OHSU School of Nursing February Scholar
Addressing Childhood Obesity in Rural Oregon: The U.C. Fit Kids Project
Nancy Findholt, Ph.D., R.N., and Associate Professor
Dr. Findholt is Principal Investigator for Union County Fit Kids, a community-based participatory research project focused on prevention of obesity among rural children. She has used qualitative and quantitative methods to assess children’s physical activity and eating habits, and to explore the influence of rural school and community environments on these behaviors. In her current research, she is testing an intervention that engages elementary school students as advocates for healthy snacking within their schools and nearby food stores. Dr. Findholt earned a PhD in nursing from the Oregon Health & Science University, a master in nursing from the University of Washington, and a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.