Study measures food insecurity in Washington families

According to the first Washington State Food Security Survey, 30% of Washington households have experienced food insecurity since the implementation of the state’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order in March. Of those households, 59% had children living in the home. “We wanted to understand how access to food and economic security for Washington residents has […]

A young boy reaches for fruit on a supermarket stand while wearing a mask.

Townsend, 4-institution team earns top score at Extension summit

Patricia Townsend, a WSU Extension specialist in renewable energy and green infrastructure, was honored this spring as part of a team of extension agents creating opportunities for sustainability and change. Townsend took part in the eXtension Foundation’s Impact Collaborative Summit this spring, as part of the National Sustainability Summit team, representing Washington State University, the University […]

Group photo of team members with poster.

Build a better puff: WSU scientist fights obesity by adding fiber to puffed snacks

Tumbling hot and crackling from a big steel puffing machine, the snacks in Girish Ganjyal’s lab look and taste like any other puff. But these puffs are different. Using carrots, apples, cherries and cranberries, Ganjyal, a Washington State University food researcher, is making puffed snacks and cereals with a high-fiber nutrition boost that could help […]

Ganjyal holds a puff made in the WSU extrusion lab.