144/1050 - Addressing the Childhood Obesity Challenge: Where are we?

Organized by: International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) & World Health Organization (WHO)
Track 3: Public Health Nutrition and Environment
Thursday 19 October 11.30 - 13.30 h. Room 1 - San Telmo

Introductory remarks


Prof. Catherine Geissler

Secretary General of the International Union for Nutritional Sciences (IUNS). United Kingdom.

See biography

Dr. Chizuru Nishida

Nutrition Policy & Scientific Advice. Department of Nutrition for Health and Development. World Health Organization. Switzerland.

Healthy Growth: Developing and applying the evidence base for addressing obesity and non-communicable disease


Prof. Alan Jackson

IUNS Taskforce on addressing malnutrition. University of Southampton. United Kingdom.

Addressing social and economic consequences of childhood obesity


Prof. Franco Sassi

Imperial College London. United Kingdom.

Childhood obesity in Mexico: Prevention programs for school age children


Dr. Elizabeth Solís-Pérez

Public Health and Nutrition School. Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon. Mexico.

Childhood obesity in Egypt- Intervention programs


Dr. Habiba Hassan-Wassef

National Research Centre (NRC). Cairo. Egypt.

WHO Strategies for addressing childhood obesity in the context of the Decade of Action on Nutrition


Dr. Francesco Branca

Director of Nutrition for Health and Development. World Health Organization. Geneva. Switzerland.