Today I’m sitting among a variety of health care professionals from Italy and DC; we’re all together at the Italian Embassy to focus on the epidemic our countries face – Obesity.
Today, we’re diving deeper into the issue! This is more than “supersizing” meals and staring at TV or computer screens. The window for finding a quick-fix is long gone, and all too often we skip right to “treatment”, because Obesity is moving faster than us.
Today we’re looking a scientific approach – how do we prevent unhealthy lifestyles, how to we draw attention to healthy behaviors, and how do the policies in place (or those we have yet to propose) play their role?
I’m listening, learning and hoping for a new, refreshing dose of information!
I’m also marveling at the Italian Embassy and wishing I knew another language.
What does the word “obesity” make you think of? What’s your focus, when it comes to the epidemic at hand?
[Typed from the Blackberry, so please excuse typos, format and the short-winded update!}