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Technology and Childhood Obesity: The Good, the Bad, and the Possible

Community Partners Meeting Wrap-Up

Thank you to all who attended our Ninth Annual Community Partners Meeting and joined in the discussion on technology and childhood obesity. If you missed the meeting or any of the materials and handouts, they are linked in the below for download. You can also check out some highlights from the day’s events (tagged with #technobesity) on our twitter account, @HarvardPRC.

Meeting Agenda

HPRC Fact Sheet
A brief description about our center and networks, as well as current projects, including:

  • OSNAP OverviewThe current core project working with out of school time programs in Massachusetts to improve physical activity, nutrition and screen time related practices, policies and environments. Find more handouts on osnap.org.
  • LIH Overview - The Leaders in Health Community Training Program works to enhance community capacity to conduct health promotion and disease prevention. 

Physical Activity for Public Health at MIT
A summary of centers and researchers working on technology and obesity and physical activity at MIT, as well as the school’s student fitness policy.
-Constantine Psimopoulos, Assistant Director of Fitness, M.I.T.

Technology for Obesity Research
A look into some tools for physical activity and diet measurement.
-Jessica Barrett & Lizzie Barnett, HPRC

Social Media & Social Marketing in Public Health Programs
An interactive presentation with tips and links, as well as a handout with key questions to think about for your organization’s social media channels and social marketing campaigns.
-Nick Martin, BPHC & Brett Otis, HPRC