Theme 1

CHILDHOOD OBESITY EPIDEMIOLOGY AND NEW RESEARCH

Population trends, etiology, national and international surveys, childhood nutritional assessment, early life, clinical and multidisciplinary management, co-morbidities, genetics and epigenetics, immunology, basic and new research.

Theme 2

NON GOVERNMENTAL ACTION AND POLICY MAKING

Public health nutrition, community based programs, scaling up prevention healthy lifestyles, school based intervention, nutritional and physical activity education, school/family/urban settings, multi sectorial approach, mapping and geo-reference approach.

Theme 3

SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND BEHAVIORAL OVERVIEW

Diet, food consumption patterns, physical activity, social disparities and inequalities; motivating change on behavior; psychodynamic view, perceptions of obesity, stigma, addiction, lifestyle attitudes, behavioral components, cultural beliefs.

Theme 4

IMPROVING FOOD ENVIRONMENT FOR CHILDREN

Food and agriculture, food insecurity “healthy” and “unhealthy” packaging and labelling, food literacy, all forms of Marketing to children, environmental sustainability, Food policy and regulation in improving diet, food taxes, Media and Journalism, the art of cooking healthy.

Theme 5

CHILDHOOD HEALTH IN ALL POLICIES

Political framework, Obesity platforms/networks, International/European/national and local governance, WHO and EU Policies, double burden of childhood obesity, global nutrition.