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April Andersson, Undergraduate Student
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Partington leads $5M obesity prevention effort.
With childhood obesity at epidemic proportions in the United States, and West Virginia among the highest in the nation, West Virginia University has received a nearly $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a five-year, multidisciplinary effort to create effective pediatric prevention strategies.
“This project has been designed to identify effective methods to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors in children,” Partington said. “Since the lifestyle habits associated with obesity in adults begin in childhood, prevention initiatives that establish healthy eating and physical activity behaviors in young children may have a significant impact on future obesity risk.”