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K-State Today

June 7, 2018

Yelland receives award for outstanding programming at national conference

Submitted by College of Human Ecology

Erin Yelland receiving her award

Erin Yelland, assistant professor and extension specialist in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, was recently awarded the Jeanne M. Priester Award for Outstanding Individual and/or Family Programming at the National Health Outreach Conference. The award was presented for her program, Keys to Embracing Aging 30-Day Challenge. 

The program highlights 12 keys aimed at helping you grow old gracefully, successfully and with increased longevity, based primarily on findings from centenarian studies and the advice of those who participated. The program is set to influence attitude, nutrition, physical activity, brain health, social activity, technology, safety, medical literacy, stress management, financial security, sleep and taking time for yourself.

The Jeanne M. Priester Award honors the memory and contributions of Priester to the Cooperative Extension System. During her tenure at the United States Department of Agriculture, Priester was a leader in advancing health education within the Cooperative Extension System. The purpose of the award is to recognize Extension programs that positively impact the health of people across the United States by providing leadership to expand Extension's capacity to increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life.

The Priester Award recognizes sound and innovative health and wellness programs at the county, state and national level.