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Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition (ICAN) Lab

The Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition Laboratory (ICAN Lab) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, conducts nutrition research with pregnant women, mothers and fathers, and children from infancy through adolescence. The ICAN Lab is a conglomerate of three separate research laboratories:  ICAN-THRIVE, ICAN-UGROW, and ICAN-REACH.

The Vitality Everyday (THRIVE) lab is directed by Katie Kavanagh.  The ICAN-THRIVE lab is the portion of the ICAN lab that works primarily with mothers and infant feeding.

The Undergraduate and Graduate Research and Outreach for Wellness (UGROW) lab is directed by Marsha Spence. The ICAN-GROW lab is the portion of the ICAN lab that works primarily with children.

The Research on Eating and Activity for Community Health (REACH) lab is directed by Sarah Colby. The ICAN-REACH lab is the part of the ICAN labs that works primarily with adolescent populations (ages 9-19 years old).