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Thank you all for joining us for 

UConn Student night of Academic Excellence 5-11-17

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Thanks for attending Nutmeg and NYIFT Joint Event at PepsiCo

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

PepsiCo – Purchase, NY

Networking 5:00 pm Speaker 6:00 pm Dinner 7:00 pm

We are pleased to announce our speaker

Karin Rotem, Ph.D.

SVP of Beverages R&D, PepsiCo

Dr. Karin Rotem is currently SVP Research & Development for the Global R&D Teams. She is responsible for the Beverage R&D Centers in NAB, LAB, China/APAC, MEA/India, and Europe. Dr. Rotem’s team objective is to meet the needs of the local consumer by bringing to life the Business AOP while working with R&D partners to secure a robust and healthy portfolio for the future. Dr. Rotem has been with PepsiCo for 16 years and prior to PepsiCo, has worked at Nestle, Merck, and IBM. She earned her Ph.D. in the field of Computational Chemistry from the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and her BS in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University. Dr. Rotem considers herself a Global Citizen. Her passion is experiencing global cuisine and understanding the connection to local culture. She grew up playing tennis and soccer, enjoys hiking through urban jungles (aka big cities), and now more than ever dabbles with lifestyle technology that can enhance healthy living. Dr. Rotem and her husband, Jeroen, spend most of their current free time raising 2-year old boy/girl twins, Jade and Justin.

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Our invited guests are Dawn Crayco and Cathy Davies from the Connecticut field office of FoodCorps (http://foodcorps.org/apply/where-youll-serve/connecticut/).  Dawn and Cathy introduces us to FoodCorps though and engaging presentation titled FoodCorps: Connecting Kids to Healthy Food in Schools

FoodCorps connects kids to healthy food in school so that they can lead healthier lives and reach their full potential.

Please visit their website and Facebook page to learn more about their mission and ways in which you can help make a difference.

Taste of New England

The nutmeg section had a fantastic time joining up with the New England IFT section for our biannual gathering to celebrate the best foods made in the region held this year in Quincy MA.

Manny thanks to all of the suppliers who contributed their time, product and cash donations.

Their names will soon be posted for all to see.

All product was given out to attendees, and any leftover perishable and non perishable foods were donated after the event to the local Ronald McDonald house. The patrons of which were most appreciative for the generous support.

The Nutmeg Section had a great time at National IFT July 17-20th in Chicago.

Congratulations to Meera Surendran Nair for winning the 2016 Feeding Tomorrow Scholarship at this years IFT!

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Fantastic participation in the IFT poster sessions from our UConn IFTSA chapter including present

Genevieve Flock : Viability of C.difficile spores in fermented pork summer sausag

Meera Surendran Nair :Food Microbiology Poster session: Resveratrol and Naringenin Inactivate Escherichia Coli O157:H7 in Apple Cider by Impairing Bacterial Cells and Down-Regulating Acid Resistance Genes

Yanyan Liu Food Microbiology: Inactivation of Salmonella on cucumbers by pectin based coating with natural phytochemicals

Chi-hung Chen : Controlling Salmonella in Dry pet food using natural antimicrobials

Participation in the Fun Run to benefit the Feeding tomorrow scholarship

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Great Participation in the Pre-Event Short Courses and in the show itself!

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Fantastic energy packed show with great technical sessions and lots of new products to explore and so much more!

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Click a gallery below to view even more images from our past events.