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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Network

July 2014

You’re Invited: Childhood Obesity Conference in Sept.

Harvard Pilgrim providers are invited to participate in the 3rd Annual Let’s Go! 5210 Childhood Obesity Conference held September 18–19 in Portland, Maine. Let’s Go! is  a childhood obesity prevention initiative that emphasizes healthy behavior with an easy to remember 5210 theme: 5 or more fruits or vegetables, 2 hours or less of recreational screen time, 1 hour or more of physical activity, and 0 sugary drinks (instead, more water and low-fat milk).

Let’s Go! Healthcare is a partnership with primary care physicians to provide educational outreach, training, and supporting materials to assist practices in assessing and addressing childhood obesity. Let’s Go! Healthcare is supported by a three-year grant from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation’s own childhood obesity prevention program, Growing Up Healthy. Growing Up Healthy is an eight-year $9.5 million grant and leadership initiative to prevent childhood obesity by changing the environments where kids ages 6-12 spend their time.

The two-day conference will feature remarks from Robert Lustig, M.D., a nationally recognized pediatric endocrinologist on “What is Metabolic Syndrome and Why Are Children Getting It?” and David Ludwig, M.D., founding director of the Optimal Weight for Life program at Children’s Hospital, on “What Comes First: Overeating or Obesity?”

The event features talks from other nationally-recognized obesity experts, offers the opportunity to network with other change leaders, and will provide you with tools and techniques you can implement in your practice. You can view the full conference agenda online.

Physicians may be eligible to receive continuing medical education credits for this event. For more information and to register, visit the 3rd Annual Let’s Go! 5210 Childhood Obesity Conference online.

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