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. 


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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.

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