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.