Bringing Nutrition to Fruition

Author: Cal Powell

Caree Cotwright, a “Double Dawg” FACS graduate and assistant professor in the department of foods and nutrition, gave a TEDxTalk about her vision for raising nutrition awareness through the creative arts in March.

The event, inspired by the popular TED Talks conference, was held in front of a sold-out audience in the Tate Student Center Grand Hall.

Cotwright, previously a Research Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, focuses on early childhood obesity prevention, community nutrition and health disparities.

She is a previous winner of the UGA 40 Under 40 Award as well as a FACS Pacesetter Award honoree. Her passion is creating interventions using theater, media and other arts-based approaches to combat obesity.

Cotwright received her master’s degree in nutrition from FACS in 2004 and her Ph.D. in 2008.

To view Cotwright’s 11-minute presentation, click here: