Overview of the Meeting Goals and the Report, Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance

Jeffrey Koplan, Emory University and Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Progress in Preventing Childhood Obesity


Perspectives on Childhood Obesity

Policy Perspectives

James Barnett, Kansas Senate, Emporia


Health Perspectives

James Early, University of Kansas, Wichita


Kansas Teen Leadership for Physically Active Lifestyles

Ann Sparke, Morris County Extension Service, Kansas

Chynna Walters and Mary Byram, Council Grove High School, Kansas


Plenary Panel—Presentations and Discussion

Obesity Prevention and School Policies: Challenges and Innovations

Developing and evaluating state-, district- and school-based changes in school policy related to childhood obesity prevention

Moderator: Eduardo Sanchez, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin


Kansas Coordinated School Health Program

Jodi Mackey, Kansas State Department of Education, Topeka

Paula Marmet, Kansas State Department of Health and Environment, Topeka


School District Comprehensive School Wellness Policies

Joan Pritchard, Goddard School District, Kansas


Elementary School Policies

Janine Kempker, Anthony Elementary School, Leavenworth, Kansas


Ohio Physical Education and Food Service Policies

Dianne Radigan, Children’s Hunger Alliance, Columbus, Ohio


School District Food Service Policies

Rosemary Dederichs, Minneapolis Public Schools Food Service, Minnesota



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