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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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  • May 11, 2005

    Several K-State Faculty members earning awards from their colleges

    MANHATTAN -- Several colleges at Kansas State University are honoring faculty members for excellence in teaching, advising or research. The College of Architecture, Planning and Design is recognizing Timothy Keane, associate professor of landscape architecture and regional and community planning, with the Wayne Hunt McElwee Outstanding Teaching Award. The College of Arts and Sciences is […]

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  • May 4, 2005

    K-State Human Ecology honors program inducts new members

    MANHATTAN -- Thirty-one students have joined Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology honors program this spring. Current students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher are eligible for the program. Students participating in the program must maintain that grade point average and successfully complete two semesters of service-learning research, teaching, extension […]

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  • May 4, 2005

    New Members initiated into Phi Upsilon Omicron

    MANHATTAN -- The Kansas State University chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron, a national honor society in family and consumer sciences, initiated eight new members this spring. Phi Upsilon Omicron recognizes achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. "We are proud to recognize outstanding students with membership into Phi Upsilon Omicron," said Karen Pence, assistant dean of […]

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  • April 29, 2005

    Kappa Omicron Nu inducts spring initiates

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu honor society initiated 39 new members this spring. Kappa Omicron Nu is a national honor society for human ecology students. The honor society is designed to recognize leadership, research and scholarship. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to join the honor society in recognition of […]

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  • March 3, 2005

    K-State dining centers offer variety, encourage students to make healthy choices

    MANHATTAN -- They've heard the "Freshman 15" rumors. When students arrive at college, they often assume they are going to gain weight from eating at the dining centers. But that is not necessarily true at Kansas State University. While there are food options that may be high in fat and carbohydrates, K-State's dining centers, which […]

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  • March 3, 2005

    Eating healthy means change in lifestyle, not just a quick fix

    MANHATTAN -- As the "Freshman 15" weighs on many students' minds, some cope with making healthy choices by turning to fad diets. "It's a real common thing. When students move out of their home and come here, their mother isn't putting the food on the table anymore," said Sheryl Powell, director of Kansas State University's […]

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  • February 10, 2005

    Staying healthy, keeping New Years resolutions can be achieved

    MANHATTAN -- Shoulda, woulda, coulda. Does this now describe your New Year's resolution? It doesn't have to, according to kinesiology and nutrition professors at Kansas State University. As the new year rolls around, many people find themselves making resolutions to lose those extra pounds. Throughout the month of January, gyms are packed with people who […]

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