UNH Lecture Explores How To Combat Obesity

Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations

March 28, 2005

DURHAM, N.H. — James Hill, director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado Health Services Center, will discuss “Maintaining a Healthy Weight in an Unhealthy Environment” Thursday, March 31, 2005, at 3:40 p.m. in the University of New Hampshire’s Conant Hall, room 101.

Hosted by the university’s Department of Psychology, the lecture is free and open to the public.

Hill, who received his masters and Ph.D. degrees in physiological psychology from UNH, has served on numerous government panels, including the National Institutes of Health Taskforce on the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity, and has published more than 200 articles and book chapters in the area of obesity. His research in the field involves the study of lifestyle factors that affect body weight regulation. In particular, he is interested in how diet and physical activity influence body and how a high-fat diet and inactivity may contribute to the current global epidemic of obesity.

Hill is co-founder of America on the Move, a national weight gain prevention initiative, and was featured last year in a PBS Frontline special, Diet Wars.