The Obesity Paradox

To celebrate National Public Health Week, the School of Public Health is starting off the week with a keynote speaker who will discuss the Obesity Paradox.


The Obesity Paradox

Friday, March 30, 2012

12:15pm – 1:30pm Presentation and Discussion

University at Albany, School of Public Health, Auditorium
One University Place, Rensselaer, NY 12144

Keynote Speaker, Christine Olson, PhD

Division of Nutritional Services
Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

The intersection between food insecurity and obesity is commonly called the “obesity paradox.” On going research initiatives look to help reduce the risk of obesity in low-income populations. Join us for discussion of the obesity paradox, the relationship between food insecurity and obesity and its impact, particularly, on women and children. Learn about local initiatives underway to address these issues.

Panelists will include:

Janine Jurkowski, PhD
Assistant Professor
University at Albany
School of Public Health

Sarah Johnson
Assistant to the NYS Council on Food Policy & Farm to School Program
NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

Amy Klein
Executive Director
Community Gardens of the Capital District                                                  

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