University Lecture Series

  • KCUMB's University Lecture Series features lectures and presentations from a broad spectrum of national and international speakers on topics that are relevant to the diverse University community. The series is by a committee made up of faculty, staff and students. University Lecture Series  

    Presentations are from 9-10 a.m. on the KCUMB campus, and will be followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer session. Doors typically open at 8:30 a.m.

    Lectures are open to KCUMB students, faculty, staff and alumni.

    For questions about this event, please contact Dana Buchanan, at dbuchanan@kcumb.edu. 

    April 18, 2014

    Lee RebeccaPresentation Title: Physical Activity and Obesity in Children: Sustainability as a Priority  

    Presenter: Rebecca Lee, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston  |  Read biography

    Synopsis:
    Physical inactivity and obesity in children continue to be vexing public health challenges. In her book, Reversing the Obesogenic Environment (Human Kinestics, 2011), Dr. Rebecca Lee describes determinants and solutions for obesity throughout the world. In her talk, Dr. Lee will discuss some of her own work in the United States and Mexico measuring the relationships of neighborhood environments and policies to physical activity, nutrition and obesity in children. Her findings suggest that simple approaches that promote sustainable behavioral choices in a complex world should be the priority in improving health in children to last a lifetime.