Connect & Explore held three special events from the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) 37th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions. The panels offered exclusive access to presentations from internationally renowned scholars, exploring high-impact childhood obesity strategies from around the world including scalable physical activity interventions in Latin America; sugar-sweetened beverage taxes in Mexico, South America, and the United States; and approaches to eliminating health disparities among U.S. and international populations disproportionately affected by obesity. Each webinar, hosted in partnership with SBM, provided an overview of the issue, key insights, and implications for childhood obesity research and policy.
Speakers for the March 31, 2016 webinar: Vivica Kraak, Virginia Tech (Chair); Shiriki Kumanyika, African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network and Drexel University School of Public Health; Tim Lobstein, World Obesity Federation; Nicola Dawkins-Lyn, ICF International; and Karabi Acharya, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Discussant)
View SBM 37th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions: Importing, Adapting, and Evaluating Open Streets & Cyclovia to Increase Physical Activity Levels
View SMB 37th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions: Learning from Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax Evaluations in Mexico, South America, and the U.S. to Reverse Childhood Obesity