SUMMIT TO PREVENT CHILDHOOD OBESITY
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.
|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.
|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
|Gracie Cavnar is CEO and founder of the Recipe for Success
largest nutrition education program of its kind in the country.
|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.
|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.
Eat Smart Move More - Missoula
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.
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.