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Boston Children's Museum Lunch & Learn Lecture Series
Date:5/18/2010

Supersize Me: The Social Context of the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

Boston, MA (Vocus) May 18, 2010 -- Boston Children's Museum announced today the second Lunch & Learn in a series of lectures which focus on helping parents, educators and child caregivers understand and react to the most prevalent issues facing our children.

This quarter’s Lunch & Learn topic is Supersize Me: The Social Context of the Childhood Obesity Epidemic to be held at Boston Children’s Museum Tuesday, June 15, 2010 from 11:30am-1:30pm. Dr. Elizabeth Goodman, pediatrician, and Dr. Beth DeFrino, psychologist, present their research and answer questions regarding childhood obesity issues.

What is obesity? What created the epidemic?
Is it a social phenomenon, or do biologic factors
explain why one-third of children in the US and
two-thirds of American adults are overweight today?

This presentation will address these questions and explore how interactions between the social and biological environments in which we live influence health. Further, the presentation will discuss how engaging young people to create solutions to the obesity epidemic are a powerful, important, and yet often overlooked element in our response to this problem.

“Obesity in this country has more than doubled in children and more than tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years. The statistics are staggering and prove we simply can't afford to wait to reverse the trends,” said Michael Yogman, M.D. vice chair of the board of Boston Children’s Museum. “As parents and caregivers, we must be role models for the next generation’s nutritional and activity choices.”

Reversing the childhood obesity trend takes a long- term commit
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