The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences’ own Hollie Raynor, Interim Assistant Dean for Research and Professor in the Department of Nutrition, is featured in the Washington Post in an article focused upon weekend eating habits, “Friday Night is Pizza Night. How Weekend Choices Undermine our Kid’s Healthy Eating Habits.”
According to the article, those Friday night pizza nights don’t always fit into our normally healthy lifestyles and eating habits. Raynor, in a research study in 2011, believes the difference relies on the lack of structure on weekends in comparison to weekdays. Raynor’s studies also find that children watch twice as much TV on weekends. These two changes can pattern poor food habits which will can carry over into adulthood and contribute to childhood and adult obesity.
Raynor holds an MS in Public Health Nutrition and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She is also a registered dietitian who conducts research in lifestyle interventions for pediatric and adult weight management.