San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Healthier Kids Foundation is hosting its 5th Annual Symposium on the Status of Children's Health on Monday, May 11th from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Microsoft Sunnyvale Campus (1020 Enterprise Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94089). Emphasizing the importance of engaging in "Healthier Earlier" strategies, this year's Symposium will focus on the sugar pandemic.
The Symposium's keynote speaker is Dr. Robert H. Lustig, MD, MSL, and Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology and Member of the Institute of Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Lustig is currently investigating the contribution of nutritional, neural, hormonal, and genetic influences in the expression of the current obesity epidemic and diabetes both in children and adults.
Lustig graduated from MIT in 1976, and received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College in 1980, and his Masters of Studies of Law from UC Hastings College of Law in 2013. Dr. Lustig is the past Chairman of the Ad hoc Obesity Task Force of The Endocrine Society, and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association of the Bay Area.
Robert Lustig is the author of many articles, chapters, and reviewed on childhood obesity, including the academic volume "Obesity Before Birth", and the popular books "Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease" and "The Fat Chance Cookbook". He is also President of The Institute for Responsible Nutrition, a nonprofit dedicated to eradicating childhood obesity and Type 2 diabetes.
Other portions of the Symposium will cover various issues around children's wellbeing in our county.