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Update from the Center for Healthy Living
Center for Healthy Living

May, 2012

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Update from the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living
May, 2012 
 
Healthy People 2020Register for the Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Webinar: Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

 

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month! Show your support by joining us for a Healthy People 2020 Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Webinar: Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity on Tuesday, May 29, from 11-11:45 p.m. CDT.

During this 45-minute event, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will present data on nutrition, physical activity, and obesity-with a focus on health disparities. Dr. Deanna Hoelscher with the MSD Center will highlight the CATCH program that has had success promoting physical activity and healthy food choices in schools.

 

Register Now  |  May 29, 2012  |  11 a.m. CDT 

 
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New IOM report focuses on 5 goals for preventing obesity

The report, which was released at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "Weight of the Nation" conference, focuses on five critical goals for preventing obesity:
  1. Integrating physical activity into people's daily lives
  2. Making healthy food and beverage options available everywhere
  3. Transforming marketing and messages about nutrition and activity
  4. Making schools a gateway to healthy weights
  5. Galvanizing employers and health care professionals to support healthy lifestyles

MSD Center faculty members Dr. Steve Kelder and Dr. Bill Kohl provided expertise in coordinated school health and physical activity research in their roles as members of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee that authored the report.  For more on the report, visit the IOM website.

 
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CDC recognizes CATCH program with Pioneering Innovation Award

 

Six organizations and one person were awarded the Pioneering Innovation Award at the CDC's Weight of the Nation Conference in Washington, D.C on May 8. Recipients were recognized in the categories of systems change, community mobilization, game changer, applied obesity research, and applied technology. CATCH was given the award in the systems change category.

   

Dr. Kelder, pictured here, accepted the award on behalf of the UT School of Public Health and CATCH.  See more pictures from the ceremony and watch the Pioneering Innovation with CATCH video on the MSD Center blog

 
WOTN
HBO's Weight of the Nation films now available online with companion materials 

Last week, The Weight of the Nation documentary films premiered on HBO and online to audiences across the country.  The four-part documentary series,  now available for free online, features case studies, interviews with our nation's leading experts, and individuals and their families struggling with obesity.

While the films are the centerpiece of this public health campaign, HBO has built an impressive website to supplement the films and drive people to action.  Visit the Weight of the Nation website for more. 
 
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The latest in research on promoting healthy diets and physical activity will be presented and discussed at the  Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity (ISBNPA). 

 

Dr. Cheryl Perry will open the conference Wednesday evening with her keynote address: "Lessons from 50 years of tobacco control: Can they be applied to food problems?"  

Stay connected to the conference with the Twitter hashtag: #ISBNPA2012

Click here for more. 
 
Foundations of PA
Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health details the planning, implementation, and evaluation of successful physical activity promotion programs.

Authors Kohl and Murray, both leaders in the field, offer a solid introduction to the concepts of public health and kinesiology, the techniques used to measure physical activity, and the health effects of exercise and physical activity. 

Visit Human Kinetics for more information.  
 


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