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

Hanna Kite, Elizabeth Walker, Judy Jou, and Alexis Russel.


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

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