News: Nutritional Sciences

Read the latest news from the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin

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Marissa Burgermaster: Breaking Down Your ‘Gut’ Feelings on Nutrition

Food is one of many factors impacting health, but it can be one of the most difficult to solve for — requiring understanding of nutrition...

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Food for Thought: Nutrition Researcher Embraces the Toughest Subjects

Beth Widen, a nutrition researcher at The University of Texas at Austin, is seeking to untangle the complex relationship between nutrition in pregnancy and infancy...

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Texas Science Festival Inspires Texans to Delve into Discovery

Go deep in the heart of science this month and next.

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Doctors and Patients Have a New Tool to Aid in Conversations About Diet

Physicians will be able to get assistance from a new artificial intelligence system designed by nutrition researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Weight Gain in Pregnancy May Be Linked to Later Growth Patterns in Daughters

Patterns of weight gain in pregnancy may offer clues to how children will grow.

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Natural Sciences Researchers Win President’s Award for Global Learning

A team with two CNS undergraduates of UT Austin were involved with research about the relationship between undergraduates' mental health and their social support networks...

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E-Cookbook Promotes Sustainable Food Sourcing and Raises Funds for Charity

UT Austin students of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics created an e-cookbook to support an organization that aims to end hunger in Texas.

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Two CNS Faculty Receive President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Awards

Laura Lashinger and Sally Ragsdale received awards recognizing the university’s educational innovators who demonstrate exceptional undergraduate teaching in the core curriculum.

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Nutrition Researchers Developing Digital Platform for Teachers

A group of University of Texas at Austin nutrition researchers and educators received a grant to encourage kids to make healthy eating choices by providing...

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School Gardens Linked With Kids Eating More Vegetables

School vegetable gardens and classes about nutrition and gardening increased vegetable consumption among children.

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