News Archive for Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health
September 14, 2009
The globe turned purple this summer when Human Ecology students spread their wings to study and work on internships. These are only a few of the student travelers: HRM interns climb highest mountains Fifty-three hotel and restaurant management students did professional internships, a requirement for graduation. Courtney Cole, left atop Mt. Healy, Casey Walker and […]
September 2, 2009
Human Ecology faculty are among the leaders on a new Web site that elaborates on efforts across campus to make K-State more sustainable. The K-State Sustainability web site includes directories, courses, research and projects, ways for people to get involved, and a news blog. Among the listings are: Research in the Department of Apparel, Textiles […]
August 25, 2009
A new video titled “The Search for Solutions” examines the myriad of research conducted in the College of Human Ecology.
August 25, 2009
Three undergraduate students in the College of Human Ecology conducted independent research projects this summer alongside experienced faculty researchers. They are among the handful of McNair Scholars. The McNair program prepares undergraduates for graduate study. Brittany Delaney, senior in communication sciences and disorders and pre-nursing, studied the clinical measurement of voice and speech. Her project […]
August 18, 2009
G.I. Jobs magazine has designated Kansas State University one of the most military-friendly schools in the nation for 2010.
August 14, 2009
This fall, Kansas State University's Evening College is set to offer classes from more than 20 K-State departments -- around a 25 percent increase in the variety of classes offered during spring, summer and fall Evening College terms in the last year.
August 12, 2009
Children's after-school activities often consist of sedentary behavior such as watching television, but after-school programs that offer physical activity and healthy snacks could be the best place for children's health. David Dzewaltowski, head of the department of kinesiology at Kansas State University, and other K-State researchers have found that quality after-school programs are an important contributor to children's physical activity.
July 13, 2009
Could an individual's bitter-taste sensitivity help determine their risk for chronic disease? Kansas State University's Kathy Nguyen, senior in public health nutrition, Garden City, is studying the genotypes of diabetic and non-diabetic individuals to determine if there is a link between the risk for type 2 diabetes and bitter-taste sensitivity.
July 7, 2009
A Kansas State University researcher is studying the potential health benefits of a specially bred purple sweet potato because its dominant purple color results in an increased amount of anti-cancer components.
July 7, 2009
Girls typically are less physically active than boys, but a Kansas State University researcher has found that organizations like Girl Scouts provide an ideal setting to get girls moving early in life and to develop lifelong healthy habits.