Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Foods for Health
Areas of Expertise: physical activity obesity prevention, motor skill development in children, physical activity interventions for children, motor competence and perceived motor competence, family based obesity prevention interventions
My work focuses on providing young children with an active start to life. I provide motor skill interventions to promote motor competence, perceived motor competence, fitness and enhance physical activity levels among young children, specifically disadvantaged children. My work contributes to the FIC mission by enhancing the quality of life of young children and their families by providing them with the skills, knowledge and behaviors to engage in a healthy lifestyle.