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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2002-2004
    About the Catalog
    About the University
    Calendar
    Glossary and Abbreviations
    Admission
    Academic Advising
    Enrollment
    Tuition and Fees
    Degrees
    Grades
    All-University Regulations
    Student Financial Assistance
    Services for Students
    Auxiliary Services and Facilities
    International Programs
    Secondary Majors
    Agriculture
    Architecture, Planning, and Design
    Arts and Sciences
    Business Administration
    Education
    Engineering
    Human Ecology
    Technology and Aviation
    Veterinary Medicine
    Graduate School
    Intercollegiate Athletics
    K-State Research and Extension
    dAgricultural Experiment Station
    dExtension Agriculture and Natural Resources
    dYouth, Family, and Community Development
    dFamily and Consumer Sciences
    dFood, Nutrition, Health, and Safety
    dServices and Facilities
    Outreach
    University Faculty
     

    Food, Nutrition, Health, and Safety

    Kansas is the nation's number one meat processor, number one producer of hard red wheat, number one flour miller, and number one producer of grain sorghum. The state also is a national leader in producing many other agricultural commodities.

    Such an important industry relies heavily on food safety and nutrition research and expertise at K-State. Many people are asking questions about food additives, livestock drugs, and crop and vegetable pesticides. The potential for food handling and processing errors has increased. As lifestyles become more urban, people are separated further from the food production system. Fewer citizens than ever understand how food is produced and processed, nor do people understand the government safeguards to maintain a safe food supply. Many do not know what constitutes a balanced diet. K-State Research and Extension scientists and extension personnel are working to insure a safe food supply from production to consumption; promote healthier and safer lives; and develop new, appealing food products.

    Human nutrition
    Denis Mederios, Head Mary L. Meek Higgins, State Leader

    See faculty listing for the Department of Human Nutrition.

    Food safety
    See faculty listing for the Department of Food Science and Industry.

    Office of Community Health
    David A. Dzewaltowski, Extension Distinguished Professor

    Topics within K-State Research and Extension:
    dAgricultural Experiment Station dYouth, Family, and Community Development dFood, Nutrition, Health, and Safety
    dExtension Agriculture and Natural Resources dFamily and Consumer Sciences dServices and Facilities
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    Kansas State University
    June 5, 2003