Human Development & Family Studies | Michigan State University

Dr. Holly Brophy-Herb Among a Team of MSU and UM Researchers Awarded a $4.9 Million USDA National Institute of Food and Agricultural Grant

Dr. Brophy-Herb (HDFS Associate Professor), Dr. Fitzgerald (Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement/University Distinguished Professor of Psychology), Dr. Contreras (Senior Program Leader and Coordinator of MSU Extension), and Dr. Horodynski (Professor of Nursing) represent MSU among a collaborative team of MSU and UM researchers awarded a multi-million dollar grant to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity in Michigan preschoolers. The team will develop an obesity intervention program based on the premise that enhancing a child's ability to control certain emotions and behaviors is a key component for effective obesity prevention. The team will provide training and educational curricula for Michigan Cooperative Extension and Head Start educators and will evaluate the intervention's effectiveness. The goal for the program is to reduce the prevalence of overweight and obese children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 years.

Congratulations to Dr. Brophy-Herb and Colleagues!

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