Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity - Karolinska Institutet Workshop

Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity – Karolinska Institutet Workshop

Developmental Frameworks of Childhood Obesity

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Paulina Nowicka

Date: Thursday 27 November 2014

Time: 1pm - 6.30pm

Venue: 61 Banbury Road (seminar room), Oxford OX2 6PE

Please view Developmental Frameworks of Childhood Obesity workshop 2014: Final programme

To register, contact Paulina Nowicka: paulina.nowicka@anthro.ox.ac.uk

Childhood obesity is framed differently by the various disciplinary approaches to it.

Early interventions are emphasized by those involved in medical and public health, but what is understood as an early intervention by the different disciplines involved differs.

Childhood is about development: physical, mental, psychological and social, and this expert workshop will examine commonalities and differences in how different research and practice specialties frame childhood obesity (including its developmental aspects), how they understand development, and what is understood as an early intervention.