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Messages from the media, industry, and even some health professionals and public health campaigns often convey the idea that obesity can be prevented by simply eating less, eating better, and moving more. This reinforces the idea that obesity is a matter of lifestyle choices and personal responsibility. However, is obesity prevention really that simple? What about the role of the food environment and social determinants of health? Are current messages about obesity actually effective? Is it as easy as “eat less, eat better”?

This one-day forum, hosted by the Ontario Public Health Association’s Nutrition Resource Centre and held in conjunction with the 4th Canadian Obesity Summit, brings together health promotion and nutrition professionals to explore the answers to these timely questions.  Through thought-provoking presentations and engagement with leading experts, participants will be challenged to critically rethink conventional approaches to healthy eating and obesity messaging.

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Tuesday, April 28
 

8:00am

8:30am

8:45am

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11:50am

12:45pm

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2:15pm

2:30pm

3:10pm

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5:30pm