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Second Annual Childhood Obesity Bay Area Conference

Slow Food San Francisco

Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (PST)

Second Annual Childhood Obesity Bay Area Conference

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission Ended $80.00 $2.19
Student and Food Activist under 30 Ended $60.00 $1.89
Sponsor - Includes one ticket plus recognition in program Ended $250.00 $4.74

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Slow Food San Francisco invites you to join for its second annual Childhood Obesity Bay Area ConferenceThis Conference will bring together local stakeholders in childhood obesity prevention to promote innovation and provide insight into work being done on this critical issue.

The goal of this year’s conference is to gain fresh insights on the various factors contributing to childhood obesity, and to learn about the many exciting solutions already underway to address it. The place-based approach of this conference will allow for meaningful and effective networking and future collaboration. Attendees will gain new and diverse perspectives on the issue, which we hope will help to create successful models for change in their communities and professions. 

All individuals with an interest in childhood obesity are invited to attend. Our speakers and attendees represent the fields of medicine, education, policy, research, parent activism, technology, non-profits, and business. Participants will walk away with a more comprehensive understanding of childhood obesity, as well as food for thought on the challenges impacting different fields and individuals working to address the issue. 

The day’s schedule includes six speakers, including two keynotes; two breakout sessions; a light breakfast; a locally catered lunch; networking reception; and multiple tabling organizations. Funds raised will go towards covering the costs of the conference as well as Slow Food San Francisco’s School Garden program.  For more information, please visit the Slow Food San Francisco website at www.slowfoodsanfrancisco.com


Neil Grimmer, CEO of Plum OrganicsSocially Responsible Business 

Gary Taubes, Author of Good Calories, Bad Calories, and Why We Get Fat - Nutrition Research

George Flores, Program Manager of Community Health at California Endowment Funding and Trends of Successful Programs

Julie Guthman, Author of Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism - Environmental Toxins and their effect on obesity

Nicole Guthrie, Nutritionist and Research Analyst at HopeLabTechnology as a Solution 

Cindy Zedeck, Program Director at Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital's Pediatric Weight Control ProgramPediatric Weight Loss Programs 


Break Out Session Topics:

Farm to School and Farm to Hospital

Childhood Nutrition

Social Equity

Technology as a Solution

Policy Reform


Other Participating Organizations Include: 

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Health Care Without Harm

Community Alliance with Family Farmers

Wellness Matters Magazine

LolaBee's Harvest

Plum Organics

A Place at the Table Social Action Campaign 

Shape Up SF


Thank you to Our Generous Sponsors: 

The Commonwealth Club

Acre Gourmet

Bi-Rite Market

Rainbow Grocery 

San Franola

US Pure Water

Awesome Bars

GimMe Snacks


For press and media opportunities, please contact:

Priya Fielding-Singh at priyafs@stanford.edu

For questions regarding attendance please contact:

Daniela Aceves at danielaaceves@gmail.com

For questions regarding participation and general questions or comments, please contact:

Laura O'Donohue at laura@slowfoodsanfrancisco.com

Have questions about Second Annual Childhood Obesity Bay Area Conference? Contact Slow Food San Francisco

When & Where

The Commonwealth Club
595 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94105

Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (PST)

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Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.

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