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Moms 2 Move: Preventing Childhood Obesity Through Healthy Families

Friday, April 12 at 12:00 PM
Des Moines University, Ryan Hall 281, Des Moines, IA, 50322 Show Map

Friday Research Seminar Series

This week’s Friday Research Seminar Series will be hosted by the Biochemistry and Nutrition department. All faculty members and students are invited to attend.


Lorraine Lanningham-FosterLorraine Lanningham-Foster, Ph.D.
Assistant professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition Department,
Iowa State University

Dr. Lanningham-Foster’s research focus is the relationship between diet, physical activity and pediatric obesity. The overall goal of her research is to develop pediatric obesity intervention programs. She is an obesity prevention specialist with research interests focused on the relationships between physical activity, sedentarines


  1. Describe prevalence of obesity in children and adults in the United States of America.
  2. Explain the influence of environmental factors on obesity.
  3. Consider strategies for working parents to improve their own health behaviors and health behaviors of their children.
  4. Consider physical activity strategies for improving health behaviors during pregnancy.

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