Nutrition, Diet, and Health
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.
September 26, 2013 | General News
UGA to help Georgians navigate health insurance options
Twelve University of Georgia health navigators are working through their final days of training as they prepare to help Georgians across the state learn about their options under the new health insurance marketplaces.
September 25, 2013 | Events on Campus
State of Public Health Conference to tackle health care reform on Oct. 3
September 20, 2013 | Events on Campus
Leading expert on genetics of obesity to deliver Boyd Lecture at UGA
World-renowned geneticist Claude Bouchard, professor and director of the Human Genomics Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, will deliver the fall 2013 George H. Boyd Distinguished Lecture at the University of Georgia. He will speak at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 1 in the UGA Hotel and Conference Center's Mahler Hall. His lecture is titled "The Obesity Epidemic: Reflection on Contentious Issues."
September 9, 2013 | Honors & Awards
UGA public health dean joins governor’s childhood obesity advisory council
Phillip L. Williams, dean of the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has accepted an invitation by Gov. Nathan Deal to help guide Georgia's efforts to fight childhood obesity as a part of the newly formed Governor's Advisory Council on Childhood Obesity.
August 19, 2013 | General News
Media Advisory: Jeff Gordon to visit Campus Kitchen at UGA Aug. 29
Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon will visit the Athens Community Council on Aging Aug. 29, to work alongside student volunteers from the Campus Kitchen at the University of Georgia.
June 19, 2013 | Research News
Adolescent obesity influenced by both community, genetics
Genetic sensitivity and community adversity combine to increase the risk of obesity among adolescents, according to new research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health by University of Georgia researchers Kandauda Wickrama and Catherine Walker O'Neal.
May 16, 2013 | Research News
Stroke patients respond similarly to after-stroke care, despite age difference
Age has little to do with how patients should be treated after suffering a stroke, according to new research from the University of Georgia.
May 9, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA service-learning class helps bring documentary on hunger in America to Ciné May 11
A group of University of Georgia students taking a service-learning course worked collaboratively with community members to bring a panel discussion and documentary film focusing on hunger in America to Ciné on May 11 beginning at 7:30 p.m.
May 1, 2013 | Honors & Awards
Clayton County Archway Partnership awarded Al Dohany Award for Community Service
The Georgia Public Health Association recently recognized the University of Georgia's Archway Partnership for the expansion of the Federally Qualified Health Center in Clayton County with the Al Dohany Award for Community Service.
April 25, 2013 | Research News
Pigment in the eye found to be key between obesity, vision loss
"Eat your veggies" has been an admonition of parents through the ages, but newly published brain research from the University of Georgia provides one of the best reasons why.
April 16, 2013 | Honors & Awards
Campus Kitchen at UGA receives top student organization award
Campus Kitchen at UGA was named the University of Georgia's "Organization of the Year" during the 12th Annual H. Gordon and Francis S. Davis Student Organization Achievement and Recognition Awards, given out April 10 at the Tate Student Center. The hunger relief student organization, launched in March 2011, also received an award for "Outstanding Service to the Community."