If you’ve set a weight loss goal for yourself, you may be aware of the frustration that comes with trying to lose fat specifically in your abdominal region. This type of fat around your belly, also known as visceral fat, can be stubborn and difficult to target. However, it is also one of the more dangerous types of fat, as carrying too much of it can lead to diseases and other health complications. If you’re looking for help with this […]

Proposed changes promote nutrition security and maternal and child health, increase flexibility for participants WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2022 – This month, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service is proposing changes to the foods prescribed to participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC. These science-based revisions incorporate recommendations from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025. The WIC food packages […]

submitted Arda Tuhanioglu (top) and Surabhi Wason, both Ph.D. students in food science, won their oral presentation division contests at the Institute of Food Technologists conference. Arda Tuhanioglu and Surabhi Wason, both graduate students in food science, won competition awards at the recent Institute of Food Technologists First Event and Expo in Chicago. Tuhanioglu, a Ph.D. student advised by assistant professor Ali Ubeyitogullari, won the Sustainable Food Systems division oral contest. Wason, a Ph.D. student advised by […]

According to new research, young males with a poor diet who switched to a healthy Mediterranean diet saw significant improvement in depression symptoms. Young men with a poor diet saw a significant improvement in their symptoms of depression when they switched to a healthy Mediterranean diet, a new study shows. A new study found that young men who had a poor diet noticed a substantial improvement in their depressive symptoms when they shifted to a healthy Mediterranean diet. Depression is […]

Breakfast literally means “to break the fast.” It is the first meal of the day after a stretch of not eating overnight. Breakfast earned its title as the most important meal of the day back in the 1960s after American nutritionist Adelle Davis suggested that to keep fit and avoid obesity, one should “eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” Though around 15% of people in the United States regularly skip breakfast, many […]

Photo Submitted Ebenezer Miezah Kwofie Ebenezer Miezah Kwofie, assistant professor of food systems sustainability and resilience, was honored with a 2021 Macdonald Distinguished Young Alumni Award by McGill University, where he earned his Ph.D. in 2016. Kwofie holds a joint appointment in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Food Science departments at U of A. Named for McGill University founder Sir William Macdonald, the award recognizes outstanding contributions alumni have made in their professions in the […]

Remember when everyone went through that phase of being hesitant to eat foods with naturally occurring fat? Eating egg whites and ditching egg yolks was just one component of food that was shamed into oblivion. Full-fat yogurt and cow’s milk also got pushed to the sidelines in favor of low-fat and fat-free options. Thankfully, society has grown since that moment, with many health experts now encouraging people to consume foods that are rich in healthy fats, as that usually also […]