Healthy Eating and Activity Laboratory News

Study Compares Active Video Gaming to Unstructured Outdoor Play


The increasing use of video games is often blamed for children’s lack of interest in physical activity, but a UT study recently published in the “Games for Health Journal” suggests that active video games may actually be a source of moderate or intense physical activity in children five to eight years old.

UT Researchers Offer Diet, Fitness Advice for Santa


Holiday season left you feeling chubby, tired, and stressed out? Just imagine how Santa must feel. Chelsi C. Wolz, a nutrition research associate, offers some diet and fitness tips to help the jolly old elf—and other holiday revelers—ring in the New Year with a new attitude.

Nutrition Department Seeks Weight-loss Volunteers

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.