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The Childhood Obesity Dilemma and How Food Science Can Impact Its Future

Overweight children are at increased risk for many childhood and adult related diseases, including hypertension, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, coronary heart disease, stroke and more. In addition, obesity increases the risk of psychological disorders such as depression and eating disorders. This makes the issue more critical than ever to address early on.

Youth dietary habits are largely framed by behavioral issues related to dietary practices in the home, amongst peer groups and particularly at school. Uncover fascinating research available that suggests all the various indicators for obesity, including psychological aspects of unhealthy eating and weight gain.

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Member Registration Fee: $55
Presentation Date: 02/13/09 12:00 AM


Stephen Ponder

Driscoll Children's Hospital

Laurie Demeritt

The Hartman Group, Inc.

Kat Fay

Mintel International Group Ltd.