Otago University Summer School: Confronting children's obesity promoting environments Event as iCalendar

20 February 2017

9am - 5pm

Venue: University of Otago, Wellington

Location: 23a Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington

Host: University of Otago

Cost: $300 early bird, $400 after 21 December 2016.

Contact email: louise.signal@otago.ac.nz

Website: http://www.otago.ac.nz/wellington/departments/publichealth/summerschool/otago624052.html#coursecost

Learn the results of Kids’Cam - world leading camera research conducted by children in New Zealand and Tonga. See the world from their perspective.

Confront the obesogenic reality of children’s lives and plan action to address it locally, nationally and internationally. Join Associate Professor Louise Signal and colleagues from the Kids’Cam team.

Learn more about:

  • Tthe food available in children’s environments, e.g. exposure to sugary drinks with public health researcher and dentist, Dr Moira Smith.
  • Unpack the food in dairies with leading Māori nutritionist, Christina McKerchar.
  • Analyse the nature and extent of food marketing in children’s worlds.
  • Reflect on children’s sedentary activities e.g. screen-time use.
  • Be transported with them on their way to and from school with Dr Marie Russell, senior research fellow and transport researcher.
  • Consider key drivers of obesity – the food industry, food insecurity, poverty and trade.
  • Work with leading community advocates and researchers to plan action.
  • Join Dr Gerhard Sundborn, leading advocate on banning sugary drinks. Hear his reflections on action in this arena locally and internationally.
  • Join Dr Viliami Puloka for a perspective from the Pacific region.
  • Dr Alison Blaiklock will explore the utilisation of international agreements - international human rights law, the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement - as tools for building a healthy food environment.
  • Reflect on global action with Professor Boyd Swinburn, co-chair of The Lancet Commission on Obesity.