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Self-control training for preschoolers fails to prevent obesity

Momentum Center Associate Director Dr. Julie Lumeng was interviewed by Reuters about her article titled “Improving Self-Regulation for Obesity Prevention in Head Start: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Click here for the Reuters article or here for the study.

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2017 Pilot and Feasibility RFP now available!

We are excited to release the 2017 RFP for the Momentum Center’s Pilot and Feasibility program. Funding up to $25,000 can be requested. Eligibility: Pilot and feasibility funding applications are open to Momentum Center members (faculty and post-doctoral fellows who have a faculty mentor) only.  A faculty mentor must be a member of the Momentum…

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Food Policy Keynote and Panel on April 5th

The University of Michigan School of Public Health Nutritional Sciences Student Association and Student Advocates for Nutrition are pleased to invite you to:   Food Policy in the Next Four Years:  A Keynote by Oran Hesterman and a Panel with Betti Wiggins, Michelle Napier-Dunnings, and Amanda Edmonds.   As public health faces challenges of obesity,…

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New member spotlight of the month, Dr. Alison Miller!

Dr. Miller is an Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education in the School of Public Health. Read more about her work here.

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Registration Open for Healthy Weight Patient Engagement Event on 3/14

Registration is open to the community for the University of Michigan (U-M) Healthy Weight Patient Engagement Event! This event, co-sponsored by LHSNet and the Momentum Center is being held to seek YOUR voice in helping guide healthy weight and obesity research at U-M. It will include: A brief overview presentation of cutting edge healthy weight research…

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NEW STUDY: Acute sleep restriction increases dietary intake in preschool-age children

Members Dr. Julie Lumeng and Dr. Alison Miller recently published a study titled “Acute sleep restriction increases dietary intake in preschool-age children”. Read it here!

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Check out the member spotlight for January!

Dr. Wei Perng is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and Epidemiology in the School of Public Health. Read more about Dr. Perng’s work here.

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Momentum Center 2017 Student Summer Internship Application Now Open

The Momentum Center Student Summer Internship program provides summer stipend support  for students to pursue research interests related to childhood obesity. Application materials for Summer 2017 are now available. Find out more information here.

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Dr. Julie Lumeng quoted about advertising effects on young children

Associate Director Dr. Julie Lumeng quoted in article about TV ads spuring snacking in kids as young as two.

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New website for Dr. Alison Miller’s child health and development lab

Dr. Alison Miller has a new website for her Child Health and Development Lab. Check it out here!