UGA prof gets grant for child obesity program
ATHENS (AP) — A University of Georgia researcher has won a $2.5 million federal grant for a community-based childhood obesity prevention program.
The five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food Agriculture was recently awarded to Marsha Davis. She’s an associate professor in the College of Public Health’s department of promotion and behavior.
The obesity prevention program in Colquitt County, in southwest Georgia, is meant to engage 600 third graders by including their families, schools and community. Davis’ goal is to give the children the practical skills they’ll need to be “change agents” for their families and schools.
The students will participate in a curriculum that promotes healthy eating habits and physical activity and teach them how to share the lessons they learn. deman’s assets, one day after she was indicted on Aug. 2.
Sneiderman was charged with malice murder and criminal attempt to commit murder in the 2010 killing of her husband, Rusty Sneiderman. Prosecutors claim Andrea Sneiderman was having an affair with the gunman, Hemy Neuman, who was also her boss, and conspired with him to kill her husband in part to collect $2 million in life insurance policies.
A complaint for forfeiture says the assets were obtained through a “pattern of racketeering activity.”
Neuman was sentenced to life in prison without parole.