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NC Science Festival: The Genetics of Taste
April 22, 2023 @ 10:00 am
North Carolina Science Festival is a statewide collection of events during the month of April, intended to ignite an interest in science in both kids and adults. Events take place at a number of venues in the Charlotte area, including museums, parks and libraries.
Visit the UNC Nutrition Research Institute at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis for a taste test! Learn about how genetics can affect how certain foods taste to us. Their “tongues-on” activity will allow your curiosity to be stimulated along with your taste buds.
You will interact with our research staff to explore how individual differences play a part in our day-to-day choices. Participants may leave with some new ideas and recipes for healthy foods to try at home. Children will be encouraged to express their “artistic taste preferences” on the Cheatham Nutrition & Cognition Lab’s Trail of Taste through sidewalk chalk creations.
This event is FREE to the public.