Obesity Issues 2012

Date: Mar 25-, 2012 - 1 PM
Location: Denver, Colorado

The Complete Skinny on Why We’re Getting Fatter, What it Means, and What We Can Do About It

The National Press Foundation collaborated with the Colorado Center for Health and Wellness to present a four-day fellowship for journalists on “Obesity Issues: The Complete Skinny on Why We’re Getting Fatter, What it Means, and What We Can Do About It.”

Speakers included:

  • Center Executive Director James O. Hill, Ph.D., quoted in this Sunday NYT Magazine piece
  • Dr. John Peters, a leading nutrition and obesity researcher
  • Physician and nutrition researcher Dr. Holly Wyatt will discuss the latest research on how biology and behavior affect our waistlines
  • Registered dietician Kim Gorman, MS, will speak on Childhood Obesity, Nutrition and Exercise
  • Jack L. Groppel, Ph.D., will present on "Breaking the Cycle: We Need to Become 21st Century Athletes"

Resources

  • Agenda for Obesity Issues [download]
  • Fellow Bios for Obesity Issues [download]
  • Hill - The Challenge of Healthy Living [download]
  • Eckel - Widening Waist Line: How Obesity Fuels Chronic Diseases [download]
  • Eckel - Widening Waist Line: How Obesity Fuels Chronic Diseases [download]
  • Wyatt - Obesity: Concepts From The Clinic [download]
  • Peters - Obesity: Evolutionary Biology, the Environment, Society and You [download]
  • Wyatt, Peters - What Makes Us Fat? [download]
  • Edington - Worksite Opportunities in the 21st Century Health as a Serious Economic, Business and Personal Strategy [download]
  • Edington - Worksite Opportunities in the 21st Century Health as a Serious Economic, Business and Personal Strategy [download]
  • Norris - Reading and Reporting on Scientific Papers [download]
  • Norris - Reading and Reporting on Scientific Papers [download]
  • Bessesen - The Supersized Society: The American Weigh [download]
  • Bessesen - The Supersized Society: The American Weigh [download]
  • Gorman - Getting Them While They're Young [download]
  • Gorman - Getting Them While They're Young [download]
  • Groppel - Breaking the Cycle [download]
  • Groppel - Breaking the Cycle [download]
  • Hill and Peters - Behavior and the Environment: A Small Change Approach [download]
  • Hill and Peters - Behavior and the Environment: A Small Change Approach [download]
  • Jones - Restaurant Industry Efforts in the Prevention and Control of Obesity and Other Nutrition-Related Diseases [download]
  • Katic - We Deliver: How America’s Beverage Companies Are Delivering for You, Your Family and Community [download]
  • Panel - Reversing the Obesity Epidemic: Role of Business & Industry [download]
  • Kelly - Healthy Neighborhoods: Access Makes The Difference [download]
  • Kelly - Healthy Neighborhoods: Access Makes The Difference [download]
  • Sturm - Economics of Obesity [download]
  • Sturm - Economics of Obesity [download]
  • Wilmoth - US Army Reserve: the Impact of Obesity on Military Readiness [download]
  • Wilmoth - US Army Reserve: the Impact of Obesity on Military Readiness [download]
  • Diabetes Issues: A Stand Alone Guide for Journalists [download]

Fellows

  • Kristin Bender
    Bay Area News Group
  • John Dorschner
    Miami Herald
  • Pat Duggan
    KING-TV (NBC affiliate)
  • Judy Farah
    KFBK Radio
  • Joe Goldeen
    The Record (Stockton, Calif.)
  • Katherine Gorman
    WYPR
  • Cynthia Gregorian
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Burt Hubbard
    I-News Denver
  • Rebecca Kimitch
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune
  • Elizabeth Krutoholow
    BioPharm Insight
  • Tina Martin
    WFSB-TV (CBS)
  • Mariann Martin
    Chattanooga Times Free Press
  • Julio Morales
    Imperial Valley Press
  • Monica Navarro
    KWEX Channel 41 Univision
  • Joy Robertson
    KOLR-TV (Springfield Missouri)
  • Barbara Smith
    Sarasota Herald Tribune
  • Cheryl Truman
    Lexington Herald-Leader
  • David Wahlberg
    Wisconsin State Journal
  • Andrea Walker
    The Baltimore Sun
  • Jacque Wilson
    CNN.com

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