College students tend to have a less than sufficient diet. However, if you are trying to avoid the “Freshman 15”, or just have a healthier lifestyle, there are many resources at K-State that can help. With a registered dietician on staff at Lafene Health Center, the Recreational Center at your convenience, and resources through the Department of Human Nutrition, there are plenty of ways to find help.
Housing and Dining Services
104 Pittman Building
Housing & Dining Services offers number of different living environment, nutritious food, and interpersonal opportunities available for you. They also oversee the Academic Resource Centers. Check out their website for more information on what is available!Hide Description
Department of Human Nutrition
119 Justin Hall
The Department of Human Nutrition, in the College of Human Ecology, discovers, disseminates and applies knowledge to promote improved food choices, nutritional status, and well-being of people.
Lafene Health Center
1105 Sunset Avenue
Lafene Health Center offers K-State students comprehensive, high quality, easily accessible, affordable outpatient health care. Lafene also serves as a resource and an advocate for health education, promotion and wellness.
The Health Promotion/Nutrition Counseling Department provides nutrition counseling to include a self assessment tool through Lafene’s web site; presentations on health topics; peer education programs; and CPR certification. Health Educators also teach an 8 week college health course available for 3 credit hours – enrollment in EDCEP 103 available through iSIS.Hide Description
Academic Assistance Center
Recreational Services administers the intramural/recreational sports, fitness programs, sports clubs, and the K-State Challenge Course for the campus at the Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex and the Ahearn Natatorium (swimming pools). Along with their group fitness programs, they offer personal trainers and nutrition services. Sports medicine services are also available. If you would like a presentation or workshop, Wildcat personal trainers are available throughout the semester.Hide Description
Academic Assistance Center
K-State Student Union Dining Services offers an array of food and beverage selections, designed to meet a variety of needs. Their website provides nutrition information, tools, a Q&A section, and links to other nutrition resources.Hide Description
Healthy Kansas is a program out of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Their website provides resources for increasing your activity level, eating better, and avoiding tobacco use. The 24-hour toll-free Kansas Tobacco Quitline provides screening, counseling, support materials, and referral for tobacco cessation.
Mercy Regional Health Center
1823 College Ave
Mercy Regional Health Center provides a number of different resources, programs, and educational services, such as sleep disorder services, nutrition clinic, occupational health, pain management, weight management, and much more.Hide Description
K-State Research and Extension
K-State Research and Extension is dedicated to strong, healthy communities, family and youth through integrated research, analysis and education. They provide a variety of online resources about health and nutrition, home, family and youth, environment, and more.
UFM is a non-profit campus and community education program serving Kansas State University, the Manhattan area and communities across Kansas. UFM offers both credit and non-credit courses. UFM provides opportunities for lifelong learning and personal development and serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas and as a catalyst for new programs and services that enhance the quality of life for all. UFM provides classes in a variety of areas, some of which include: career & finance, health & wellness, language, martial arts, food, and much more.Hide Description