Childhood Obesity Training

The San Francisco Childhood Obesity Task Force presents Childhood Obesity 2010: The Next Generation of Prevention and Management.

Saturday, February 27, 2010
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Milton Marks Conference Center
455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California

Purpose of Training:

• To address the science behind obesity and provide a science-based foundation for understanding the complex issues of childhood obesity.
• To give attendees practical tools to implement at their work sites.

Presentations will place emphasis on cultural issues to acknowledge the diverse population of children and youth in the Bay Area. Obesity will be examined from a clinical and public health perspective. Exhibiters will showcase their work related to obesity, services and tools.

The training has four tracks:

1. Nutrition
2. Physical Activity
3. Community and Family
4. Cutting edge

Who should attend:

Childhood Obesity 2010: The Next Generation of Prevention and Management is designed to meet the needs of a variety of professionals. These include:

• Providers: physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, nutritionists, social workers, etc.;
• Teachers and health educators;
• Staff at recreation centers, clinics, physician offices, child care centers, after school programs, youth development programs, community based organizations;
• Physical activity specialists;
• Community health workers;
• HeadStart staff;
• Program managers and administrators; and
• Those working in the area of quality improvement and program development related to children and youth.

Continuing Education Credits

The task force is in the process of applying for a variety of continuing education credit for professionals. Please check back for updates on this process.

After attending the training, participants will:

• Gain skills that can be applied directly to their work with children, youth, their parents and caregivers;
• Increase understanding about how to prevent and manage childhood obesity;
• Increased cultural competency with respect to childhood obesity issues; and
• Have a better understanding of broader policy level changes needed to address childhood obesity

We hope that participants will leave the training thinking about what each of you can do to put what you have learned into practice.

Related downloads:

Childhood Obesity 2010: The Next Generation of Prevention and Management
Working Together: The Spirit of Collaboration
Partners Working Together
CMAF Child and Adolescent Obesity Toolkit Train-the-Trainer Workshop
Cultural Influences On Obesity: What Should We Be Doing?
Perinatal Interventions to Reduce Childhood Obesity
Motivational Interviewing Mini-Workshop
Quick & Basic Training Guide
Honey We Blew Up The Kids
Emotional Brain Training