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'Nutrition Agenda 2009' is focus of fourth Tufts Friedman School symposium
Date:6/10/2009

Rich Foods Index and Relationship to Better Nutrition and Health Status
  • Joanne Lupton, PhD on the Smart Choices Program
  • Barbara Schneeman, PhD, FDA Perspective

    Keynote Address

    John Auerbach, MBA, Commissioner, Department of Public Health, Massachusetts: "Addressing Overweight and Obesity Through Policy"

    Current Research and Knowledge in Pediatric Obesity

    • Matthew Gillman, MD: Infant Feeding, Infant Weight Gain, and Risk of Obesity
    • Leann Birch, PhD: Predictors and Consequence of Eating Behavior
    • Elizabeth Goodman, MD: Social Hierarchy and Stress Associated with Adolescent Obesity
    • William Dietz, MD, PhD: Trends in Childhood Obesity: What Can We do to Reverse the Epidemic?

    Panel Discussion

    Saturday, September 12, 2009

    Future Advances in Pediatric Obesity

    Theme 1: Advances in Basic Research

    • Hans-Rudolf Berthoud, PhD: Neurological Effects of Fat Gain
    • Andrew Greenberg, MD: New Insights into Obesity and its Complications

    Theme 2: New Intervention Directions

    • Christina Economos, PhD: Action-Oriented Intervention Research
    • Ian Lockwood, PE: Low Cost, No Cost Solutions- Urban Design and the Built Environment

    Breakout Sessions

    Hot Topics

    • Michael Holick, MD, PhD: "D-Lightful" Vitamin D: Shining Light on its Global Health Benefits
    • Michael Jacobson, PhD: Reducing & Regulating Dietary Sodium
    • Cathy Kapica, PhD: Effective nutrition communication: can we bridge the gap between nutrition science and nutrition that sells?
    • Miriam E. Nelson, PhD: Behind the Scenes: Development of the US Guidelines for Physical Activity and Nutrition


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