Kent State to Host Forum and Lecture on Obesity

Kent State University’s Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education will host Global Pandemic: Obesity, a National Issues Forum, Reception and Lecture at the Kent Student Center on Wednesday, April 11.

The following events are free and open to the public:

  • National Issues Forum – Join with others concerned about obesity in this guided discussion of “Weighing the Options: How Can We Encourage Healthy Weights Among the World’s Youth?” in Room 204 of Kent Student Center from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Invitational Reception – In honor of Gerald H. Read Distinguished Lecturer Andrew P. Hills, Ph.D., international expert on childhood obesity, a reception will be held in Room 204 of the Kent Student Center from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Lecture – Hills will present “Calculating the Energy Gap in Obesity: Why the Numbers Don’t Add Up,” at the Kent Student Center Kiva at 7 p.m.

Hills is a professor of Allied Health Research in Maternity and Neonatology at Mater Mother’s Hospital, Mater Medical Research Institute and Griffith Health Institute in Brisbane, Australia.

To R.S.V.P. for the National Issues Forum and Invitational Reception, please contact Rose Onders at or call 330-672-0564 by April 2.

The lecture is co-sponsored by Kent State’s College of Public Health and the College of Education, Health and Human Services’ Nutrition Outreach Center.

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Media Contacts:
Rose Onders,, 330-672-0564
Bob Burford,, 330-672-8516

POSTED: Friday, March 23, 2012 - 11:02am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 1:54pm
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