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Bringing science into the conversation

There’s a lot of noise about the environment, food, families, agriculture, health, and finances on social media these days…and in the University of Illinois College of ACES, we have scientists available to discuss these topics that are on your mind and in the news. Join us for our regularly scheduled live Twitter chats using #askACES. During these one-hour chats, our ACES scientists will be online to answer your questions. We’ll follow this chat up with a taped podcast that you can go back and reference at any time. Our goal is simple – to connect you to the science and help answer your questions.

Latest Episode

Making Nutrition Labels Work for You


Nutrition labels are designed to help consumers make the best food choices for their dietary needs, yet many consumers find these labels confusing and difficult to use. On March 9 we chatted with ACES experts Brenna Ellison, assistant professor in agricultural and consumer economics; Anna Arthur, assistant professor of food science and human nutrition; and Jennifer McCaffrey, Assistant Dean of Family and Consumer Science with U of I Extension, to discover how to make nutrition labels work for you!

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