Posted 7/28/2006 11:39 am
Updated 11 months ago
The Healthy Schools Forum joins public health and education experts and representatives from many of the 200 schools from 12 states that have been selected to take part in the Healthy Schools Program. The program, launched in February, takes a comprehensive approach to reducing childhood obesity by recognizing schools that improve nutrition in the foods sold in schools; increase both physical education and physical activity before, during and after the school day; provide nutrition education; and establish staff wellness programs.
Other speakers at the event include Gov. Huckabee; Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General; Robert Harrison, executive director of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation; Skip Rutherford, dean of the Clinton School of Public Service; and Nancy Brown, COO of the American Heart Association.
For more information, visit Healthiergeneration.org.