Weight of the Nation: Campaign and Conference

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Healthy People, Healthy Places Newsletter. Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity.
  May 8, 2012

Weight of the Nation: Campaign and Conference

A groundbreaking campaign and a gathering of public health researchers and practitioners, policy makers, and partners devoted to obesity prevention and control. Watch. Learn. Act.

Obesity is common, serious, and costly. More than one-third of adults (35.7%) and approximately 17% of children and adolescents are obese.  Weight of the Nation brings together public health researchers and practitioners, policy makers, and national partners devoted to obesity prevention and control to raise awareness across the country as well as share approaches that show promise or demonstrated success for improving healthy eating and active living.

Weight of the Nation 2012 conference is being held in Washington, D.C. on May 7-9.  Can’t make it to Washington, D.C, this week? See the schedule below for the sessions that will broadcast live at www.adph.org/alphtn.

The Weight of the Nation is also a documentary series and public health campaign.  Three years in the making, the campaign is an unprecedented collaboration of HBO and the Institute of Medicine, is association with CDC, the National Institutes of Health, made in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente.  The Weight of the Nation films broadcast on May 14-15 on HBO, and will stream free of charge after the broadcast at theweightofthenation.hbo.com.

What can you do to help improve the weight of the nation?





@CDCObesity will be tweeting more frequently during the Weight of the Nation conference (#WON12) and around the Weight of the Nation HBO documentary (HBO’s Twitter feed: @WeightOfTheNtn, hashtag: #weightofthenation). Please re-tweet our posts during these events below to help CDC contribute to the obesity conversation.


MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012 (All Times Eastern):
10:15-11:45 a.m. Historical Trends in Obesity Prevalence
Let’s Move
Economic Forecasting Trends
2:10-3:40 p.m. National Response to Obesity: Leveraging Resources Across Sectors
TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012 (All Times Eastern):
8:30-9:30 a.m. Institute of Medicine Report: Weight of the NationTM-- Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention
1:00-2:00 p.m. It’s Not Rocket Science: Achieving Equitable Health Outcomes
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012 (All Times Eastern):
9:30-10:45 a.m. Delivering Healthy Outcomes: Providing Americans with Opportunities for Healthy Eating and Active Living
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.            Town Hall Discussion to Address Obesity Prevention

Technical Information: To receive complete technical information you must register at www.adph.org/alphtn.

  • Satellite – Live satellite conference on C band (analog). Coordinates available upon request.
  • Webcast – Watch with RealPlayer or Windows Media Player. Test your computer with the “test connection link” at www.adph.org/alphtn.
  • Audio – To listen by phone, call 1-888-557-8511. Enter access code 972-1530 #. Press # again to listen to the conference.
  • On Demand – Available June 15, 2012 at www.adph.org/alphtn