NSPS hosted their 2nd annual “Happy Healthy Halloween” event in the Kentucky Clinic on October 31.  Thanks to a generous local Kroger, the group was able to hand out over $300 worth of fruit to UK employees.  Stop by and see them next year on Halloween! (from left to right: Jared Hoffman, Nika Larian, Brittany Rice)

Kudos to our NSPS Association!  Organized by Brittany Rice (PhD student, Dr. Kevin Pearson), a group of NSPS students led interactive Seeing the Vitamin “C” experiment with 40 young ladies as part of a GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math & Science) event on campus in November.  Way to go students!  

 The Walk to End Alzheimer’s was held this past Saturday, August 26th, in downtown Lexington.  The event raised over $200,000 toward its cause to advance research for the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease.

From left to right: Dr. Sara Police and her children Joseph, Jules & Jane, Thomas Hanna, Nika Larian, Jessie Hoffman, Jared Hoffman, Kaia Hampton and James Wise.  Our friendly, furry friends included Mela and Pepper.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, Nika Larian and Jessie Hoffman volunteered at the Better Bites Kid’s Night at Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen.

The free event offered different “sensory stations” to encourage young children to have fun learning about healthy foods. The children were able to able to paint pictures using paint and stamps made from fresh cut veggies, they were able to listen to the different sounds that foods such as quinoa and chickpeas make. Further, the children were able to make art by tracing and rubbing leaves from salad greens such as spinach, kale, and mizuna. Lastly, they were able to make their own salads to eat while they enjoyed the photo booth and treat bags provided at the event.