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U of I researcher to deliver Halver lecture

PULLMAN – Ronald W. Hardy, director of the University of Idaho’s Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station and director of the UI’s Aquaculture Research Institute, will deliver the third annual John E. Halver Endowed Lecture at 2:10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, in room T-101 of Washington State University’s Food Science and Human Nutrition Building. Hardy will […]

Mule deer nutrition and reproduction studied

PULLMAN — Is poor nutrition contributing to a decrease in the number of mule deer in the Pacific Northwest? That is a question researchers at Washington State University are working to answer using deer hand-raised on the Pullman campus. Lisa Shipley, associate professor in natural resources and a scientist in the WSU Agricultural Research Center, […]

‘SPARKing’ health champions at WSU Spokane CityLab

The Spokane Tribe of Indians and WSU Spokane CityLab have teamed up to encourage healthy activities among Native American children. With $29,000 in grant support from the Group Health Community Foundation, an after-school and summer program will be established to complement and enhance in-school learning experiences and encourage nutritious health habits.The Spokane Tribe of Indians […]

Unique degree may revolutionize professions

Diet and exercise go hand in hand, which propelled WSU Spokane to design and offer an undergraduate degree that combines the two concepts. Introduced last fall, the Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and Metabolism enables health-science students to pack a one-two punch in nutrition and exercise.“By creating this integrated program, we are transcending […]

Halloween Provides Chance to Talk Nutrition With Kids

Urban legends aside, do most parents know what’s really in that bag of candy their kids haul home on Halloween night? Take a typical serving of peanut M&Ms. The peanut provides three grams of protein, but with it you get 180 calories – 80 of which come from fat – as well as a selection […]

Lentil snacks survey receives a healthy response

Nutritious snacks developed at WSU were a hit with most of the 400 people who sampled the food at Pullman’s Lentil Festival in mid-August. “We have tremendous positive feedback from both adults and children based on taste,” said Juming Tang, project leader and fellow in food technology at WSU’s International Marketing for Agricultural Commodities and […]

Stress, nutrition focus of spring UREC series

Easing stress and boosting nutrition improve health and lifestyle. University Recreation will present a series of classes on those topics in the weeks ahead. And they’ve thrown in some fun activities for children, as well. Classes on easing stress to maintain and improve well being include:• Herbs to Support the Nervous System, Wednesday, Feb. 18• […]

Panelists to discuss diabetes program

Diabetes and the “Extension Diabetes Education Program” will be the focus of the next Extension Engaged program, slated for 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 14. Guest panelists will be Sue Butkus, extension nutrition specialist; Jill Armstrong Shultz, professor and scientist with Food Science and Human Nutrition; and Cindy Corbett, assistant professor with the College […]