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Utah State University Food Science Club members Annalisa Jones, Melissa Marsh and Weston Christensen won first place and $5,000 in the 2021 Ocean Spray Student Product Development Competition.
USU Food Science Club Students Win $5,000 With Cranberry Hot Sauces

USU Food Science Club Students Win $5,000 With Cranberry Hot Sauces

Utah State University Food Science Club members Annalisa Jones, Melissa Marsh and Weston Christensen won first place and $5,000 in the 2021 Ocean Spray Student Product Development Competition.

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Before the Farmers Feeding Utah Distribution Event had even begun, students were already lining up on the east end of the Quad to receive free ground beef and corn produced by local farmers.
Farmers Feeding Utah Connects Local Producers with Students in Need

Farmers Feeding Utah Connects Local Producers with Students in Need

Before the Farmers Feeding Utah Distribution Event had even begun, students were already lining up on the east end of the Quad to receive free ground beef and corn produced by local farmers.

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Melissa Marsh, a graduate student pursuing her doctorate in food science, recently received the Thomas H. Smouse Memorial Fellowship from American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS).
Food Science Student Receives American Oil Chemists' Society Fellowship

Food Science Student Receives American Oil Chemists' Society Fellowship

Melissa Marsh, a graduate student pursuing her doctorate in food science, recently received the Thomas H. Smouse Memorial Fellowship from American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS).

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Aggie Ice Cream and cheeses from the Aggie Creamery and artisan chocolate produced at the Aggie Chocolate Factory are delicious and named "Best in State."
The Aggie Creamery and Aggie Chocolate Factory are Best of State

The Aggie Creamery and Aggie Chocolate Factory are Best of State

Aggie Ice Cream and cheeses from the Aggie Creamery and artisan chocolate produced at the Aggie Chocolate Factory are delicious and named "Best in State."

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Recent USU graduate Amria Farnsworth has been named the 2021 Outstanding Dietetics Student of the Year by the Utah Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Dietetics Student Honored by the Utah Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Dietetics Student Honored by the Utah Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Recent USU graduate Amria Farnsworth has been named the 2021 Outstanding Dietetics Student of the Year by the Utah Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Rockwood, 35, grew up in Ogden, graduated from Utah State University and has been a registered dietitian nutritionist for 11 years.
Dietitian Receives National Award for Solving the Dinner Dilemma

Dietitian Receives National Award for Solving the Dinner Dilemma

Rockwood, 35, grew up in Ogden, graduated from Utah State University and has been a registered dietitian nutritionist for 11 years.

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The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA) is pleased to announce Prateek Sharma as the 2021 recipient of the ADSA Foundation Scholar Award in Dairy Foods.
Prateek Sharma Receives the ADSA® Foundation Scholar Award in Dairy Foods

Prateek Sharma Receives the ADSA® Foundation Scholar Award in Dairy Foods

The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA) is pleased to announce Prateek Sharma as the 2021 recipient of the ADSA Foundation Scholar Award in Dairy Foods.

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For over a century, Utah State University has been known for its ice cream- and cheese-making expertise. More recently, chocolate has been added to its educational repertoire.
Aggie Chocolate Factory Makes USU a Foodie Triple Threat

Aggie Chocolate Factory Makes USU a Foodie Triple Threat

For over a century, Utah State University has been known for its ice cream- and cheese-making expertise. More recently, chocolate has been added to its educational repertoire.

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USU dietetics faculty members Katie Brown and Lacie Peterson of the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences (NDFS) have been recognized by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Dietetics Faculty Win Regional Awards

Dietetics Faculty Win Regional Awards

USU dietetics faculty members Katie Brown and Lacie Peterson of the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences (NDFS) have been recognized by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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A favorite in Cache Valley and across the state is, of course, Aggie Ice Cream. Recently, Utah State University’s Aggie Creamery took home a very special honor – a Utah Best of State award.
Nice Honor for a Marquee (and creamy) USU Product

Nice Honor for a Marquee (and creamy) USU Product

A favorite in Cache Valley and across the state is, of course, Aggie Ice Cream. Recently, Utah State University’s Aggie Creamery took home a very special honor – a Utah Best of State award.

