Symposium Progress in Preventing Childhood Obesity: Focus on Industry

When: December 1, 2005 (8:00 AM Eastern)
Where: Keck Center • 500 Fifth St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

Topics Children, Youth and Families, Diseases, Food and Nutrition, Public Health
Activity: Progress In Preventing Childhood Obesity
Board: Food and Nutrition Board


This symposium, focused on the role of industry in childhood obesity prevention began with a session entitled, "Food and Physical Activity Products, Portfolio Shifts, and Packaging Innovations".  The second session was entitled "Retailing Healthy Lifestyles: Food and Physical Activity". 

After these two sessions the symposium divided into three break-out sessions.  The first focused on the role of the entertainment industry, the second focused on public and private education campaigns and the role of self-regulation, and the third focused on the business response to childhood obesity.


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