Presentation on theme: "Public Health & Childhood Obesity James Sallis, Chair Thanks to Jim Knickman & Tracy Orleans from RWJF."— Presentation transcript:
Public Health & Childhood Obesity James Sallis, Chair Thanks to Jim Knickman & Tracy Orleans from RWJF
Background Childhood obesity is increasing dramatically in the US & globally Environmental changes are leading to population changes in behavior Weight loss & individual approaches to weight gain prevention are inadequate This panel highlights new research to inform policy changes that can have population-wide impacts
Agenda Roland Sturm, Ph.D. –Economist, RAND Corp –Trends in obesity –Societal trends in physical activity, time use, eating, food prices Deborah Cohen, MD, MPH –Physician & epidemiologist, RAND Corp –Structural model to guide thinking about solutions –Illustrate model with existing studies & new data from multi-site TAAG study
Agenda James Sallis, Ph.D. –Health psychologist, San Diego State Univ –Results of interventions to change physical activity & nutrition in middle schools –Introduce Active Living Research Time for Discussion
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