New commentary explores the negative impact of weight bias

September 22, 2014

Theodore Kyle and Rebecca Puhlare are participants on the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on Obesity Solutions. In a new commentary, Kyle and Puhlare examine the negative impact of weight bias on finding solutions to the obesity epidemic. In the paper the authors describe the how weight bias, an often neglected issue, impedes progress toward […]

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New IOM workshop will discuss how cross-sector solutions can help solve the obesity crisis

August 18, 2014

Please join the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable (IOM) on Obesity Solutions on Sept. 30, 2014, for a public workshop titled Cross-Sector Work on Obesity Prevention, Treatment, and Weight Maintenance: Models for Change. Register to attend the workshop at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, DC, or via live webcast at 9 a.m., ET. […]

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IOM to host webinar about increasing physical activity and physical education in schools

April 23, 2014

Almost one year ago, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released the report Educating the Student Body: Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School, which offered recommendations, strategies, and action steps that have potential to increase children’s opportunities to engage in physical activity at school, including before, during, and after school. However, many barriers exist […]

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IOM to host public workshop on obesity solutions

December 3, 2013

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on Obesity Solutions is inviting the public to attend its first workshop, “The Current State of Obesity Solutions in the United States.” Tues., Jan. 7, 2014 12:30-5:30 p.m. The National Academies Building 2101 Constitution Ave., NW Washington, DC The workshop will present a status update on the current epidemiology […]

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New IOM report highlights NCCOR Measures Registry and Catalogue of Surveillance Systems

September 11, 2013

In August 2013, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a new report, “Evaluating Obesity Prevention Efforts: A Plan for Measuring Progress,” which outlined an actionable plan for measuring the nation’s progress in obesity prevention efforts. In developing the report, the IOM relied heavily on two tools developed by the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research […]

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Report recommends specific national and community plans for evaluation of obesity prevention efforts

August 13, 2013

The United States lags behind other international plans to evaluate obesity prevention efforts, and the country needs to know whether these efforts are having their intended impact, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The committee that wrote the report concluded that more systematic and routine evaluations could help determine how well obesity prevention […]

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IOM workshop explores disparities and childhood obesity prevention

May 14, 2013

On June 6-7, the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention will host a public session, “Creating Equal Opportunities for a Healthy Weight.” The workshop will examine childhood obesity prevention through the lens of working to achieve health equity. Workshop presentations and discussions involving researchers, policy makers, advocates, and other stakeholders will […]

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IOM to host a public workshop on national nutrition education curriculum standards

February 12, 2013

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Planning Committee for National Nutrition Education Curriculum Standards will host a two-day public workshop on March 11-12, 2013. The workshop will feature invited experts presentations and panel discussions that will: Explore the merits and potential uses of a set of national nutrition education curriculum standards and learning objectives for elementary […]

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Presentation materials from IOM’s public workshop on physical activity in schools now available

October 17, 2012

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) held a public workshop, “Physical Activity and Physical Education in Schools: Perspectives on Successes, Barriers, and Opportunities” on Sept. 20, 2012. Its purpose was to provide the IOM with viewpoints from individuals in academia as well as practitioners of physical activity and physical education programs in the school environment. The […]

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Access materials from IOM Childhood Obesity Prevention Committee Workshop

October 21, 2011

The IOM Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention hosted a one-day workshop titled “Legal Strategies in Childhood Obesity Prevention.”

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