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Joseph Kindler, an assistant professor in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Kindler earns Georgia Clinical & Translational Sciences Alliance KL2 award

Joseph Kindler, an assistant professor in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, has received a Georgia Clinical and Translational Sciences Alliance KL2 award. Joseph Kindler, an assistant professor in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences The goal of the Georgia CTSA KL2-Mentored Clinical and Translational Research Scholars program is to support and enhance …

Researcher finds link between overweight children and heart complications

Dr. Joe Kindler was quoted in the UGA Today article, “Overweight children are developing heart complications”. Dr. Kindler’s research, Visceral fat and arterial stiffness in youth with healthy weight, obesity, and type 2 diabetes, was originally published in Pediatric Obesity. Dr. Kindler credits the Obesity Initiative for providing support for his research. He recently told us “funding …

Daily self-weighing shown to prevent holiday weight gain

Researchers at the University of Georgia have shown that a simple intervention – daily self-weighing – can help people avoid holiday weight gain. Participants in a 14-week UGA study who weighed themselves daily on scales that also provided graphical feedback showing their weight fluctuations managed to maintain or lose weight during and after the holiday …

Researchers find brain circuit linked to food impulsivity

This creates the possibility scientists can someday develop therapeutics to address overeating You’re on a diet, but the aroma of popcorn in the movie theater lobby triggers a seemingly irresistible craving. Within seconds, you’ve ordered a tub of the stuff and have eaten several handfuls. Impulsivity, or responding without thinking about the consequences of an action, …

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UGA researchers use modeling to help rural communities eat more fruits, veggies

Researchers at the University of Georgia are using a new statistical model to help guide policy around food access in rural communities. The study authors wanted to know what conditions needed to be right to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in a rural setting. The question of how to improve access to fruits and vegetables …

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Study links work burnout and weight gain

A new study from the University of Georgia has found that feeling overworked contributes to a variety of unhealthy behaviors that can cause weight gain. Results from the study published in the Journal of Health Psychology point to the role work stress can play in our ability to adopt the necessary strategies to maintain a …

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UGA, Shanghai researchers find evidence of how obesity programs can work long-term

Childhood obesity is now a global epidemic, and researchers worldwide are searching for sustainable interventions that may halt its progress. Now, a team of researchers from Fudan University in Shanghai, China, and the University of Georgia have shown that one comprehensive obesity intervention, which integrates family and school participation to encourage healthy eating and exercise …

Woman smiling with sunglasses on Dr. Janani Thapa

Toys motivate children to eat a healthier diet

Most children in the U.S. do not eat enough fruits and vegetables, some eating less than one serving of fruits and vegetables a day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Though there are multiple federal-level policies in place to ensure healthy options in school lunchrooms, these measures can’t guarantee that kids will …

Woman smiling with sunglasses on Dr. Janani Thapa

Georgia Study Shows Training Prompts School Cafeteria Staff to Promote Healthier Foods School Lunchrooms

Almost one in three 10-year-olds in Georgia is overweight or obese. With childhood obesity on the rise across the U.S., states and other stakeholders have been exploring policies that may help curb its growth. A recent study from the University of Georgia has shown that training school cafeteria staff in smarter lunchrooms concepts is a promising first …

Georgia Obesity Initiatives

Adult obesity rate in the nation according to a recent report by The State of Obesity project. The University of Georgia College of Public Health is actively engaged in research and outreach aimed at combating the obesity epidemic, particularly in low-income, rural, and minority communities, where the burden is the greatest. Empowering Rural Communities to Reduce Obesity …

Childhood obesity: UGA experts are on the front line

In the U.S., 17 percent of children are obese with certain groups more affected than others. National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September is designed to provide opportunities for learning about how to battle this serious health concern. One of the University of Georgia’s primary research emphases is on improving human health. UGA has assembled …