Expert Alert: University of Minnesota experts available to discuss healthy summer food and exercise options

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Summer break is just around the corner and many parents are hoping to keep the fridge stocked with healthy and convenient options – especially for kids.

There are, however, days where kids are at home while parents are at work and it can be difficult to ensure your children are eating healthy and spending enough time being active. 

The following University of Minnesota experts are available to discuss how parents can still provide healthy food and exercise options this summer even if they’re not at home:

Mark Pereira, Ph.D., M.D., Associate Professor, School of Public Health Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
Pereira is currently researching the role of dietary composition as well as eating and physical activity patterns in the etiology, prevention, and treatment of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease throughout the lifespan. He can also speak on topics regarding diet or physical activity related to chronic diseases.

Jamie Stang, Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor, School of Public Health Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
Stang is the director of the Leadership Education and Training Program in Maternal and Child Health Nutrition. She is interested in nutrition and weight status in pregnancy, child and adolescent nutrition, behavioral counseling in child obesity, and obesity among women of childbearing age. 
 
To arrange an interview with Pereira or Stang please contact Matt DePoint atmdepoint@umn.edu(612) 625-4110 or Aliki Vrohidis at vrohi002@umn.edu,(651) 492-3183.