17th World Congress on Obesity & Nutrition
Vera Health Group, Aruba
Richard Visser has studied the problem and implemented solutions from many perspectives as a Clinical Researcher, Academic, Educator, Activist, Politician, Entrepreneur, concerned citizen and parent. His work has made vital contributions to a great understanding of the biological, sociological and psychological factors surrounding childhood obesity. He has presented papers in Geneva at the congress hosted by the International Association of the Study of Obesity and he is currently collaborating with the Department of Public and Occupational Health in the Netherlands on a proposal for combating the disease throughout the Caribbean. Early in 2008, he was appointed by the Government of Aruba to Head the Obesity Task Force and a year later, he began his four year term as Aruba’s Minister of Health and Sport.