Expert Discussion "Nutrition and Exercise during the Corona Pandemic" with Prof. Oberhoffer-Fritz and Prof. Hauner

For many months, gyms, gymnasiums and other sports and training facilities were completely closed during the lockdown. Work commutes are still virtually eliminated due to home offices and home schooling. Due to a lack of recreational and exercise opportunities, many people gained weight during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Experts from the Else Kröner-Fresenius Endowment Professorship (EKFZ) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now investigated this fact and for the first time present concrete figures on how many people were unable to maintain their body weight. In addition, they also show reasons for weight gain. The results of a Germany-wide study by the opinion research institute Forsa on the topic of nutrition and exercise during the pandemic will be presented online on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, starting at 11 am.

Prof. Dr. Renate Oberhoffer-Fritz, Dean of the Department of Sport and Health Sciences and head of the Chair of Preventive Pediatrics, and Prof. Dr. Hans Hauner, Director of the EKFZ and Professor of Nutritional Medicine at TUM, will present the study results and their conclusions in a virtual expert discussion.

Interested persons can find the access link to the live stream of the expert talk here.

Starting at 11 AM, Dr. Ulrike Schneider, head of the Else Kröner-Fresenius Endowment Professorship, will give a brief introduction before Prof. Oberhoffer-Fritz and Prof. Hauner, starting at 11:05 AM, will present the study results. Afterwards, interested members of the public can ask questions in a live chat from 11:30 AM.

To the live stream of the Expert Discussion on June 2, starting at 11 AM

To the homepage of the Else Kröner-Fresenius Endowment Professorship



Prof. Dr. Renate Oberhoffer-Fritz
Dean Department of Sport and Health Sciences
Chair of Preventive Pediatrics
Georg-Brauchle Ring 60/62
80992 München

phone: 089 289 24601
e-mail: renate.oberhoffer(at)

Text: Romy Schwaiger
Photos: Pixabay/Andreas Heddergott/TUM/private