New program hopes to minimize obesity risks among elementary school students

obesityDepartment of Dietetics & Nutrition faculty Catherine Coccia, Kathryn Brogan Hartlieb, Adriana Campa and Fatma G. Huffman, along with Gwyn Senokossoff, a professor in the College of Education’s Department of Teaching and Learning are featured in FIU News for their new program aimed at minimizing obesity risks among elemental school students.

From the article:

As part of the program, veteran teachers serve as mentors for future teachers and together they work to implement lessons in the classroom to encourage children to eat right and exercise.

“Teachers play a key role in the development of children’s nutrition and physical activity behaviors,” said Catherine Coccia, an assistant professor of dietetics and nutrition at RSCPHSW. “We are excited about working with future teachers to help them promote healthy behaviors in the classroom.”

Read the full piece at FIU News.

Author: William-Jose Velez

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