SLOW FOOD SF EVENTS
The events produced by Slow Food SF are a collection of educational and fundraising events aimed to increase awareness, build community and spread the word and joy of conscious eating in the Bay Area.
5th Annual Childhood Obesity Bay Area Conference
Saturday, April 16, 2016
10:00am - 6:00pm
UCSF Medical Center 500 Parnassus Ave San Francisco, CA 94143
PriceGeneral Admission: $80 Student/Food Activist Under 30: $60
Slow Food San Francisco’s Annual Childhood Obesity Bay Area Conference is entering it’s 5th year, and we are excited to look back at the progress we have made as a community as well as our goals for the coming years.
This year’s conference will feature keynote speakers, panels, break out sessions, and plenty of opportunities to connect with colleagues at an optional garden tour, slow food lunch, and reception featuring sustainable wineries and local eateries.
This year’s Keynote Speakers include:
Dr. Louise Greenspan is a pediatric endocrinologist at Kaiser Permanente, faculty member at UCSF, and co-author of The New Puberty: How to Navigate Early Development in Today’s Girls. Dr. Greenspan will speak to how our modern environment impacts the hormonal health of children and their risk for obesity.
Dr. Elissa Epel is Director of UCSF’s Center for Obesity Assesment, Study, and Treatment, and Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF. Dr. Epel will speak about stress and adversity, obesity, and intergenerational transmission of obesity.
Dr. Richard Jackson is a pediatrician and professor at the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA. He is co-author of the book and PBS series, Designing Healthy Communities. Dr. Jackson will speak to the impact of the built environment and urban sprawl on childhood health and obesity.
Panel Discussions Include:
Investing in Health: The Business of Childhood Obesity
-Ben Mand, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Innovation at Plum Organics
-Chris Cornyn, Chief Innovation Officer at Revolution Foods
-Thea Runyan, MPH, Co-Founder and Head of Content & Coaching at Kurbo Health
Teens Weigh In: Youth Perspectives from the Bay Area
-Moderated by Youth Leadership Institute
Collaborative Solutions: Comprehensive Care Teams in Obesity Treatment
–Amy L. Beck MD MPH, Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF/San Francisco General Hospital
–Pauline Grissom, MS, RD, CSP, Pediatric Nutritionist, Children’s Health Center at SFGH
–Sarah Kim, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF/San Francisco General Hospital
Break Out Sessions Include:
Fructose and Childhood Obesity and Diabetes: Research and Recommendations
Open Truth: Successful Public Health Campaign and Partnerships
-Led by team Open Truth campaign team
Childhood Obesity in the Special Needs Community
Child Self Perceptions and Obesity: Social Status, Weight, and Discrimination
-Led by Miranda Ritterman Weintraub, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Public Health Program at Touro University California
Tabling Organizations Include:
Thank you to this year’s amazing sponsors:
Revolution Foods, Bi-Rite Market, Philz Coffee, San Franola Granola, The Fruit Guys, Canyon Market, Gimme Snacks, US Pure Water, Justin’s Nut Butter, Acme Bread Co., Rainbow Grocery, Broc Cellars, Awesome Bars, Mendecino Wine Co., Farm Hill, and Joe Perry Productions.
Join us for an optional garden tour at Alice Fong Yu Elementary School at 9am before the conference. In the upcoming year they are working to construct an outdoor teaching kitchen to provide “farm-to-fork” cooking lessons, which are aligned with Common Core and California State Science Standards. Learn more about the project and how you can support them here.
We are excited to welcome back The Bigger Picture to share new spoken word poetry PSAs from their campaign encouraging young people to join the conversation about Type 2 Diabetes. The Bigger Picture is a collaboration between Youth Speaks, UCSF, and San Francisco’s Center for Vulnerable Populations.
10:10-11:00 Keynote – Louise Greenspan, MD
11:15-11:55 Youth Perspectives Panel
12:10-1:00pm Break Out Sessions
1:00-2:00 Lunch [1:45-2:00 The Bigger Picture Spoken Word Performance]
2:00-2:50 Keynote – Richard Jackson, MD
3:00-3:45 Comprehensive Care Team Panel
4:00-4:50 Keynote – Elissa Epel, PhD
5:00-5:45 Business of Childhood Obesity Panel
5:45-5:50 Closing statements + Raffle
5:50-7:00 Wine Reception
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