Childhood Obesity Forum 2009


An Overview of Statewide Youth BMI Data Collection in Nevada

Alicia Chancellor Hansen, MS, Chief Biostatistician, Nevada State Health Division

Release of Current Youth BMI Data for Washoe County

Sharon Clodfelter, Biostatistician, Washoe County Health District

Maintaining Healthy Weight in Childhood: The Influence of Biology, Development, and Psychology

Kent Sasse MD, MPH, FACS, Volunteer Clinical Faculty, University of Nevada School of Medicine & Attending Surgeon, Western Surgical Group, Western Bariatric Institute

How “Big Food” Markets to Children

Dan Cook, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Community Health Sciences, UNR

Food Insufficiency in Washoe County: Its Role in Unhealthy Weight

Susan Eckes, Director, Child Nutrition Program, Food Bank of Northern Nevada

The Physical Activity and Food Environment for Children, Including the Role of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Karen Spears, Assistant Professor/State Specialist, Department of Nutrition, UNR

New CDC Recommendations for Preventing Obesity in Youth

Jennifer Hadayia, MPA, Public Health Program Manager, Washoe County Health District

Additional Data:

CDC Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States: Implementation and Measurement Guide

Childhood Overweight and Obesity in Washoe County - 2009

Emerging themes at the Forum

For questions about the Forum please contact Kelli Seals at (775) 325-6160.

Last modified on 01/30/2018