author: Deborah Cohen / Big Fat Crisis: Hidden Forces Behind Obesity Epidemic…

info & tickets: http://www2.bookstore.washington.edu/_events/events_cal.taf?evmonth=01&evyear=2014&eventid=2013112610123000&pre=20140109&pst=20140125

WEDNESDAY • January 22 • 7:30PM
Deborah Cohen

A Big, Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic – And How We can End it (PERSEUS)

Town Hall Seattle,[masked]th Avenue

Discussion & Book Signing
A Big, Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic – And How We can End it

More than one third of Americans are obese. Diet fads and aerobic videos arent going to help, but Dr. Deborah Cohen, RAND Corporation scientist, has a few ideas of what might. Contrary to popular myths about self-control, obesity stems from our modern food culture. 24-hour drive-thrus, candy by the cash register and increased food advertising have all contributed to this growing problem. With all of these factors in play, how can we stem the habit of overeating? Cohens book A Big, Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic — And How We Can End It argues government regulation of candy, soda and other unhealthy foods can help. By restructuring restrictions on consumption, advertising methods and restaurant guidelines, we can reshape modern food culture. She also makes the case for enhancing city infrastructure to focus on active, healthy environments for all, offering a roadmap out of this obesity epidemic.

Presented by Town Hall in partnership with University Bookstore, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW.

TicketsTickets are $5.

Deborah CohenDeborah A. Cohen, MD, is a senior natural scientist at the RAND Corporation. Cohen received her BA at Yale University, MPH in epidemiology from the UCLA School of Public Health, and her MD from the School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. She has served on several advisory panels for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Brazil. She lives in Santa Monica, California.

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