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  • May 30, 2007

    Food Science Institute XIII for high school teachers, June 3-8

    Topics in Human Nutrition: Science of Food HN 782 Ref # 90376 This program is designed for middle and senior high school family and consumer sciences and/or science teachers desiring to integrate food science into the curriculum. The curriculum addresses national standards in science and family and consumer sciences, and introduces students to a variety […]

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  • May 29, 2007

    K-State recognizes classified employees

    MANHATTAN -- At the 30th annual Kansas State University Classified Employee Recognition Ceremony May 23 in the K-State Student Union ballroom, workers were honored for their years of service and their achievements across campus. Guest speaker Charles Reagan, associate to the president, lauded the daily efforts of classified employees, without whom the university's faculty and […]

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  • April 26, 2007

    K-State Expert: Snacks need not be "Snack Food"

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - A well-chosen snack can boost energy and brainpower and be helpful in managing weight and health, said Sandy Procter, Kansas State University Research and Extension nutrition specialist. Many prepackaged foods, marketed as snack foods, may not fill the bill, though, said Procter, who generally favors fruits, vegetables, whole grain breads and crackers, […]

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  • April 23, 2007

    K-State expert: Link between diet, birth defects a concern

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Following a low-carbohydrate diet that excludes vitamin- and mineral-enriched grain products in the months prior to or early in a pregnancy may increase the risk of neural tube birth defects such as spina bifida if additional supplements are not taken, said Kansas State University nutrition educator Sandy Procter. Spina bifida is a […]

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  • April 5, 2007

    K-State College of Human Ecology honoring faculty for their contributions to teaching, research

    MANHATTAN -- The College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University is recognizing three faculty members for their outstanding contributions to teaching and research. "These outstanding faculty members understand the interaction between people and their environments," said Virginia Moxley, dean of the College of Human Ecology. "By examining these relationships in their scholarship and teaching, […]

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  • March 23, 2007

    K-State Specialist: Whole-grain foods can offer health benefits

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Consumers who grow up eating highly refined grain products may shy away from choosing whole-grain products recommended for health, said Mary Meck Higgins, Kansas State University Research and Extension nutrition specialist. Choosing whole-grain foods need not mean sacrificing food quality or flavor, she said. Whole-grain food products are naturally flavorful - and […]

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  • February 28, 2007

    Blue Key annual conference brings awards to K-State chapter, students

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's chapter of Blue Key organized an annual conference Jan. 19 and 20 that included 88 participants from 16 chapters of the senior honorary across the country. At the conference, K-State was named outstanding national chapter. Tyson Moore, senior in information systems, El Dorado, received one of two President's Awards. Justine […]

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  • January 23, 2007

    Communities and state to benefit from engagement grants from K-State's Center for Engagement and Community Development

    MANHATTAN -- A state-wide effort to promote healthy Kansans, along with community projects at Fort Riley, Garden City and Kansas City, Kan., are the four initial projects funded by Kansas State University's Center for Engagement and Community Development. Center director David Procter announced the following will be funded: Fort Riley: "Engaging the Military Student Community […]

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  • November 30, 2006

    Cristian Morosan receives Stowe Endowed Faculty Development award from K-State's College of Human Ecology

    MANHATTAN -- Cristian Morosan is the recipient of the 2006 Dean Barbara S. Stowe Endowed Faculty Development Fund Award from Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology. Morosan is an assistant professor in the department of hotel, restaurant, institution management and dietetics. He was selected for the award because of his intent to interact with […]

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  • November 7, 2006

    K-State public health nutrition students to present posters on community assessments of select Kansas counties

    MANHATTAN -- Students from Kansas State University hope to show the public some of the nutrition- and health-related issues facing Kansans. Public health nutrition students from the College of Human Ecology at K-State will be presenting poster sessions from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Hoffman Lounge of Justin Hall. The event open to […]

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