Shyness Can Increase Weight Issues in Children

Dr. Solveig Cunningham, faculty member in Nutrition and Health Sciences, was featured in Science World Report for his team's research on the connection between shyness and weight issues. The latest findings are published in The American Journal of Public Health.

"Children with low social competence may engage in unhealthy behavior to avoid social situations in which they expect to receive negative social feedback such as competitive sports; or they may engage in sedentary activities or unhealthy eating to reduce the stress they feel from negative social experiences," said Cunningham.

Click here to read the full article in Science World Report.