Issues and Ice Cream Series Resumes Sept. 19 with Child Obesity Prevention Discussion

Issues and Ice Cream Series Resumes Sept. 19 with Child Obesity Prevention Discussion

Friday, September 06, 2013

The Issues and Ice Cream discussion series returns Sept. 19 with a conversation about youth and child obesity prevention at 12:30 in MUB rooms 338-340.

Issues and Ice Cream is a monthly discussion series where UNH and Cooperative Extension faculty, specialists, students and special guests come together to discuss pertinent topics and opportunities for collaboration.

At the Sept. 19 event, panelists will discuss what has become a critical societal issue, childhood obesity, and what university and statewide partners are doing to help prevent it.

“Although obesity rates have declined slightly in recent months, there is still a long way to go with families, youth, communities and policies before there is any long-term and sustained changes in obesity rates,” said Debbie Luppold, professor for UNH Cooperative Extension, the sponsor of the event.

Speakers include Semra Aytur of UNH Health Management and Policy, Cheri White from the New Hampshire Department of Education’s Bureau of Nutrition Programs and Services, Barb Wauchope from The Carsey Institute, Lisa Richards of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ Women, Infants and Children nutrition program, and Tammy Levesque of the Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health.

Luppold said the forum is a chance for the university community to both learn and share. “Obesity prevention is an issue that impacts many areas of our society. We hope that many will come to share what they are working on related to obesity prevention,” Luppold said.

Fresh fruit and ice cream will be served.

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