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These delicious results of research and teaching in the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences have been awarded Best of State honors in the categories of specialty cheeses, ice cream and culinary chocolate.
Aggie Creamery and Aggie Chocolate Factory Earn Best of State Honors

Aggie Creamery and Aggie Chocolate Factory Earn Best of State Honors

These delicious results of research and teaching in the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences have been awarded Best of State honors in the categories of specialty cheeses, ice cream and culinary chocolate.

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This might just be the sweetest collaboration ever in USU’s College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences.
Aggie Chocolate Factory + Outdoor Product Design + Beaver Mountain = a Sweet Treat

Aggie Chocolate Factory + Outdoor Product Design + Beaver Mountain = a Sweet Treat

This might just be the sweetest collaboration ever in USU’s College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences.

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Professor Silvana Martini has been named a fellow of the American Oil Chemists' Society. Martini is a food scientist whose research is focused on developing healthier fats that have excellent sensory appeal to consumers.
Professor Silvana Martini Named a Fellow of the American Oil Chemists' Society

Professor Silvana Martini Named a Fellow of the American Oil Chemists' Society

Professor Silvana Martini has been named a fellow of the American Oil Chemists' Society. Martini is a food scientist whose research is focused on developing healthier fats that have excellent sensory appeal to consumers.

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To food scientists, cheese is more than just an ingredient for sandwiches or an appetizer. Cheese is chemistry, biology and physics all deliciously at work, and it’s big business in the dairy industry.
Cheese Making: Where Dairy Meets Materials Science

Cheese Making: Where Dairy Meets Materials Science

To food scientists, cheese is more than just an ingredient for sandwiches or an appetizer. Cheese is chemistry, biology and physics all deliciously at work, and it’s big business in the dairy industry.

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It depends. Sometimes. Kinda. Learn what factors nutritionists say you should consider before noshing on a bag of dried apricots.
Is Dried Fruit Healthy?

Is Dried Fruit Healthy?

It depends. Sometimes. Kinda. Learn what factors nutritionists say you should consider before noshing on a bag of dried apricots.

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During the fall 2020 semester, students in Utah State University’s Advanced Dietetics Practicum course taught members of the Army and Air Force Reserve Office Training Corps (ROTC) about the importance of food and nutrition for optimal health and physical
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ROTC and NDFS Collaboration

During the fall 2020 semester, students in Utah State University’s Advanced Dietetics Practicum course taught members of the Army and Air Force Reserve Office Training Corps (ROTC) about the importance of food and nutrition for optimal health and physical...

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In a report released Jan. 20, 2021, researchers from Utah State University Extension and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) assess the potential for expanding meat processing capabilities in Utah and examine the potential demand for Utah b
Research Suggests Potential for Growth in Utah's Beef Industry

Research Suggests Potential for Growth in Utah's Beef Industry

In a report released Jan. 20, 2021, researchers from Utah State University Extension and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) assess the potential for expanding meat processing capabilities in Utah and examine the potential demand for Utah b...

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We know that a healthy diet is part of the recipe for good health. But how do you put that into daily practice when your life is turned upside down?
Balance in the Chaos

Balance in the Chaos

We know that a healthy diet is part of the recipe for good health. But how do you put that into daily practice when your life is turned upside down?

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Dr. Marie Walsh of the nutrition, dietetics, and food science program has been selected as the William C. Winder Professor for 2020-2022.
2020 - 2022 William C. Winder Professor

2020 - 2022 William C. Winder Professor

Dr. Marie Walsh of the nutrition, dietetics, and food science program has been selected as the William C. Winder Professor for 2020-2022.

