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Research & Impact

Group of nutrition educators posting in front of water fountain in Albany, NY

Field Note

Reflections on COVID-19 and SNAP-Ed: Making Lemons Into Lemonade
In the last quarter of 2019, the Northwestern region SNAP-Ed team delivered almost 400 in-person programs to over 5000 participants. From Buffalo Public Schools to the Medina Library, we covered a wide range of nutrition topics. Then COVID-19...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Health + Nutrition
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Spotlight

Zero hunger in India is possible with diverse food system
According to a new report from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) that published July 15, researchers have mapped opportunities for India to reduce hunger and improve overall nutrition by reorienting its agricultural...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food Science
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
Buz Bastos stands by a window in his lab.

Field Note

Buz Barstow: Resuming research during the pandemic
In March, the pandemic put a pause on most hands-on research. Learn how Professor Buz Barstow and his team kept working on sustainable energy technologies from home and hear how his lab has changed now that campus is starting to re-open.
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Biology
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Field Note

Ben Fields ’20: Big heart, bigger hopes to change the world

  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Health + Nutrition
Prabhu Pingali

Spotlight

Prabhu Pingali: Transforming food systems in India

  • Department of Global Development
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

News & Events

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News

Taste buds may play role in fostering obesity in offspring
The researchers’ findings were published July 31 in Nature Scientific Reports. Maternal exposure to a high-fat diet during the perinatal period – before the animal gets pregnant – appears to induce physical, detectable changes in the taste buds...
  • Food Science
  • Food
  • Health + Nutrition
A student sitting at a table with an egg burrito on a paper plate

News

‘Egg-Vengers’ battling local food insecurity
The team – dubbed the “Egg-Vengers” – has set up a system to collect hundreds of surplus eggs from the Cornell Poultry Farm and donate them to area food pantries each week. They also are hatching a plan to serve breakfast burritos to Cornell...
  • Animal Science
  • Food
  • Health + Nutrition