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The Childhood Obesity Bay Area Annual Conference in 2014

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On February 22, Slow Food San Francisco hosted the annual Childhood Obesity Bay Area Conference, which featured Dr. Robert Lustig of the University of California, San Francisco, Todd Putman (Chief Marketing Officer of Bolthouse Farms, and previously of Coca-Cola), and other impressive speakers working to reduce childhood obesity through research and community action. We were incredibly inspired by The Bigger Picture, a collaboration between the University of California, San Francisco Center for Vulnerable Populations and Youth Speaks, to empower youth to combat the rising epidemic of type 2 diabetes. The organization screened a moving video called “Perfect Soldiers” about the destructive intergenerational effects of type 2 diabetes and its impact on vulnerable communities – it’s quickly going viral and you can watch it here! –NL 

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