A new community apple orchard at the Shiloh Community Garden in New Brunswick, NJ, practically sprouted overnight in late April. A group of volunteers from Elijah’s Promise, New Brunswick Community Food Alliance and local residents as well as staff and faculty from various departments at Rutgers, planted an orchard of 40 apple trees in one day and installed 90 feet of trellis to support the trees. [Read more...]
Source: New Jersey Department of Agriculture
New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher announced the state has received a $62,713 U.S. Department of Agriculture Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program grant to continue work with Rutgers Food Innovation Center (FIC) – South on a project to bring Made with Jersey Fresh items to schools throughout the state.
A previous $51,000 grant developed several menu items using Jersey Fresh produce that meet National School Lunch Program nutrition requirements. The new grant will be used to launch these processed items and pave the way for distribution to schools. [Read more...]
Malcolm Watford, professor of Nutritional Sciences, was awarded a fellowship, Escola de Altos Estudos,Coordenacao de Aperfeicoamento de Pessoral de Nivel Superior, by the Federal Government of Brazil. The fellowship enabled Watford to teach the graduate course “Tissue-specific metabolism and metabolic regulation” from March 18-25 at the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil. [Read more...]
Construction of the new home for the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health will begin this year, following approval of the construction contract by the Rutgers Board of Governors. Read more about the building project.
Small Steps to Health and Wealth™, a national Cooperative Extension program developed by Rutgers educators to motivate Americans to take action to improve both their health and personal finances, has been recognized as the Adult Education Program of the Year for Money Management by the Institute for Financial Literacy.
The SSHW program, created by Barbara O’Neill, financial resource management specialist for Rutgers Cooperative Extension and Karen Ensle, a family and community health sciences educator and department chair, RCE of Union County, was recognized with a 2013 EIFLE™ Excellence in Financial Literacy Education award on April 3. The national award was created seven years ago by the institute to acknowledge innovation, dedication and a strong commitment to financial literacy education. [Read more...]