Aired March 7, 2013
This webinar evaluates the evidence of dietary approaches to weight managment; discusses the methods to achieve portion control; and identifies evidence-based behavioral strategies as part of a weight management program.
Gary Foster, PhD
Temple University School of Medicine
Director, Center for Obesity Research and Education
Laura H. Carnell Professor of Medicine, Public Health and Psychology
Read his bio.
Gary Foster, PhD
Dr. Foster’s research interests include the prevention and treatment of obesity. He studies a variety of treatment approaches including behavior therapy, pharmacotherapy, and surgery. He evaluates obesity prevention strategies in schools and communities. His current research studies include: the effects of weight loss on sleep apnea, the safety and efficacy of low and high-carbohydrate diets, and the prevention of obesity in school and community settings. He has authored or coauthored more than 125 scientific publications and 3 books on the etiology and treatment of obesity.
Dr. Foster has been a frequent presenter at national and international scientific meetings. He also has considerable clinical experience treating overweight patients in individual and group settings for over 20 years. Dr. Foster has received numerous awards and honors including: Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology from the American Psychological Association, an Honorary Membership from the American Dietetic Association and he served as President of the Obesity Society (2008). His research on the school-based prevention of obesity (Pediatrics, 2008) was cited by the American Heart Association as one of the top 10 advances in cardiovascular research in 2008.