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Let's Move! Missoula


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A Childhood Obesity Prevention Summit, sponsored by Let's Move! Missoula, was held on Sept. 29, 2012 on the University of Montana campus. 

Professionals from around the US discussed the major contributing factors to childhood obesity:

The goal for the Summit was for each participant to make personal and community commitments that will help children escape the health and social consequences of obesity.



Speakers presentation notes


photo Cathy Breedon Dr. Cathy Breedon, Ph.D., RD, CSP, FADA is a board-certified Nutrition Specialist in Pediatrics at Sanford Medical Center, which serves North Dakota, north central Minnesota and parts of South Dakota.



photo Mark Fenton Mark Fenton, MS is a national public health, planning and transportation consultant, an adjunct associate professor at Tufts University's Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

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photo Gracie Cavnar Gracie Cavnar is CEO and founder of the Recipe for Success Foundation, the
largest nutrition education program of its kind in the country.

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photo Darla Castelli Dr. Darla Castelli has been working with school-age youth in physical activity settings for over 20 years. She's currently an associate professor at the University of Texas, Austin.

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photo Kelly Rice  Dr. Kelly Rice, a professor of Physical Activity and Health at Eastern Oregon University, received a master's degree from the University of Oklahoma and Ph.D. from Oregon State University in Physical Activity and Public Health.

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Missoula organizations that promote/enable physical activity

Missoula YMCA

Missoula Parks & Recreation


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Sources for nutrition information

Eat Smart Move More - Missoula


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If you think your child is at risk for obesity

The risks of obesity: Is your child overweight?  Discusses the effects of obesity, causes of overweight, preventing overweight and obesity, and recommendations by age.  From Kids Health.


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Calculating a child's BMI

BMI stands for Body Mass Index.  It is calculated based upon a child's height, weight, age and gender.  While it is a good indication of healthy weight status, it is not a diagnosis of overweight.  A pediatrician can help interpret a child's BMI.

About childhood obesity and BMI - CDC

How to calculate a child's BMI - CDC 


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