Combating Childhood Obesity Summit

On May 16, 2019, leading childhood obesity experts from across the country convened at the U.S. News Combating Childhood Obesity Summit at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. The event brought together top medical professionals, hospital executives, pediatricians, community health leaders and advocates for a series of conversations exploring the causes and complications of the obesity epidemic – and its possible solutions.

Press Releases

May 30, 2019: Inaugural U.S. News National Childhood Obesity Summit Draws Industry Experts to Houston
Feb. 17, 2019: U.S. News to Convene National Childhood Obesity Summit at Texas Children’s Hospital

U.S. News Coverage

Can We Stop the Obesity Epidemic?
Weight Bias Makes It More Difficult to Overcome Obesity
Understanding Obesity in America
Gastric Surgery Bypass Holds Hope for Teens

Media Coverage

Two breaking studies on obesity and diet were presented at the summit and covered by various publications including the New York Times, Healio, The Associated Press, Washington Post, Seattle Times and mySanAntonio.  FOX News Radio and Scripps Media “The Now” also featured the conference syndicating to over 25 broadcast affiliates across the country.

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