News Archive for Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health
August 14, 2009
This fall, Kansas State University's Evening College is set to offer classes from more than 20 K-State departments -- around a 25 percent increase in the variety of classes offered during spring, summer and fall Evening College terms in the last year.
August 12, 2009
Children's after-school activities often consist of sedentary behavior such as watching television, but after-school programs that offer physical activity and healthy snacks could be the best place for children's health. David Dzewaltowski, head of the department of kinesiology at Kansas State University, and other K-State researchers have found that quality after-school programs are an important contributor to children's physical activity.
July 13, 2009
Could an individual's bitter-taste sensitivity help determine their risk for chronic disease? Kansas State University's Kathy Nguyen, senior in public health nutrition, Garden City, is studying the genotypes of diabetic and non-diabetic individuals to determine if there is a link between the risk for type 2 diabetes and bitter-taste sensitivity.
July 7, 2009
A Kansas State University researcher is studying the potential health benefits of a specially bred purple sweet potato because its dominant purple color results in an increased amount of anti-cancer components.
July 7, 2009
Girls typically are less physically active than boys, but a Kansas State University researcher has found that organizations like Girl Scouts provide an ideal setting to get girls moving early in life and to develop lifelong healthy habits.
June 3, 2009
Promoting physical activity during Girl Scout meetings can be an effective way for young girls to get the exercise they need to be healthy, according to Richard Rosenkranz, assistant professor in human nutrition. He applied physical activity intervention strategies in three Girl Scout troops, training group leaders to instruct and lead exercise sessions among troop […]
May 29, 2009
UPDATE: The Athletic Training Camp has been canceled. For more information, contact Shawna Jordan at (785) 532-0151 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Athletic Training Student Camp will be held on the campus of KSU July 17-19. This camp will give you the opportunity to learn and experience athletic training skills at the collegiate level and gain new up […]
May 19, 2009
The College of Human Ecology recognized Delores Chambers and George Wang for outstanding contributions to teaching and research at commencement exercises last week. "These outstanding faculty members understand the interaction between people and their environments," said Virginia Moxley, dean. "By examining these relationships in their scholarship and teaching, they prepare students to carry out the […]
May 13, 2009
Michelle Higgins, graduating senior in biochemistry and nutritional sciences, has been involved with research since her freshman year at K-State, and her involvement in multiple projects has given her insight and practice for a research career. "I really like the methods behind research, and as a freshman at K-State I knew that research might be […]
April 29, 2009
HOP'N Home project earns $125,000 grant Bronwyn Fees, family studies and human services; Sara Rosenkranz, human nutrition; and Tanis Hastmann, human nutrition, are among those who received a grant of $125,716 from the United Methodist Health Foundation. They will conduct a study entitled, "Promoting Media Literacy in Parents and Young Children to Provide healthy Opportunities […]