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Childhood Obesity Expert Dr. William Dietz Featured at the 2nd Annual Michael & Susan Dell Lectureship in Child Health
Date:4/7/2008

his

expertise and advocacy in healthy living through good nutrition

and regular physical activity, he is also the author of more than

150 publications in the scientific literature, and the editor of

four books, including A Guide to Your Child's Nutrition.

Panel Members: Dr. Deanna M. Hoelscher, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.,

C.N.S.; Dr. Cheryl L. Perry, Ph.D.; Dr. Guy S. Parcel, Ph.D.

Dr. Hoelscher is the Director of the Michael & Susan Dell Center

for Advancement of Healthy Living at The University of Texas

School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus. She has been

Principal Investigator of the Texas site CATCH grants, and the

Incorporation of More Physical Activity and Nutrition (IMPACT)

grant, a NIH-supported study examining the effects of a

behaviorally-based school health program on osteoporosis risk

factors in children, as well as the School Physical Activity and

Nutrition (SPAN) Project, and the School-Based Nutrition

Monitoring Project, a CDC and USDA funded study to develop

surveillance tools for schools and schoolchildren. Dr. Hoelscher

is currently working on projects to document the dissemination of

the CATCH program across Texas, to evaluate the effects of

nutrition and physical activity policies on child health, to

elucidate the interactions between genetic factors and dietary

behaviors, and to study the inter-relationships of dietary and

physical activity behaviors and biological and psychosocial

factors in children.

Dr. Cheryl Perry is Professor and Regional Dean at The University

of Texas School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus. In

2007, she wa
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