Tackle childhood obesity this Saturday in San Francisco

Slow Food, as you probably know, is the international organization that opposes everything fast food represents. Consequently, Slow Food means healthy, organic, special food, lovingly prepared, served and eaten in a leisurely, civilized way.

And now Slow Food’s San Francisco branch has decided to tackle a big problem that fast food contributes to – childhood obesity. You’ve seen it in the news the last few years and you know that First Lady Michelle Obama is championing the campaign to eliminate its many causes. And there are many causes – I was an eating disorder specialist for 25 years and know from professional experience that the environment one lives in is part of the problem. You can see an article I co-authored on it here.

So let’s not blame the children, but help them. This conference features many experts on nutrition, health, and children. Apart from the main speakers, there will be breakout sessions on Policy, Medicine, Community Outreach/Food Justice, School Lunches, and Physical Activity. This conference will also have vendors representing local organizations, county agencies, and local health-based businesses.

Saturday, September 24, 10 am to 4.30 pm
Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., 2nd floor
Admission $100, $80 student


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