April 28, 2016
Emily Harrington, M.S. student in the Department of Nutrition, was recently awarded a travel grant by the UMass Amherst Center for Research on Families (CRF) to fund her presentation "Attitudes, Beliefs and Promotion of Fruits and Vegetables by Multicultural Students from an Urban Middle School: Worcester, MA" at the American Society for Nutrition: Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology held April 2-6 in San Diego, CA.
Under the guidance of Drs. Lindiwe Sibeko and Lisa Troy, Harrington designed and conducted focus groups and surveys with middle school students in Worcester, Massachusetts. The study results will be used to develop future initiatives to promote fruit and vegetable intake among the students and their families.
The CRF research grants and awards provide support to undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines of study and acknowledges outstanding student research on issues related to families. Read about all the student awardees here.