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Exercise helps in weight loss, but it takes substantial physical activity to really burn calories

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky A University of Kentucky researcher found that exercise can aid in weight loss, but it takes more physical activity than most people get. Kyle Flack, an assistant professor in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, led a group of U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers who found people need to burn about 3,000 calories per week through exercise...

Graduating student Townsend’s Campus Kitchens sustainability project leaves a mark on UK

By Katie Pratt Special to KyForward As a self-proclaimed foodie and a lifelong gardener, it was no surprise that University of Kentucky student Anna Townsend answered the call to share her knowledge when the Campus Kitchen at the University of Kentucky (CKUK) formed in 2014. As she prepares for life after graduation, Townsend, the group’s vice president and garden fellow, will leave her mark on...

Mindful Eating: Paying attention, eating with a purpose, can help lose pounds, stay healthy

By Teresa Lee Special to KyForward Losing weight is difficult, and keeping it off can be even harder. Many people regain the weight because typical weight loss diets involve drastic, unsustainable changes. Alternatively, learning to eat “mindfully” can fundamentally shift our relationship with food for long-term weight loss maintenance. In our busy, convenience-oriented lives, eating has become...

UK group needs votes to help win Campus Kitchen grant, raise awareness about hunger

  University of Kentucky students will compete against students at four other schools through Oct. 21 to win a grant to start a Campus Kitchen.   If they win, student volunteers would provide free, healthy meals to older adults by using donated food that would otherwise go to waste. Students will collect the food from locations such as dining halls, grocery stores, restaurants and farmers...