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Monday, September 10, 2012

8:20 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Track: General Session View Track

KEYNOTE: BENDING THE OBESITY COST CURVE

Dr. Gail Christopher, DN, Vice President for Program Strategy, W.K. KELLOGG FOUNDATION

Obesity is one of the most challenging, and costly, health crises facing America. Two-thirds of adults and one-third of children are overweight or obese. The National Institutes of Health estimates that an obese person incurs an incremental healthcare cost of $1,429 per year—that’s about $80 billion across the country in 2011, and even more than smoking. In 2012, Benefits Forum & Expo is tackling the obesity issue head on, hoping to inspire benefit managers and companies across the nation to embrace initiatives that reduce obesity.

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