Thursday, October 9, 2008

Kids' Weighty Issues Tackled At Obesity And Eating Disorder Conference

“Health professionals from across Australia will meet in Brisbane at a University of Queensland conference focused on prevention and treatment of childhood obesity and eating disorders. The two-day conference, Perspectives on Childhood Obesity and Eating Disorders: from Prevention to Treatment, is hosted by UQ's Children's Nutrition Research Centre. It will explore core issues surrounding Australia's growing need for weight management solutions for children, including recent research that has uncovered new and effective methods of treatment. Day 1 will focus on Eating Disorders and Day 2 will concentrate on Obesity, involving both a public health and a clinical approach to these aspects of weight management. Director of the Children's Nutrition Research Centre, Associate Professor Peter Davies said the conference had attracted an impressive line-up of Queensland-based and national speakers to present on the future direction of childhood obesity and eating disorders. ‘We will be covering the clinical, psychological and social challenges of obesity with experts, and working through strategies to tackle them and also learning how body image and contemporary social pressures have the potential to influence eating behaviour,’ Associate Professor Davies said.”

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