July 15-18, 2019 • Anaheim, CA
Exhibitor Application Closes in 1.5 Weeks!

Exhibits are fantastic opportunities for your organization to showcase your programs and/or products with conference participants outside of the traditional workshop session. With high foot traffic and ample time for meaningful one-on-one interactions with conference goers, you'll find that exhibiting at the Conference is a great way to highlight your obesity prevention efforts in an impactful way.

Click here to learn more about becoming an Exhibitor.

The exhibitor application process is now available through April 5, 2019.

Poster Application Deadline has been extended!

If you are interested in submitting a poster to showcase your work there is still time. The deadline has been extended to Friday, March 29 at 11:59 pm.

Click here for more information and to submit a poster application.
Pre-Conference Session Descriptions
Now Available Online!

Pre-conference sessions will take place on Monday, July 15, 2019 and are open to all registered conference attendees. Pre-conference sessions are designed to provide conference attendees an opportunity to learn and discuss emerging research, best practices, community-based efforts and effective policy strategies that promote and sustain healthy eating and physical activity practices through in-depth, hands-on learning.

Visit the conference website to learn more about our current offerings to-date!
Pre-Conference Session Highlight

Hosted by City of Santa Ana
1:00PM - 5:00PM
Something Rad is Happening in Santa Ana!
Santa Ana is the 4th densest city in the US. More than 50% of residents do not have access to a car. Of the highest populated cities in California, Santa Ana regularly ranks in the top three for pedestrian and bicycle involved collisions. Through extensive partnerships with community-based organizations and countrywide agencies, Santa Ana is changing its streets to improve safety and access for the most vulnerable roadway users. Tour Santa Ana by bike or scooter, see some of the recent projects that have been implemented and hear the stories behind how a city in Orange County came to embrace active transportation. This will be an active tour (either by bike, scooter, or foot). Participants will be on their feet for around 3 hours and should dress for active movement.

Register for a pre-conference session today!*

* the option to register for a pre-conference session is included on the general registration form. If you have already registered for the conference and wish to add a pre-conference session to your registration, please contact Laura Cortez, CSUS Registration Coordinator, by calling, 916.278.4433 or via email cts_registration@csus.edu .
Session Descriptions - Now Available Online!

This year our sessions are packed with innovative information, research and practical tools to help inform your efforts to reduce childhood obesity rates in your community and across the nation as a collective.

For a list of session descriptions, click here. Keep checking back as more sessions are confirmed!
Conference Session Highlight

TUESDAY, JULY 16 • 1:45PM - 3:15PM
Winning at Wellness: Sustainable, Healthy Schools
School environments can best support student health and academic achievement through a comprehensive, holistic approach. But what are the building blocks and sustaining factors? In this session, researchers and community leaders from Maryland, and New York examine compelling evidence-based policy and implementation practices, with a focus on integrated policies, stakeholder engagement, and ongoing on-site support. Presenters will highlight the powerful impact of collaborative approaches in building sustainable health and wellness supports and navigating common roadblocks.

Heidi Burke , Chief Program Officer (Interim), Greater Rochester Health Foundation
Dina Faticone , Director of Community Health and Engagement, Common Ground Health New York
Erin Hager , Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Heather Reed , Nutrition Education Consultant, California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division
Upcoming Conference Dates and Deadlines
Regular and Student rates now available through May 31, 2019

Closes March 29, 2019

Open April 1-19, 2019

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities - Now Available!
Closes April 5, 2019

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