• Advancing Obesity Solutions through Investments in the Built Environment: A Workshop Date: September 12, 2017 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    How can investments in the built environment advance obesity solutions? September 12, join the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions for a workshop that will explore the roles built environment policies and practices play in the prevention and treatment of obesity and will highlight promising, scalable, multi-sector strategies to create more healthful and equitable environments. Built environment topics that will be covered include urban planning and design, transportation systems, parks and recreation, and food systems. Register to attend either in person or via webcast. Due to seating capacity, in-person registration for this workshop is limited. The speakers' PowerPoint slides and a video recording of the proceedings will be available on this page shortly after the meeting. Learn more:
  • Review of WIC Food Packages: Improving Balance and Choice Report Discussion (Webinar) Date: July 25, 2017 (2:00 PM Eastern)

    WIC is one of the largest nutrition programs in the U.S., providing not only access to specific foods but also nutrition education and health and social service referrals for low-income infants; children up to age 5; and women who are pregnant, breast-feeding, or postpartum. The committee that carried out the study and wrote the report recommended cost-neutral changes that include adding fish; increasing the amount of whole grains; and increasing vegetables and fruits as a trade-off for decreasing juice, milk, legumes, peanut butter, infant vegetables and fruits, and infant meats. It also recommended allowing women to receive the quantity of formula needed to support any level of breast-feeding. One of the committee’s overall recommendations was to increase the value of the voucher that participants receive to purchase vegetables and fruits in order to help improve consumption of these food groups and meet potassium and fiber requirements, which are often lacking. On July 25, 2017, the National Academies will host a webinar on the report, Review of WIC Food Packages: Improving Balance and Choice. Kathleen Rasmussen, chair and Shannon Whaley, vice chair of the expert committee that wrote the report will present highlights from the report and take questions about its findings and recommendations.
  • A Workshop on Strategies to Limit Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Young Children: Evaluation of Federal, State, and Local Policies and Programs Date: June 21, 2017 - June 22, 2017 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The objectives of this 1½ day workshop include are to provide an overview of current and emerging strategies implemented at the federal, state, local, and tribal level intended to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages by young children, ages 0-5 years of age, and explore the evidence on effectiveness, contextualize the strategies by considering patterns and trends in beverage consumption broadly, and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption specifically, by U.S. children, examine current guidelines for sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among young children, explore the role of industry on influencing sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in young children, and identifying where knowledge gaps and opportunities exist for future policies, programs, and strategies.
  • Open Meeting: Planning Committee for a Workshop on Strategies to Limit Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Young Children Date: March 8, 2017 (9:00 AM Eastern)

    The Planning Committee for a Workshop on Strategies to Limit Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Young Children will hold an open meeting on March 08, 2017 from 9:00-10:30am ET. Attendees may register to attend in-person or listen to the open meeting online.
  • The Potential Role of Sleep in Obesity Prevention and Management: A Virtual Workshop (Webinar) Date: February 17, 2017 (12:00 PM Eastern)

    This virtual workshop will examine the potential relationship between sleep and obesity. A relatively new development in research on the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity is the increasing evidence and discussion about the potential relationship between sleep and obesity, as well as a strong interest on the part of the public health community in examining the evidence and its potential implications.
  • Review of WIC Food Packages: Improving Balance and Choice - Report Release (WEBINAR) Date: January 5, 2017 (11:00 AM Eastern)

    WIC: Phase II Report Release (WEBINAR)
  • Driving Action and Progress on Obesity Prevention and Treatment – A Workshop Date: September 27, 2016 (9:00 AM Eastern)

    Driving Action and Progress on Obesity Prevention and Treatment: Fifteen years after the Surgeon General's Call to Action, have we tipped the scales towards achieving a healthy weight?
  • Optimizing Implementation Workshop and Public Comment Session Date: June 29, 2016 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    Phase II WIC Workshop and Public Comment Session
  • Obesity in the Early Childhood Years: State of the Science and Implementation of Promising Solutions Date: October 6, 2015 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    This workshop will highlight emerging science and implementation of promising solutions to prevent obesity during the early childhood years (birth to age 5).