Pau Hana Speaker on Children's Healthy Living in the Pacific

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2022 ARCS Honolulu Scientist of the Year

Childhood obesity is a major health threat to Pacific populations, fueling diabetes and other health problems. In this hybrid Pau Hana talk, Rachel Novotny (PhD, RDN) describes how an innovative approach using culturally sensitive and community based interventions is improving the health of Pacific children and their families.

Attend in person at AgSci 219 on the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa campus — light refreshments and social time beginning at 4:30 p.m.

OR tune in online when the program begins at 5 p.m. HST (8 p.m. PDT, 11 p.m. EDT).

This event is free, but please register to receive the Zoom link or parking instructions. You contribution helps support ARCS Scholar Award grants to exceptional UH graduate students in STEM and health fields. Donation information provided with registration confirmation.

Rachel Novotny, PhD, RDARCS Honolulu's 2022 Scientist of the Year, Dr. Novotny is principal investigator of the Children’s Healthy Living (CHL) Program for Remote Underserved Minority Populations of the Pacific Center of Excellence. CHL's multi-level intervention trial, training and outreach program has decreased the prevalence of young child overweight and obesity throughout the US Affiliated Pacific, including the Marshall Islands, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia.

Trained in maternal-child health, global nutrition, epidemiology, anthropology and environmental biology, Dr. Novotny has published more than 155 scientific papers related to maternal, infant and child nutrition and health, with particular focus on remote regions of the world and culturally diverse populations. She is a professor in the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources and co-director of the Children’s Healthy Living Dietetics Scholarship Program.

November 3rd, 2022 5:00 PM HST   through   6:30 PM HST
1955 East-West Road
Agricultural Science Building 219
Honolulu, HI 96822
United States
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