Childhood Obesity Bay Area (COBA)

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.  COBA 2015 tickets are now available!

Slow Food San Francisco’s Childhood Obesity Bay Area (COBA) Conference will take place at UCSF Medical Center on March 6th and 7th, 2015. COBA 2015 will feature world class childhood obesity experts and advocates. For more information and to purchase tickets to this year’s conference, please visit our event page.

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The COBA Conference brings together over 200 people annually to foster creative thinking and collaboration around obesity prevention. The Conference is a space for those working on this issue to connect and strengthen everyone’s work, helping to more immediately reach at risk families and children. Our speakers and attendees represent the fields of medicine, education, policy, research, activism, technology, non-profits, business, and more. Participants gain fresh insights on the various factors contributing to childhood obesity, and to learn about the many exciting solutions already underway to address it. The place-based approach of COBA also allows for meaningful and effective networking, and attendees gain new and diverse perspectives on the issue, which we hope will help to create successful models for change in their communities and professions.

Childhood obesity is a complex problem without a single solution. Thankfully, we’ve never had so many dedicated people working on the issue. Only by sharing ideas and coming to the table with an open mind, will we prevent and reverse childhood obesity as quickly as we would like.

For more information and questions, please contact Laura O’Donohue at or Priya Fielding-Singh at If you would like to be a sponsor, you can view the sponsor packet here.

View the 2014 event photos on our Facebook Gallery.



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