U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Workshop on the Prevention of Obesity in Infancy and Early Childhood

10/30/2013 3:00 PM
11/1/2013 12:30 PM
Yes
No
Bethesda
 
National Institutes of Health

Event Details

Meeting Objecive

Intervening to prevent the development of overweight and obesity as early as possible has the potential to improve health and reduce the health care costs associated with obesity-related diseases now and in the future. Little is known, however, regarding effective interventions for obesity prevention that might be implemented during infancy and early childhood. The NIH Workshop on the Prevention of Obesity in Infancy and Early Childhood will bring together scientists with expertise in pediatric obesity, epidemiology, developmental psychology, developmental and behavioral pediatrics, nutrition, physical activity, sleep, temperament, and parenting to determine:  (1) what is known regarding risk for excess weight gain in infancy and early childhood, (2) what is known regarding interventions that are promising or have been shown to be efficacious, and (3) challenges and opportunities in implementing and evaluating behavioral interventions in parents and other caregivers and their young children. The goal of this trans-NIH workshop is to provide the scientific background to inform research that will develop and test interventions to prevent inappropriate weight gain during infancy and early childhood, with a goal of increasing the proportion of children who enter school age at a healthy weight. ​

Agenda

Day 1 (Residence Inn Bethesda Downtown)      

Session 1: Introduction and Overview (Elsie Taveras, M.D., M.P.H, Chair)

3:00 p.m.
Introduction
Susan Yanovski, M.D., National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
3:05 p.m. Welcoming Remarks
Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., Director, National  Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
 
 
3:20 p.m.
The History of Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices in the United States
Amy Bentley, Ph.D., New York University
3:55 p.m.
Evaluating the Evidence Base to Support the Inclusion of Infants and Children From Birth to 24 Months in the Dietary Guidelines
Daniel Raiten, Ph.D., Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health 
and Human Development
4:20 p.m.
Child Development, Parenting and Poverty: Interface With Obesity
Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Ph.D., Columbia University
4:55 p.m.
Panel Discussion
5:10 p.m.
Break/Pick Up Box Dinner (Working Dinner)
5:25 p.m.
Early Life Systems and Contexts to Support Families in Obesity Prevention
Elsie Taveras, M.D., M.P.H.,  Massachusetts General Hospital
   

Session 2: Infant and Child Development (Julie Lumeng, M.D., Chair)

6:00 p.m. Introduction
6:05 p.m.
Development From Birth to 24 Months
Sheila Gahagan, M.D., M.P.H., University of California–San Diego
6:40 p.m.
Maternal Beliefs and Behaviors About Infant Feeding
Margaret “Peggy” Bentley, Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
7:15 p.m.
Panel Discussion
7:30 p.m. Adjourn
   

Day 2 (NIH Campus, Building 31)

Session 3: Measurement of Growth in Infants and Young Children (Julie Lumeng, M.D., Chair)

8:30 a.m. Introduction
8:35 a.m.
Measurement of Weight and Linear Growth in Infants and Young Children
Laurence Grummer-Strawn, Ph.D., M.P.A., M.A., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
9:00 a.m.
Measurement of Body Composition
Nancy Butte, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
9:25 a.m.
Panel Discussion
   

Session 4: Critical Periods (Elsie Taveras, M.D., Chair)

9:40 a.m.
Introduction
9:45 a.m.
Intrauterine Determinants of Obesity
Emily Oken, M.D., Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
10:10 a.m.
Factors Affecting Rapid Growth During Infancy
Ken Ong, Ph.D., Addenbrookes Hospital
10:35 a.m. Break
10:50 a.m.
Emerging Risk Factors for Later Adiposity
Matthew W. Gillman, M.D., S.M., Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
11:15 a.m. Panel Discussion
   

Session 5: Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Sleep (Leann Birch, Ph.D., Chair)

11:35 a.m. Introduction
11:40 a.m. Sleep in Infancy and Early Childhood
Jodi Mindell, Ph.D., Saint Joseph’s University
12:05 p.m.
Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior
Dale Ulrich, Ph.D., University of Michigan
12:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion
12:45 p.m. Lunch
   

Session 6: Nutrition and Feeding Behavior (Julie Lumeng, M.D., Chair)

