September 25 is Women’s Health & Fitness Day, the Nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages. OPC Faculty, Daheia Barr-Anderson, whose research focuses on physical activity, sedentary behaviors and obesity prevention, answers five questions about why exercise is important and how people can make it a part of their routine, regardless of obstacles. Read more at here.
DHA nutritionists explain why it’s important to build a healthy eating routine.
Melissa N. Laska (OPC Co-director) and her colleagues wrote in the journal Public Health Nutrition, “Meal routines and practices were significantly associated with young adults’ dietary patterns, suggesting that ways in which individuals structure mealtimes and contextual characteristics of eating likely influence food choice.”
Up to 46 percent of adolescents in the United States report feeling dissatisfied with their bodies, which can lead to eating disorders, obesity, poor mental health, and other serious problems. A study involving University of Minnesota School of Public Health data and researchers found evidence that body dissatisfaction begins before adolescence and remains constant at least until age 30. Additional recent Research Briefs include “A novel cellular process to engulf nano-sized materials” and “High fat foods can increase CBD absorption into the body.”
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Melissa Laska, Obestiy Prevent Center Co-director and Professor in the Div. of Epidemiology and Community Health, has earned the 2019 Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader award from the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Women’s Center. The award recognizes women faculty at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities who have achieved significant national and international accomplishments and honors and who contribute as leaders on campus.
Last October, more than 600 people from 38 states, three countries and more than 100 different tribes attended the Third Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition in Minnesota. This annual conference series is the only one in the world solely devoted to the food and nutrition of Indigenous peoples. It brings together tribal officials, researchers, practitioners and others to discuss the current state of Indigenous and academic scientific knowledge about Native nutrition and food science, and identify new areas of work. READ the 2018 nutrition conference report here: https://seedsofnativehealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2018-Native-Nutrition-Conference-Report-Final-Online-Version.pdf
OPC Faculty, Jerica Berge, has been accepted as a fellow in the 2019-20 class of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women at Drexel University. As a fellow, Berge will participate in a yearlong program of leadership training with extensive coaching, networking, and mentorship opportunities.