Creating Equal Opportunities for a Healthy Weight - A Workshop

When: June 6, 2013 - June 7, 2013 (8:30 AM Eastern)
Where: National Academy of Sciences Building (NAS Auditorium) • 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418

Topics Children and Families, Diseases, Environmental Health, Food and Nutrition, Public Health, Select Populations and Health Equity
Activity: Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention
Board: Food and Nutrition Board

The Institute of Medicine's Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention hosted a public session, "Creating Equal Opportunities for a Healthy Weight - A Workshop" on June 6th and 7th, 2013.

The workshop examined childhood obesity prevention through the lens of working to achieve health equity. Workshop presentations and discussions involved researchers, policy makers, advocates, and other stakeholders focused on income, race, and ethnicity, and how these factors intersect with childhood obesity and its prevention. The workshop featured invited presentations and discussions concerning the key obesity prevention goals and recommendations outlined in the 2012 IOM report, Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation, related to physical activity, healthy food access, food marketing and messaging; and the roles of employers, health care professionals, and schools. Workshop attendees explored the health equity issues in each of these critical aspects of obesity prevention, while discussing potential future research, policy, and action in each area that could lead to equity in opportunities to achieve a healthy weight.

The speakers' PowerPoint slides and video recording of the proceedings are available on this page.


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