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The CTAHR Children’s Healthy Living (CHL) Program headed by Rachel Novotny (HNFAS) was recognized April 25 by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). CHL won the Mission Integration of Research, Education, and Extension Award for working across all three of NIFA’s mission areas to produce positive outcomes in agriculture, the environment, communities, or people.
Culinology student Alan Martin (right) won first place and $1,000 in the 2019 King’s Hawaiian Product Development Competition, which challenged entrants to develop a Hawai‘i-inspired, shelf-stable, portable snack for kids or college-age students. Another HNFAS student, Mari McClenney (left), was a top-six finalist.
Getting hungry? Well, if you’re on the UHM campus, you’re in luck—did you know the campus’s food is rated as the best in the country, according to Forbes Magazine? And this is thanks in no small part to Donna Ojiri, an alumna of HNFAS’ FSHN program, who runs the Sodexo Hawaii food service program.
Two members of the CTAHR ‘ohana were among the six finalists chosen for the 2019 Titans of Tech – Startups by Pacific Business News! Soojin Jun (HNFAS, pictured) and his company Jun Innovations were chosen for his amazing supercooling technology, and Heidi Kuehnle, a former horticulturist in TPSS and still a collaborator in the field of anthurium breeding, was chosen for her start-up Kuehnle AgroSystems, Inc.
A cheering chili pepper? A talking tomato? No, they’re dietetics and FSHN students from HNFAS! Monica Esquivel and the nutrition students are featured and thanked in a video recently created by the American Heart Association for their annual Heart Ball. The video, which was shared with over 1200 Heart Ball attendees, highlights the Kokua the Need campaign to which the dietetics students and Monica contributed.