Friday, January 18, 2008

Focusing on Food and Fitness: State Strategies for Healthy Communities and Economic Development

Friday, February 8, 2008 12 noon-1:30pm EST/11am-12:30pm CST/10am-11:30am MST/9am-10:30am PST

Americans' growing girth - 66 million Americans are overweight or obese - has health officials and policymakers concerned. Excess weight can lead to diabetes, heart disease and stroke, and other chronic conditions. These health conditions strain state health care systems and budgets.

Many states are looking at ways to increase access to nutritious food, build physical activity into daily routines, with safe pedestrian walkways, parks, and recreation, especially in low-income neighborhoods. This webcast will provide listeners with a state legislative perspective on increasing nutritious food and fitness options and how they are intertwined with economic development in our communities.

Speakers: Michael Hamm, PhD: C.S. Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, Michigan State University Representative Dwight Evans: Chair, House Appropriations Committee (Pennsylvania)TBD

This event is FREE for the first 50 registered participants thanks to generous grant funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Click here to register.

For questions about registration for this event, please contact Lisa Castro
For questions about program content, please contact Melissa Hansen
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