Research

Understanding Childhood Obesity Webinar Series

This series is an initiative of the Louisiana Department of Education and Pennington Biomedical Research Center funded by the USDA. The goal of the series is to help attendees understand the problem of childhood obesity, the most common chronic disease of childhood

Understanding Childhood Obesity Webinar Series 2021 - Session 1

Video

April 2021

Childhood obesity: definition, evaluation and population trends
Physical activity and developmental health in preschool and school-aged children
The role of food insecurity in explaining trends in childhood and adult obesity

Understanding Childhood Obesity Webinar Series - Part 2 - September 14, 2021

Video

September 2021

Trends in food sources and diet quality in U.S. children
Strategies communities can use to address childhood obesity using a systems approach
Impact of school breaks on children’s health

Publications

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Behind the Serving Line: What Do We Know About the Health of Those Who Feed Our School Children?
Author(s): C. Carmichael1, D. Miketinas2, H. Allen1, C. Champagne1; 1 Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 2 Texas Woman’s University

Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to identify the health problems and potential barriers to weight management of school foodservice employees.