On July 20-22, 2005, CSG held a Trends Summit on Obesity in Chicago which brought together more than 50 state legislators representing 32 states to explore policy approaches to combating obesity at the state level. Speakers included Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Dr. Janet Collins from the CDC, Dr. James Marks from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, other public health experts and state leaders.
Available slide presentations from the summit:
- Click here for Dr. Janet Collins' slide presentation entitled, "The Obesity Epidemic: What the Trends Mean for States."
- Click here for Dr. James Marks' slide presentation entitled, "Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity: Policy Options."
- Click here for South Dakota state Rep. Jean Hunoff's slide presentation entitled, "Partnerning for a Healthy South Dakota."
- Click here for South Carolina state Rep. Ben Hagood's slide presentation, entitled "How Community Design Can Promote Physical Activity."