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A Collaborative Approach to Childhood Obesity

by Julian Varela, MS

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Childhood obesity is a top-of-mind issue for anyone who works with children. While public and governmental agencies are strategizing, viable treatment and prevention programs at the community and health club levels may be the solution. This video will explore ideas for community outreach and collaborative work at the local level to address this critical problem with a bottom-up approach.
By Julian Varela, MS

Video Chapters

1. Introduction & Background
2. Trends & Stats
3. The Cause of Childhood Obesity
4. Paradox in a Paradox
6. Creating a Taskforce
7. Discussion
8. Conclusion

About the Presenter

Julian Varela, MS

Julian Varela, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

Julian Varela holds a Masters degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association. Julian also holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, Marriage Family Therapy and currently works as a therapist with an emphasis on health and behavioral psychology. Julian is a principal with Compass Health Wellness & Prevention, a worksite wellness and health management consulting firm. Julian specializes in behavior change, motivational psychology, and childhood obesity prevention and intervention. Julian is involved in childhood obesity advocacy on a grassroots level and presents regularly on the topic. Julian is also a columnist for a variety of local newspapers including the Tolosa Press and Avila Bay Community News and is passionate about community education, involvement and education.