UGA researchers get funds to fight childhood obesity

August 30, 2010
by Larry Gierer
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer


Researchers at the University of Georgia have received funding to find ways to prevent or reduce childhood obesity.

Georgia ranks as the third worst state in the nation with more than one third of children overweight or obese according to a 2009 report by Trust for America's Health.

UGA researchers will be involved in projects aimed at improving the state's status.

In Athens-Clarke County, Phillip Tomporowski and Brian McCullik, faculty members in the department of kinesiology at UGA and Catherine Davis from the Medical College of Georgia will begin a project to introduce fun and effective exercise games into the Clarke County after-school curriculum.


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