FDN grad student comments on work with Action Pack Families

June 15th, 2016 Contact: Courtney Still  |   | More about Courtney

Courtney Still, a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences in the department of foods and nutrition, said childhood obesity is a problem across the state, as Georgia ranks as the second highest state for childhood obesity.

“Early on Colquitt County and the Healthy Colquitt Coalition prioritized childhood obesity as their number one priority to address in their county,” said Marsha Davis, the associate dean and professor at the College of Public Health. “Once they reached out to us, we began working and developing programs for their schools and I submitted a grant to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.”

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