Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Videos: Kass Keynotes Obesity Conference

White House Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives Sam Kass gave the keynote address at the 6th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference held in San Diego, California, in June. The conference is the largest in the nation of its kind, and videos of his remarks have just been posted online, in two sections. Kass spoke about Let's Move!, MyPlate, and the crucial role food companies must play in order for First Lady Obama's campaign to be successful. Kass also noted during the audience Q & A that the White House will not support a ban on soda in the battle to end childhood obesity.

“This issue is not caused by one drink,” Kass said. “It’s about a much broader food landscape.”

The conference was sponsored by The California Department of Public Health, the University of California, Berkeley, The California Endowment, Kaiser Permanente health care group, and Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Center for Weight and Health.

Kass, part 1:

Kass, part 2:

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