Fall 2010

    Fast food, inactivity, and unhealthy eating habits are the usual suspects in childhood health problems. However, a child’s health may also involve something intangible, like low self-esteem, a distorted perception of one’s body, or a sense of loneliness. Through a partnership with a local organization, graduate students in UT Knoxville’s sport psychology program are helping girls improve their physical and mental health through a program that pairs exercise sessions with coaching on topics like teamwork, nutrition, and identity.

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