Joint U.S.-Mexico Workshop on Childhood Obesity Prevention

Type: Stand Alone Workshop
Topics: Children and Families, Diseases, Food and Nutrition, Global Health, Select Populations and Health Equity
Board: Food and Nutrition Board

Activity Description

The IOM, in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica (National Institute of Public Health) in Mexico, convened a two-day workshop to explore common issues and the potential for collaboration in the area of preventing childhood obesity in populations of Mexican origin.

From the perspective of the U.S. and Mexico, workshop presentations considered the nature of the problem, current policies and programs to address it, lessons learned from current interventions, and potential public policy approaches.