Food

James Luby, left, and David Bedford
Feature

An apple a day … the scientific way

For decades, University of Minnesota apple breeders have been pioneering innovative new varieties—think Honeycrisp—that have become hits both in the state and around the world.

 

Professor Joanne Slavin next to an image of a holiday meal.
Talking with U of M

Talking holiday eating with U of M

Joanne Slavin, Ph.D., RDN, a professor in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition in the University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, answers questions about how you can make the most of your holiday dining experience both at your own kitchen table and out in your community. 

Talking with U of M

Talking apples with U of M

If you enjoy a Honeycrisp, Haralson, SweeTango or First Kiss apple at your local orchard or farm stand this fall, you can thank the University of Minnesota apple breeding program for putting it there.

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Research Brief

Study suggests walnuts are bridge to better health as we age

University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) researchers who reviewed data from the CARDIA study, including 20 years of diet history and 30 years of physical and clinical measurements, have found participants who ate walnuts early on in life showed a greater likelihood for being more physically active, having a higher quality diet and experiencing a better heart disease risk profile as they aged into middle adulthood.

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