Health & Wellness

Multisite Project Promotes Family-Focused Approach to Obesity Prevention for Preschoolers

PULLMAN, Wash.—The next time your preschooler says “I’m full” at the dinner table, listen. Young children have a better internal sense for when they’ve eaten enough than parents may realize. And a new five-year, USDA-funded project aims to employ children’s innate self-regulation to develop a childhood obesity program that focuses on family eating styles.

Climate Friendly Farming, Astaxanthin, Lind Field Day

Climate Friendly Farming New agricultural practices, technology and strategies could dramatically reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with climate change, increase the amount of carbon held in the soil and replace products made with fossil fuels with those made with biomass, according to a report by Washington State University. WSU’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and […]

Healthy Food, Fitness in King County Focus of WSU’s $1.2 Million W.K. Kellogg Grant

SEATTLE, Wash. – When the youth of Delridge and White Center’s Food Empowerment Education and Sustainability Team or FEEST set local foods they’ve prepared on a pre-Thanksgiving table at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center here on Nov. 25, they’ll have the power of the prestigious W.K. Kellogg Foundation behind them. Giving children in those communities […]

WSU Ag Research Center, WSU Extension Break Record for Grant Awards

PULLMAN, Wash. – Fiscal 2009 was a record-breaking year in terms of grant awards to faculty members in the Washington State University College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences and WSU Extension. The WSU Agricultural Research Center, housed in CAHNRS, topped its fiscal 2008 total for grant awards by nearly $6 million, jumping from […]

NIH Grant Brings Together Economists, Psychologists, Departments, Extension

PULLMAN – In many ways, it’s the perfect model. Faculty with research and teaching appointments working with faculty with research and Extension appointments to translate the theoretical into real-world application for the benefit of the people of Washington. A new $400,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health brings together economists and psychologists, researchers and […]

NIH Grant Focuses on Cost Effectiveness of Substance Abuse Prevention

PULLMAN, Wash. – Just how successful and cost-effective are community-based, substance abuse prevention programs? It’s a question that plagues politicians and policy makers, especially in a time of shrinking resources and increasing demand for services. Now, thanks to a two-year, $400,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at Washington State University are working […]

WSU Extension Health Center Receives $350,000 Grant to Test Childcare System

SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University Extension’s Area Health Education Center of Eastern Washington has received a $350,000 grant from the State Department of Early Learning to field test “Seeds to Success” in Spokane County, one of five locations across the state where the department’s new voluntary childcare-quality rating and improvement system will be field […]