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Premier issue of new Childhood Obesity journal launched by Mary Ann Liebert Inc., publishers
Date:9/7/2010

New Rochelle, NY, September 7, 2010Publisher Mary Ann Liebert announced the launch of Childhood Obesity to provide physicians, nurses, dietitians, diabetes educators, nutritionists, psychologists, educators and school nurses, community organizers, and policymakers with effective prevention and treatment strategies that promote environmental and policy changes, patient education and motivation tools, and clinical advances in the field. The Journal, which is an outgrowth of Obesity and Weight Management, has a very broad mission to be the premier journal and central forum on childhood and adolescent obesity. The inaugural issue is available free online (www.liebertpub.com/chi).

Each issue delivers action-oriented content including original peer-reviewed articles; editorials and perspectives from opinion leaders; interviews; roundtable discussions; new weight management initiatives; prevention and education strategies; exploration of health disparities and cultural sensitivity; successful obesity prevention school program profiles; nonprofit and government initiatives and programs; global obesity update; Literature Watch; Web Watch; and other actionable news and developments.

Childhood Obesity is being launched with a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to ensure that it is accessible as widely as possible, and to provide a framework that addresses the social and environmental conditions that influence opportunities for children to have access to healthy, affordable food and safe places to play and be physically active.

The journal editorial board includes luminaries in the field such as Kelly Brownell, PhD; Stephen Daniels, MD, PhD; John Foreyt, PhD; Gary Foster, PhD; Elizabeth Goodman, MD; David Heber, MD, PhD; David Katz, MD; Francine Kaufman, MD; David Ludwig, MD, PhD; Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN; Sandra Hassink, MD, FAAP; Linda Van Horn, PhD, RD; Sachiko St. Jeor, PhD, RD; Melinda Sothern, PhD, CEP; Mary Story, PhD
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Contact: Julia Chapman
jchapman@liebertpub.com
914-740-2147
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News
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