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K-State Today

August 31, 2017



Rosenkranz wins annual Stowe Award

By College of Human Ecology

Sara Rosenkranz

Sara Rosenkranz, assistant professor in the food, nutrition, dietetics and health department, was awarded the annual Dean Barbara S. Stowe Endowed Faculty Development Fund Award during the College of Human Ecology's Fall Forum in August.

Rosenkranz received the award for her project, "Community Outreach for Best Practice School Lunches," which looks to positively influence local school policies and practices related to nutritional quality of food served within the school setting. The project looks to study nutritional quality not only for obesity prevention, but also for the association between poor nutritional quality and risk for chronic disease in adults and children.

The funding from the award will allow the research team to add an outreach component. They will look to strengthen existing connections as well as build new connections between the research team and those affiliated with the National School Lunch Program.

Stowe served as dean of human ecology at K-State from 1983 to 1998. The fund, established in her honor, supports the professional development of outstanding faculty who translate research-based knowledge of human ecology into practice in higher education, business, industry or public policy.