Obesity Conference on April 13 at Fullerton

What: Cal State Fullerton’s Center for the Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles and Obesity Prevention will present a community forum on “Obesity: Awareness and Beyond.”
When: April 13
1-3:30 p.m.
Where: Kinesiology and Health Science Building
Why: “A dramatic increase in childhood obesity over the past decade has made this an urgent public health concern,” said Shari G. McMahan, director of the CSUF Center for the Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles and Obesity Prevention and professor of health science. “The goal of this conference is to provide current examples from community interventions and collaborations on obesity and to discuss future directions.”
Schedule: 1-1:30 p.m. Welcome and Overview
Speakers: Cal State Fullerton President Milton A. Gordon; Shari McMahan, director of the CSUF Center for the Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles and Obesity Prevention; Roberta Rikli, dean of the CSUF College of Health and Human Development; Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove); and Teresa Samaniego, public affairs director for KABC-TV.
1:30-3:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
Speakers: Dolores Barrett, director of Community Action Partnership of Orange County; America Bracho, executive director of Latino Health Access; Christopher E. Corliss, coordinator of health, fitness and physical education for the Orange County Department of Education; Santa Ana Councilman Mike Garcia; Kenny Rogers, executive director of the California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports; Barbara Shipnuck, director of public affairs for Kaiser Permanente, Orange County and team coach for YMCA Activate America; and Kristen Thompson, director of community development for YMCA Orange County. The moderator will be Jeannie Kim-Han, director for the CSUF Center for Internships and Service Learning.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Information: (714) 278-3807 or healthylifestyles@fullerton.edu


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