Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention

Type: Standing Committee
Topics: Children and Families, Diseases, Environmental Health, Food and Nutrition, Public Health, Select Populations and Health Equity
Board: Food and Nutrition Board

Activity Description

This standing committee is no longer active. 

The Institute of Medicine established the Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention in 2008. 

This committee, chaired by Shiriki K. Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, is comprised of national leaders in public health, public policy, medicine, nutrition, physical activity, pediatrics, obesity prevention, social and behavioral sciences, biostatistics and epidemiology. The committee brings together experience from government, academia, and the corporate sectors.  

The committee serves as a focal point for national and state-level policy discussions about obesity prevention among leaders and experts in this field, in government, and from other related disciplines.  It  also guides the selection and refinement of focused topics on obesity prevention to be examined through workshops and studies conducted by separately appointed ad hoc committees.

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