Food Research & Action Center
The SSRC collaborated with Geraldine Henchy at Food Research & Action Center on Childhood Obesity: What Are the Options for Low-Income School-Aged Children?
Childhood Obesity: What Are the Options for Low-Income School-Aged Children? focused on childhood obesity through the lens of social equity. It also discussed food environment, including natural and built environments, to highlight circumstances underpinning differences in obesity rates between children in different socioeconomic statuses and from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. During the free webinar, Dr. Craig Gundersen discussed the impact of food assistance programs available to low income children and their families in the home and at school. Erik Calloway focused on the built environment of neighborhood factors impacting childhood obesity across various socioeconomic statuses. Finally, Geraldine Henchy closed with a discussion of the present and future of federal and state level efforts to reduce and prevent childhood obesity. This webinar was held January 2018.
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