Program and Policy Options for Preventing Obesity in Low, Middle, and Transitional Income Countries

Obesity is rapidly increasing across the globe with the most rapid increases and the greatest burden of disease related to obesity and the related Noncommunicable diseases being greatest in low and middle income countries.  The conference emerges from need to significantly step up the policies and programs to reduce obesity by learning from some current examples of best practice and strengthening the role of the academic and civil society players in translating global evidence and experience into action at the national level. There is also a need to empower the younger generation of scholars and activists in these countries to carry on this effort

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For further information, contact:

Barry M. Popkin, Professor of Nutrition
Carolina Population Center
CB# 8120 University Square
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27516-3997
Phone: (919) 966-1732
Fax: (919) 966-9159
Email: popkin@unc.edu