WSU Study: Foster Parents Advocate for More Training, Support to Ease Foster Children’s Transition into Home

VANCOUVER, Wash.—Foster parents interviewed in a preliminary Washington State University study say they need access to more training and better support to help foster children make the transition into their homes easier. Conducted by WSU undergraduate student Elizabeth Burleson under the supervision of WSU assistant professor Jane Lanigan, the study indicates that both factors could […]

New WSU Extension Education Materials Promote Eating Better by Eating Together

PUYALLUP, Wash.—This Mother’s Day might be a great time to start eating together more often as a family. New educational materials developed by Washington State University Extension, in partnership with the Washington State Dairy Council, provide tips for making enjoyable, healthy meals. They also describe how family meals promote togetherness, help kids do better in […]

WSU Students Dedicate Fashion Lines to Mothers for Mom’s Weekend Fashion Show

PULLMAN, Wash.—When Washington State University senior Casey Burnette graduated from Corvallis (Mont.) High School four years ago, her mother, Elizabeth Weis, wrote in a letter to her daughter, “Baby horse, I can’t wait to see your first clothing line.” Burnette, now preparing to graduate again, created her first fashion line for the WSU Mom’s Weekend […]

Face in the Mirror: WSU Professor to Study Body Image Issues for Post-Bariatric Surgery Patients

PULLMAN, Wash.—Linda Bradley recently asked students of her “Multicultural Perspectives on the Body and Dress” class at Washington State University to physically describe their ideal woman or man. The ideal woman, students said, should be 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, weigh 110 to 115 pounds and be a size 0 to 2.

Little Kids Make Big Changes through WSU Extension Food $ense Program

TACOMA and PUYALLUP, Wash.—When Devin Drennen’s mother, Susan, offered her son ice cream for dessert, he asked for carrots instead. Why? The fifth-grader at Edison Elementary School in Tacoma learned through a nutrition class about the importance of eating fiber foods to maintain the health of the body’s digestive system. Students made carrot juice with […]

Learn How to Make Your Land a Lasting Family Legacy

WENATCHEE, Wash. — Studies indicate that as many as 60 percent of landowners never discuss their plans for succession with their families. When planning for the future of family-owned farms, ranches and forests, many people don’t consider that the future property owners are sitting down with them at the family dinner table. In April, Washington […]

WSU Extension 4-H, USDA, Defense Department Partner to Serve Military Families

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program is among the handful of higher education institutions working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Defense to strengthen support for military families throughout the United States and abroad. WSU has been awarded a one-year, $1.75 million grant to enhance the communications […]