Nutrition, Diet, and Health
April 18, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA Griffin campus to present Psych Day at UGA
The University of Georgia Griffin campus will present a day of sessions devoted to the field of psychology April 25 in Room 104 of the Student Learning Center.
April 14, 2014 | Research News
Rapid toxicity test for household, industrial compounds in the works at UGA
Multiyear testing methods have left the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a list of 80,000 household and industrial compounds that need to be assessed to determine potential health risks.
April 11, 2014 | Research News
Small retail grocers, improved transit might be key to shrinking ‘food deserts’
Food deserts—a term used for geographical areas where healthy food is inaccessible or prohibitively expensive—are connected to high rates of obesity and diet-related diseases. A new University of Georgia study says that smaller and mid-sized retail stores may be the best solution to shrinking these deserts.
April 9, 2014 | General News
UGA students raise more than $200,000 to fight cancer
More than 2,000 students participated in the 15th Annual University of Georgia Relay for Life overnight from April 4-5 in the main gym at the Ramsey Student Center. The night culminated with the announcement that the student fundraising teams had raised a total of $202,568.27 toward this year's campaign. The top Greek fundraising team, Pi Beta Phi/Pike, raised over $22,000 while the top non-Greek team, Team Laura, raised more than $10,000.
April 3, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA celebrates National Public Health Week, April 7-13
March 27, 2014 | General News
UGA experts available to speak on the 2014 County Health Rankings
While Georgia's healthiest counties continue to flourish, poorer rural counties continue to struggle with higher obesity rates, less access to healthcare and diminished quality of life, according to a recent national study on county health. University of Georgia experts have been working in rural counties around the state to reverse these trends and are available to speak on their efforts.
March 26, 2014 | General News
University of Georgia installs bicycle repair stations
The University of Georgia is making cycling around campus even easier for its growing bike-riding population with several new repair stations.
March 13, 2014 | Events on Campus
Malaria researcher and global health advocate to speak at Vanguard Lecture Series
The University of Georgia's Voices from the Vanguard series continues March 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the UGA Chapel with a presentation by Mary Galinski, a professor and researcher at Emory University.
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.