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Commentary: During March, Social Work Month, celebrate the great work of practitioners, educators

By Jay Miller and Ann Vail University of Kentucky March is designated Social Work Month. Since the 1960s, this month has been marked as a time to celebrate the significant work of social work practitioners, educators, researchers and students. Social work has a rich and storied history. The foundational impact of Jane Adams’ Hull House, and Mary Richmond’s Charity Organization Societies has reverberated...

Targeting Hunger: UKAg’s faculty, staff, students join forces to fight food insecurity

  Part of the UKAg effort to help those with limited resources eat healthy is to tweak traditional recipes to make them more nutritious. After revamping the old recipes, Dietetics and Human Nutrition students hold taste testings in the cooking lab in UK’s Erikson Hall. (Photo by Matt Barton)   By Aimee Nielson Special to KyForward   To survive, many people often turn to friends...

UK gets $1.8M grant to focus on lowering obesity rates in six Kentucky counties

The University of Kentucky has received a $1.8 million cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to focus on lowering obesity rates in the Kentucky communities most affected by this issue.   Researchers and extension personnel in UK’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and the UK College of Public Health, will work in six Kentucky counties that have...