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MEDIA ADVISORY:MU to Host Nutrition and Exercise Research Week Events

April 7th, 2010

Story Contact: Emily Martin, (573) 882-3346, martinem@missouri.edu

WHAT: The University of Missouri Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology in the College of Human Environmental Sciences will host a series of events to celebrate Nutrition and Exercise Research Week. Events will include a nutrition and exercise banquet, workshops and two featured speakers.

The featured speakers will present their lectures on Thursday, April 8.

Catrine Tudor-Locke, associate professor and director of the Walking Behavior Laboratory at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, will present, “Pedometers to Measure Physical Activity in Young People.”

Theresa Nicklas, professor of pediatrics at the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service Children’s Nutrition Research Center at the Baylor College of Medicine will present, “Getting a Handle on Childhood Obesity: What We Know and What We Don’t Know.”

For a complete list of events please see the attached schedule.

WHO: Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

WHEN & WHERE: April 7-9, various locations on the MU campus, see attached schedule for specific event locations and times.

MU Nutrition and Exercise Research Week Events

Wednesday, April 7

Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Poster Session

2-5 p.m.

Great Room, Reynolds Alumni Center, MU Campus

Thursday, April 8

O’Dell Lecture: “Pedometers to Measure Physical Activity in Young People”

Presented by Catrine Tudor-Locke, associate professor and director of the Walking Behavior Laboratory at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge

12:30 p.m.

Monsanto Auditorium, Bond Life Sciences Center, MU Campus

Hogan Memorial Lecture: “Getting a Handle on Childhood Obesity: What We Know and What We Don’t Know”

Presented by Theresa A. Nicklas, professor of pediatrics at the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service Children’s Nutrition Research Center at the Baylor College of Medicine

4 p.m.

Acuff Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building, MU Campus

Nutrition and Exercise Research Week Reception and Banquet

6 p.m.

Great Room, Reynolds Alumni Center, MU Campus

RSVP required, contact Mary Ann Steyaert for tickets at (573)-882-4288 or steyaertm@missouri.edu.

Friday, April 9

Workshop – Catrine Tudor-Locke, associate professor and director of the Walking Behavior Laboratory at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge

“How Many Steps are Enough?”

9-9:45 a.m.

Rm. 113, Eckles Hall, MU Campus

Workshop – Theresa A. Nicklas, professor of pediatrics at the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service Children’s Nutrition Research Center at the Baylor College of Medicine

“Practical Applications-Childhood Obesity”

10-10:45 a.m.

Rm. 113, Eckles Hall, MU Campus

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