This Zoom session is from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST: Combining Scholarship and Activism: An Intergenerational Exchange. Information about the session and registration is HERE. Bob Gottlieb and I will address how to combine food policy scholarship and activism in discussion with two much younger colleagues, Ivonne Quiroz and Lo Anderson.
The New England Journal takes on the food industry
Last week’s New England Journal of Medicine weighs in with several commentaries and research articles. Some of these were published earlier in online versions:
- Candy at the Cash Register — A Risk Factor for Obesity and Chronic Disease, D.A. Cohen and S.H. Babey | N Engl J Med 2012;367:1381-1383
- Portion Sizes and Beyond — Government’s Legal Authority to Regulate Food-Industry Practices, J.L. Pomeranz and K.D. Brownell | N Engl J Med 2012;367:1383-1385 | Published Online September 21, 2012
- Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Genetic Risk of Obesity, Q. Qi and Others | N Engl J Med 2012;367:1387-1396 | Published Online September 21, 2012
- A Trial of Sugar-free or Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Body Weight in Children, J.C. de Ruyter, M.R. Olthof, J.C. Seidell, and M.B. Katan | N Engl J Med 2012;367:1397-1406 | Published Online September 21, 2012
- A Randomized Trial of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Adolescent Body Weight, C.B. Ebbeling and Others | N Engl J Med 2012;367:1407-1416 | Published Online September 21, 2012
- Calories from Soft Drinks — Do They Matter? S. Caprio | N Engl J Med 2012;367:1462-1463 | Published Online September 21, 2012
- Regulation of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages,T. Farley, D.R. Just, and B. Wansink | N Engl J Med 2012;367:1464-1466 | Published Online September 21, 2012
And this week, it has another on using tax strategies to promote public health.
- Perspective: The Taxing Power and the Public’s Health, M.M. Mello and I.G. Cohen /October 17, 2012 | DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1209648
It looks to me as though the health establishment is finally catching on to what obesity is really about and giving serious thought to what to do about it. This is important work.