Vivica Kraak was awarded a 2017 Fulbright Scholar Award to teach and conduct research on food policy and nutrition in Denmark. Kraak will spend four months in Copenhagen at the Metropolitan University College, where she will be a visiting professor for the college’s undergraduate global nutrition and health degree. She will also research sodium reduction in the nation’s food supply.
CIDER Teacher of the Week: The Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research recognized Deborah Good, associate professor of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, for using student-based technology, accompanied by critical thinking exercises to increase student learning in all the courses she teaches.
Replacing just one sugary drink with water could significantly improve health: If people replace just one calorie-laden drink with water, they can reduce body weight and improve overall health. “Regardless of how many servings of sugar-sweetened beverages you consume, replacing even just one serving can be of benefit,” said Kiyah Duffey, an HNFE adjunct who is also an independent nutrition consultant.