Health Care

The Aspen Children’s Forum: Nutrition and Healthy Weight—Countering the Obesity Epidemic

August 7, 2012

Maintaining a healthy weight is an essential component of overall health and well-being during childhood, with beneficial long-term health effects. What are the underlying societal influences that have led to a dramatic increase in obesity rates in North 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, Sports and Nutrition
Stanley Zlotkin, CM , MD , PhD, FRCPC Vice President of Medical and Academic Affairs, and Senior Scientist, Research Institute, Hospital for Sick Children
Moderaor Dwayne C. Proctor, PhD Director, Childhood Obesity Program, and Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation