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Summer research: Madison County Department of Health

By Katryna Swartwout Ryan on July 29, 2012

Bailey DiOrio is a admission fellow in the Office of Admission, and she shared the following post with me:

Through the Upstate Institute, Caroline Lee ’13 is spending the summer working with the Madison County Department of Health to research healthy food options available for children in restaurants around the county. Caroline has delved into the topic of childhood obesity and how eating at restaurants may be contributing to this widespread problem. Through her research, she has found that the portion sizes at many local restaurants are much larger than home-cooked meals and contain many more calories than would be consumed at home. Caroline has also looked at some of the health problems that can occur later in life from childhood obesity including diabetes and heart disease. Caroline said “working at the health department has given me an opportunity to explore my interest in healthy food and see what sort of career path I could potentially choose from this passion.”

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