Alumni & Friends News

Wang '12 Publishes Book on Pediatric Nutrition 

Since returning to her hometown of Beijing in March 2015, Xiaochung (Snow) Wang (M.S. Nutrition '12)  has worked as a clinical dietitian in an international health care group where she specializes in pediatric and maternal nutrition. It was a dream come true to be able to share her passion in nutrition and help people live healthier. Wang realized that the information people get in clinical settings is limited, and often difficult for them to apply towards making lifestyle changes. She decided to write a book for parents that would provide them with access to  hands-on recipes. On November 22, 2016, her first nutrition book was launched online. The title of this book is "Pediatric Nutrition cookbook for disease recovery and optimal health" which aims to teach parents how to cook for their kids when they are sick and answers some commonly  asked questions. This book combines modern western nutrition and traditional Chinese Medicine. The book has been well received by doctors and parents and has made a difference on their kids health. For more information from Wang, feel free to reach her at

Visiting MAST International Alumni in Sweden

David Pratt recently traveled to Sweden to attend a conference with MAST international partners. He set out to make new connections, but ended up rekindling old friendships. He met several alumni from as far back as the 1960s. They shared fond memories and their love of the program, which continues to impact their lives. To learn more about Pratt's trip, read his trip summary on the MAST International website. 

University of Minnesota launches Alumni, Parents, and Friends Network in Brazil

The University of Minnesota is excited to announce a new network to connect our UMN community in Brazil. Join us! The network is launching a Facebook group to share information and get to know community members better. The network plans to make meaningful connections across everyone affiliated with the University and to support each other and the University.

Read more about the new network and our mission.

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