On February 27, 2018, NCCOR hosted a Connect & Explore webinar on Preventing Childhood Obesity in Latin America: An Agenda for Regional Research and Strategic Partnerships. The webinar shared key areas for research and critical lessons learned in Latin America that can inform future obesity prevention efforts. Speakers included Juan Rivera, PhD, general director at the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico and professor of nutrition in the School of Public Health of Mexico; Camila Corvalán, MD, PhD, MPH, assistant professor at the Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology at the University of Chile; Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, PhD, professor of epidemiology and public health, director of the Office of Public Health Practice, and director of global health at Yale University School of Public Health; and Michael Pratt, MD, MSPE, MPH, professor in the Division of Global Health at the University of California San Diego.

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