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Childhood Obesity Bay Area Conference 2015

When

Friday, March 06, 2015
Saturday, March 7, 2015

Where

UCSF Medical Center
500 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco, CA
94143

Price

Student/Food Activists under 30: $180 General Admission: $250

Building Our Community,
Empowering Our Children

COBA is an annual conference that brings together local stakeholders in childhood obesity prevention to promote innovation and provide insight into work being done on this critical issue.

We are excited to expand COBA into a two-day conference to include a comprehensive array of content and more time for attendees to connect and collaborate. COBA 2015 will feature more opportunities in the spirit of Slow Food, such as tastings from sustainable wineries at Friday night’s reception, a school garden tour led by Education Outside, and small group dinners at Hillside Supper ClubPauline’s Pizza and Wine BarPlant Cafe Organic and Bar Tartine. More information about the garden tour and small group dinners is available on our Events Page.

By bringing together the newest research, best practices, and local heroes in one place,  we hope to highlight the strength of vibrant professional communities working together to educate each other on the causes and solutions to childhood obesity so we can better serve and empower our youth.

CPE (Continuing Professional Education) will be available through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. More information is available on their website and please contact us with specific questions.

 

Keynote Speakers:

Daphne Miller, M.D., Author of Farmacology and The Jungle Effect presenting Our Lost Farmacy

Christopher Gardner, Ph.D., Professor at Stanford Prevention Research Center presenting Controversy and Diet Studies: Exploring Macronutrient Ratios for Weight Loss and Chronic Disease 

Hilary Seligman, M.D., Researcher and Professor of Medicine at UC San Francisco presenting Obesity and America’s Hidden Epidemic of Hunger

Lenard Lesser, M.D., MSHS, Research Physician at Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s Research Institute and Family Physician presenting Using Behavioral Economics to Inform Nutrition Policy

Charlotte Dickson, MSW, Senior Policy Director, Northern CA, National HEAL Cities Campaign Director at California Center for Public Health Advocacy presenting Past, Present and Future Directions in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

 

Special TEDx Presentation ‘Why We Fight with our Food” from Maya Adam, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine, Founder, Just Cook for Kids

 

Panel Discussions: 

Increasing Physical Activity for Children

-Chuck Collins, President and CEO of YMCA SF

-Juliet Starrett, Stand Up Kids and Co-Founder of San Francisco CrossFit

-Jessica de Barros Barreto, Manager of Citywide Health at Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco

-Natalie Stack, Girls on the Run Bay Area Program Director

Understanding Food Deserts and Food Swamps

-Maureen Silva, Program Coordinator at Prevention Institute

-Dana Harvey, Executive Director at Mandela Marketplace

-Eli Zigas, Food Systems and Urban Agriculture Program Manager at SPUR

Offering Effective Lifestyle Advice in the Clinic Setting

-Julia Getzelman, MD, GetzWell Pediatrics

-Shad Marvasti, MD, MPH,  Adjunct Instructor at Stanford University School of Medicine and Founding Board Member of the Stanford Food Summit

-Elizabeth Shepard, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine

Lessons from the California and San Francisco Soda Tax Campaigns

-Supervisor Scott Wiener, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 8, Co-Author Prop E

-Elizabeth Velten, MPH, State and National Policy Coordinator at CA Center for Public Health Advocacy

-Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, PhD, Director of UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations 

Pre- and Post-Natal Health and Childhood Obesity Risk

-Janet Wojcicki, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor at UCSF

-Julie Matthews, CNC, Founder and President of Nourishing Hope

-Naomi Stotland, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF

Collaboration Within the School Food Movement

-Miguel Villareal, Food and Nutrition Director of the Novato School District

-Hollie Greene, Founder and CEO of JoyFoodly

-Gail Woodward-Lopez, MPH, Associate Director, Center for Weight and Health at UC Berkeley 

 

Breakout Session Topics Include:

Sugar Addiction and Retraining Taste Buds with Marcella Spera, MD, GetzWell Pediatrics and Claire Hoyt, Founder and CEO of Big Dipper Baby Food

Antibiotic Use and Childhood Obesity with John Morton, MD, Chief of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Stanford School of Medicine.

