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News Archive for Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health

  • April 18, 2015

    How to raise a healthy child

    Through research, scholarship, teaching and outreach, the faculty in the College of Human Ecology continually seek ways to nurture healthy children and families. This series of six stories, written by communications director Jane P. Marshall, explores ways to raise a healthy child who will grow into a competent, capable adult. First you make eye contact […]

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  • March 31, 2015

    Researchers part of new grant project targeting food, physical activity systems impact on child obesity prevention

    Two Kansas State University researchers are partners with Iowa State University on a more than $2.8 million grant to advance obesity prevention research. David Dzewaltowski, professor of kinesiology, and Ric Rosenkranz, associate professor of human nutrition, will provide leadership in community-based research design and evaluation of the evidence-based SWITCH program offered through school-wellness coalitions. The […]

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  • March 30, 2015

    Balloons mark the gerontology exhibit in 2014.

    Open House, set for April 11, originated as home economics hospitality day

    Open House encompasses all of both the Kansas State University Manhattan campus and the Salina campus. But it all started with the College of Human Ecology. This year's All-University Open House, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, will explore more than 250 majors and options through exhibits, games and activities. The theme is […]

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  • March 19, 2015

    Athletic training students honored for academic achievements

    The Kansas Athletic Trainers Society recently honored undergraduate students for their academic achievements in accredited athletic education programs in Kansas. First team all-academic honors, for juniors or higher during the 2014 calendar year and have maintained a minimum of 3.8 grade point average, were awarded to Ryan Lahey, Wichita; Cecelia Lane, Goddard; and Jessica Steele, […]

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  • March 13, 2015

    Seven faculty receive promotions, tenure

    Faculty members in the College of Human Ecology approved for promotion and tenure were announced this week. Sabbatical leaves were also announced. Promotions and tenure go into effect on June 8. Earning tenure and promotion to associate professor are Katie Heinrich, kinesiology; D. Elizabeth Kiss, family studies and human services; and Melinda Stafford Markham, family […]

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  • February 27, 2015

    Australian Fulbright to work on research app with Ric Rosenkranz

    Anthony Maeder, professor of health informatics at the University of Western Sydney and the 2015 Fulbright distinguished chair in agriculture and life science, will be on campus this fall working with Richard Rosenkranz, associate professor of human nutrition, to develop mobile applications that will support physical activity and nutrition programs. Maeder is one of two […]

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  • February 20, 2015

    Michelle Toews

    Michelle Toews named associate dean for research

    Michelle Toews, professor at Texas State University, has been named associate dean for research for the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University by John Buckwalter, dean. Currently she is assistant director for graduate studies and research in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the university in San Marcos. She was named […]

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  • February 17, 2015

    Penugonda awarded two research scholarships at Topeka summit

    Kavitha Penugonda, a doctoral student in human nutrition, was awarded two $500 scholarships at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit Thursday. Penugonda, from India, presented "Iron bioavailability of sorghum, cowpea, corn and soybean fortified blended foods” at the annual event in Topeka. The summit featured 10 Kansas State University graduate students - including three from the […]

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  • February 11, 2015

    Three graduate students in human nutrition to participate in state research summit

    The 12th Capitol Graduate Research Summit will feature 10 Kansas State University graduate students - including three from the College of Human Ecology - researching a variety of topics important to Kansas. College of Human Ecology graduate students participating in the summit : • Kavitha Penugonda, pictured above with Brian Lindshield, associate professor of human […]

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  • February 9, 2015

    Linda Yarrow

    Nutrition professor reaches 2,100 globally in K-State's first MOOC

    In fall 2014, Linda Yarrow, assistant professor of human nutrition in the College of Human Ecology, taught Kansas State University's first massive open online course, or MOOC, to 2,100 people across the globe. The course reached participants in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. The MOOC, called Health and Wellness 101: Everyday […]

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