South Bay Area Regional Premiere The Weight of the Nation: Battling the Obesity Epidemic

San Jose, CA

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PHNC in partnership with HSUSA presents:

South Bay Area Regional Premiere
The Weight of the Nation: Battling the Obesity Epidemic

Location:  Ron Barrett Ballroom, top floor of the Student Union at San Jose State University
Recommended parking: 4th Street garage
Attendance is free, donations to the PHNC and HSUSA gladly accepted.

Schedule at a glance:

 5:00 - 5:30         Registration & Light Reception
 5:30 - 5:45         Welcome Address
 5:45 - 6:25         Daniel Peddycord
 6:25 - 7:25         Documentary Premiere of The Weight of the Nation: Challenges
 7:25 - 7:40         Intermission
 7:40 - 8:15         Karen Duderstadt
 8:15 - 8:50         Marjorie Freedman
 8:50 - 9:00         Closing Remarks

Featured Speakers:
·       Daniel Peddycord, Santa Clara County Public Health Director
·       Karen Duderstadt, PhD, RN, CPNP, UCSF School of Nursing Professor
·       Marjorie Freedman, PhD, SJSU Professor, Department of Nutrition, Food Science, and

Bringing together the nation's leading research institutions, The Weight of the Nation is a presentation of HBO and the Institute of Medicine (IOM), in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente. 

The Weight of the Nation campaign is a four-part documentary series. This part of the series, titled Challenges, examines the major driving forces causing the obesity epidemic, including agriculture, economics, evolutionary biology, food marketing, racial and socioeconomic disparities, physical inactivity, American food culture, and the strong influence of the food and beverage industry.

Presented by: 
The Valley Foundation School of Nursing Public Health Nursing Club

 Health Science Undergraduate Student Association 

Sponsored by:

San Jose State University
College of Applied Sciences and Arts  

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 
Alpha Gamma Chapter – San Jose State University  

San Jose State University 
Associated Students 

California Public Health Association-North

Santa Clara County Public Health Department 

University of California San Francisco
School of Nursing

Directors of Public Health Nursing

CHES and Nurse Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this program the nurse and health professional will be able to:
• Describe the severity and origins of the obesity epidemic.
• Identify factors that contribute to the obesity epidemic.
• Explore opportunities to prevent obesity.
• Discuss strategies to reduce the weight of the nation. 

Continuing Education
Continuing Education for Nurses provided by CPHA‐N. Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 4952 for 3 contact hours. SOPHE is a multiple event designated provider of Category 1 contact hours for CHES
$10.00 per contact hour | Fee payable on site.

 For questions, please contact: 
Public Health Nursing Club