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Food Marketing and the Childhood Obesity Crisis Presented by Dr. Ellen Wartella from Northwestern

2/16/2012  8:00 am

Dr. Ellen Wartella, Director of the Center on Media and Human Development at Northwestern University, will be giving an I-TOPP Lecture titled "Food Marketing and the Childhood Obesity Crisis" on April 5, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 7 in Christopher Hall.  Dr. Wartella's research examines TV advertising's role in children's food preferences and food choices, self-regulation and government regulation of food marketing practices, and employing media to combat childhood obesity.  I-TOPP is an innovative research based PhD/MPH degree program with a focus on obesity prevention and child health and wellbeing.