Room HS 208, Dalla Lana School of Public
  • March 11, 2013 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Dr. Steve Kelder and Dr. Deanna Hoelscher

(University of Texas, Austin Regional Campus)

– Monday, March 11, 2013, 12:00-1:00 pm –

Room HS 208, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Child obesity is considered to be an important and serious international public health problem. System-wide solutions are needed to address this problem and reduce the disease burden and associated health care costs. In this presentation Dr. Steve Kelder will discuss the recommendations from the 2012 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, “Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention”. Dr. Deanna Hoelscher will then discuss the Child Obesity Research and Demonstration project (CORD), an initiative funded by the Affordable Care Act (U.S.), employing systems level approaches to early childhood prevention and treatment. Following the presentation there will be an opportunity for further informal discussion with Dr. Kelder and Dr. Hoelscher from 1:00-2:00 pm in Room HS 208.

This talk, adapted from a Public Health Ontario Grand Rounds webinar presentation to be delivered on March 12, is jointly sponsored by the department of Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention of Public Health Ontario, and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

Dr. Deanna Hoelscher and Dr. Steve Kelder are director and co-director, respectively, of the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living and both are professors at the University Of Texas, School Of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus. Dr. Hoelscher is the John P. McGovern Professor of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences and President of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Dr. Kelder is the Beth Toby Grossman Distinguished Professor of Spirituality and Healing. Both have been instrumental as principal investigators in the widely acclaimed, CDC-endorsed, Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) intervention studies in the United States.