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Ensuring kids don’t go hungry when school’s out

During the school year, hundreds of thousands of state children benefit from nutrition-boosting school breakfast, lunch and afterschool snack programs. But access to the programs ends along with the school year—leaving many students at risk for hunger over the summer months.


Make the most of springtime gardening

You might harvest more than flowers and fresh vegetables by working outside in your garden. Research shows that nurturing a garden in your backyard, or even in a school or community garden, offers additional benefits.

CALS Pound Extension Award

Jeff Sindelar, Meats Extension Specialist with CALS Dean Kate VandenBosch.

Photo courtesy of UW-Madison CALS

Jeff Sindelar receives 2016 Pound Extension Award

Jeff Sindelar, University of Wisconsin-Madison associate professor and UW-Extension meat specialist, received the 2016 Pound Extension Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. He was recognized for his work with Wisconsin’s meat industry, which is among the state’s top five manufacturing industries in economic output.


Research serendipity

Denise Ney explains how she her research related to developing new foods to help people with PKU, led to the discovery that the protein could also be used to assist in weight control and promotion of strong bones in women.