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Grand Challenges

K-State Research and Extension
Kansas State University
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Manhattan, KS 66506

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Grand Challenges: Health

K-State Research and Extension programs promote behaviors that improve quality of life, healthy development, and health behaviors across life stages for all socioeconomic groups. 

Improving eating habits, controlling portions, and increasing physical activity can help prevent diabetes and other health issues that affect productivity and financial stability.

*This video is also shown on the Tomorrow's Leaders and Community Vitality pages.

Results Are in the Numbers


What We Are Doing

• Identifying and implementing practices to help prevent adult and childhood obesity.

• Providing options to help families and practitioners understand health-care choices for elderly Kansans.

• Educating consumers on safe food handling with food preparation, food preservation, food service, and more.

• Sharing unbiased information about national changes in health insurance requirements.