Greder named Rossmann Manatt awardee, to present public lecture on health and education

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Latino families in Iowa are gaining information and opportunities to improve their health and well-being, thanks in part to an Iowa State University associate professor in human development and family studies who serves as a human sciences state specialist in family life.

Kimberly Greder received the 2016 Rossmann Manatt Faculty Development Award for demonstrating exceptional creativity and productivity in scholarship, teaching, and service. She works with communities across Iowa to connect Latino immigrant families with resources to bring education through building trust.

Human Sciences students form campus clubs to increase Alzheimer’s disease awareness

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Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. However, students within the College of Human Sciences are working to bring healing and hope to persons affected by Alzheimer’s, and to raise awareness for battling the disease.

Helping parents understand BMI may lead to positive changes in childhood obesity

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Schools are taking a proactive approach to get students to move more and improve their eating habits. But it takes a team effort at both school and home to make a difference, said Greg Welk, a professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University.

Hilton Chair Lectures continue this week with spring 2017 series

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The 2016-2017 Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Chair Lecture Series — “Move for Life: The Health Benefits of Exercise Across the Lifespan” — will this week launch its spring 2017 lectures.

Study suggests gym membership to improve health, exercise

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If your New Year’s resolution was to exercise more in 2017, chances are you’ve already given up or you’re on the verge of doing so. To reach your goal, you may want to consider joining a gym, based on the results of a new study from a team of Iowa State University researchers.

ExerCYse is Medicine provides high-impact service learning experiences

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An Iowa State University program is giving Cyclones ample opportunities for service learning — and making a big impact on healthful habits.

ExerCYse is Medicine, a kinesiology outreach program and recognized student organization, encourages regular physical activity and promotes its health benefits. The program is officially recognized by the American College of Sports Medicine.

Iowa State researchers to share promises, vulnerabilities of families at national conference

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More than 50 Iowa State University student, faculty, and staff researchers in human development and family studies will offer their expertise in family health in areas including parental substance abuse, sibling tensions, and family finance at a national conference this week.

The meetings are part of this year’s National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) annual conference, Nov. 2-5 in Minneapolis. A series of preconference workshops on Nov. 1 will precede the event.

Iowa State alumna serves as lead dietitian at Rio Olympics

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Tania Lee applied everything she learned at Iowa State University during the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

The 2013 alumna in dietetics and nutritional science was chosen to be lead dietitian of the 32-member Malaysian Olympics team this year.tania4

Roderuck faculty fellowship to support global nutrition research

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Wendy White has big plans for how she’ll use the extra support she’ll receive as the newest holder of the Charlotte E. Roderuck faculty fellowship at Iowa State University.  

White, an associate professor in food science and human nutrition, researches methods to improve the nutritional value of vegetables such as carrots, corn, and tomatoes. She’s working on ways to make their red-orange carotenoid pigments such as beta-carotene, lutein, and lycopene easier to process and absorb.

Using social marketing to promote healthy eating

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Social marketing campaigns that educate parents about good nutrition can help to increase children’s consumption of fruit, vegetables, and low-fat or fat-free milk.

That’s according to findings of a recently published study co-authored by Christine Hradek, a state nutrition program specialist with Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach.