UK Named USDA National Coordinating Center

This week marks National Obesity Week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has named the University of Kentucky School of Human Environmental Sciences a national coordinating center for excellence in nutrition education and obesity prevention research. Regional centers will administer at least one research project to fit the needs of their region. Nutrition education and obesity prevention interventions are targeted for underserved, low-income families through Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).

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