Thursday, 16th October Australian & New Zealand Obesity Society 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting

8:00AM - 5:00PM
Pre Function Area
8:30AM - 8:40AM
Endeavour 1&2

Welcome by COSA President, A/Professor Sandro Porceddu
Welcome to Country 

Official opening by Professor Stephen K Smith, Dean Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences,
University of Melbourne

8:40AM - 9:40AM
Endeavour 1&2
Chair: Jerry Greenfield
9:40AM - 10:00AM
Endeavour 1&2
Chair: Tim Gill
10:00AM - 10:30AM
Pre Function Area
12:30PM - 1:30PM
Pre Function Area
12:30PM - 1:30PM
La Perouse
12:30PM - 1:30PM
Endeavour 1
3:30PM - 4:00PM
Pre Function Area
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Endeavour 1&2
Chair: Brian Oldfield
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Sirius & Pre-Function Area
Sponsored by:
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Chair: Amanda Sainsbury-Salis

What can you do to improve our nation’s diet for everyone? Lessons from Australian school canteens and the US on what not to do – and how to change it

Joel Berg, Executive Director, New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Dr Kieron Rooney, Faculty of Health Sciences and the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders, Sydney Medical School
Associate Professor Tim Gill, the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders, Sydney Medical School

Have you ever sneaked a peek into someone else’s trolley at the supermarket – or into a child’s school lunch – and wondered why people buy and eat that stuff? Poor eating habits are frequently attributed to a supposed lack of virtuous behavior, but there are numerous policies and economic factors that entrap people in nutrient-poor diets that lead to adverse educational and health outcomes. This talk draws on examples from the US nutrition safety program for low-income Americans, as well as on Australian policies governing what foods are available to children in school canteens, and highlights key areas where you can make the most impact to help improve our food environment for everyone.

The public lecture will be held at the University of Sydney