News at the University of New Brunswick

UNB obesity research team to receive health research grant

Author: Communications

Posted on Aug 17, 2011

Category: Events

A research team, led by the University of New Brunswick’s Stacey Reading and Bo Miedema, has received a grant from the federal and provincial governments to continue work directed at improving the health of obese adults in New Brunswick. 

Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, will make the official announcement on Aug. 19 at UNB. Media are invited to attend.

DATE:            Friday, Aug. 19
TIME:             9 a.m.
LOCATION:  Room 210, Wu Conference Centre, University of New Brunswick

An estimated 28.5 per cent of adults in New Brunswick are considered obese. Lifestyle interventions, through physical activity and healthy eating can prevent, or delay, the onset of chronic health problems. This inter-professional research team hopes to demonstrate that a non-pharmaceutical intervention can assist obese New Brunswickers to change their lifestyles and have better health outcomes.


Natalie Montgomery
UNB Communications and Marketing