The 2017 Pennington Biomedical Research Center Childhood Obesity & Public Health Conference
10th Anniversary Conference
Making the Grade: Impact of Public Health Report Cards on Physical Activity and Obesity

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

This is the 10th annual childhood obesity and public health conference to be held at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. The topic of this year’s conference is on the role of "report cards" in the public health strategy to tackle childhood obesity. This year we are pleased to announce that we have four nationally and internationally recognized speakers who will present their work to improve children’s health using public health approaches. Unfortunately, Louisiana does not score well on national health report cards, and this conference will help highlight ways to "improve the grade", especially with respect to childhood obesity and health.

Learning Objectives

The participants in this conference will be able to:

  • describe national and international efforts to monitor children’s weight status and other health parameters;
  • understand the role of "report cards" in public health surveillance  - what they can tell and what they can’t tell us;
  • describe the role of schools in improving physical activity, obesity and health;
  • understand the role of federal physical activity guidelines in promoting physical activity in children and youth; and
  • identify strategies to improve Louisiana’s grades on national report cards.

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, counselors, healthcare policy makers, researchers, media, business and civic leaders, parks and recreation personnel, and early childhood and school-age educators and decision-makers.

CEU/CME credits will not be provided at this conference; Pennington Biomedical is not an accredited CEU/CME provider.

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