April 28, 2004

Contact: Ann Chapman, Student Health Services, (785) 864-9575.

KU team presents healthy foods program at national symposium in Washington

LAWRENCE -- Two University of Kansas delegates attended a two-day symposium in Washington, D.C., this week to represent KU's Better Bites and Fresh & Hearty programs promoting healthy food choices on campus.

Ann Chapman, Student Health Services dietitian at KU, and Kim Dickey, Wichita freshman in pre-occupational therapy, represented KU's 11-member H.O.M.E.B.A.S.E. (Healthy Options for Movement and Exercise, Body Acceptance and Savvy Eating) task force at the Charles Sumner Symposium on integrating health issues into the college curriculum, sponsored by the Association of American Colleges & Universities. The association provided a $1,500 grant for the trip. KU was the only Big 12 university invited to attend the symposium.

Symposium participants showcased various campus health initiatives, such as AIDS testing and awareness, physical fitness and anti-obesity issues, problems of tobacco use or high-risk alcohol abuse, and overall wellness projects.

Other student members of the KU team are Andrea Froese, Olathe junior; Joni Renee Warner, Wichita freshman; Amanda Lehnen, Edwardsville master's degree student; and Heidi Camus, Overland Park senior. Faculty and staff members include Ann Eversole, associate dean of student life; Phil Lowcock, KU Athletics director of life skills programs; Kathy Rose-Mockry, director of Emily Taylor Women's Resource Center; Jill Urkoski, assistant director of fitness/facilities recreation services; and Barbara Wilson, dietitian at GSP-Corbin Residence Hall.

Students, their hometowns, majors, parents and high school alma maters are:

From Edwardsville
Amanda Lehnen, master's degree student in social work, daughter of Gary and Bonnie Lehnen; Bonner Springs High School.

From Olathe
Andrea Froese, junior in sport science and exercise science, daughter of Charles Froese; home schooled.

From Overland Park
Heidi Camus, senior in sport science and exercise science, daughter of Philippe Camus; Overland High School, Aurora, Colo.

From Wichita
Kim Dickey, freshman in pre-occupational therapy, daughter of Terry and Roberta Dickey; Maize High School.
Joni Renee Warner, freshman in pre-occupational therapy, daughter of Larry and Barbara Warner; Wichita Northwest High School.


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