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Creating Equal Opportunities for a Healthy Weight: Workshop Summary (2013)

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Workshop Participants." Institute of Medicine. 2013. Creating Equal Opportunities for a Healthy Weight: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18553.
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Workshop Participants

Juan Carlos Aguirre, HTV Studio

Signe Anderson, Food Research & Action Center

Shavon Arline-Bradley, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Niiobli Armah IV, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Lula Beatty, American Psychological Association

Sara Bleich, Bloomberg School of Public Health

Andrew Blundell, American Frozen Foods Institute

Ann Bouchoux, SR Strategy

Gene Brenowitz, District of Columbia Department of Health

Leighton Brown, Edelman

Whitney Brown, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Jenny Cao, American Heart Association

Steffi Castillo, National Council of La Raza

Deirdra Chester, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Ashley Cook, Food Directions

Brian Culp, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis

Laura Cunliffe, Unknown

Nicole Dickelson, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health

Wesley Dixon, District of Columbia Department of Health

Joni Eisenberg, District of Columbia Department of Health, Community Health Administration

Andrea Farmer, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Eileen Ferruggiaro, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service

Sheila Fleischhacker, National Institutes of Health

Teresa Green, National Consumers League

Heather Hartline-Grafton, Food Research & Action Center

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Workshop Participants." Institute of Medicine. 2013. Creating Equal Opportunities for a Healthy Weight: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18553.
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Nicole Hines, International Food Information Council

Tim Hughes, Trust for America’s Health

Nicole Keith, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis

Leonard Kish, VivaPhi, Inc.

Albert Lang, Trust for America’s Health

Janette Lopez, HTV Studio

Steven Lopez, National Council of La Raza

Jane Clary Loveless, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Ashley Lowe, Center for Science in the Public Interest

Lisel Loy, Bipartisan Policy Center

Sara Mac, George Washington University

Melissa Maitin-Shepard, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Giridhar Mallya, Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Jerold Mande, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services

Rachel Manes, DASH-NY (Designing a Strong and Healthy New York) at New York Academy of Medicine

Robin McKinnon, National Cancer Institute

William Jahmal Miller, Kaiser Permanente

Sarah Mott, Bipartisan Policy Center

Jason Pelzel, International Food Information Council

Errol Philip, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Allison Plopper, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis

Zoila Sanchez, National Council of La Raza

Joy Spencer, Center for Digital Democracy

Zoe Stahl, National Consumers League

Ellen Swary, Food Directions

Makani Thembay, Praxis Project

Linda Thompson, Howard University

Alexander Vigo, Towson University

Senbagam Virudachalam, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Isabel Walls, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Chief Scientist

Shirley Wasswa-Kintu, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Ann Webster, Snack Food Association

Harry Weiss, Unknown

Alicia White, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Laura Zatz, Bipartisan Policy Center

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Workshop Participants." Institute of Medicine. 2013. Creating Equal Opportunities for a Healthy Weight: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18553.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Workshop Participants." Institute of Medicine. 2013. Creating Equal Opportunities for a Healthy Weight: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18553.
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Creating Equal Opportunities for a Healthy Weight is the summary of a workshop convened by the Institute of Medicine's Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention in June 2013 to examine income, race, and ethnicity, and how these factors intersect with childhood obesity and its prevention. Registered participants, along with viewers of a simultaneous webcast of the workshop, heard a series of presentations by researchers, policy makers, advocates, and other stakeholders focused on health disparities associated with income, race, ethnicity, and other characteristics and on how these factors intersect with obesity and its prevention. The workshop featured invited presentations and discussions concerning physical activity, healthy food access, food marketing and messaging, and the roles of employers, health care professionals, and schools.

The IOM 2012 report Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention acknowledged that a variety of characteristics linked historically to social exclusion or discrimination, including race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, gender, age, mental health, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, geographic location, and immigrant status, can thereby affect opportunities for physical activity, healthy eating, health care, work, and education. In many parts of the United States, certain racial and ethnic groups and low-income individuals and families live, learn, work, and play in places that lack health-promoting resources such as parks, recreational facilities, high-quality grocery stores, and walkable streets. These same neighborhoods may have characteristics such as heavy traffic or other unsafe conditions that discourage people from walking or being physically active outdoors. The combination of unhealthy social and environmental risk factors, including limited access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity, can contribute to increased levels of chronic stress among community members, which have been linked to increased levels of sedentary activity and increased calorie consumption. Creating Equal Opportunities for a Healthy Weight focuses on the key obesity prevention goals and recommendations outlined in Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention through the lens of health equity. This report explores critical aspects of obesity prevention, while discussing potential future research, policy, and action that could lead to equity in opportunities to achieve a healthy weight.

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