School Nutrition Education at Greer’s Ferry

Big thanks to Sherry Hunt of Greer’s Ferry Public Schools for having Anni Fuenmayor-Nutt (Dietetic Intern) speak to your staff about current School Nutrition topics. They reviewed food safety, school nutrition regulations, and meal patterns plus much, much more!

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Scholarship Luncheon Recap

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National Honor Society Scholarship Awarded at UCA

Andree Muldoon, a Nutrition major at UCA, was awarded the Margaret Jerome Sampson Scholarship from Phi Upsilon Omnicron (Phi U). Phi U is a national honor society in Famimage1ily and Consumer Sciences that was founded in 1909 at the University of Minnesota. The purposes of Phi Upsilon Omicron are to (1) Recognize and promote academic excellence; (2) Enhance qualities of leadership by providing opportunities for service; and (3) Encourage lifelong learning and commitment to advance family and consumer sciences and related areas.

This $5000 scholarship will help Andree achieve her goals and is a huge honor for her and Family and Consumer Sciences at UCA. She will be recognized in the fall issue of the national Phi U magazine, The Candle. Way to go Andree!!

School Gardens Flourish Due to UCA Student’s Involvement

Brooke Long, a senior Nutrition major, has fostered a school garden program at Mayflower Elementary. Brooke hatched the idea last fall and has worked diligently to get items donated for the gardens, build the gardens on her own time, and cultivate seeds. She also conducted research looking at the waste of fruits and vegetables in the school lunchroom. She plans to go back after students have had a chance to work in the garden and evaluate their fruit and vegetable waste again. Check out these awesome pictures from Brooke’s hard work!!

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BIG NEWS: President’s Leadership Fellows

Joshua Eddinger-Lucero, FACS Education major and Marissa Hollenbaugh, General FACS major were selected to the  17-18 President’s Leadership Fellows. 
President’s Leadership Fellows (PLF) is a student group of the most proven and seasoned student leaders on campus. They serve as student representatives of the President’s Office. They get opportunities to sharpen their networking, communication, and personal branding skills, and get to visit with leaders of the Faulkner County business community. This organization is for Juniors and Seniors​.

Shark Chef

Shark Chef was part of our Experimental Foods (NUTR 4351) class this semester. It is a little bit different than it has been in the past – the presentation was a blend of the TV shows, Iron Chef and Shark Tank. Students were given a real life problem to solve….with the new food regulations brought forth by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, some school lunch programs are struggling to find products to meet their needs.

Our students were given 1 of 8 problems to solve and they created a food product based on National School Lunch Program requirements. All foods have no added salt or sugar, use whole grains, have no trans-fat and limited saturated fat. Students were also required to integrate commodity food products, reduce allergens, and utilize red, orange, and dark green vegetables as well as a few other restrictions.

THANK YOU JUDGES:  Dr. Kurt Boniecki, Dr. Jimmy Ishee, Dr. Jacquie Rainey, Dr. Nina Roofe, Sharon Burgess, Stephanie Alsbrook, Erica Ruble


30th Annual Alumni Luncheon

THANK YOU to all who attended and supported the 30th Annual Alumni Luncheon. We had a great time and the luncheon was a HUGE success. Pictures will be coming soon. For now, check out some videos we shared at the luncheon.

Stock Market Game Winners

Infiniti Ingraham, Alisa Bour, and Whitney Price comprised the winning team in this year’s Arkansas College Division of the Stock Market Game.  They named themselves the “Monetary Maniacs” and invested in high flying airline stocks that helped them soar to first place.  The 39 UCA teams were sponsored by Merrill Lynch and the Arkansas Council on Economic Education.  Economics Arkansas also provided the monetary award.  Dr. Mary Ann Campbell’s personal and family finance classes in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department participated.

Prizes Winners College Division