The Children’s Environmental Health Institute will conduct its “Sixth Biennial Scientific Symposium” on October 21-22, 2010, in Houston, Texas; the focus this year is “Prenatal & Early Life Exposures: How Environmental Toxins Affect the Course of Childhood.”  

The symposium will include sessions on “Improving Access to and Consumption of Healthy, Safe, and Affordable Food for Children and Families” and “Becoming Change Agents for Access to and Consumption of Healthy, Safe, Affordable and Accessible Food.” Among other matters, conference participants will “discover strategies for childhood obesity prevention efforts that have been implemented by local governments.” The symposium will also include a session on corporate best practices and responsible investing to prevent purported environmental health risks.