Community-Based Interventions for the Promotion of Healthy Body Weights

This meeting was held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on May 20, 2008 as a Satellite Conference to the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) annual meeting.

The conference aim was to contribute to the consolidation and expansion of the evidence-base surrounding community-based obesity prevention. The main objectives were: (1) to share progress in implementing and evaluating community-based obesity prevention programs; (2) to discuss and share methodological issues with the aim to advance the science of evaluating community-based interventions for obesity prevention; and (3) to share current and 'best practices' for community-based obesity prevention programs.