Science Cafe: Engaging Technology in the Fight for a Healthy Weight


Amanda Staiano from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center will present a talk on “Engaging Technology in the Fight for a Healthy Weight” for this month’s Science Cafe talk to be held on June 30, 2015 at Chelseas Cafe.

Engaging Technology in the Fight for a Healthy Weight

Instead of blaming technology for contributing to our sedentary lifestyles, Assistant Professor and Director of the Pediatric Obesity and Health Behavior Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center Amanda Staiano says we should enlist technology as a partner in the fight against childhood obesity. Staiano conducts cutting-edge research engaging screen-time to elicit healthy behavior in kids. Considering a typical child spends eight hours each day using screens, she focuses on how to leverage screen-time to motivate children to be physically active and eat healthy.

The LSU Science Cafés are events sponsored by the LSU Office of Research & Economic Development that take place at Chelseas Cafe (2857 Perkins Rd., Baton Rouge) on the last Tuesday of each month from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Join us for an engaging conversation with an LSU professor about a particular topic of research, networking and food. Remember, people of all ages are welcome, so please spread the word and join us for a fun and informative night!