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Food Systems Faculty Profile: Lizzy Pope

Lizzy Pope is an Assistant Professor in Nutrition and Food Sciences and the Dietetics Program Director

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UVM Helps Cultivate a Food Systems Journal

In 2013, Duncan Hilchey and Amy Christian found themselves looking for ways to make their enterprise, a scholarly journal featuring applied food systems research, financially sustainable. As the field of food systems was picking up momentum in academia, editor in chief Hilchey and managing editor Christian decided to invite a few higher education institutions to be founding partners of the journal. The first university they approached was the University of Vermont.

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What Else Comes with a College Degree? An Extra 10 Pounds, Says New Study

College students are carrying more than a diploma across the stage at graduation. They’re lugging an extra 10 pounds gained over their college years, on average, along with the associated health risks, says a new study just published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

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