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CEHHS Faculty Participate in Study Comparing Types of Play for Children

Study2The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences faculty are playing a large role in a recent study published in the “Games for Health Journal” which compares active video gaming to unstructured outdoor play.   The increasing use of video games is often blamed for children’s lack of interest in physical activity.  “Our study shows video games which wholly engage a child’s body can be a source of physical activity” said Hollie Raynor, director of UT’s Healthy Eating and Activity Laboratory and associate professor of Nutrition in the college.  Dawn Coe, assistant professor of Exercise Physiology in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sports Studies also assisted with the study reflecting upon the affect from a pediatric exercise physiology view. Read more about this study and results in this TN Today article. Listen to the Nashville Public Radio interview with Dawn Coe.  Links to video interviews with members assisting with this study will be posted at a later date for your viewing convenience.