UCLA project to promote healthy nutrition and physical activity

Oct. 8, 2012, News-Medical.net

Researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive¬†Cancer¬†Center have been awarded a $20 million federal grant to further their innovative efforts to curb¬†obesity. …

The UCLA project, rather than requiring busy, stressed individuals in low-resource neighborhoods to seek out physical activity and nutrient-rich foods, will engage them as “captive” audiences in settings they already frequent – including schools, offices and churches – making healthier options a default that can only be avoided with effort or by “opting out.” Continue reading