• Who is Winning the Childhood Obesity Battle?

Ford Hall Forum discussion

Thursday, October 7, 2010
6:30pm to 8pm
C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University

Dr. Dong-Chul Seo, Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Health Science at Indiana University; Dr. Marlene Schwartz of the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University, Karen Voci; Executive Director of Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Foundation; and Dr. Frank Robinson, Executive Director of Partners for a Healthier Community, join Dr. Chris Economos, the New Balance Chair of Childhood Nutrition, to discuss gains and losses in the battle against childhood obesity. The panel will address which policies on childhood obesity are effective, as well as whether calorie counting, food labeling, and junk food taxes are fair to those who are not at risk for obesity. At the heart of the discussion lie the questions, what is causing obesity, who is responsible for policing it, and what are the unintended consequences of the methods we’ve tried thus far?

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