several workshop participants noted, that can attract attention to and generate change for obesity prevention.

Chapters 3 and 4 summarize the presentations and subsequent discussions of two panels. The first panel looked at groups and programs focused on food and nutrition; the second looked at groups and programs focused on physical activity and the built environment. Together, these two panels represented a sizable list of potential allies in the effort to prevent childhood obesity, and pointed toward a much larger list.

Chapter 5 examines the conditions necessary for alliances to form and endure, while Chapter 6 describes some of the more practical aspects of building and maintaining alliances.

Finally, Chapter 7 summarizes the closing observations about workshop themes made by a member of the Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention.



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