Melinda Manore, a professor of nutrition at U. of Oregon, was awarded $4.7 million to start a program, called "The WAVE Ripples for Change: Obesity Prevention for Active Youth". It was awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. "How is nutrition going to guide the way that we are or are not obese? One of the eating styles that I think there is a lot of research for, for weight control as well as in terms of getting a healthy diet is consuming what we call a low energy dense diet. What that means is we eat whole fruits, vegetables and grains and do not drink our calories in soda. We eat lean meats, beans and legumes. And when we do those kinds of things, I don't have to worry that you are going to eat too many apples. How can I get you to select an apple instead of French fries. That kind of diet also means we do not have to worry so much about portion size which is a real issue in this country. We, as Americans, think that bigger means we get better value instead of taking about the quality of what we are eating.