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  • December 20, 2005

    Fat necessary in diet - food pro offers commonsense approach, 10 tips

    MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Food labels are changing and consumers can benefit. In 2006, nutrition fact labels on food are required to identify the presence of trans fats, said Sandy Procter, Kansas State University Research and Extension nutrition educator. The requirement has prompted some manufacturers to re-formulate foods to eliminate the troublesome trans fats - many […]

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  • November 30, 2005

    K-State's Commerce Bank distinguished graduate faculty awards to Edgar Chambers IV and Allen Featherstone

    MANHATTAN -- Noted researchers in sensory analysis and agricultural finance are receiving Kansas State University's Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty awards. Edgar Chamber IV, professor of sensory analysis and consumer behavior in the department of human nutrition and co-director of the Sensory Analysis Center, and Allen Featherstone, professor of agricultural economics and director of K-State's […]

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  • November 4, 2005

    K-State Human Ecology students join Kappa Omicron Nu honor society

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's Theta chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu honor society initiated new members Sunday, Oct. 16. Kappa Omicron Nu is a national honor society for human ecology students. The honor society is intended to recognize leadership, research and scholarship. Undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate integrity, high standards of scholarship and the […]

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  • September 8, 2005

    K-State researchers find the right words to design better tasting foods for consumers

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Ten professional tasters dressed in white lab coats are seated around a circular table, each ready to spear dice-size chunks of mystery cheese with a wooden toothpick. "Think about what words you're going to use to describe Limburger," says Edgar Chambers IV, director of the Kansas State University Sensory Analysis Lab. "It's […]

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  • August 31, 2005

    Former K-State extension specialist makes gifts to biology and human nutrition

    MANHATTAN KAN. - Mary P. Clarke Barkley, Fort Worth, Texas, has made a commitment of $100,000 to the Kansas State University Foundation to establish the Dr. T.M. (Ted) Barkley Botany Excellence Fund in memory of her late husband, an internationally known botanist and former K-State professor, and to establish the Dr. Mary Clarke Barkley Nutrition […]

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  • August 24, 2005

    K-State's Human Ecology Honors program welcomes new members

    MANHATTAN -- Three new students have joined the College of Human Ecology Honors Program at Kansas State University. Incoming freshmen with an excellent ACT score or continuing students with a 3.5 cumulative grade point average are invited to join the program. Those in the program are eligible to take honors courses offered at K-State and […]

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  • August 3, 2005

    Nebraska student conducts research on dietary fats

    MANHATTAN -- A Lincoln, Neb., student spent the summer conducting food science and nutrition research as part of a summer undergraduate research program at Kansas State University. Kelly Kurtzer, daughter of Greg and Shelley Kurtzer, is a senior studying chemistry at Concordia University in Seward. She is one of 14 students selected for the nine-week […]

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  • May 31, 2005

    Fad diets: good or bad?

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Quick weight loss programs, also known as fad diets, seem to be losing more credibility every day, said Denis Medeiros, head of the department of human nutrition at Kansas State University. Regardless of being healthy, people want to lose weight and look great. For that reason, they search for quick weight loss […]

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  • May 24, 2005

    K-State sensory analysis team wins international competition

    MANHATTAN -- People over age 50 want snack products that are nutritious, easy to chew, easy to eat on-the-go and easy to open. That's the word from Kansas State University's Sensory Analysis team. They recently won an international award for the test they designed to see what sensory attributes are important to this age group. […]

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  • May 19, 2005

    K-State College of Human Ecology selects new ambassadors

    MANHATTAN -- The College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University has chosen 10 new ambassadors for 2005-2006. They join six continuing ambassadors. Ambassadors promote the College of Human Ecology to alumni, friends and current and prospective students at College of Human Ecology and K-State events. New ambassadors and their positions are listed alphabetically by […]

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