Pylons at the Chapel

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Judy Midkff, Governor McAuliffe, and Anna Midkiff
FNP's Judy Midkiff with Governor McAuliffe and her daughter Anna at the Governor's Mansion to celebrate the launch of Project 365, a USDA Child Hunger Demonstration Grant . FNP is partnering with several state agencies to implement Project 365, which has three goals: to end childhood hunger in participating areas by 2018, to nourish student’s minds and bodies for improved school performance, and to be the nation’s leader in ending childhood hunger through partnerships and collaboration and innovative service delivery.

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.

Elena Serrano was featured in WalletHub’s recent study about 2016’s fattest states in America, offering healthy eating tips on a budget and insight into obesity.

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.

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