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USDA announces major childhood obesity grant to University of Michigan

Roger Beachy, director of USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will announce a major grant to the University of Michigan to develop childhood obesity prevention methods.

WHAT: NIFA Director Roger Beachy will announce the recipient of a childhood obesity prevention grant to the University of Michigan.

WHEN: Monday, March 14, 2011, 11:00 a.m. EST

WHERE/HOW: University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, 1515 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor.

Through federal funding and leadership for research, education and extension programs, NIFA focuses on investing in science and solving critical issues impacting people's daily lives and the nation's future. More information is available at: www.nifa.usda.gov.

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