Tag archive for Childhood Obesity

It’s all in the family: Preventing pediatric type 2 diabetes starts at home

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes among children and adolescents in the U.S. has increased rapidly in the last two decades and is a growing problem. Here are 5 changes families can make to help prevent their children from developing type 2 diabetes.

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Children’s perspectives on fighting obesity in one of the poorest counties in the U.S.

Imagine streets lined with litter, speeding cars, unleashed dogs and dark streets after sunset.  These are the neighborhoods of the Texas-Mexico Border Colonias where childhood obesity among Mexican-American children

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Researcher examines effectiveness of community information sessions on childhood obesity policy

The effectiveness of community information sessions between researchers and local lawmakers to affect policy development related to childhood obesity was the focus of a recent study by a researcher at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health.

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Dr. Sharkey to serve on expert working group on childhood obesity prevention

Dr. Sharkey to serve on expert working group on childhood obesity prevention

Joseph R. Sharkey, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., professor and founding director of the Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, will serve on an expert working group for the Colorado Health Foundation on March 5-7 in Denver.

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College of Nursing receives grant to study  childhood obesity in Brazos Valley

College of Nursing receives grant to study childhood obesity in Brazos Valley

The TAMHSC-College of Nursing recently received a community grant from the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation to study the childhood obesity epidemic throughout the Brazos Valley. Alison Pittman, M.S.N., RN, CPN, assistant professor at the TAMHSC-College of Nursing, is principal investigator of the one-year grant.

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