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Hungry for Change: Food Insecurity, Stress & Obesity
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
UCLA Ackerman Ballroom
HUNGRY FOR CHANGE
Hungry For Change is presented by The UCSF Center for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment (COAST) & the UCLA Resnick Program for Food Policy and Law. This event invites critical exchange between forward-thinking researchers, healthcare providers, and policy advocates who are working to address many of the most urgent public health issues of our time: food insecurity, stress, obesity, and social equity.
MORNING WELLNESS AND CONFERENCE CHECK-IN
8:00am Conference Check In Attendees welcome to check in throughout the day for one or all of the sessions.
8:30am-9:15am Optional Morning Guided Meditation Session Led by Meditation Instructor Amanda Gilbert
SESSION I: FOOD INSECURITY AND OBESITY
9:30am-9:40am Welcome to Hungry for Change from SSEW Directors Drs. Elissa Epel and Laura Schmidt, UCSF
9:40am-9:50am Opening Remarks from Dr. Neal Baer, UCLA, Professor in the school of public health, pediatrician and award-winning writer and producer of TV shows and documentaries.
9:50am-10:30 “Strategic Research in Preventing Hunger and Obesity” Dr. Kelly Brownell, Duke University
10:30-10:40 Break & Book Giveaways
SESSION II: MECHANISMS
10:40am-11:15pm “Food Insecurity and Stress: From the Inside Out” Dr. Cindy Leung, UCSF & University of Michigan
11:15am-12:00pm Panel Discussion: “Food Insecurity, Stress, and Nutrition” Moderated by Dr. Elissa Epel, UCSF
Panelists include: Dr. Janet Tomiyama, UCLA, Dr. Deborah Cohen, RAND Corporation, Dr. Barbara Laraia, UC Berkeley, and Dr. Annie Gupta, UCLA.
12:00pm-12:10pm Mindful Eating Meditation led by Diana Winston, Director of Mindfulness Education at Mindful Awareness Research Center
12:10pm-1:00pm Lunch Break
Note: Tickets for the LOCOL Luncheon are currently SOLD OUT! Thanks for supporting!
1:00pm-1:45pm “Always Hungry: Through Abundance and Scarcity” Dr. David Ludwig, Harvard
SESSION III: INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
1:45pm-2:30pm Panel Discussion: “University of California Leading the Way to Address Food Insecurity in Students” Moderated by Dr. Laura Schmidt, UCSF
Panelists include: Dr. Lorrene Ritchie, UC Agriculture & Natural Resources, Dr. Suzanna Martinez, UCB Nutrition Policy Institute, Ruben Canedo, UCB, and Antonio Sandoval, UCLA
2:30pm-2:55pm “Emerging Scholars Present New Findings: Food Insecurity, Sugar Industry, Reward Driven Eating” Panelists Include: Tyler Watson, UCLA, Cristin Kearns, UCSF, Rachel Radin, UCSF, Erika Brown, UCB
3:05pm-3:40pm “From Local to National Programs: What works to address Food Insecurity?” Dr. Hilary Seligman, UCSF
3:40pm-4:25pm Panel Discussion: “Interventions in Policy: Innovative Approaches Addressing Food Insecurity” Moderated by Dr. Emilie Aguirre, UCLA & Harvard
Panelists include: Dr. Kelly Brownell, Duke University, Dr. Laura Schmidt, UCSF, Allison Korn, JD UCLA, Breanna Hawkins, LA Food Policy Council
4:25pm-4:30pm Closing Remarks