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Obesity Prevention Center
University of Minnesota
1300 S 2nd St, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55454
phone: 612-625-6200


The Obesity Prevention Center Mission:

The mission of the University of Minnesota Obesity Prevention Center (OPC) is to:

  1. Foster and improve multidisciplinary research into prevention strategies
  2. Be an educational resource center in the field of obesity prevention, both in our community and nationally
  3. Advocate for public policies that address the obesity epidemic.

The OPC seeks to be catalysts for interdisciplinary collaboration:

  • within the University of Minnesota,
  • between the University and the local community, and
  • between organizations nationally and internationally

What research services does the OPC provide?

  • Consulting/mentorship
  • Pilot funding
  • Grant Administration for OPC-housed grants
  • Financial incentives

What educational resources does the OPC provide?

  • MnOPT fellowship program
  • Obesity-related coursework
  • Seminars & Symposia

How does the OPC support policy development?

  • We work with community partners to develop and advocate for obesity prevention-related policies.

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