Childhood Obesity Prevention

Using Obesity Research to Shape State Policy

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A faculty-community collaborative will analyze
the process of childhood obesity policymaking
in Minnesota. The objective is to develop a
system for communicating timely and relevant
evidence to policymakers.
Resources for Decision Makers 
Co-Principal Investigators

Marilyn "Susie" Nanney, PhD, MPH, RD; Sarah Gollust, PhD, Co-Principal Investigator of Division of Health Policy and Management  


Sara Benning, MLS, Children Family Youth Consortium 

  • Rachel Callanan, JD, Midwest Region American Heart Association
  • Susan Weisman, JD, Public Health Law Center
  • Susan Bishop, Worksite Wellness Coordinator, Minnesota Dept. of Health
  • William Burleson, Communications Coordinator, Minnesota Dept. of Health
  • Representative Bob Dettmer
  • Representative Kim Norton
  • Martha Roberts, State Initiatives Team Supervisor at Minnesota Dept. of Health Communications and Evaluation Supervisor at Minnesota Dept. of Health
Research Assistants
  • Hanna Kite
  • Elizabeth Walker
  • Judy Jou
  • Alexis Russel

Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute (2011-2012) and National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (2012-2014)

Published Papers
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  • Last modified on January 27, 2015