Mary Story, PhD, RD, will present a talk titled “Childhood Obesity Prevention; Where do we go from here?” as part of the Department of Nutritional Sciences’ on-going speaker series. Please note: this talk will take place on Wednesday, February 27th at 5:00pm in GEA 105.
Story is the Program Director, Healthy Eating Eating Research, with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Co-Director, Obesity Prevention Center at the University of Minnesota. Story has conducted several school and community-based obesity prevention studies for children, adolescents and families and environmental interventions. Her research has focused primarily on nutrition issues of low-income and minority youth. She has been the Principal Investigator on several NIH obesity prevention trials including Pathways study, a multi-site school-based obesity intervention for American Indian youth; The Girls Health Enrichment Multi-Site Studies (GEMS), an after-school obesity prevention trial for African American girls and Bright Start, a school and family-based obesity prevention trial on the Pine Ridge reservation with kindergarten and first grade children.