||The 5th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference
in Los Angeles, CA was a huge success!
With 1700 participants in attendance, the conference continued its strong history of leadership and commitment to childhood obesity prevention!
||It is not too early to start planning for the
6th Biennial Conference
to be held in San Diego, CA June 28 – July 1, 2011.
Check back for updates!
Over the past three decades, the proportion of overweight children in the United States has nearly tripled. Obesity is unique in that it is a chronic condition that is increasing at rates previously only seen with infectious diseases. Obesity is a leading cause of mortality, morbidity, disability and discrimination in health care, education and employment. It is a public health challenge of near equal magnitude to that of tobacco use and exposure.
The 5th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference will provide an overview of the most pressing childhood obesity issues, including structural issues that impact food access, nutrition, physical activity and the physical environment. It will showcase presentations on topics of national interest including research and evaluation; community and family perspectives; pre-school, schools and after-school programs; nutrition and physical education; policy and environmental change strategies; and clinical management and resources.
This year’s conference promises more workshops, mini plenaries and networking opportunities than ever before! Over the course of three days, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from over 100 leading experts from around the country.
We look forward to your participation!
Who Should Attend
- Healthcare professionals and policymakers (physicians, nutritionists, nurses, psychologists, and counselors)
- Urban and rural planners
- Transportation planners
- Civic, parent, and youth leaders and organizers
- Parks and recreation personnel
- Agricultural and local community-based food systems professionals (growers and distributors)
- K-12, early childhood and after school professionals (school board members / administrators, food service, child care providers, physical education and nutrition educators and teachers)
- Business leaders (grocery retailers and farmers’ markets)
- Media professionals
The 2009 Conference will build on the experiences of the past four conferences and will:
- Showcase evidenced-based prevention interventions to reduce overweight and obesity in high risk and low income communities.
- Feature community efforts to implement environmental and policy strategies that promote and sustain healthy eating and activity behaviors.
- Accelerate the obesity prevention movement to promote health equities and reduce disparities at the local, state and national levels.
- Promote collaboration among diverse stakeholders to ensure access to healthy foods and physical activity for all children.