Obesity Prevention

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Like any major health issue, the obesity problem in the United States has no single solution. Fighting the epidemic requires new prevention models, changes to how Americans consume food, and new approaches to how the problem is treated clinically.

Mother and daughter at grocery storeAcross the University of Minnesota’s health sciences, experts conduct research that sheds new light on the causes of obesity and outlines potential solutions. Clinically, our physicians are national leaders in pediatric and adult weight management strategies.

If the obesity issue is going to be solved by coming at the problem from every angle, the University of Minnesota is well positioned to make a lasting impact.

Meet an expert

School of Public Health Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer's research interests focus on adolescent health, nutrition, obesity, and eating disorder prevention.