College of Agriculture, Health & Natural Resources

Ads for sweetened drinks that target children and families have an impact on households' buying habits, according to new research.

New Study Reveals Marketing Disproportionately Affects Purchases of Sweetened Children’s Drinks by Households with Low Incomes

Researchers say restrictions on marketing of unhealthy drinks are needed to address health disparities affecting low-income communities and communities of color

Milton Levin flying his drone on Horsebarn Hill.

UConn Magazine: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Lectures

Meet the scientist behind those gorgeous shots of Horsebarn Hill you've seen on Instagram

Student and instructor in the forest

Teens and Adults Working Together to Help Conservation Efforts in Connecticut Communities

A unique program is giving intergenerational teams the opportunity to have an impact on their communities through environmental action

Wetlands

Changes to Coastal Wetlands Could Be Altering Carbon Capture Capacity

This research will help scientists better manage this critical natural resource on a molecular level

Smiling woman near sheep

Investigating the Links Between Maternal Nutrition and Offspring Health

Animal scientist Kristen Govoni wins $25,000 from the OVPR Research Excellence Program (REP) to explore how maternal over-nutrition affects offspring liver function

Encouraging Healthy Eating for Older Adults in West Hartford

The Fresh Start Program teaches participants about seasonal produce so they can identify fresh and low-cost fruits and vegetables for year-round healthy eating

Flowering cannabis in greenhouse

A Tiny Part of Cannabis Biology Has a Big Impact

Gerald "Gerry" Berkowitz's study on the molecular and genetic mechanisms of trichomes in cannabis is an important first step to unlocking the promise of the plant

A magnolia tree blossoming outside the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture, where a new program for Native students will be launched.

New CAHNR Program Provides Scholarships, Support for Native Students

A new initiative provides Native students with financial, cultural, and academic support to make college more accessible

A farmer drives a tractor in Windham County. Grown Connected is is a new marketing and educational campaign to help showcase the robust agricultural industry in Connecticut’s “quiet corner."

Grown Connected Fosters Relationships Between Farmers and Consumers in CT’s Quiet Corner

Grown Connected will help connect farmers around the state with their communities.

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My CAHNR Experience: Lydia McGrath, Growing by Stepping into the Unknown

From speaking up in class, to working in an active research lab, Lydia McGrath sought out opportunities to push herself to new heights