UGA prof gets grant for child obe­sity pro­gram

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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.

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