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  • November 14, 2007

    K-State doctoral student receives American Dietetic Association award for research

    MANHATTAN -- A Kansas State University doctoral student has been recognized with a national award to support her research in nutritional epidemiology. Allisha Weeden, doctoral student in human nutrition, St. Francis, is the recipient of the Jean Hankin Nutritional Epidemiology Research Grant from the American Dietetic Association. The award was presented at the association's recent […]

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  • July 9, 2007

    K-State Expert: Make time for breakfast

    MANHATTAN, KAN. - Skipping breakfast is comparable to trying to drive without gas. "The name for the morning meal - breakfast - tells us why," said Sandy Procter, Kansas State University Research and Extension nutrition specialist. "Given that food is needed to fuel body functions, breakfast is needed to break the overnight fast to fuel […]

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  • July 5, 2007

    K-State researcher working on a way to make snack foods with an extra dose of fiber just as tasty as the original

    MANHATTAN -- Trying to get more fiber in your diet? Munching on cookies or tortillas probably doesn't come to mind. But a Kansas State University researcher is experimenting with ways to add fiber to the foods we love without changing what we like about our favorite snacks. Sajid Alavi is an assistant professor of grain […]

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  • June 13, 2007

    K-State's College of Human Ecology makes interim administrative appointments permanent

    MANHATTAN -- Two interim administrators with Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology have been named to their posts permanently by Virginia Moxley, dean of the college. Briana S. Nelson Goff has been promoted from the college's interim assistant dean for academic affairs to associate dean for academic affairs, while Denis Medeiros has become the […]

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  • June 7, 2007

    K-State team takes first in national sensory design competition

    MANHATTAN -- The idea -- get sixth-graders to use their five senses to develop better food habits. The goal -- lower the prevalence of obesity in children. The plan won a team of five Kansas State University College of Human Ecology students first place in the recent third annual Elaine Skinner Memorial Sensory Design Competition, […]

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  • May 30, 2007

    Food Science Institute XIII for high school teachers, June 3-8

    Topics in Human Nutrition: Science of Food HN 782 Ref # 90376 This program is designed for middle and senior high school family and consumer sciences and/or science teachers desiring to integrate food science into the curriculum. The curriculum addresses national standards in science and family and consumer sciences, and introduces students to a variety […]

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  • May 29, 2007

    K-State recognizes classified employees

    MANHATTAN -- At the 30th annual Kansas State University Classified Employee Recognition Ceremony May 23 in the K-State Student Union ballroom, workers were honored for their years of service and their achievements across campus. Guest speaker Charles Reagan, associate to the president, lauded the daily efforts of classified employees, without whom the university's faculty and […]

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  • April 26, 2007

    K-State Expert: Snacks need not be "Snack Food"

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - A well-chosen snack can boost energy and brainpower and be helpful in managing weight and health, said Sandy Procter, Kansas State University Research and Extension nutrition specialist. Many prepackaged foods, marketed as snack foods, may not fill the bill, though, said Procter, who generally favors fruits, vegetables, whole grain breads and crackers, […]

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  • April 23, 2007

    K-State expert: Link between diet, birth defects a concern

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Following a low-carbohydrate diet that excludes vitamin- and mineral-enriched grain products in the months prior to or early in a pregnancy may increase the risk of neural tube birth defects such as spina bifida if additional supplements are not taken, said Kansas State University nutrition educator Sandy Procter. Spina bifida is a […]

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  • April 5, 2007

    K-State College of Human Ecology honoring faculty for their contributions to teaching, research

    MANHATTAN -- The College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University is recognizing three faculty members for their outstanding contributions to teaching and research. "These outstanding faculty members understand the interaction between people and their environments," said Virginia Moxley, dean of the College of Human Ecology. "By examining these relationships in their scholarship and teaching, […]

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