Maintaining a healthy weight is an essential component of overall health and well-being during childhood, with beneficial long-term health ef fects. What are the underlying societal influences that have led to a dramatic increase in obesity rates in Nor th America and much of the developed world, and what are the solutions? How can we instill healthy lifestyle habits, including healthy eating and physical activity, in children?
Shellie Y. Pfohl, MS Executive Director, President’s Council on Fitness, Spor ts and Nutrition
Stanley Zlotkin, CM , MD , PhD, FRCPC Vice President of Medical and Academic Af fairs, and Senior Scientist, Research Institute, Hospital for Sick Children
Moderaor Dwayne C. Proctor, PhD Director, Childhood Obesity Program, and Senior Program Of ficer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation