Overview of the IOM Report and Goals for the Meeting

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


Youth Efforts in Preventing Childhood Obesity

Raymond Figueroa, Jr., Anthony George, Kenneth Alleyne, Artrese Reid, Eboni Bowman, TRUCE Fitness and Nutrition Center of the Harlem Children’s Zone, New York City


Setting the Context for Obesity Prevention in Communities

James Marks, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Plenary Panel Presentations and Discussion

Mobilizing Neighborhood and Community Grassroots Efforts

Developing, implementing, and evaluating grassroots changes related to childhood obesity prevention: barriers and opportunities.


Moderator: Antronette Yancey, UCLA School of Public Health


Plenary Panel Presentations and Panel Discussion


Community Initiatives

Stewart Watson and Nancy DeVault, Seminole County Healthy Kids Partnership, Florida

Jeff Bachar, Cherokee Diabetes Prevention Program, North Carolina

Beverly Howell, Project Delta Hope and Mississippi Partnerships on Childhood Obesity


Plenary Panel Presentations and Panel Discussion

Faith-Based Initiatives

Anthony Evans, National Black Church Initiative

Jean Murphy, Health Ministries, Doraville, Georgia

Bethann Cottrell, Concerned Black Clergy of Metropolitan Atlanta

Steven Cooper, Mid-South Faith-Based Development Center, Mississippi


Plenary Panel Presentations and Discussion

Mobilizing City, County, and State Efforts

Developing, implementing, and evaluating changes related to childhood obesity prevention at the county and state levels: barriers and opportunities.


Moderator: Susan Foerster, California Department of Health Services



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