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Arkansas Schools to Compare Notes on Obesity Fight
UAMS Co-sponsors Conference

Little Rock, AR--Local school leaders from across Arkansas will attend a day-long conference in Little Rock to compare notes and learn about innovative ways their colleagues are combating childhood obesity on their campuses.

Those involved include: UAMS College of Public Health Dean James M. Raczynski, Ph.D., Martha Phillips, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology in the UAMS College of Public Health and director of the Center for Public Health Practice at the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health and Joe Thompson, M.D., Arkansas surgeon general and director of Arkansas Center for Health Improvement.

The event will be Monday, Oct. 2 at the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center, near Ferndale, 10 miles west of Little Rock. From 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m., there will be an update on Act 1220, Arkansas’ childhood obesity law. From 9:45 a.m.-11 a.m., experts will address questions about Act 1220 regulations versus recommendations. From 2:45-3:45, there will be a presentation on integrating exercise into the daily curriculum, by Blair Dean, Ph.D., chairwoman of the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness.

Arkansas is among the least healthy states in the nation and 38 percent of the state’s children are either overweight or at risk of becoming overweight.

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