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Kinesiology professor to help shape federal policy on fitness, nutrition

Kinesiology professor to help shape federal policy on fitness, nutrition

Jim Pivarnik, a professor of kinesiology and national expert on pregnancy and physical activity, has been tabbed to help shape federal policy and drive program development on fitness, sports and nutrition. He has been appointed to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition’s science board, formed in 2003 to ensure the messages and programs… Read More »

Exercise part of a healthy pregnancy

Professor of kinesiology James Pivarnik, a noted expert on the role of exercise during pregnancy, was quoted in this Dayton Daily News article on the topic.

Kinesiology student wins MSU teaching award

Kinesiology student wins MSU teaching award

Kinesiology doctoral student Erin Kuffel has received one of six 2011 Excellence-In-Teaching Citations presented to outstanding graduate teaching assistants at Michigan State University. The awards were presented on Feb. 8, 2011 at the Wharton Center. Kuffel uses innovative strategies while teaching several courses for kinesiology majors, and she serves as lead instructor for the exercise… Read More »

Measuring success: Exercise during pregnancy

Measuring success: Exercise during pregnancy

As the medical community uncovers more evidence of the benefits of exercise during pregnancy, a Michigan State University researcher is looking to pinpoint the most reliable and valid ways to assess physical activity in pregnant women. Determining the accuracy of several popular physical activity measurement tools during pregnancy and postpartum will significantly help researchers studying… Read More »

More research: Fitness guidelines for pregnant women

More research: Fitness guidelines for pregnant women

Professor James Pivarnik, who wrote the section on pregnancy and postpartum activity for the nation’s Physical Activity Guidelines in 2008, joins the conversation in this Baltimore Sun article about the research we have and still need when it comes to safe, healthy exercise during pregnancy.

Pivarnik helps unveil national physical activity plan

Pivarnik helps unveil national physical activity plan

Michigan State University kinesiology professor James Pivarnik was on hand May 3, 2010 in Washington, D.C., as the first national, comprehensive plan was unveiled to support and encourage physical activity among Americans. Leaders across public health, transportation, government, education and business announced the plan at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The vision is… Read More »