The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is opening a new on-campus pantry called the Big Orange Pantry. With a mission of providing emergency food assistance and other essentials for members of the university community, the Big Orange Pantry is accessible to students, faculty, and staff. Colleges and departments across campus as well as alumni are collaborating
Researchers with the Department of Nutrition have received a $2 million grant to develop a limited dietary prescription that uses habituation to improve long-term weight loss for patients with childhood obesity.
Jay Whelan, head of UT’s Department of Nutrition, has been recognized with the Golden Achievement Award by the World Acrobatics Society and induction into the Gallery of Legends Hall of Fame.
Five UT doctoral students have been named Tennessee Doctoral Fellows. These prestigious awards are funded by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and UT’s Graduate School.
Sa’Nealdra Wiggins fell in love with the field of women’s health during an undergraduate internship. Now a fourth-year doctoral student in nutrition scheduled to graduate in May 2021, Wiggins is one of five PhD students recently honored as Tennessee Doctoral Fellows.
Researchers found that food insecurity has an average prevalence of 30.5 percent among college students who responded to online surveys at 10 four-year universities in the Southern Appalachia region.
Does the holiday season have you anxious about living healthy amid all the temptation? Lee Murphy, senior lecturer in the Department of Nutrition, shares helpful advice for how you can make healthy choices this month.
As part of next week’s National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, UT will host events to bring awareness to these two pressing issues.
There are many delicious temptations during the holidays, but UT nutrition professor Lee Murphy says there’s always room to hack your favorite recipe in order to reduce calories from added fats and sugars.
Amber MacDonald grew up playing sports and thought she wanted to be a personal trainer. But her father’s terminal cancer diagnosis when she was 15 changed the course of her life forever. This week, she’s receiving her master’s degree in cellular molecular nutrition, earned in UT’s College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. MacDonald has
Many parents and caregivers are distressed by what their children eat—or don’t eat.
“Stop worrying about things not to eat and focus on a positive mindset of what you should eat.” That’s some New Year’s resolution advice from Lee Murphy, professor of nutrition. “People often think of resolutions as eating less of something or cutting it out altogether, but I think it’s more fun and realistic to try