NCCOR to Host a Webinar on Reframing Childhood Obesity: Cultural Insights on Nutrition, Weight, and Food Systems

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is partnering with the Vanderbilt Cultural Context of Health & Wellbeing Initiative and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to host a Connect & Explore webinar on the recently released report, Reframing Childhood Obesity: Cultural Insights on Nutrition, Weight, and Food Systems. The report focuses on three key areas in which cultural insights and global examples can improve health policy around childhood obesity by understanding how historical and structural factors frame food and weight beyond individual choice.

Join us on Wednesday, September 7, 2:00−3:00 p.m. ET to explore how public health programs can work with, not against, cultural traditions and norms and harness local creativity to change nutritional outcomes. Leading experts featured in this report will discuss how the intersectionality of complex physiological, cultural, and commercial systems contribute to childhood obesity.


  • Karabi Acharya, DrPH, MHS, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Jamie Bussel, MPH, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Ted Fischer, PhD, Vanderbilt University

You must register for each webinar to receive access. The event is free, but attendance is limited, so tell a colleague and  register today!

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