Shari Barkin

New program to help children learn healthy cooking habits

The Nashville Collaborative, a partnership between Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and the Nashville Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation, is launching a new program called Teaching Kitchen Outreach.

Saliva test for obesity risk

“Epigenetic signatures” in DNA may present an opportunity for prevention of or early intervention in childhood obesity.

Vanderbilt-led study finds parent’s physical activity associated with preschooler activity in underserved populations

Preschool-age children from low-income families are more likely to be physically active if parents increase activity and reduce sedentary behavior while wearing movement monitors (accelerometers), according to a Vanderbilt study published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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SEC Symposium focused on obesity prevention

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Provost Susan Wente and several Vanderbilt experts joined colleagues from across the Southeast to discuss obesity at the second annual Southeastern Conference Symposium Sept. 21-23.

Barkin elected VP of Society for Pediatric Research

Shari Barkin, M.D., MSHS, director of the Division of General Pediatrics at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been elected to serve as vice president of the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR), with succession to the presidency in 2016.

Young children engage in physical activity in short spurts; preschoolers take 11 hours to attain daily exercise levels

Preschool-aged children require the majority of their waking day to achieve their recommended daily physical activity, a Vanderbilt study published in Obesity found.

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