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UT Obesity Research Center

The UT Obesity Research Center is dedicated to developing interdisciplinary approaches for the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity that will decrease obesity-related complications, and help people achieve long-term maintenance of a healthy weight. The main purpose of the center is to foster collaborations and provide a mechanism for developing program projects in obesity research and place University of Tennessee faculty in a better position to be able to compete for external funding. 


New Course! Community Leadership for Healthy Lifestyles (NTR 549)

This Fall will be the last course offering of the online graduate course on Community Leadership for Healthy Lifestyles (NTR 549). Therefore, if you want to take it, now is the time to register! Attached is an announcement about the course. It will focus on community-based planning to promote healthy eating and physical activity as described by the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and 2008 National Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Students from nutrition, exercise science, nursing, public health, extension, and other disciplines have completed the course. Consider this course, if you are interested in working collaboratively on-line and with students from a variety of disciplines!
If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact Betsy Haughton (; 865-974-6267).

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