Slow Food San Francisco invites you to join for its second annual Childhood Obesity Bay Area Conference. This 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 Organics - Socially 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 HopeLab - Technology as a Solution
Cindy Zedeck, Program Director at Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital's Pediatric Weight Control Program - Pediatric Weight Loss Programs
Break Out Session Topics:
Farm to School and Farm to Hospital
Technology as a Solution
Other Participating Organizations Include:
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Health Care Without Harm
Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Wellness Matters Magazine
A Place at the Table Social Action Campaign
Shape Up SF
Thank you to Our Generous Sponsors:
The Commonwealth Club
US Pure Water
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