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The center is dedicated to disseminating the latest knowledge regarding pediatric healthy lifestyles, from its biological origins to its societal impact. This collaborative effort brings together experts from KU Medical Center, Children's Mercy and other local institutions to solve health problems facing children and families in our region. The center focuses on five key areas:

  • Education - Providing targeted parenting skills instruction combined with evidence-based nutrition recommendations

  • Research - Exploring pediatric obesity research in the study of physiology, cognition, behavior, physical activity and nutrition

  • Advocacy - Building awareness of public/community agencies regarding weight management

  • Community - Connecting with children and their families, especially those in under-served, ethnic minority, low-income communities

  • Clinical - Collaborating with neighboring medical institutions supported by a state-of-the-art facility

Visit the Center for Children's Healthy Lifestyles and Nutrition website to learn more.