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Saturday, September 21 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Latinos & Obesity: Big Ideas Needed

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Latinos are facing a health crisis, largely due to obesity, and childhood obesity. Many people are addressing this issue, but change needs to happen faster. This panel will serve as a brainstorming session and forum for big ideas to emerge. This is where we can propose solutions and fresh approaches to reducing obesity in the Latino community.

Moderators
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Jose Martinez

Owner, Pix-l Graphx
I’m a big dreamer and fun business person. As a partner at Pix-l Graphx Inc, a creative design agency, I’ve grown to love great conversations about business, start-ups and generating creative ideas. I am also creating a new site to help make healthy eating easier, HealthyLunchMenus.com. | | Facebook: www.facebook.com/HealthyMenus |                ... Read More →

Speakers
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Elisa Batista

Campaign Associate, MomsRising
Elisa Batista is a campaign associate at MomsRising.org, a million-member organization advocating for policies related to family economic security, child health and ending discrimination against mothers. She collaborates with the organization’s campaign directors to reach out to mothers through social media campaigns on the blogs, Facebook and Twitter. She also helps MomsRising educate the wider community on family economic security... Read More →
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Carmen Isasi

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Dr. Isasi is Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is an epidemiologist whose research interests focus on life course factors associated with chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. In particular, Dr. Isasi’s research examines psychosocial and biological factors that increase the risk of chronic disease in minority youth. She is Principal Investigator (PI... Read More →
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Lisa Pino

President and CEO, United Food Bank in Arizona for Civil Rights
Lisa Pino has served the United States Department of Agriculture since her appointment in May, 2009 by President Obama and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack as Deputy Administrator of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as the SNAP program. After three years of service, Ms. Pino has joined USDA’s Office of the... Read More →
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Catarina Rivera

Health Changemaker, Harlem Children's Zone
Catarina is passionate about creating healthier communities and discovering the best ways to create that change. Currently, she is a health coordinator for Harlem Children’s Zone, a nonprofit organization. She leads an obesity prevention and intervention initiative at an after school program for middle school students. She oversees a team of staff members to provide fitness and nutrition classes, family support programming, and healthy food... Read More →


Saturday September 21, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Duke of Windsor Suite

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