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

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

06/01/2021

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.

Aggie Chocolate Factory Makes USU a Foodie Triple Threat

Aggie Chocolate Factory Makes USU a Foodie Triple Threat

05/28/2021

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.

Dietetics Faculty Win Regional Awards

Dietetics Faculty Win Regional Awards

05/27/2021

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.

Nice Honor for a Marquee (and creamy) USU Product

Nice Honor for a Marquee (and creamy) USU Product

05/25/2021

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.

Students Receive Grants to Conduct Impactful Undergraduate Research

Students Receive Grants to Conduct Impactful Undergraduate Research

05/24/2021

Three students working in disciplines within the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences were awarded Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunity Grants (URCO) to support conducting their own research in life, plant and food sciences this summer....

Aggie Creamery and Aggie Chocolate Factory Earn Best of State Honors

Aggie Creamery and Aggie Chocolate Factory Earn Best of State Honors

05/13/2021

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

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

05/06/2021

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

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

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

05/05/2021

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.

Cheese Making: Where Dairy Meets Materials Science

Cheese Making: Where Dairy Meets Materials Science

03/30/2021

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.

Is Dried Fruit Healthy?

Is Dried Fruit Healthy?

02/05/2021

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

ROTC and NDFS Collaboration

ROTC and NDFS Collaboration

01/22/2021

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...

Research Suggests Potential for Growth in Utah's Beef Industry

Research Suggests Potential for Growth in Utah's Beef Industry

01/22/2021

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...

Balance in the Chaos

Balance in the Chaos

01/12/2021

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?

2020 - 2022 William C. Winder Professor

2020 - 2022 William C. Winder Professor

12/09/2020

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

Aggie Ice Cream Peppermint Bark

Aggie Ice Cream Peppermint Bark

12/04/2020

World’s collide with the release of Aggie Ice Cream and Aggie Chocolate Factory’s Peppermint Bark ice cream, sure to satisfy your holiday cravings!

Aggie Creamery Makes Gold-medal Cheeses

Aggie Creamery Makes Gold-medal Cheeses

10/28/2020

Relying on their two chief cheeses, Utah State University's Aggie Creamery earned gold medal rankings at the Utah Cheese Awards in August.

Lacie Peterson Named a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Lacie Peterson Named a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

10/23/2020

Lacie Peterson, clinical associate professor in the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences (NDFS) has been named a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).

Aggie Ice Cream: Pints

Aggie Ice Cream: Pints

10/21/2020

Our award-winning ice cream has over 20 plus flavors, watch this video if you'd like to drool all over them.

Aggie Ice Cream can now be shipped anywhere in the US

Aggie Ice Cream can now be shipped anywhere in the US

09/22/2020

Big news for USU Aggies everywhere! Aggie Ice Cream can now be shipped directly to your door, anywhere in the United States!

Resourceful Students Shift to Virtual Product Competitions

Resourceful Students Shift to Virtual Product Competitions

09/01/2020

The Moonola team from Utah State University won first place in the Smart Snacks for Kids competition.

Examining Nutrition Education Programs for Refugees in the United States

Examining Nutrition Education Programs for Refugees in the United States

08/13/2020

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.

USU students provide food to aid area pantries

USU students provide food to aid area pantries

05/01/2020

Students from Utah State University are providing food at the University’s Student Nutrition (SNAC) to individuals and families to aid area food pantries.

Heidi Wengreen Reflects on the Path to Her Passion and Professorship

Heidi Wengreen Reflects on the Path to Her Passion and Professorship

11/15/2018

Dietetics Professor Heidi Wengreen starts each semester of the Science and Application of Human Nutrition class by telling students in that large, general education course that she “Bleeds Aggie Blue.”

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

10/05/2018

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.

 USU Food Science Students Create Recipe for Success

USU Food Science Students Create Recipe for Success

08/27/2018

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 Nutrition Students Visit Greece, Learn Healthy Lifestyles Practices

USU Nutrition Students Visit Greece, Learn Healthy Lifestyles Practices

08/03/2017

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 Students Reach Out to Retirement Community

USU Students Reach Out to Retirement Community

04/07/2017

Twelve Utah State University dietetic students created and implemented a health and wellness program at a Logan retirement center for their capstone projects. Students visited their “grandfriends” at the Williamsburg Retirement Community and taught topics...

Finally, A Game Children Can Play With Their Food

Finally, A Game Children Can Play With Their Food

11/02/2016

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.

USU CAAS DEAN’S SEMINAR TO COVER ECONOMICS AND NUTRITION

USU CAAS DEAN’S SEMINAR TO COVER ECONOMICS AND NUTRITION

11/02/2016

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. The lecture, titled What are You Thinking? Cognitive Load and Neuroeconomics Insights for...

NEW FUELING STATION GIVES NUTRITION STUDENTS HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

NEW FUELING STATION GIVES NUTRITION STUDENTS HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

05/09/2016

The Aggie Fueling Station was created by representatives from the nutrition program and athletics, who 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 stu...

Aggie Chocolate Factory: From Bean to Bar

Aggie Chocolate Factory: From Bean to Bar

The Aggie Chocolate Factory opened its doors to the public on November 16, 2018, welcoming a long line of chocolate lovers and foodies who came to taste the factory’s first collection of treats. The factory processes chocolate from bean to bar (and bean t...

 Hemp Research Underway at Utah State University

Hemp Research Underway at Utah State University

Scientists at Utah State University are studying various growing practices to optimize the yield and quality of hemp for botanical medicines.

Hauling Your Food & Building Your Roads

Hauling Your Food & Building Your Roads

According to the American Trucking Associations, companies currently need about 60,000 drivers, a number that could top 100,000 in just a few years.

Aggie Creamery Churns Up USU-Themed Flavors

Aggie Creamery Churns Up USU-Themed Flavors

The Aggie Creamery offers 27 different ice cream flavors at any given time, but the Utah State University themed flavors are always the big stars. Aggie fans travel from far and near to get their Aggie Blue Mint or Aggie Bull Tracks fix. Who came up with ...