Videos

UMNA Food Drive 2021

Each fall, the student-run UMass Nutrition Association hosts a Thanksgiving Food Drive. This year, they partnered with the SPHHS for their largest food drive ever - an effort that resulted in over 850 pounds of donations delivered to the Amherst Survival Center.

Q&A Session: COVID-19 Operational Posture and Resources to Support Mental Health and Well-Being

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences hosted a live information session and Q&A featuring SPHHS faculty, staff and students on Friday, February 12, 2021. The presentation included an overview of the University's new high risk operational posture; a snapshot of COVID-19 cases and "how we got here"; strategies to support your well-being; and information on campus well-being resources.

Why UMass? SPHHS Graduate Students Tell Us

Graduate students from across all SPHHS departments tell us why they love UMass, why they chose to attend, and what their education has given them.

Public Health & Health Sciences Showcase: Answering the Call in a Time of Pandemic

During UMass Homecoming week, Dean Siega-Riz held a virtual forum featuring the SPHHS faculty, staff, and students who have been leading the coronavirus pandemic response efforts on campus, in the commonwealth, and across the nation. Hear from those who have been directly involved in efforts such as contact tracing, antibody testing, prediction modeling, and health promotion efforts to help track, mitigate, and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Elder Companionship Project: Message for Residents

Students from across all majors and disciplines within the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences share words of comfort with the residents of nursing and rehab facilities, assisted-living residents, and retirement communities.

Elder Companionship Project: Message for Staff

Students from across all majors and disciplines within the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences share words of encouragement and appreciation for the staff caring for residents living in nursing and rehab facilities, assisted-living residents, and retirement communities.

A Special Message from Claire Norton to the Class of 2020

Nutrition undergraduate program director Claire Norton shares a special message for the graduating class of 2020.

From Dining Halls to Community Tables

Nutrition students in the Food Recovery Network are combating food waste and insecurity by volunteering their time to share leftover food from UMass dining halls with those who could use the additional meal.

Securing Food for Families

This holiday season the UMass Nutrition Association & Public Health Peer Advisors led individual food drives to secure Thanksgiving meals for families around the Pioneer Valley. Together they managed to donate over 500 pounds of food to the Western Mass Food Bank in Hatfield, MA.

From Food to Field

Nutrition majors and student athletes are taking what they learn in the classroom and helping UMass Athletics on the field through their work in the Athletic Nutrition Student Advising Program.

Improving Diet through Intervention

Nutrition major Rob Dunn is improving diet through intervention.

Bridging the Gap between Chronic Disease and Dietary Patterns

Nutrition graduate student Mina Frederick is helping to bridge the knowledge gap between chronic disease and dietary patterns.

Eliminating Health Disparities and Promoting Health Equity

Nutrition major Bria Gadsden is working to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity.