Lecture Series Calendar


"Developing Healthy Eating Behaviors and Activity Patterns in Early Childhood: Longitudinal findings from the Colorado LEAP Study"
  Laura Bellows, PhD, Assistant Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University
  November 2, 2016

"Snacking among young children: essential or excessive"
  Jenifer Orlet Fisher, PhD, Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  Associate Director, Center for Obesity Research and Education, Temple University
  October 7, 2016

"Motor Competence as a Path to Health Behaviors and Outcomes"
  Lisa Barnett, PhD, MPH, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
  June 8, 2016

"Nature-based preschools - Integrating Best Practices of Environmental and Early Childhood Education into One Program Model"
  Rachel Larimore, Director of Education, Chippewa Nature Center
  November 16, 2015

"Effects of an exergaming biking curriculum on fitness, impulsivity and emotional regulation, among children aged 5-10
  with social and emotional disabilities"
  Dr. Kirsten Davison, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  Monday, May 4, 2015

"Examining Trajectories of Health-related Physical Fitness and Obesity: A Developmental Perspective"
  Dr. David Stodden, University of South Carolina
  Thursday, April 9th, 2015

"Associations between eating disorders and childhood/adolescent overweight: Insights from a genetic perspective"
  Dr. Melissa Munn-Chernoff, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  Monday, April 5, 2015

"Childhood obesity prevention with HOME Plus: Development and implementation of a family-focused, community-based intervention"
  Dr. Jayne Fulkerson, University of Minnesota, School of Nursing
  Thursday, November 13, 2014

"Latina Immigrant Mothers in the Rural Midwest: Negotiation New Food Environments to Preserve Cultural Food Practices
  and Healthy Child Eating"
  Dr. Kim Greder, Iowa State University
  Thursday, October 16, 2014

 "Family Meals: Why Bother? Key Findings from Project EAT"
  Dr. Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health
  Wednesday, October 1, 2014

"Parenting Influences on Children’s Obesity Risk: Theoretical and Methodological Issues"
  Dr. Sheryl O. Hughes, Baylor College of Medicine
  September 9, 2014

"Exercise, Obesity, and Brain Function throughout the Lifespan"
  Dr. Kirk Erikson, University of Pittsburgh
  February 12, 2013

"The Genetic Contribution to Obesity and Diabetes in Children"
  Dr. Anthony Comuzzie, Texas Biomedical Research Institute
  November 18, 2013

"Social Ecology--A Framework for Transdisciplinary Action Research"
  Dr. Daniel Stokols, University of California - Irvine
  June 27, 2013

"Mealtimes in Child Care: A Potential Avenue for Obesity Prevention in Young Children?"
  Dr. Madeleine Sigman-Grant, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
  April 3, 2013
Click here for a video of her presentation.

"Healthy from the start: Interventions to promote children’s health and development"
  Dr. Maureen Black, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  November 12, 2012

"How childhood memories influence mothers' current feeding practices with their preschoolers"
  Dr. Robert Whitaker, Temple University
  October 17, 2012

"Food Marketing and the Childhood Obesity Crisis"
  Dr. Ellen Wartella, Northwestern University
  April 5, 2012

"Family-based treatment of early childhood obesity"
  Myles Faith, North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  December 6, 2011