Posts Tagged ‘nutrition’

New state obesity prevention plan announced this week

Physical activity

Dr. Carolyn Dunn, N.C. Cooperative Extension nutrition specialist, is lead author of new obesity prevention plan released by Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina.

Shellie Pfohl to visit with young food justice leaders in Goldsboro

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Shellie Pfohl, executive director of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, will visit Goldsboro on Thursday, Nov. 1, to learn about community food systems efforts and youth-led food justice initiatives. News media are invited to cover any events and are encouraged to contact Shorlette Ammons to let her know where they plan to join the tour.

Program teaches participants to ‘Shop Smart’

Shop Smart class at Food Lion

With just $10 to spend on food, a mother and her teenage daughter came away from a Durham Food Lion recently with quite a bit of food: two yogurts, bananas, lettuce, strawberries, cucumbers, salad dressing and bread. The two were among a group participating in Durham County Cooperative Extension’s “Shop Smart, Eat Smart and Move More” program.

Allen honored by Food Technologists

picture of Dr. Jonathan Allen

Dr. Jonathan C. Allen, professor of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, has received the 2012 Gilbert A. Leveille Award given by the Institute of Food Technologists.

App taps kids’ interest in technology to open door to gardening and the out of doors

Roo's Fabulous Edible Garden

A new electronic game from UNC-TV and North Carolina Cooperative Extension is designed to get kids interested in spending time outdoors growing their own fruits and vegetables.

People, pigs and infant formula

Picture of Dr. Dr. Lin Xi, research assistant professor in animal science; Brynn Seabolt, research associate; and Dr. JackOlde.

People, pigs and infant formula would seem a strange combination, but a study involving baby pigs reveals much about what makes a nutritious (human) infant formula.

Lifelong learners, lifelong leaders

Nutrition Leaders

Nutrition Leaders come together one last time as they wind up decades of service to N.C. State University’s seafood extension education program.

Cook Smart, Eat Smart 101

student cook smart class

Students learn to prepare simple meals
In the catering kitchen of Talley Student Center, seven N.C. State University students chop green beans, green onions and fish fillets to prepare a meal that they will cook in two pots with steamer baskets. Tonight’s Cook Smart, Eat Smart class objective is steam cooking.

NUTS for Nutrition

Harrison Riggs, Alice Raad and Musa Koroma

Student volunteers help low-income, low-resource parents and their children learn about the importance of good nutrition and healthy eating through a program called Nutrition NUTS. Developed by Suzie Goodell, assistant professor of food, bioprocessing and nutrition sciences, Nutrition NUTS (which stands for “Nutrition Understanding Through Service”) focuses on obesity prevention.

Faithful Families program promotes healthy lifestyles

Debbie Stephenson, Stephanie McDonald, Annie McIver and Sheilneil Feaster

The program is a partnership between Cooperative Extension and the N.C. Division of Public Health’s Physical Activity and Nutrition Branch.

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