Overweight and Obesity among Children

Carolyn Gunther

Assistant Professor, Extension State Specialist, Community Nutrition Education
Family and Consumer Sciences
Columbus
Office Phone: 
614-292-5125

Carolyn’s research focuses on overweight and obesity among underserved children and youth. Specifically, through observational and intervention research, her team is investigating the behavioral and environmental factors, both protective and detrimental, that influence a child’s risk for obesity. The specific foci are: 1) family meals in low-income populations; and 2) unhealthy summer weight gain in low-income elementary-age children.

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