Obesity in adolescents and children carries serious social and health consequences and has become a costly and concerning epidemic for communities, families, health care providers and schools.
The Childhood Obesity Conference covers topics such as:
The relationship between childhood obesity and physical environments
Evidence-based strategies for policy and practice in the prevention of childhood obesity
The critical stage of human development during which the foundation is laid for future behaviors
Increasing access to healthy food and physical activity opportunities in communities
Clinical information on prevention and treatment guidelines for childhood obesity as well as emerging trends in the health care field
The impact of the food systems on a community’s economic, physical, environmental and social health
National, state, and local strategies that make schools the heart of health
The health impact and techniques of food and beverage marketing on children to encourage the consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages
The Childhood Obesity Conference brings together Community and business leaders, Academic researchers, Early childhood and after school providers, Education community, Health care professionals, Food system professionals, Parks and recreation planners and providers, Parent and youth-based organizations, Policymakers, Philanthropic organization leaders, Urban and rural planners and Public health professionals.