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Children and nutrition

When kids are in school, it's important they eat right. Proper nutrition fuels their bodies and minds when they're learning. UTSA and University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) researchers have received a five-year, $3.1 million federal grant to study local obesity prevention efforts. The UTSA researchers will focus on evaluating Head Start program "¡Míranos! Look at Us, We are Healthy!" ¡Míranos! is a multifaceted obesity intervention program meant to promote healthy growth in preschool-aged children enrolled at Head Start Centers.

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Meizi He, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Professor
  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Kinesiology, Health & Nutrition
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Obesity in Minorities
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Food; Health; Nutrition; School and Community-based Obesity Interventions for Minorities

Thankam S. Sunil, Ph.D.

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  • Professor
  • Director, Institute for Health Disparities Research
  • College of Liberal & Fine Arts
  • Department of Sociology
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Health and Health Disparities
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Child Malnutrition; Health Disparities; Reproductive Health of Women

Sarah L. Ullevig, L.D., Ph.D., SMArchS

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  • Assistant Professor
  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Kinesiology, Health & Nutrition
general expertise
Food and Nutrition
specific expertise

Dietary Supplements; Elderly Nutrition; Food and Nutrition; Heart Disease Prevention with Phytochemical Compounds in Food; Heart Disease, Atherosclerosis and Oxidative Stress

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