The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM), the nation's only multidisciplinary organization dedicated to understanding the full interface between health and behavior--from cells to society--is committed to advancing high-impact research to reverse the nation's childhood obesity epidemic, and identifying population-level interventions in the most affected low-income, racial/ethnic minority populations. This grant provides support for a linked series of presentations, symposia, keynote lectures, roundtables and town hall events defining promising childhood obesity prevention, control research and intervention strategies in its upcoming annual scientific meeting, Science to Impact: The Breadth of Behavioral Medicine, which took place in March 2007 in Washington, D.C. Activities will help to guide the Foundation's aims of reversing childhood obesity rates through activities that: (1) identify environmental determinants of childhood obesity and disparities in its prevalence; and (2) characterize current cutting-edge social/ecological approaches to obesity and the evidence that supports them. The overarching aim was to bring together researchers, policy makers, funders and others from diverse fields to discuss and accelerate the progress of childhood obesity prevention research and interventions, and draw additional members of SBM into the obesity prevention field. Deliverables will include producing and distributing a proceedings of these activities.
Amount Awarded $60,000.00
Awarded on: 12/4/2006
Time frame: 12/15/2006 - 8/31/2008
Grant Number: 59156