The Science and Policy of Obesity

Thursday, December 1, 2011 @ 9:00am

Event Info


Non-CCST members, $15; students, $10


Hughes Auditorium, Northwestern University Chicago Campus

303 East Superior Street





Chicago Council on Science and Technology

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

The Chicago Council on Science and Technology and the Center for Human Potential and Public Policy present "The Science and Policy of Obesity." This program is composed of two parts addressing the causes and effects of obesity. In the first part, Chicago-based scientists will present the current science of obesity, describing the various ways obesity harms the body, how our food choices can impact our health, and different local and national health-determinant patterns. In the second part, a panel of experts will discuss the latest research informing obesity interventions as well as challenges and the potential roles played by government, community organizations, private industry, and individuals to prevent and combat obesity and the long-term implications of this epidemic.

Part I is from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Part II is from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.