North Texas Health Forum Addresses Childhood Obesity

January 17, 2013 • Uncategorized

Make plans now to attend the 6th annual North Texas Health Forum, sponsored by the UNT Health Science Center (UNTHSC) School of Public Health. This year’s theme is “Childhood Obesity: Accomplishments and Challenges.” The event will be held on the UNTHSC campus during National Public Health Week on April 4 and 5, 2013, and is free and open to the public.

This year’s event is designed to inform the community about successful childhood obesity initiatives and the potential for creating positive change in Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

The community portion of the program will open at 6 p.m. on April 4 with keynote presentations and a reception to follow.

The event will continue from 8 a.m. to noon on April 5, with presentations on “The Path to Reduced Childhood Obesity,” followed by a local panel discussion featuring experts representing public health, health care, government, schools and academic research. A continental breakfast will be served that morning.

A student session will also be offered on the afternoon of April 4, giving UNTHSC and other local college students an opportunity for informal conversation and Q&A with the keynote speakers.

Watch for more information to come regarding early registration and speaker updates.