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Webinar recording available: "Feet, Forks and the Fate of Our Families"

The Prevention Research Center at Tulane University and the Tulane Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training Program presented a live streaming webcast on April 21, led by Dr. David Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, founding director of Yale University's Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center.

The recorded webcast is now available on the ALPHTN website’s On Demand page. Click here to visit the On Demand page. Click on the picture above to see photos from the webcast production set.

Dr. David Katz has been a widely supported nominee for the position of U.S. Surgeon General, and has been recognized by Greatist.com as one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness in the world. He provides expert guidance for lifelong weight control, health and contentment with food.
Dr. Katz professes that the writing is on the wall as child obesity is seen as a warning for heart disease. A new study finds striking evidence that children who are obese or have high cholesterol show early warning signs of heart disease. This emerging research equates to not just lives, but also an increasing expense and burden on our health care system. It is projected that by 2018 over 100 million Americans will be obese and we will be spending roughly $340 billion annually on obesity, a tripling of current
levels. And per capita spending will rise from $361 to over $1,400 a year!
Dr. Katz will discuss how our American eating habits have changed and what must be done to reclaim our health. The role of the health care provider and educators will be discussed as well as Best Practice programs which can help to reverse the trend and lead to a healthy lifestyle.

This webcast was produced by the Alabama Department of Public Health, which is a partner of the Public Health Training Network. Sponsored by the Tulane Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training program and the Tulane Prevention Research Center, in collaboration with Yale University's Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center and the Alabama Public Health Training Network.

Topics:   obesity , childhood obesity , diet , nutrition , food marketing , physical activity

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