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The Committee on Balancing Food & Activity for Health seeks to define the state of the science and identify research gaps with regard to balancing food and activity for health.

Why is this important?

Obesity is a major public health concern in the United States and around the world, with over 72 million individuals in the United States considered obese. Creating a unified, successful obesity reduction strategy relies on understanding the underlying causes of obesity.

Committee Selects Researcher to Estimate Energy Intake using Personal Devices

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The Committee has selected a research group led by Dr. Robin Shook, at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Shook's study will validate and calibrate consumer devices to estimate energy balance.

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COMMITTEE MEMBERS 
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
The Hershey Company
Mars, Incorporated
Mondelēz International
PepsiCo, Inc.
SCIENTIFIC ADVISORS
Krista Varady, PhD
University of Illinois, Chicago
Stella Volpe, PhD
Drexel University

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Past Events

Physical Activity & Health: New Knowledge in Research & Technologies

Buenos Aires, Argentina

This session explored the latest research on health benefits of physical activity and focus on new and innovative technologies that both promote physical activity and provide better methods for collection and analysis of physical activity and dietary intake data. Two case studies were presented and the session also examined the application of combination approaches and technologies for individualized physical activity and food intake measures for better adherence to public health recommendations and to promote personalized interventions.

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