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Michigan Obesity Initiatives

Michigan’s Momentum Center tackles childhood obesity through multidisciplinary approach

In the last 30 years, childhood obesity rates have more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents. The U-M Momentum Center, directed Dr. Karen Peterson, is working to reverse this trend. Investigators from SPH and across the university are conducting two studies to explore the intersections between environments, behaviors, and biology in order to generate original solutions.  Both studies involve health scientists, designers, social scientists, and humanities researchers, and aim to identify opportunities for intervention in both the home/family setting and in the school environment.

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[Photo Dr. Julie Lumeng (left) and Dr. Karen Peterson]

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