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Childhood Obesity: Strategies and Solutions from Bay Area Experts

11/12/09     San Francisco, CA

Thursday, Nov. 12, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Bloomberg/San Francisco bureau office
Pier 3, Suite 101

Mandatory RSVPs by 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11. This is mandatory, as we must have ALL attendee names and company info (or freelance) on a list for Bloomberg by the end of the day Nov. 11. If you do not RSVP by 3 pm, Nov. 11, you will not be allowed to attend the event!

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(Light refreshments will be served; this event is FREE this time.)

About the panel

Stories about food, nutrition, and the health impacts of eating are all over the media lately. The topic is especially significant for kids, who continue to tip the scales more than their peers even a decade ago and risk heading into adulthood with medical conditions that used to be for adults only. What can be done? Bay Area experts are doing some good work to solve this problem; our speakers are among this group, and share some insights and recent work that will inspire story ideas that will resonate with your readers and listeners:

Cam-Tu Tran, MD, is a pediatrician and director of San Francisco General Hospital's Healthy Lifestyles Clinic, which treats overweight children and adolescents. Under her leadership, her staff has developed innovative ways to help their largely low-income patient population eat healthier and exercise.

Elaine Herscher is senior managing editor at Consumer Health Interactive, and coauthor of Generation Extra Large: Rescuing Our Children from the Epidemic of Obesity (Basic Books, 2005). Her multimedia project "Fat City, Fit City?" was a finalist in the 2009 International Medical and Media Awards.

Daphne Miller, MD, has a family medical practice in San Francisco. She is the author of the best-selling nutrition travelogue, The Jungle Effect, (HarperCollins, 2008) for which she traveled the world in search of culinary traditions and recipes that would most benefit her patients.

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