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    • Dec
Dr. Melinda Ickes was invited to present at the SUNY Regional Tobacco-Free Educational Sessions Nov. 13-15, 2014 in Albany and Manhattan, New York. More than 30 campuses working toward implementing tobacco-free campus policies attended sessions. Ickes shared information on the ambassador program at the University of Kentucky and other evidence-based efforts to promote...
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    • Nov

The Book Box

  Students in Dr. Elizabeth Fettrow's KHP 380: Health Education in the Elementary School implemented a course assignment titled "The Book Box" with K-2 students. Students in this course selected children's literature with nutrition related themes to read to the K-2 students. Then, the KHP 380 students designed a learning activity to supplement the reading. Pictured are the KHP 380 students...
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    • Sep
Dr. Jody Clasey has received funding to build partnerships in Clay County that will help look at the impact of circadian rhythms as factors that may contribute to weight gain in children. With new findings implicating time of feeding and time of activity as contributors to circadian health, there is reason to believe these lifestyle factors may contribute to metabolic...
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    • Sep
Dr. Kristen Mark and a group of 12 students traveled to the Netherlands last summer for three weeks to learn about sexual health and sexuality education. Students stayed with local families of diverse family structures, rode bikes to experience true Dutch culture, and went on excursions to broaden their perspectives. “The course introduced students to the cultural comparative study of human...
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    • Aug
In a state with high rates of tobacco use and obesity — and associated health problems — University of Kentucky researcher Melinda Ickes is exploring whether similar models of promoting community readiness to adopt health policies might be effective in addressing both risk factors. Ickes' current project aims to create political and societal support for physical activity policies by building...