Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, MD. MPH

Founder and Chairman Emeritus of The Cooper Institute®
The Worldwide Problem of Obesity and Inactivity in Children
18 September 2014, 9:30–10:00

There is a worldwide epidemic of obesity both in adults and children. Associated with this epidemic is an alarming increase in adult onset diabetes, even in children. Obesity and inactivity are not only the cause but the treatment of this problem. Among other topics to be discussed are how obesity and inactivity are highly correlated with academic achievement and absentee from school. Finally recommendations will be given as to how to evaluate to determine the magnitude of the problem knowing that “data does drive decisions”.