1:30 p.m.
Introduction
1:35 p.m.
Breast Feeding: Influence on Weight, Weight Gain, and Later Obesity
Matthew W. Gillman, M.D., S.M., Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
1:50 p.m.
Bottle Feeding: Influence on Weight, Weight Gain, and Later Obesity
Karen Bonuck, Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine
2:15 p.m.
Early Experiences: Impact on Flavor Learning and Growth
Julie Menella, Ph.D., Monell Chemical Senses Center
2:40 p.m.
Transition to Solid Foods
Nancy F. Krebs, M.D., University of Colorado Denver
3:05 p.m.
Cognitive Development Around Food
Kristin Shutts, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison
3:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion
3:45 p.m. Break
   

Session 7: Development of Emotional and Behavioral Regulation, Feeding Behavior, and Intake 
(Leann Birch, Ph.D., Chair)

4:00 p.m.
Introduction
4:05 p.m.
Infant Temperament, Parenting, and the Development of Regulation
Cynthia A. Stifter, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
4:30 p.m.
Bi-directionality in the Parent-Infant Feeding Relationship
Leann Birch, Ph.D.,   The Pennsylvania State University
4:55 p.m.
Panel Discussion
5:15 p.m. Adjourn
   

Day 3 (NIH Campus, Building 31)

Session 8: Design Issues in Interventions in Infancy/Early Childhood 
(Elsie Taveras, M.D., M.P.H., Chair)

8:30 a.m. Introduction
8:35 a.m. Raising the Bar: Engineering Optimized Behavioral Interventions for Increased Public Health Impact
Linda M. Collins, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
 
Implementation of Early Childhood Obesity Interventions – Opportunities, Challenges, and Lessons Learned (15 Minutes Each + 5 Minutes for Discussion)
9:10 a.m.
Introduction
Elsie Taveras, M.D.,  Massachusetts General Hospital
9:15 a.m.
Maureen Black, Ph.D., The University of Maryland
9:35 a.m.
Ian M. Paul, M.D., M.Sc., The Pennsylvania State University
9:55 a.m.
Russell Rothman, M.D., Vanderbilt University
10:15 a.m. Mary Jo Messito, M.D., New York University Langone Medical Center
10:35 a.m. Break
10:50 a.m.
Recruitment and Retention and Design Issues in Intervention Research With Infants and Young Children
Julie Lumeng, M.D., University of Michigan
11:15 a.m. Discussion
   

Session 9: Future Research Opportunities (Leann Birch, Ph.D., Julie Lumeng, M.D., Elsie Taveras, M.D., M.P.H., Chairs)

11:30 a.m. Workshop Chairs Will Provide an Organizing Structure for Facilitated Discussion Based on Previous Talks and Panel Discussion
12:30 p.m. Adjournment

Directions/Travel

​MEETING FACILITY 

 
October 30, 2013
Residence Inn Bethesda Downtown
7335 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD  20814

October 31 – November 1, 2013
National Institutes of Health
Building 31, Wing C, 6th Floor
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD  20892 

* Self-parking is available at the NIH Gateway Parking Garage for a maximum of $12 per day.   

DIRECTIONS TO THE RESIDENCE INN BETHESDA DOWNTOWN

 
From Points North
From Points North and East: Take I-95 South to I-495 West toward Silver Spring. Take Exit 34 (Wisconsin Avenue/Route 355). Follow Route 355 South for approximately 3 miles, and turn left onto Montgomery Avenue. Turn right at the first light onto Waverly Street. Follow the road as it curves to the left. The Residence Inn Bethesda Downtown is on the right side of the street.
 
From Points North and West: Take I-270 South to I-495 East (Capital Beltway) toward Washington, DC. Stay in one of the three left lanes. Follow signs for Route 355 South, a left-lane exit. Follow Route 355 South for approximately 3 miles, and turn left onto Montgomery Avenue. Turn right at the first light onto Waverly Street. Follow the road as it curves to the left. The Residence Inn Bethesda Downtown is on the right side of the street.
 
From Points South
Take I-95 North to I-495 (Capital Beltway) toward Tysons Corner/Rockville. Follow I-495 for 
20 miles. At the I-495/I-270 split, stay to the right on I-495. Take Exit 34 (Wisconsin Avenue/Route 355 South). Follow Route 355 South for approximately 3 miles, and turn left onto Montgomery Avenue. Turn right at the first light onto Waverly Street. Follow the road as it curves to the left. The Residence Inn Bethesda Downtown is on the right side of the street. 
 
From Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
Take Route 195 West to Exit 4/I-95 South. From I-95, take I-495 West (Silver Spring). Take 
Exit 34 (Wisconsin Avenue/Route 355 South). Follow Route 355 South for approximately 3 miles, and turn left onto Montgomery Avenue. Turn right at the first light onto Waverly Street. Follow the road as it curves to the left. The Residence Inn Bethesda Downtown is on the right side of the street. 
 
From Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Take the Dulles Access Road for approximately 13 miles to Exit 18. Move to the right on the Dulles Toll Road (Route 267), getting off at Exit 18. Stay left on the ramp for Bethesda/Baltimore, and proceed toward Bethesda (I-495). Go approximately 9 miles on I-495. At the I-495/I-270 split, stay to the right on I-495. Take Exit 34 (Wisconsin Avenue/Route 355 South). Follow Route 355 South for approximately 3 miles, and turn left onto Montgomery Avenue. Turn right at the first light onto Waverly Street. Follow the road as it curves to the left. The Residence Inn Bethesda Downtown is on the right side of the street.
 
From Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA)
Take the George Washington Parkway North for 12 miles to I-495 toward Maryland (Capital Beltway). At the I-495/I-270 split, stay to the right on I-495. Take Exit 34 (Wisconsin Avenue/Route 355 South). Follow Route 355 South for approximately 3 miles, and turn left onto Montgomery Avenue. Turn right at the first light onto Waverly Street. Follow the road as it curves to the left. The Residence Inn Bethesda Downtown is on the right side of the street. 

METRO INFORMATION

The Metro System is clean, reliable, and safe. It operates from 5:30 a.m. to 12:00 midnight, Monday through Thursday; 5:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Fridays; 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Saturdays; and 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight on Sundays. Each passenger must buy a farecard to travel in the system. Guides for purchasing farecards are posted on the vending machines in each station. Each Metro car features a complete, color-coded map. Station attendants on duty at each station can provide additional information.
 
The hotel is located 2 short blocks from the Bethesda Metro Station on Wisconsin Avenue. Take the Red Line toward Grosvenor or Shady Grove, and exit at the Bethesda Metro Station. Walk 2 blocks South, and cross the street. The hotel is on the left, across from the Air Rights Building.

SHUTTLES

SuperShuttle offers service to most hotels from DCA, IAD, and BWI. The shuttle leaves on an as-needed basis between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. During other times, please arrange for a shuttle by calling 800-258-3826 from the airport. 

TAXIS

The taxi fare is approximately $30 from DCA, approximately $40 from IAD, and approximately $55 from BWI.

MARC TRAINS 

From BWI Airport, take the MARC train on the Penn Line to Union Station. Take the Metro Red Line toward Grosvenor or Shady Grove, and exit at the Bethesda Metro Station. The hotel is located 2 short blocks from the Bethesda Metro Station on Wisconsin Avenue. Walk 2 blocks South, and cross the street. The hotel is on the left, across from the Air Rights Building. 

PARKING INFORMATION

The Residence Inn Bethesda offers valet parking. The daily rate is $20.

DIRECTIONS TO NIH CAMPUS

National Institutes of Health
Building 31, Wing C, 6th Floor
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD  20892

NIH Security: 

The NIH, like all federal government facilities, has instituted security measures to ensure the safety of NIH employees, patients, and visitors. The national threat advisory level, determined by the Department of Homeland Security (http://www.whitehouse.gov/homeland), currently is yellow (elevated). 

Perimeter Security: 

All visitor vehicles, including taxicabs, hotel and airport shuttles, delivery trucks, and vans will be inspected before being allowed on campus. Visitors will be asked to show one (1) form of identification (a government-issued photo ID: driver’s license, passport, green card, etc.) and to state the purpose of their visit.  Be sure to allow at least 15 to 20 minutes for the vehicle inspection procedure.

Building Security: 

Due to ID checks at the perimeter, employees and visitors will not be required to show their ID again to gain access to the majority of buildings on the NIH Campus during normal business hours. Employees and visitors should wear their identification prominently at all times while on campus. 
 
