Welcome to Weight of the Nation 2012
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pleased to announce Weight of the Nation™ 2012, its national conference on obesity prevention and control to be held May 7–9, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this conference that brings together public health researchers and practitioners, policy makers, and partners devoted to obesity prevention and control. The conference is an excellent opportunity to meet with top experts in the field and experience first-hand the innovative strategies and solutions that are reversing the trends leading to the obesity epidemic.
What are the conference objectives?
- Present policy, system and environmental (PSE) approaches that show promise or demonstrated success for improving population level health per nutrition, physical activity and obesity health indicators.
- Inform and engage policy makers about key obesity prevention priorities.
- Learn to more effectively coordinate with media, especially on defining and portraying “health” as a normative component of one’s lifestyle.
- Increase the use of evaluation to develop and invest in impactful PSE approaches.
More information about the conference will be sent as it becomes available.
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