The Obesity Epidemic

The Obesity Epidemic

Co-presented by The Center for Food Law and Policy

The U.S. suffers from an obesity epidemic that produces massive health-care costs, often at taxpayers’ expense. Why are government food policies so slow to change in the face of this crisis? Dr. David Heber, professor of medicine and public health and director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, and Michael Roberts, director of The Center for Food Law and Policy and adjunct professor at the UCLA School of Law, provide insights from a public health, legal, and policy perspective.

Hammer Forum

This ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking events addresses current social and political issues.

Hammer Forum is moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, author, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and host of the radio programs Background Briefing, Sundays at 11AM, and The Daily Briefing, Monday through Thursday at 5PM, on KPFK 90.7 FM.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. One ticket per person; first come, first served. Early arrival is recommended.
HAMMER PLUS Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $3 flat rate after 6 p.m. (cash only)

Hammer Forum is made possible in part by Bronya and Andrew Galef. 

Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.