• Nutrition Research

    The Powers Lab is focused on improving nutrition in children with cystic fibrosis, obesity and type 1 diabetes. In children with CF, nutrition interventions that incorporate behavioral therapies have shown promise in increasing energy intake. Of particular interest in the study of obesity are low-income African-American children, an understudied group. The lab also is looking for specific behavioral management strategies at mealtimes to improve children’s glycemic control to help patients with type 1 diabetes.

  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

    Cystic Fibrosis (CF).

    Read more about how research by the Powers Lab and colleagues has demonstrated that combined behavioral and nutrition interventions in young children with CF leads to increased weight gain.

    Learn More About CF Nutrition Research
  • Obesity

    Obesity risk.
    We are investigating the impact of parental feeding restriction on eating and weight among children in the low-income African-American population, which is at high risk for obesity.
    Learn More About Obesity Nutrition Research
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    Beyond Nutrition Counseling: Reframing the Battle Against Obesity video.
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