Master Calendar: Happenings and events at the University of Georgia

October 31, 2012

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums, Health, Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Free Events

Obesity Initiative Presentation—POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER

12:20 pm - 1:10 pm
Dawson Hall
Room 110

Sponsored by: College of Family and Consumer Sciences, Foods and Nutrition, Department of, Obesity Initiative
Contact: Terry Hastings OVPR Communications 706-542-5941

"Factors that Influence the Developing Controls of Food Intake from Infancy through Adolescence," Leann Birch, distinguished professor of human xevelopment and Director of the Center for Childhood Obesity Research at Pennsylvania State University.

Birch’s research investigates factors that influence the developing controls of food intake from infancy through adolescence. Her research focuses on both predictors and consequences of eating behavior, including a focus on the development of food preferences, and on problems of energy balance, particularly obesity, dieting, and disordered eating. Ongoing research projects include research on the relations among feeding, sleeping and growth in infants in the first year o9f life, and their subsequent influence on children’s eating, growth and weight status; and a 10-year longitudinal study on the development of control of food intake.

To be rescheduled for a later date.

News release:

Obesity Initiative