Advancing Child Nutrition Programs in Kansas


Kevin Sauer


The partnership between the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics and the Kansas Department of Education's Child Nutrition and Wellness division makes an impact state-wide through collaborative research, teaching, and outreach. Both entities prioritize improving child nutrition programs throughout Kansas. The relationship utilizes distinct skill sets that, when combined, benefit children, K-State students and faculty, and current child nutrition professionals. This unique engagement is characterized by effective and reciprocal scholarship through integrated research, teaching, and outreach activities that impact more than 350,000 Kansas children who participate in more than 1,600 Kansas school nutrition programs and the many hard working professionals who serve them.


Program Partners:

Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics, Kansas State Department of Education-The Child Nutrition and Wellness Program

Institutional Impact Area(s):

Public Health


Kansas School Children