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Effectiveness of a New USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Topic of Alumni Luncheon

RELEASED: Aug. 16, 2007

Let's Do Lunch postcardEAU CLAIRE — Wisconsin was recently selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program which will try to introduce school children to fruits and vegetables as a healthy snacks. A University of Wisconsin Professor Dr. Eric Jamelske and the Wisconsin Departments of Public Instruction and Health and Family Services have teamed up to evaluate the effectiveness of this program. Jamelske, a professor in University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's department of economics, will share his preliminary results at an Aug. 29 luncheon presentation hosted by the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association. Jamelske will give a presentation from noon to 1 p.m. at Sweetwater's restaurant titled "Improving School Nutrition: An Evaluation of the USDA Fruit and Vegetable Program." The presentation is part of the Alumni Association's "Let's Do Lunch" series.

Jamelske earned his bachelor's degree in economics from Sonoma State University and went on to receive both a master's degree and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California-Davis. Jamelske joined the UW-Eau Claire economics department in 2002 as an assistant professor. He is the co-director of the Chippewa Valley Center for Economic Research and Development and was named a 2004 Wisconsin Ideas Fellow for his involvement in local economic research and development. His current scholarly work includes examining trends in curbside recycling and measuring the impact of first-year-experience programs on student success in college. In addition, he is actively involved in researching the relationship between school health and nutrition and childhood obesity.

The upcoming "Let's Do Lunch" speaker is Jennifer Lee, director of the Center for Alcohol Studies and Education and the new Blugold Parent and Family Office at UW-Eau Claire on Sept. 26. Her talk is titled "P's of High risk behavior reduction: Proactive measures, Preventative efforts, Partnering, and Planning."

The speaker series is open to the public. The cost is $10 per session and includes the presentation, buffet, beverage, tax and tip. To reserve tickets, send e-mail to alumni@uwec.edu or call 715-836-3266 for more information.

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