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News Archive for Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health

  • January 22, 2016

    Kids in focus groups tasted certain foods as part of a Kansas State University Olathe study on using emojis to measure emotional response. Kids put red stickers on faces that described how they felt about the taste of plain oatmeal. Blue stickers represent the taste of Japanese soda and yellow stickers represent a popular boxed lunch product.

    Emojis may help reduce waste by measuring kids' emotional response to foods

    OLATHE — Those expressive faces in text messages may do more than tell someone you're ROTFL. Sensory analysis researchers at Kansas State University Olathe believe the icons also may reduce the amount of food thrown away during school lunches by knowing whether kids feel  or  about the meal. Marianne Swaney-Stueve, research assistant professor of human […]

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  • January 11, 2016

    Announcing: The Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health

    The new Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health integrates the former Department of Nutrition and the renowned dietetics program at Kansas State University. The Kansas Board of Regents approved the new name in December. The name better reflects the scope and expertise of the department, said John Buckwalter, dean of the College of Human […]

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  • January 8, 2016

    Nutrition doctoral student selected for New York Science Day

    Kavitha Penugonda was one of only 52 graduate students and postdocs nationwide selected to participate in Journey through Science Day sponsored by PepsiCo and the New York Academy of Sciences in December. She presented on "Determination of Bioavailable Iron and Vitamin A in Sorghum, Cowpea, Corn and Soybean Fortified Blended Foods." The event was at […]

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  • December 23, 2015

    Faculty researchers share five guidelines for happy, healthy 2016

    Even in a world filled with fears and frets, you have some control over your health and happiness. College of Human Ecology researchers offer advice to help you survive and thrive in 2016. Be romantic Jared Durtschi has one word for people who want to build a stronger romantic relationship: sacrifice. In our culture, it […]

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  • December 16, 2015

    Human Ecology students receive awards, scholarships

    Alex Fees, Kat Zoschke win college undergraduate research awards The College of Human Ecology awarded Alexander Fees and Kathryn Zoschke at the first annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry competition. Fees, a senior in nutrition and health, won the outstanding undergraduate research poster competition for Reactive Hyperemia: Consequences for Skeletal Muscle Hemodynamics, work he did […]

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  • December 14, 2015

    Students receiving college honors take one law bow before commencement ceremonies Saturday.

    College announces honor cord recipients

    Seniors receiving academic honors were recognized at the College of Human Ecology’s Graduation Honors and Student Awards Celebration at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, in the K-State Student Union. Awarded summa cum laude honor cords are Mollie Barbee, hotel and restaurant management; Konner Davison, early childhood education; Kimberly Friedrichs, nutrition and health; Holly Johnson, communication […]

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  • December 10, 2015

    Holiday gift guide: 'Teatime to Tailgates' cookbook and history of K-State

    Fill your gift list and contribute to College of Human Ecology in one swoop. All proceeds from the sale of Teatime to Tailgates: 150 Years at the K-State Table support college undergraduate student research and international study opportunities. The 256-page book, named a 2014 Kansas Notable Book, is packed with history, stories, recipes and photos […]

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  • December 9, 2015

    Dennis Hulsing chosen as winter commencement speaker for College of Human Ecology

    Dennis Hulsing, president and CEO of Hulsing Enterprises, will be the speaker at commencement ceremonies for the College of Human Ecology at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, in Bramlage Coliseum on the Kansas State University campus. Nearly 190 seniors are candidates for graduation. Hulsing, who graduated from K-State with a degree in business administration, received […]

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  • December 2, 2015

    Human Ecology to honor 7 outstanding graduating seniors on Dec. 11

    The College of Human Ecology will honor 7 graduating seniors for their academic achievements and contributions to their major, the university and the community on Friday, Dec. 11. Dean John Buckwalter will present the awards at Graduation Honors and Student Awards Celebration at 4 p.m. in Flint Hills Room of the K-State Student Union. The […]

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  • November 20, 2015

    Introducing the 2015-2016 alumni advisory board

    Officers of the current College of Human Ecology Alumni Board are Diane Parks, president, Vail, CO, 1974 B.S. clothing and textiles; Catherine Metzgar Lo, president elect, Urbana, IL, 2010 B.S. nutrition/kinesiology and dietetics; and Hillary L’Ecuyer, secretary, Merriam, 2014 B.S. interior design. Board members include Shawn Bloom, Alexandria, VA, 1987 B.S. biochemistry and gerontology; Samantha […]

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