Spring 2015 Quarterly
Letter from the Director
Dear STRIDE Family,
Our first year as a universitywide center is quickly coming to a close, and what a year it has been! Innovative research projects, excellent students from across campus, and fantastic community partners all over the nation have made this year fly by.
STRIDE Science: STRIDE Team Presents at National Conference
A STRIDE team consisting of four faculty members and three undergraduate students presented findings from the FLASH study at the National Summit for Building Healthy Academic Communities (BHAC) in Irvine, Calif.
STRIDE Welcomes New PR Team
STRIDE is happy to welcome three of its newest staff members to the PR & Graphics Team this quarter.
STRIDE Researchers Expand Impact with Partners at Vanderbilt University
STRIDE researchers recently visited partners at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., who are also implementing the Pink and Dude Chefs program.
STRIDE in the Community
A few years ago, student researchers at STRIDE had the privilege of conducting a comprehensive food security study among more than 800 community members in San Luis Obispo County.
Study Examines Bottle-Feeding and Infant Obesity
Alison Ventura, a kinesiology professor who is on STRIDE's Steering Committee, is leading a new research project focused on obesity prevention in infancy.
STRIDE Students to Graduate in June
With graduation season approaching, STRIDE will say goodbye to four student employees. Below, we summarize their accomplishments and contributions during their time with the center.
Fulbright Fellowship Supports Research on Health of Pacific Island Families
After spending 2014 in New Zealand on a Fulbright Fellowship, Kinesiology Professor Marilyn Tseng is back on campus and continuing her data analysis. Tseng spent the year studying the connection between maternal acculturation and health trajectories in Pacific Island families at Auckland University of Technology.