Event Partner: Main Line Health
Convergence of Childhood Obesity and Hunger: A Forum for Response
This one-day symposium at Cabrini College addressed the importance of connecting childhood obesity and hunger—two leading public health issues in the nation—in order to solve them.
Participants learned about national trends, foster inter-professional collaboration, and identify potential curricular strategies, programming, and opportunities for research, service, and careers that integrate both childhood obesity and hunger.
Supported in part by The President Antoinette Iadarola Endowed Fund and The Leo and Peggy Pierce Family Foundation
Topics included food policy, childhood obesity, food security, and food waste.
Flickr Photo Gallery: 2015 Child Health Forum
Video Report about the Forum from Cabrini's LOQation news program
Article about the forum from Delaware County News Network
National and regional speakers, included:
Steven M. Finn Managing Director and Co-founder of ResponsEcology Food Waste: Global Crisis, Global Opportunity-PDF
Sandra Hassink, M.D. President of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)Chair of the Advisory Committee for the AAP Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight and Director of the Nemours Pediatric Obesity InitiativeBuilding the Foundations of Child Health: Addressing the Triple Threat of Obesity, Food Insecurity and Hunger-PDF
Solomon Katz, Ph.D. Director of the W.M. Krogman Center for Childhood Growth and Development Science of Health and Obesity-PDF
Eric Mitchell Director of Government Relations, Bread for the World Offering of Letters-PDF
Mary Pat Raimondi, RD Vice President, Strategic Policy and Partnership, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics An Unwelcome Guest at the Table-PDF
Tamela Luce Program Officer, North Penn Health FoundationFood Funder Affinity Groups-PDF
Christina Miller Senior Program Director, Health Promotion Council Addressing Chlidhood Obesity and Food Insecurity-PDF
Denise Sheehan Nutrition and Education Programs Manager, Chester County Food BankNo One Should Go Hungry-PDF
Susan Neiger Gould Executive Director, Manna on Main StreetTransforming Child Food Security in the North Penn Region of Montgomery County-PDF
Speakers for Child Health Forum
Agenda for Child Health Forum
For more information, contact Maria Elena Hallion, Ph.D. at 610-902-8388 or firstname.lastname@example.org.