CHILDHOOD OBESITY PREVENTION IN TEXAS
Kara Nyberg, Annina Catherine Burns, and Lynn Parker, Rapporteurs
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PLANNING COMMITTEE FOR A WORKSHOP ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY PREVENTION: AUSTIN, TEXAS*
EDUARDO J. SANCHEZ (Chair), Vice President and Chief Medical Officer,
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
LEANN L. BIRCH, Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Director,
Center for Childhood Obesity Research, Pennsylvania State University
WILLIAM H. DIETZ, Director,
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
THOMAS N. ROBINSON, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine,
Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University
ANNINA CATHERINE BURNS, Co-Study Director
LYNN PARKER, Co-Study Director
NICOLE FERRING, Research Associate
MATTHEW B. SPEAR, Senior Program Assistant
ANTON L. BANDY, Financial Associate
GERALDINE KENNEDO, Administrative Assistant
LINDA D. MEYERS, Director,
Food and Nutrition Board
This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this report:
ALICE AMMERMAN (Non-attendee), Director, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina
TRACY FOX (Non-attendee), President, Nutrition & Policy Consultants, LLC, Washington, DC
DEANNA HOELSCHER (Attendee), Director, Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living, University of Texas
DONNA NICHOLS (Attendee), Community Health Specialist, Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living, University of Texas
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