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ND research on getting families to eat healthier

In the United States, millions of children live in low-income families and as a result, obesity rates for those children and adults are high.

But new research, being done right here in Michiana, may have a solution

Doctor Braungart-Rieker is a developmental psychologist at the University of Notre Dame.

Her current project examines factors that prevent families from adopting a healthy lifestyle. In particular, low income families with preschool aged children.

The study, which focuses on making food consumption a positive experience, is gaining state wide attention.

On Monday, the University of Notre Dame reported her study was awarded grants from the Indiana CTSI, a statewide sciences institute that partners with Indiana University, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame.

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