Convergence of Childhood Obesity and Hunger: A Forum for Response

Posted by Cabrini College on December 15, 2014

Friday, February 20, 2015 • 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. • Cabrini College

This one-day symposium at Cabrini College will address the importance of connecting childhood obesity and hunger—two leading public health issues in the nation—in order to solve them.

Learn about national trends, foster inter-professional collaboration, and identify potential curricular strategies, programming, opportunities for research, service and careers that integrate both childhood obesity and hunger.

Topics include food policy, childhood obesity, food security, and food waste. Hear from national and regional speakers, including:
• Steven M. Finn, Managing Director and Co-founder of ResponsEcology
• Sandra Hassink, M.D., Chair of the Advisory Committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight and Director of the Nemours Pediatric Obesity Initiative
• Solomon Katz, Ph.D., Director of the W.M. Krogman Center for Childhood Growth and Development
• Eric Mitchell, Director of Government Relations, Bread for the World
• Mary Pat Raimondi, RD, Vice President, Strategic Policy and Partnership, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

For more information contact Maria Elena Hallion, Ph.D., at 610-902-8388 or

Supported in part by The President Antoinette Iadarola Endowed Fund and The Leo and Peggy Pierce Family Foundation

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Registration fee
(light breakfast and lunch included):
$20 for students

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