This is the eighth annual childhood obesity and public health conference to be held at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Given the emphasis on developing evidence-based public health strategies targeting childhood obesity, the topic of this conference is on local Louisiana researchers and how their work is having an impact at the national level.
The participants in this conference will be able to:
- comprehend the extent of the problem of childhood obesity in Louisiana
- understand the current local and national landscapes with respect to pediatric obesity prevention and treatment health care reimbursement
- describe the "Challenge for a Healthier Louisiana" program and its state-wide impact
- understand the potential of local pediatric obesity research to have a national impact
Who Should Attend?
This conference is designed for professionals engaged in public health efforts, including: physicians, nutritionists, physical activity specialists, registered dietitians, nurses, health educators, psychologists, and counselors; healthcare policy makers, researchers, media, business and civic leaders, parks and recreation personnel, and early childhood and school-age educators and decision-makers.