Reframing Childhood Obesity: Cultural Insights on Nutrition, Weight, and Food Systems

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Reframing Childhood Obesity: Cultural Insights on Nutrition, Weight, and Food Systems 

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is partnering with the Vanderbilt University Cultural Context of Health & Wellbeing Initiative, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), 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 insights and examples from abroad can improve U.S. health policy around childhood obesity by understanding that: food is more than nutrition; health is more than weight, and diet is more than individual choice.  

Join us on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 2:003:00 p.m. ET to explore how public health policy can work with, not against, cultural traditions and norms and harness local creativity to change health outcomes. Primary author Ted Fischer will be joined by RWJF staff to discuss the report’s origin, findings and implications for child nutrition and health.   

Speakers: 

  • Karabi Acharya, ScD, MHS, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 
  • Jamie Bussel, MPH, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 
  • Ted Fischer, PhD, Vanderbilt University 
  • Tatiana Paz Lemus, PhD​, Vanderbilt University

For more information about NCCOR Connect & Explore webinars and to sign up for the September 7 webinar, please visit the NCCOR website at www.nccor.org/webinars. 

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

Please consider sharing this information on your social networks using the hashtag #ConnectExplore. We will live-tweet the events, so be sure to follow the conversation at @NCCOR. For those who cannot attend, the webinar will be recorded and archived on www.nccor.org.     

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) brings together four of the nation’s leading research funders—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)—to address the problem of childhood obesity in America.  

Contact: nccor@fhi360.org