Growing Right Onto Wellness (GROW) Changing Early Body Mass Index Trajectories

Gloria Guzman Jimenez and her children, Sophia Sapulveda, 8, left, Eduardo Sapulveda, 10, and Andrea Sapulveda, 6, participated in the GROW trial on pediatric obesity.

Biomarker in saliva predicts childhood obesity risk: study

A molecular marker in saliva is associated with the emergence of childhood obesity in a group of preschool-aged Hispanic children.

Study finds behavioral changes insufficient at preventing early childhood obesity

Young children and their families in poor communities were able to make some achievable and sustainable behavioral changes during the longest and largest obesity prevention intervention ever conducted. But, in the end, the results were insufficient to prevent early childhood obesity.

Metro Parks, VU team on obesity prevention project

A collaboration between Vanderbilt Pediatric researchers and the Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation Department to prevent obesity is kicking into high gear with the recruitment of 600 area familes.