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Agatston Research Foundation Sponsors New Childhood Obesity Initiative
Date:2/6/2008

The Scientists and the Stars Luncheon Brings Together Nationally Recognized Scientists, Celebrity Chefs, Television Personalities, and Key Policy

Makers to Help Tackle the Growing Childhood Obesity Crisis

"The Scientists and the Stars" Luncheon Friday, February 22nd at The

Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

The 2008 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Agatston Research Foundation will bring together leading experts in the area of science, policy and culinary arts to address the growing epidemic of childhood obesity with the goal of developing an on-going dialogue between key influencers committed to creating change for this crucial medical and social challenge.

An invitation-only meeting of the scientists, health and policy professionals will be held on Friday, February 22nd in Miami Beach, followed by a ticketed event luncheon, "The Scientists and the Stars Luncheon" at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach at 12:00 pm for a discussion on childhood obesity initiatives and will introduce attendees to some of the trailblazing programs currently in place in the U.S. and Great Britain and provide a glimpse into the potential for additional change in the near future.

Moderating the luncheon will be Arthur Agatston, MD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and founder of the Agatston Research Foundation. The star-studded panel will include Jamie Oliver, School Dinners Project, Great Britain, Rachael Ray, Parental Ambassador, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Alice Waters, Edible Schoolyard Programs, Joy Bauer, RD, Nutrition Correspondent for NBC-TV's The Today Show, Under Secretary Nancy Montanez Johner, Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, United States Department of Agriculture; and David Ludwig, MD, Harvard Medical School and author of Ending the Food Fight: Guide Your Child to a Healthy Weight in a Fast Food/Fake Food W
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