Posts Tagged ‘ childhood obesity ’

Meal time junk food ban can help trim student body

Jul 14th, 2010 | By | Category: June 17, Research

Here’s some simple math for school officials and parents in the fight against childhood obesity: School lunchtimes minus snack food equals a much lighter student body. Literally. A new study from UNL has directly estimated the relationship between school food policies and students’ weight by examining nutrition policies in schools and coupling it with survey […]

Research probes childhood obesity

Nov 20th, 2008 | By | Category: November 20, 2008, Research

Advertising can make bad food look so good. And, Pat Kennedy knows parents face an uphill battle overriding those marketing messages in the eyes of children. Kennedy and her colleague Mary McGarvey are nearing the end of a three-year U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded research study on childhood obesity. Kennedy, an associate professor of marketing at […]