The Research Foundation of The International Life Sciences Institute commissioned a series of original papers on obesity's causes and health consequences among children.
They were published in a March 1998 supplement to Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The complete supplement is available online.
The International Life Sciences Institute is a nonprofit, worldwide foundation established to advance the understanding of scientific issues relating to nutrition, food safety, toxicology, risk assessment, and the environment.
Under the grant, the institute:
Commissioned articles by experts from a variety of disciplines that examined the following:
Distributed 3,500 copies of the supplement to Institute branches, trustees, scientific advisors, membership corporations, the public health nutrition practice group of the American Dietetic Association, an International Food Information Council media mailing list.
Provided the supplement to attendees at various exhibits, conferences and ILSI meetings.