Nutrition, Diet, and Health
February 27, 2013 | Events on Campus
University of Georgia to host international symposium on One Health
The University of Georgia Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute and Faculty of Infectious Diseases along with the University of Liverpool will host the first international One Health Symposium March 21-23 at the UGA Center for Continuing Education.
February 25, 2013 | General News
UGA Food Services chef to compete in culinary challenge
University of Georgia Food Services Chef Shelly Orozco-Marrs has been selected to compete in the regional Culinary Challenge at the National Association of College and University Food Services Southern Region Conference March 8 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.
February 12, 2013 | Events on Campus
Annual Southern Garden Heritage Conference to celebrate heirloom fruits and vegetables
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia will hold the 2013 Southern Garden Heritage Conference Feb. 15 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Callaway Building Auditorium. The focus is on "Gardening with Heirloom Fruits and Vegetables."
January 30, 2013 | Events on Campus
Expert in reducing obesity in people with disabilities to give 2013 Ramsey Lecture
James H. Rimmer, an expert in developing health programs to reduce obesity in people with disabilities, will give the 2013 Ramsey Lecture on Feb. 13 at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
January 24, 2013 | Events on Campus
Childhood obesity expert to speak Feb. 6 at UGA
Michael Goran, a leading researcher in the field of childhood obesity and a professor at the University of Southern California, will discuss his work Feb. 6 from 12:20-1:30 p.m. in room 104 of Conner Hall at the University of Georgia. His talk will cover "The Sugar ‘Maize': Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Obesity and Metabolic Risk—from Genes to Policy."
January 23, 2013 | Events on Campus
UN World Food Director to speak at UGA School of Law symposium
Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme, will visit the University of Georgia School of Law on Feb. 5 as the keynote speaker for the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law's conference.
January 3, 2013 | Events on Campus
Disease detective kicks off ‘Voices from the Vanguard’ lecture series
A Stanford University physician and global health expert will open the eighth annual "Global Diseases: Voices from the Vanguard" lecture series Jan. 14 in the University of Georgia Chapel.
January 3, 2013 | General News
Radon exposure causes more deaths each year than drunk driving
Radon is tasteless, odorless and invisible, but the radioactive gas still kills more Americans every year than drunk driving-one reason why University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts advise Georgians to test their homes. It is the most common cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and causes about 21,000 deaths a year.
December 6, 2012 | Research News
Social support has buffering role on poor diet behaviors, UGA study shows
Older African Americans who are dissatisfied with their lives tend to choose diets high in fat and low in fruits and vegetables. They can improve their health-and eating habits-through social support, according to new research from the University of Georgia.
November 19, 2012 | General News
UGA Cooperative Extension launches Zero Weight Gain Challenge during holidays
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents are proposing tips to help Georgians keep the pounds off during the holiday season. As part of a new program this year, agents are starting the Zero Weight Gain Challenge, which will include weekly emails about ways to reduce the holiday bulge.
November 16, 2012 | Research News
UGA study finds anxiety linked to chest pain in children
Psychological factors can have as much-or more-impact on pediatric chest pain as physical ones, a University of Georgia study found recently. UGA psychologists discovered pediatric patients diagnosed with noncardiac chest pain have higher levels of anxiety and depression than patients diagnosed with innocent heart murmurs-the noise of normal turbulent blood flow in a structurally normal heart.
October 24, 2012 | General News
Growing “braaains”: New UGA seminar uses zombies to teach about infectious diseases
Ah, the humble zombie, bereft of all emotion save for an insatiable lust for human flesh. These nightmarish ghouls have recently gone from horror movie cannon fodder to virtual pop icons, shuffling and groaning their way onto television shows, novels, video games and toy markets. Even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have gotten in on the fun with its own tongue-in-cheek Web page dedicated to educating the public about zombie preparedness.
October 22, 2012 | General News
UGA Food Services offers mobile ‘Build Your Plate’ option
The University of Georgia Food Services is now offering a to-go version of its Build Your Plate website. Designed specifically for students, the mobile website will give anyone eating on the UGA campus an easier way to navigate through menu options and calculate nutritional information.
October 19, 2012 | Research News
UGA discovery sheds light on Alzheimer’s mystery
In 1906, when Alois Alzheimer discovered the neurodegenerative disease that would later be named for him, he saw amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles inside the brain. Several decades later, abnormal protein structures called Hirano bodies also were frequently observed in patients with neurodegenerative diseases.
October 18, 2012 | Events on Campus
Childhood obesity expert to discuss how behavioral factors influence eating
Leann L. Birch, director of the center for childhood obesity at Penn State University, will discuss her research on the behavioral factors that influence how people eat on a rescheduled date of Jan. 16 from 12:20-1:10 p.m. at the University of Georgia in room 110 of Dawson Hall. Her lecture is titled "Factors that Influence the Developing Controls of Food Intake from Infancy through Adolescence."