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Sleeping more may help kids fight obesity, new study finds
Type: News Story
A study conducted by Chantelle Hart, associate professor of public health at Temple’s Center for Obesity Research and Education, found that lack of sleep may contribute to childhood obesity. Her study, published this week, is the first to examine the impact of sleep on children’s eating behaviors by manipulating the amount of sleep that study participants were able to get.
November 4, 2013
Improving eating habits is aim of health-focused community garden
Type: News Story
Educating children and their families about the importance of healthy food choices is the goal of the Medible Learning Garden, located on the side of the Medical Education and Research Building at Temple's Health Sciences Center. The plot of green space contains several flower beds where seasonal vegetables and herbs have been planted and grown by student volunteers.
September 6, 2013
Healthy avatars may aid in weight loss
Type: In the Media
July 1, 2013
Obesity expert Gary Foster appointed to Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
Type: News Story
Temple Center for Obesity Research and Education Director Gary D. Foster has been appointed to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee by the U.S. secretaries of Health and Human Services and Agriculture.
May 31, 2013
Temple obesity researcher honored by Society of General Internal Medicine
Type: Accolade
Sharon J. Herring, an assistant professor of medicine, public health and obstetrics/gynecology at Temple School of Medicine, physician in the Section of General Internal Medicine at Temple Hospital and member of Temple’s Center for Obesity Research and Education, has been named the 2013 recipient of the Mid-Atlantic Society of General Internal Medicine’s Clinician Investigator Award.
March 5, 2013
Fast food menus still pack a lot of calories, Temple-led study finds
Type: News Story
A recent study led by Katherine W. Bauer, assistant professor in Temple’s Department of Public Health and Center for Obesity Research and Education, found that the average calorie content of foods offered by eight of the major U.S. fast food restaurants changed very little between 1997 and 2010.
October 17, 2012
Whole-family approach helps kids lose excess weight, CORE study finds
Type: News Story
A new study led by Gary Foster, director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), has found that engaging the whole family in support of a healthy lifestyle can help participants achieve significant reductions in excess weight.
January 13, 2012
Girls' physical activity levels drop off as they get older
Type: In the Media
November 28, 2011
Changing school environment curbs weight gain in children
Type: News Story
Small changes in schools lead to big results when it comes to preventing childhood obesity, according to a study published in the April issue of Pediatrics.
April 7, 2008