Wednesday, April 11, 2012
LITTLE ROCK The Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute announced a new program that will be aimed at reducing childhood obesity.
The initiative was introduced at a Wednesday afternoon news conference at the Brandon Center/South Campus building at the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center.
The new program will mesh a number of research projects, including the USDA's Garden Study in Arkansas middle schools to the GLOWING study on mother's diets and health influence and how they correlate to a child's growth and development.
The program will serve as a state authority for preventing childhood obesity.