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.

Childhood Obesity Bay Area Conference 2015


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


UCSF Medical Center
500 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco, CA


Early Bird: $220 General Admission: $250 Student and Food Activists under 30: $180

Building Our Community,
Empowering Our Children

Slow Food San Francisco’s 2015 Childhood Obesity Bay Area (COBA) Conference will take place at UCSF Medical Center on March 6th and 7th, 2015. 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. This year’s theme, Building Our Community, Empowering Our Children highlights 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.

Based on feedback from last year’s conference, 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. In addition to six keynote addresses, panel discussions, break-out sessions, and a slam poetry performance, COBA 2015 will feature more opportunities in the spirit of Slow Food, such as tastings from sustainable wineries at Friday night’s reception, an optional garden tour, and small group dinners.

Many speakers will be available to sign books and local organizations will be exhibiting their work. By bringing together the newest research, best practices, and local heroes,  we hope to highlight opportunities to prevent and reverse childhood obesity in the Bay Area and beyond.

This year, we are offering Early Bird prices through December 1st, 2014. Be sure to register early to take advantage of this great deal. Funds raised will support Slow Food San Francisco’s Youth Food Education program.

For questions regarding participation, please contact Laura O’Donohue at or Priya Fielding-Singh at



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