On Feb. 17, Cabrini University will host a one-day symposium addressing childhood obesity and hunger, two leading public health issues in the nation.
From 9am to 4:30pm in the Grace Hall Atrium, Convergence of Childhood Obesity and Hunger: Moving to Action—a follow-up to 2015’s Convergence of Childhood Obesity and Hunger: A Forum for Response—will provide attendees with collaborative discussions that help them analyze trends within and links between childhood hunger and obesity and identify ways the community can help resolve issues of childhood obesity and hunger.
Speakers will include:
- Sandra Hassink, MD, FAAP, Past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Director of the AAP Institute on Healthy Childhood Weight, and Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at the Center for Child Health and Policy at Case Western Reserve, whose presentation is titled Building the Foundations of Child Health: Addressing the Triple Threat of Obesity, Food Insecurity and Hunger
- Eric Mitchell, Government Relations Director, Bread for the World, whose presentation is titled Putting Us on Track to End Hunger by 2030
- Kim Fremont Fortunato, Director of Community Affairs, Campbell Soup Company, and President, Campbell Soup Foundation, who will be discussing Positive Social Change for Healthy Communities
- Garrett Broad, PhD, Assistant Professor, Fordham University, and author of More Than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change, who will speak to More than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change
Service providers, teachers, and leaders from local organizations, as well as undergraduate and graduate students in health, education, social work, public policy, and nutrition, would benefit from attending. Continuing education credits are available; registered dieticians, Certified Health Education Specialists, social workers, and others should enquire about specific credentials.
Registration is $40, $20 for students; day-of registration and breakfast will begin at 8:15am.