Health Sciences Students Part of Obesity Initiative
A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report showed that childhood obesity rates among low-income preschoolers improved in 19 states. Wisconsin, however, was not one of them.
Wisconsin remained unchanged from 2008 to 2011, according to the report.
A recent initiative at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Wisconsin Obesity Prevention Network, will provide power and immediacy to confront the emerging obesity epidemic in Wisconsin.
A coordinated network of researchers, public health professionals, local public health coalitions and public policy advocates will finalize a plan for establishing a multidisciplinary obesity prevention research center. The Wisconsin Obesity Prevention Network is funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program.
The network includes health sciences students from the University of Wisconsin System. Learn more by watching the video from NBC 15 News in Madison below.
Date Published: 08/26/2013