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Family and Consumer Sciences Contact

Department Chair:

Dr. Duane Whitbeck

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Contact Person:
Holly Viets

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Phone: 620-235-4457
Fax: 620-235-4686

Family & Consumer Sciences
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Health and Nutrition in the News

Food Pyramid

The New Food Pyramid

New dietary guidelines have been released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The guidelines provide authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and educe risk for major chronic diseases.

For further information look at: provides easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers.  Topics at change based on trends and issues.

Exercise Regularly is the health, physical activity, fitness and sports information web site of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.


You can find out about the Council and its work, view our publications, and link to the resources of other government agencies as well as to health and fitness organizations.

To find out how you can start a physical activity program today and stay active and fit for life while earning Presidential awards,visit the free, interactive physical activity and fitness website at

American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

The AAFCS is the only national forum where K-12 teachers, university educators and corporate executives collaborate
to improve the quality of individual and family life.  It consists of 10,000+ professionals who educate and influence generations of American consumers in our classrooms, our companies, and our communities.  In June 2005 the AAFCS 96th Annual Conference & Expo Theme is: Sizing Up America: Obesity Causes, Effects, and Solutions.  Look for information concerning this and other important events at: and