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

The Global Obesity Prevention Center (GOPC) at Johns HopkinsĀ 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

A systems approach to childhood obesity prevention

On Dec. 11, at a conference on obesity prevention in New Jersey, Terry Huang, professor and chair of Health Promotion at University of Nebraska Medical Center and senior advisor to the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity (NCCOR) discussed the benefits of using a systems approach to fight childhood obesity. Continue reading