Prevention of Obesity in Infancy, Early Childhood: Workshop summary and funding announcement

March 25, 2015

Once obesity develops it is likely to persist. Given this understanding, there has been an increasing focus on preventing obesity in infancy and early childhood. Research to develop and implement effective prevention and intervention strategies in the first two years after birth has been limited. In fall 2013, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive […]

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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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Materials from NIH Workshop on the Prevention of Obesity in Infancy and Early Childhood

January 24, 2014

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently held a Workshop on the Prevention of Obesity in Infancy and Early Childhood that brought together scientists with expertise in pediatric obesity, epidemiology, developmental psychology, developmental and behavioral pediatrics, nutrition, physical activity, sleep, temperament, and parenting to determine: What is known regarding risk for excess weight gain in […]

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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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NIH workshop explores ways to prevent obesity in infancy and early childhood

August 26, 2013

Intervening to prevent the development of overweight and obesity as early as possible has the potential to improve health and reduce the health care costs associated with obesity-related diseases now and in the future. Little is known, however, regarding effective interventions for obesity prevention that might be implemented during infancy and early childhood. The National Institutes […]

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