Obesity lecture series begins Feb. 21

A series of lectures on preventing obesity will be presented this spring. The series, Successful Community and State Strategies for the Prevention of Obesity, is a joint effort of CALS, Wisconsin Prevention of Obesity and Diabetes (WiPOD), and the School of Medicine and Public Health.

Thurs., Feb. 21
James Sallis, PhD, Professor of Psychology, San Diego State University
Changing the Built Environment to Reduce Obesity

Wed., March 12
Christina Economos, PhD, Asst Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
Catalyzing Communities to Reduce Pediatric Obesity: Shape Up Somerville and Beyond

Thurs., April 17
Joel Gittelsohn, PhD, Assc. Professor in the School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins
Environmental interventions to reduce diabetes risk among Native North Americans: Approach and Results of the Healthy Stores Projects

Wed., May 14
Karen Glanz, PhD., MPH, Professor School of Public Health Emory University
Effect of Improving the Nutritional Environment in Grocery Stores and Restaurants

Each lecture will be presented at at 4 p.m. at the UW-Madison Health Science Learning Center. For more information, contact Dale A. Schoeller, Nutritional Sciences, 608-262-1082.