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Family History Continues to Inspire Online Nutritional Sciences Professor

Family History Continues to Inspire Online Nutritional Sciences Professor

To honor Black History Month, online Nutritional Sciences professor Caree Cotwright shared her family’sCaree Cotwright holding basket of produce history in advocating for civil rights and building a community of inclusion in a recent blog post.

Her late father served as the director of community empowerment for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Change. Benefiting from the impacts of the Civil Rights era, she attended school in an affluent neighborhood. After school, she went home to her modest town. Meals were always filled with vegetables from their garden, the local grocery store, or the produce truck. Her neighborhood was one filled with friendship and neighbors who looked out for each other.

Cotwright shared that she has continued her parents’ and neighbors’ legacy by focusing her work on nutrition security. Her goal is to ensure everyone has access to healthy and safe food. Cotwright has served in many roles that have allowed  her to work alongside and help people from many different demographics. From the USDA to her 11 years as a professor at UGA, Cotwright is dedicated to nutritional security. 

Consider an online Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences to learn how to help your community maintain nutritional security.

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