Guards will remain at certain buildings to address specific program requirements, such as sensitive research and safety concerns. At building entrances where guards are posted:
  • Employees must show a DHHS-issued photo ID (for example, your NIH-issued ID badge).
  • Visitors may be required to log in, wear a visitor’s pass, and be escorted by an employee through the building. Visitors may be required to pass through a metal detector and have bags, backpacks, or purses inspected or X-rayed as they enter buildings. Security staff will confiscate any suspicious or potentially dangerous materials. U.S. code prohibits bringing any dangerous weapons onto federal property, including anything with a blade longer than 2½ inches. 
Meeting participants may want to leave extra bags or personal materials at their hotel to minimize the time needed for inspection. 

Weekday Pedestrian Campus Access: 

All visitors must enter through the NIH Gateway Center at the Medical Center Metro Station or the West Gateway Center (see the Visitor Map at  http://parking.nih.gov/visitor_access_map.htm ).
 
NIH Gateway Center
Wisconsin Avenue at Gateway Drive (near the Medical Center Metro Station)
Open 24 hours, 7 days per week 
West Gateway Center 
Near Old Georgetown Road and South Drive 
Open 6 a.m. – 12 p.m., Monday – Friday 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO NIH

 
From Points North and East: 
Take I-95 South to I-495 West (Capital Beltway) toward Silver Spring. Follow I-495 West for 
9 miles to Exit 34 (Bethesda/Wisconsin Avenue). Follow signs for Route 355 South, and stay in the right lane. Travel approximately 1 mile, and follow signs to the Main Visitor’s entrance (Gateway Drive), which will be on the right just past the traffic light at South Drive.
From Points North and West:
Take I-270 South to I-495 East (Capital Beltway) toward Washington, DC. Stay in one of the three left lanes. Follow the signs for Route 355 South, a left-lane exit. Travel approximately 1 mile, and follow the signs to the Main Visitor’s entrance (Gateway Drive), which will be on the right just past the traffic light at South Drive.
 
From Points South: 
Take I-95 North to I-495 (Capital Beltway) toward Tyson’s Corner/Rockville. Follow I-495 for 
20 miles. At the I-495/I-270 split, stay to the right on I-495. Take Exit 34 (Wisconsin Avenue/Route 355 South). Follow signs for Route 355 South, and stay in the right lane. Travel approximately 1 mile, and follow the signs to the Main Visitor’s entrance (Gateway Drive), which will be on the right just past the traffic light at South Drive.
 
From Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI): 
Take Route 195 to I-95 South. Take I-95 South to I-495 West (Capital Beltway) toward Silver Spring. Follow I-495 West for 9 miles to Exit 34 (Bethesda/Wisconsin Avenue). Follow signs for Route 355 South, and stay in the right lane. Travel approximately 1 mile, and follow the signs to the Main Visitor’s entrance (Gateway Drive), which will be on the right just past the traffic light at South Drive.
From Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD): 
Take the Dulles Access Road for approximately 13 miles. Stay to the right on the Dulles Toll Road (Route 267), and take Exit 18. Stay left on the ramp for Bethesda/Baltimore to proceed toward Bethesda (I-495). Continue approximately 9 miles on I-495. At the I-495/I-270 split, stay to the right on I-495. Take Exit 34 (Wisconsin Avenue/Route 355 South). Follow signs for Route 355 South, and stay in the right lane. Travel approximately 1 mile, and follow the signs to the Main Visitor’s entrance (Gateway Drive), which will be on the right just past the traffic light at South Drive.
 
From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA): 
Take the George Washington Parkway North for 12 miles to I-495 toward Maryland 
(Capital Beltway). At the I-495/I-270 split, stay to the right on I-495. Take Exit 34 (Wisconsin Avenue/Route 355 South). Follow signs for Route 355 South, and stay in the right lane. Travel approximately 1 mile, and follow signs to the Main Visitor’s entrance (Gateway Drive), which will be on the right just past the traffic light at South Drive.

PARKING 

Parking in the visitor lot at Gateway Drive is $12 per day.

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  • Building 31, Wing C, 6th Floor
  • 9000 Rockville Pike
  • MD 20892
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