Research Acknowledgement

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This work utilized Core Services supported by grant DK089503 of NIH to the University of Michigan.

Enrichment: Community

The Human Nutrition Program at the University of Michigan School of Public Health has been integrally involved in addressing obesity prevention and reduction methods at a statewide level. Michigan Governor, Rick Snyder, has created a “dashboard” to highlight five key areas for improvement in the state; one of the two health related items is “obesity in the population”. NORC Associate Director and Director of the Human Nutrition Program, Dr. Karen Peterson, oversaw the creation of an evidence review and white paper on obesity, and weight loss interventions for the Michigan Department of Community Health. Dr. Peterson presented an overview of these interventions to launch Governor Snyder’s, September 21st Obesity Summit.

NORC member, Dr. Julie Lumeng addressed the Wolverine Caucus, a group of UM alumni, state legislators, and reporters, on September 13, 2011 to highlight the growing childhood obesity trend in Michigan. Dr. Lumeng shared insights from her ground-breaking research and the potential to implement her discoveries in concert with Governor Snyder’s efforts to stem the tide of obesity in Michigan.


Obesity in Michigan: What do we know? What can we do about it?
Dr. Karen E. Peterson, D.Sc.