HHP faculty Dr. Craig Johnston's research was recently featured on Houston Public Media's News 88.7. Dr. Johnston was interviewed by Ms. Marisa Ramirez, for the segment titled "UH Moment", about his research on school-based interventions to reduce childhood obesity.
You can listen to the segment below:
Dr. Craig Johnston
Below is a excerpt from the article on Houston Public Media:
“Obesity is the most pressing issue that we have facing us today,” said Assistant Professor Craig Johnston who studies obesity and school-based interventions. “We’d like to think it’s preventable, but where I sit right now, there hasn’t been a lot that we’ve shown that’s very effective on a large scale.”
Johnston says intervention to help children change their lifestyle need to be ones that they’ll adhere to, and one answer may be in snacking. On peanuts to be specific.
Read the entire article on the Houston Public Media website