Johns Hopkins to hold symposium on social networks’ influence on weight, behavior, health

The Global Obesity Prevention Center (GOPC) at Johns Hopkins invites you to attend a day-long symposium titled “The Social Network: A Systems Approach to #ChildhoodObesity.” The event will be Oct. 22, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Md.

The past decade has seen increasing interest in social networks, i.e., how people are connected to their families, friends, school mates, and work colleagues. These relationships affect what, where, and how children eat and exercise, and in turn, the risk of obesity. Continue reading

NCCOR members participate in Society of Behavioral Medicine symposium

Today’s symposium at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 33rd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions discussed “accelerating the path from exploratory research to evidence-based guidelines for childhood obesity prevention.” The symposium included presentations from members of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) and highlighted some of the work NCCOR has done to accelerate progress to reduce childhood obesity. Continue reading