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Registration and Abstract Submission for 10/11 Pediatric Obesity Symposium

The Michigan Metabolomics and Obesity Center Symposium, co-sponsored by MNORC and the Momentum Center, will take place on October 11, 2016 at the University of Michigan Palmer Commons. This year the focus topic will be pediatric obesity. The symposium is free and attendees will receive CME credits. Light refreshments and lunch will be provided. Please visit the…

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Momentum Center Members Karen Peterson and Julie Lumeng featured in Michigan Research

Momentum Center members Karen Peterson and Julie Lumeng are featured in the Michigan Research newsletter for their work on childhood obesity. Read the article here.

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Dr. Dave Bridges Selected for Endocrinology Journal Award

Momentum Center member Dr. Dave Bridges’ author group has been selected for one of the Society for Endocrinology’s five Journal Awards, given to the best papers published in Journal of Endocrinology, Journal of Molecular Endocrinology, Endocrine-Related Cancer, Clinical Endocrinology and Endocrine Connections. The Journal Awards recognize excellence in endocrine research and practice and a contribution to…

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Member Dr. Julie Lumeng quoted in Health News

Momentum Center member Dr. Julie Lumeng was quoted in Health News about parental influences on children’s food preferences. Read more here.

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The public health value of ‘Let’s Move’

Momentum Center Executive Director Lindsey Mitchell quoted in article about ‘Let’s Move’. Read it here.

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New AHA Statement on Sugar Limits for Kids

Children and teens should consume less than 6 teaspoons of “added sugars” a day and drink no more than 8 ounces of sugary beverages a week, according to the American Heart Association’s first-ever scientific statement recommending specific sugar limits for kids. Read more here.

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Listen! Member Dr. Rebecca Hasson on Stateside

Momentum Center member Dr. Rebecca Hasson featured on Stateside, discussing how sitting too long impacts our health.  Listen now!

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InPACT website is live!

A Momentum Center funded cross-disciplinary project, InPACT is a novel classroom-based physical activity intervention designed to improve the fitness of both teachers and students, while simultaneously enhancing learning. Our goal is to provide teachers with the necessary resources to lead their classes in 10, 3-minute activity breaks throughout the school day. These short duration activity breaks closely represent…

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Registration is open for 10/11 Pediatric Obesity Symposium!

The Michigan Metabolomics and Obesity Center Symposium will take place on October 11, 2016 at the University of Michigan Palmer Commons. This year the focus topic will be pediatric obesity. The symposium is free and attendees will receive CME credits. Light refreshments and lunch will be provided. Please visit the website for more information, including…

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Momentum Center is now on Twitter!

The Momentum Center Twitter account has been launched! Follow us at @um_momentum