Weight of the Nation 2012
Over 1,200 people gathered in Washington, D.C. on May 7–9 for the CDC's Weight of the Nation 2012 conference. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, CDC Director Thomas Frieden, Let's Move! Director Sam Kass and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter spoke at the conference about key obesity prevention priorities.
Weight of the Nation brings together public health researchers and practitioners, policy makers, and national partners devoted to obesity prevention and control to raise awareness across the country, and to share approaches that show promise or demonstrated success for improving healthy eating and active living.
The sessions are available on demand at www.adph.org/alphtn.
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.
Weight of the Nation 2009
View videos and presentations from a historic event in the nation’s drive to deal with the obesity problem.