears up, beware of the popular tip that advises dieters to eat only half the food on their plate. According to a new study from the University of Georgia, that advice can play tricks on the brain-and the waistline.
November 20, 2013 | Research News
The University of Georgia receives Phase II Grand Challenges Explorations funding
The University of Georgia announced today that it will receive Phase II funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables individuals worldwide to test bold ideas to address persistent health and development challenges.
November 14, 2013 | General News
UGA Extension sets challenge to help keep holiday pounds off
Holidays can be a time of continuous feasts for some, leading to excess pounds when it's all over. To ward off the unwanted weight, University of Georgia Extension is offering the "Zero Weight Gain Holiday Challenge," a free program that seeks to help Georgians avoid the overeating usually so common to the season.
October 4, 2013 | General News
UGA Extension emphasizes radon, poison awareness during Children’s Health Month
Becoming a parent can mean being hyper aware of the dangers household items—like the stairs, electrical outlets and sharp table corners—can pose to a child. However, some the biggest threats to a child's safety aren't visible to the naked eye.