Speaker Name(s): Rena Mendelson, MS, DSc, RD
Description: The rise in childhood obesity during the past 30 years can be attributed to many different changes in our environment and lifestyle as well as the possible impact of environmental factors on gene expression. In spite of extraordinary efforts to find easily adapted interventions to combat obesity, the success rates are discouraging at best. To effectively address this problem will require thoughtful and informed leadership in every domain of our society.