Childhood obesity conference scheduled

A conference focusing on the problem of childhood obesity, sponsored by Texas Governor Rick Perry's office, will be Sept. 22 at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

Speakers at the one-day conference, titled "Charting a Course for Change, Governor's Conference on Children's Obesity in Texas," will include Dr. Scott Grundy, director of UT Southwestern's Center for Human Nutrition.

The conference will be from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Simmons Biomedical Research Building on UT Southwestern's North Campus, 6000 Harry Hines Blvd. Cost is $65 and includes lunch. Go to for more information or to register.