Friday, November 19, 2010

NYAM Symposium: Obesity Prevention in NYC

The New York Academy of Medicine is hosting a unique symposium on January 20, 2011, that will offer area policymakers specific strategies for stopping the epidemic of obesity in New York’s low-income neighborhoods and communities of color. A number of national organizations, including the Institute of Medicine, the CDC, the Prevention Institute, and the Office of the First Lady’s Let’s Move Campaign have recently issued recommendations for interventions to help solve the epidemic of obesity. This event will allow local advocates, public health practitioners, and researchers to present their best suggestions and focus policymakers’ attention on the specific strategies most needed to improve the health of New Yorkers. The event will focus on transformative policies and sustainable programs that can improve our city across the following four domains: Neighborhoods, Places for Children to Learn and Play; Food Systems; and Workplaces. For submission forms and more information, contact Jeanelle Roman, NYAM Policy Assistant at

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