Obesity touches the lives of more than one-third of American children and teenagers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This week’s Science Forum at UT will look at the obesity epidemic among adolescents and one program that’s trying to help. Sarah Colby, assistant professor of nutrition at UT, will speak at noon on Friday, September 26, in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.
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Four UT faculty members will participate in a Southeastern Conference symposium on tackling the nation’s obesity epidemic this fall. Topics will range from genetics to technology and media to environmental influences.
A UT 4-H Extension initiative aimed at empowering college students to create obesity prevention programs for their peers and high
A UT 4-H Extension initiative aimed at empowering college students to create obesity prevention programs for their peers and high school students has received a $4.9 million grant from the US Department of Agriculture. “Get Fruved” is the brain child of Sarah Colby, an assistant professor of nutrition. It is a 4-H social marketing and environmental change initiative that harnesses the power of peer-to-peer interaction in an effort to get children, adolescents, and college students to eat more fruits and vegetables and adopt healthy lifestyles.
Hollie Raynor and Chris Skinner from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences are working side by side with students to do research that is improving health and education in our community and beyond.
A growing number of people are heeding popular nutritional advice and have traded in the traditional breakfast-lunch-and-dinner lifestyle for a
Michael Zemel, professor emeritus of nutrition, was featured on WBIR-TV for his new nutrition supplements that promote weight loss and healthy blood sugar. Last week, NuSirt released two dietary supplements on the market: NuShape and NuControl.
Get Fruved! Eat more fruits and veggies, that is. UT Knoxville students today are launching a healthy foods campaign that will run through November 19. The goal of Fruved is to challenge fellow students to set daily and practical health goals: Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Trade a soft drink for water. Eat one extra serving of fruits and vegetables a day.
Now that MyPlate has replaced the food pyramid, parents may need a refresher course on what to pack their kids for a healthy, wholesome lunch. Marsha Spence, an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and assistant director of the public health nutrition program at UT Knoxville, said that both school lunches and packed lunches can be healthy options.
Did you make a resolution to lose weight and be healthier in the new year? Do you want to actually keep that resolution this year? UT’s Department of Nutrition can help! If you are between the ages of 18 and 30, and 20 to 75 pounds over your ideal weight, you may be eligible to take part in a weight loss program taking place in the Healthy Eating and Activity Laboratory.