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From page 11...
... Additional workshop objectives included assessing similarities and differences in obesity prevention for Mexican and Mexican­American children, sharing policy and program experiences so that the options to prevent the childhood obesity epidemic are selected, and identifying data and information gaps. This summary highlights discussion items focusing particularly on the nature of childhood obesity, its magnitude and distribution, and current and future policies and programs (especially on the potential of binational collaborative responses)
From page 12...
... Hernández explained that INSP's mission is to contribute to social equity through research in public health, innovation of health systems, and the formation of highly qualified experts in Mexico. Reynaldo Martorell, a member of IOM's Food and Nutrition Board, described IOM as a private, nonprofit organization that is part of the National Academies and serves as an advisor to the United States to improve health.
From page 13...
... The remainder of the workshop program focused on fostering dialogue among all participants through small working groups, panels, or plenary sessions. Three working groups -- whose participants were chosen for their expertise, country of origin, and personal interests -- compared the status of the obesity epidemic in the United States and Mexico and explored questions on the prevalence, associated causes, and intervention programs; identified and discussed research gaps; and developed potential strategies and specific activities appropriate and beneficial for a U.S.­ Mexico program (Martorell emphasized that this deliberation would be a central focus of the workshop)
From page 14...
... is an indirect measure of body fat calculated as the ratio of a person's body weight in kilograms to the square of a person's height in meters. In children and youth, BMI is based on growth charts for age and gender and is referred to as BMI-for-age, which is used to assess underweight, overweight, and risk for overweight.

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