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It's snack time! USU students used their creativity, food science knowledge and a lot of work to win the Institute of Food Technologists Smart Snacks for Kids competition.
Aggies Win Smart Snacks Competition

Aggies Win Smart Snacks Competition

It's snack time! USU students used their creativity, food science knowledge and a lot of work to win the Institute of Food Technologists Smart Snacks for Kids competition.

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Refugees face many changes in purchasing and preparing nutritious food for their families upon relocation. Nutrition education can be an important part of improving nutrition and health for refugees.
Examining Nutrition Education Programs for Refugees in the United States

Examining Nutrition Education Programs for Refugees in the United States

Refugees face many changes in purchasing and preparing nutritious food for their families upon relocation. Nutrition education can be an important part of improving nutrition and health for refugees.

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Students from Utah State University are providing food at the University’s Student Nutrition (SNAC) to individuals and families to aid area food pantries. This included harvesting excess fruit that would otherwise go to waste.
USU Students Provide Food to Aid Area Pantries

USU Students Provide Food to Aid Area Pantries

Students from Utah State University are providing food at the University’s Student Nutrition (SNAC) to individuals and families to aid area food pantries. This included harvesting excess fruit that would otherwise go to waste.

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The IMPA’s annual competition requires developing a product that contains at least 51 percent dairy. The USU team he led worked with a substance called whey phospholipid protein concentrate.
From a New Zealand Hostel to USU's Creamery and a Food Science Win

From a New Zealand Hostel to USU's Creamery and a Food Science Win

The IMPA’s annual competition requires developing a product that contains at least 51 percent dairy. The USU team he led worked with a substance called whey phospholipid protein concentrate.

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Earning a top spot in a national food science competition takes more than proving yourself as a chef, according to Vidita Deshpande, a PhD candidate studying food science at Utah State University.
USU Food Science Students Create Recipe for Success

USU Food Science Students Create Recipe for Success

Earning a top spot in a national food science competition takes more than proving yourself as a chef, according to Vidita Deshpande, a PhD candidate studying food science at Utah State University.

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The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest in the world, and a group of Utah State University dietetics students recently visited the Greek island of Crete to learn the more about this healthy way of living.
USU Nutrition Students Visit Greece, Learn Healthy Lifestyles Practices

USU Nutrition Students Visit Greece, Learn Healthy Lifestyles Practices

The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest in the world, and a group of Utah State University dietetics students recently visited the Greek island of Crete to learn the more about this healthy way of living.

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12 USU dietetic students created and implemented a health and wellness program at a Logan retirement center for their capstone projects.
USU Students Reach Out to Retirement Community

USU Students Reach Out to Retirement Community

12 USU dietetic students created and implemented a health and wellness program at a Logan retirement center for their capstone projects.

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If a new game developed at Utah State University achieves its creators’ goals, parents in some Cache Valley communities may find their children requesting more fruits and vegetables at meal and snack times.
Finally, A Game Children Can Play With Their Food

Finally, A Game Children Can Play With Their Food

If a new game developed at Utah State University achieves its creators’ goals, parents in some Cache Valley communities may find their children requesting more fruits and vegetables at meal and snack times.

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George Davis, professor at Virginia Tech, will speak about how people make choices regarding food for the College of Agriculture and Applied Science’s Dean Seminar.
USU CAAS Dean's Seminar to Cover Economics and Nutrition

USU CAAS Dean's Seminar to Cover Economics and Nutrition

George Davis, professor at Virginia Tech, will speak about how people make choices regarding food for the College of Agriculture and Applied Science’s Dean Seminar.

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The Aggie Fueling Station had a goal of working together to provide athletes with the food they need to complement the physical demands of training and nutrition and dietetic students.
New Fueling Station Gives Nutrition Students Hands-on Experience

New Fueling Station Gives Nutrition Students Hands-on Experience

The Aggie Fueling Station had a goal of working together to provide athletes with the food they need to complement the physical demands of training and nutrition and dietetic students.