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World Café - Let's talk about childhood obesity

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We are delighted to welcome you to the second event of the World Café series hosted by European projects STOP, CO-CREATE, PEN and JA Best-ReMaP to take place on June 29th 2021 at 13:00 CEST

We are delighted to welcome you to the second event of the World Café series hosted by European projects STOP, CO-CREATE, PEN and JA Best-ReMaP to take place on June 29th 2021 at 13:00 CEST


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CO-CREATE, STOP, JA Best-ReMaP and PEN are four European projects that address the global obesity epidemic. These projects have joined efforts hosting a series of World Café webinars to present progress to date.

We are delighted to welcome you to the second event of the World Café series:

Childhood obesity – what are the root causes of the growing pandemic?

This webinar will showcase preliminary findings from the STOP project's research on prenatal and early life influences on childhood obesity, the epigenetic, metabolic determinants of obesity and more.

Date: Tuesday 29 June 2021
Time: 13:00 - 14:00 CEST

Register ahead here.

In this webinar we aim to:

  • increase understanding of prenatal and early life influence on childhood obesity related outcomes.
  • investigate the impact of the built environment, such as food availability and the impact of exposure to pollutants on childhood obesity-related outcomes.
  • present recommendations for immediate action across the obesity spectrum from prevention to treatment, within the context of COVID-19.
  • identify causal pathways to guide the prevention of obesity in children.

We hope will join the webinar!

Agenda (CEST) and speakers are:

13:00-13:10 Welcome and introductions – Professor Franco Sassi (Imperial College London)

13:10-13:20 Prenatal and early influences – how do they affect childhood obesity outcomes? – Dr Josep A Tur (CIBER, University of the Balearic Islands)

13:20-13:30 The epigenetic and metabolic determinants of obesity – Dr Oliver Robinson (Imperial College London)

13:30-13:40 What is the role of the built environment on children’s obesity-related outcomes? – Dr Elisa Pineda (Imperial College London)

13:40-13:55 Panel discussion: The state of evidence on childhood obesity determinants - setting the future agenda. – Margot Neveux (World Obesity Federation), Dr Natalie Savona (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine), Professor Paolo Vineis (Imperial College London)

13:55-14:00 Closing remarks – Prof Franco Sassi