Pediatric Diabetes – Management and New Research with Maureen McGrath, PNPBC, The Madison Clinic at UCSF

Technology, Apps, and Childhood Obesity Prevention with Thea Runyan, MPH, Co-Founder, Content & Coaching, and Awara Mendy, MBA, Business Development & Marketing at Kurbo Health

Poverty and Childhood Obesity: A Youth Led Discussion with Berkeley Youth Alternatives 

National Child Nutrition Act Re-Authorization with Jamie Lockwood, Development Director of the National Farm to School Network

 

Local Tabling Organizations include:

-CUESA’s Foodwise Kids

-18 Reasons

-JoyFoodly

-Bay Leaf Kitchen

 

Local organizations and researchers presenting a poster include: 

-Laura De Tar, MPH, CHES and Allen Moy, MS with Fresh Approach, presenting Increasing Healthy Eating Behaviors and improving BMI Percentiles Among Youth in the San Francisco Bay Area

-Gretchen George, Ph.D., R.D., with San Francisco State University, presentingAnthropometric Outcomes Related to Self-satisfaction, Parent and Peer Support in Overweight Youth Participating in a Fitness and Nutrition Summer Camp

-Healthy Planet USA presenting Inspiring a New Generation of Conscious Eaters Through Community Crowdfunded School Gardens

-Bhargav Prakash with FriendsLearn presenting Neuropsychology Based Approaches to Behavior Design through Therapeutic Mobile Entertainment

 

 

We are incredibly grateful to our new and returning sponsors this year who make this conference possible, including UCSFSummer Kitchen Bake Shop, Revolution FoodsAcre GourmetBi-Rite MarketRainbow Grocery CooperativeSan Franola, Farm HillThe Fruit GuysGimMe Snacks, Somersault Snack Co., and Health Warriors.

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Conference Schedule

Friday March 6th

9:30-10:00am – Breakfast and Registration

10:10-11:10am Keynote – Hilary Seligman, MD

11:15-12:00pm Panel – Collaboration within the School Food Movement

12:10 -12:55pm Breakouts – “Retraining Taste Buds”, “Reauthorization Child Nutrition Act”, “Pediatric Diabetes – Management and New Research”

1:00-1:40 Lunch and Youth Speaks Bigger Picture Campaign Performance

1:45-2:45 Keynote – Lenny Lesser, MD, MSHS, Research Physician at Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s Research Institute and Family Physician

2:55-3:40 Panel – Lessons from the California and San Francisco Soda Tax and Labeling Campaigns

3:45-4:45 Keynote – Christopher Gardner, Ph.D., Professor at Stanford Prevention Research Center

4:50-5:35pm Panel -Increasing Physical Activity for Children

5:30-6:30 Reception featuring tastes from local and sustainable wineries

Saturday March 7th

8:45-9:30am School Garden Tour led by Education Outside (Please see separate event page for tickets). 

9:30-10am – Breakfast and Registration

10:10-11:10am Keynote – Daphne Miller, M.D., Author of Farmacology and The Jungle Effect

11:15-12:00pm Panel – Offering Effective Lifestyle Advice in the Clinic Setting

12:10-12:55 Breakouts – “Antibiotic Use”, “Poverty and Childhood Obesity: A Youth Led Discussion,” “Technology, Apps, and Childhood Obesity Prevention”

1:00-1:40 Lunch and Youth Speaks Bigger Picture Campaign Performance

1:45-2:45 Keynote  - Charlotte Dickson, Senior Policy Director, Northern CA, National HEAL Cities Campaign Director at California Center for Public Health Advocacy 

2:50-3:35 Panel – Understanding Food Deserts and Food Swamps

3:45-4:10 Special TEDx Presentation ‘Why We Fight with our Food” from Maya Adam, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine, Founder, Just Cook for Kids.

4:15 – 5:00pm Panel – Pre and Postnatal Health and Childhood Obesity Risk

5:00-5:30 Casual Reception

6:30pm – Small Group Dinners at Pauline’s Pizza, Plant Cafe Organic, Hillside Supperclub, and Bar Tartine. (Please see separate event page for tickets).

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COBA is an annual conference that brings together local stakeholders in childhood obesity prevention to promote innovation and provide insight into work being done on this critical issue.

Scholarship tickets are available. For questions regarding participation, please contact Laura O’Donohue at laura@slowfoodsanfrancisco.com or Priya Fielding-Singh at priya@slowfoodsanfrancisco.com

Thank you to the COBA Conference Planning Committee:

Jillian Graham, Kai Paine, Natalie Funai, Emma Hare and Lisa Mazzocco

Refunds cannot be granted after Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Ticket transfers are allowed.

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