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Nutrition, kines professors and students present at public health conference

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

College of Human Ecology faculty and students were well represented on the program at the 72nd annual Kansas Public Health Association Conference this month in Manhattan.

Session leaders included:

• Sara Rosenkranz, research assistant professor in the Department of Human Nutrition; Emily Mailey, assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, and graduate nutrition students Brooke Cull and Kelsey Casey on Reducing Sedentary Behavior in the Workplace: Implications for the Health of all Kansas;

• Katie Heinrich, associate professor the Department of Kinesiology, on Key Factors Motivating Continued Participation in High-Intensity Exercise at K-State CrossFit; and

• Roberta Riportella, professor and extension specialist in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, on Health Insurance Smarts;

Students presenting posters were:

• Chelsey Schlechter, graduate teaching assistant in kinesiology, on Does Youth Sport Contribute to Meeting Public Health Physical Activity Guidelines?

• Katelyn Gilmore, graduate student in kinesiology, on CrossFit and Heart Health: CrossFit Participation Improves Resting Systolic Blood Pressure for Kansas Adults;

• Brooke Wells, kinesiology senior, on Combined Physician Assistant and Public Health Curriculum: An Opportunity to Promote Health for All Kansans; and

• Ainslie Kehler, graduate student in kinesiology, on Pregnancy and Exercise: An In-depth Review of the Historical and Modern Viewpoints on Prenatal Fitness.

This article was posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, and is filed under College News, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, Kinesiology.