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The Childhood obesity epidemic; threats and opportunities
  • Alternative Title:
    Challenges and strategies to combat the childhood obesity epidemic ; Childhood obesity in the United States: the magnitude of the problem ; The Maine experience : let's go! ; Policy and systems changes in action ;
  • Description:
    According to the 2007-2008 NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey), obesity now affects 17% of all children and adolescents in the United States - triple the rate from just one generation ago. America's obese children are at an alarmingly heightened risk for elevated blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and becoming obese adults. The financial cost of childhood obesity tips the scales at 3 billion dollars annually. This session of Public Health Grand Rounds focused on the contributing factors and consequences of childhood obesity, including decreases in physical activity, socio-economic and environmental determinants, and the advertising practices of the food industry, and discussed efforts to reduce the burden of this public health epidemic.
  • Content Notes:
    Title from title screen (viewed January 26, 2011). Streaming video (1 hr., 02 min. : sd., col.). Presented by: Dr. Cynthia Ogden, Epidemiologist, National Center for Environmental Safety, Division of Health and Nutrition Examination Survey; Dr. Bill Dietz, Director, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, Overweight and Obesity; Discussants: Ms. Judith Bell, President, Policylink, program Director, Convergence Partnership; Dr. Victoria Rogers, Director, The Kids CO-OP, The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center. Facilitated by: Dr. Tanja Popovic, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds; Shane Joiner, Communication Manager, Public Health Grand Rounds. Thursday, June 17, 2010 Mode of access: World Wide Web as streaming video (181MB, total time: 1:02:31)and as one Acrobat .pdf file: PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation (5.6 MB, 85 p.). Open-captioned.
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