Meeting

Public Session: Evaluating Progress of Obesity Prevention Efforts: What Does the Field Need to Know?


When: October 12, 2012 (9:00 AM Eastern)
Where: Keck Center (100) • 500 Fifth St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

Topics Children, Youth and Families, Food and Nutrition, Public Health
Activity: Evaluating Progress of Obesity Prevention Efforts
Board: Food and Nutrition Board

The Institute of Medicine held a public session, "Evaluating Progress of Obesity Prevention Efforts: What Does the Field Need to Know?," on Friday, October 12, 2012 in Washington, DC. Its purpose was to allow the IOM Committee on Evaluating Progress of Obesity Prevention Efforts to gain a mutual understanding and ability to recognize what it means to use evaluation information of obesity prevention efforts from the perspective of different key stakeholders, including federal agencies, funders, organizations, businesses, the education system, advocates, health care plans, and public policy makers.The workshop featured 6 speakers who discussed their different perspectives. A detailed agenda can be viewed here. There was no cost to attend, but attendees registered to attend by clicking the button on the upper right side of the page.The workshop is funded by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. 

** Written comments for the committee can be submitted via email to hbreiner@nas.edu.

Materials from the workshop, including the speaker slide presentations and an audio recording of the proceedings, will be posted on this page after the workshop.

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