Taking Charge of Childhood Obesity: A Call to Action

Boise, Idaho
Saturday, April 13, 2013
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Taking Charge of Childhood Obesity: A Call to Action
Saturday, April 13, 2013 7:00 AM - 12:15 PM (Mountain Time)

Boise State University, Steuckle Sky Center
1910 University Dr.

Boise, Idaho
United States

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This conference will increase understanding, identify strategies and build partnerships among diverse stakeholders; including healthcare providers, educators, child care providers, all those interested in intervention and prevention.

General Admission-CME credits - $100.00
General Admission-No credits - $50.00

Conference Agenda
7:00 -8:00 am   Check in - coffee and light breakfast available.
8:00-8:10 am        Welcome - Gregory Janos, MD, FAAP

8:10-8:55 am
       Keynote Presentation: 
                          David Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP
"Feet, Forks and Fate of Our Families"
                     Dr. Katz is the founding director of Yale University's Prevention
                     Research Center and is known internationally for his expertise
                     in nutrition, weight management, and chronic disease prevention.
9:00-10:00 am ~ Breakout 1

1. "Pediatric Diabetes Updates:  What We Now Know about Types 
               and Why it is Increasingly Common"
    Daniel Flynn, MD

2. "Trimming the Fat:  Recipes to Advocate for Healthy Youth"
         Rebecca Lemmons, MHS

3. "Movement Playgrounds:  Getting and Keeping Kids Moving"
         Tyler Johnson, PhD

10:00-10:15 am      Break

10:15-11:15 am     Breakout 2

1. "Tackling the Pediatric Obesity Epidemic-A Review of Innovative Age Based Approaches"
          Mindy Gaddis, MD, FAAP and Alicia Suski, MD, MPH, FAAP

2. "Lipid Abnormalities in Children"
          Eloisa Walker, MD, FAAP

"The Role of Nutrition from Tots to Teens:  Guidelines, Programs
                 and Success Stories"
       Stacey Beeson, RD, LD, Kellie Kohler and Chef Brenda L. Thompson, RD, LD

11:20-12:15  Panel Discussion and Closing Remarks

       The panel will encapsulate information from the entire conference.  Panelist 
   will include David Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, Gregory Janos, MD, FAAP 
   Rebecca Lemmons, MHS, Amy Walters, PhD and Kristin Armstrong.

Following the conference:  
St. Luke's Children's Be Well Now Family Wellness Festival
The event will be held from 1:00-4:00pm at the Caven-Williams Sports Complex and will be a collaboration with Boise State.  The day will feature fun and healthy activities for the entire family.

Contact Information

  • Conference Details:
    Alissa McKinley
    208-381-3033, Email: PEPP@slhs

Payment Instructions

  • Credit card or checks accepted. 
    All registrations must be paid prior to the conference.

    Please make checks payable to:
    St. Luke's Children's YEAH

    Send to:
    St. Luke's Children's Hospital
    Attn:  Alissa McKinley-PEPP
    103 W. State Street
    Boise ID  83702

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