Students Get Real in Community Nutrition

Students in Mrs. Schichtl’s Community Nutrition class were asked to compare home cooked meals to fast food. One of the excellent assignments is posted here.





FACS Students Spend Time With 4-H

On Monday, May 23rd, we volunteered to present at a 4-H meeting in Faulkner County. The members of this group were preparing a vegetable garden to watch, nurture, and grow in the coming months. Our job was to give them a few ideas about what they can do when their vegetables are ready to eat! We prepared and cooked 4 healthy vegetable dishes and compared them to unhealthy dishes the members may have been more familiar with. They tasted each dish and each member said they enjoyed the food! Here in the south, we tend to eat a lot of fried and buttery food. With the recipes we prepared and taught them about, they will have healthier options when it comes to making dishes out of vegetables from their own garden.  – Holly Rega, Nutrition Major


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Read All About It: 29th Annual Alumni Luncheon Recap

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29th Annual Alumni Luncheon Recap

29th Annual Alumni Luncheon Recap



Cultural Projects in Meal Management are a Big Hit!


Making Gyoza


South African Table Setting


South African Table Setting


Chinese Table Setting


Japanese Setting


Japanese Table Setting


Teaching about Culture

The Art of Garnishing – Meal Management Students Get Creative


Duck Commander Wedding – Phoebe Blum, Philip Labanca, Armani Famous, and Tanisha Forbes

Dolphin Fun - Emily Behshears and Celia Medina

Dolphin Fun – Emily Behshears and Celia Medina


Seaside Paradise – Holly Rega and Kristen Potts


Dog in a Garden – Angela DiTullio and Tonya Payton


Swan Lake – Bianca Barrati and Hannah Howe


Household Pets – Kaylee Hulsizer and Darrese McDonald

We Have Big News!!!

Dr. Mary Harlan will be recognized as a Legend in Family & Consumer Sciences at the 107th Annual Conference and Expo this June in Washington state. (  Congratulations Dr. Harlan, we are SO VERY proud of you and your accomplishments over the years!

Watch Out World…..

…Here They Come!!  UCA FACS had over 40 graduates in Spring graduation April 30th. We couldn’t be more proud that these amazing students are going into the world of work with a UCA degree. Check out the pics here of graduation and our FACS Senior Reception. WAY TO GO GRADS!!20160430_151939 (1)073


ArAND Honors UCA Dietetics

The annual meeting of the Arkansas affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics was a great time for UCA. Ethan Baldridge was awarded the Undergraduate Dietetic Student of the Year Award, Vincent Suha was awarded Dietetic Intern of the Year and Lea Hyland was awarded Educator of the Year. A HUGE congrats to these deserving students and faculty!

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Blogging While They Work

And the last blog of the school year:

Community Nutrition Goes to the Farm

On April 12th Mrs. Schichtl’s Community Nutrition visited the Conway Urban Farm which is located behind the Faulkner County Library. They helped plant and water the garden and could even take a vegetable plant home with them! They learned about local food systems, ways to use fruits and vegetables in healthy cooking, and ways to season foods with herbs instead of otherIMG_1007 less healthy options of flavor. They worked hard and based on the reflections received, learned a lot!IMG_1001IMG_1026IMG_1013IMG_1028