As a reminder, PreventObesity.net co-founder Marty Kearns is a keynote speaker at the big event, and is scheduled to appear on a June 30 panel about social media.
There's a ton of fun stuff happening at the conference, including a kickoff speech by White House Assistant Chef Sam Kass on June 28. We're also looking forward to taking part in one of the daily yoga classes or harbor runs conference organizers are sponsoring.
If you are attending or scheduled to present at the conference, shoot us an email. We’d love to hear what the PreventObesity.net network is doing at the conference.
Understanding MyPlate. There has been plenty of news coverage of MyPlate, the new food icon recently introduced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But what’s the inside story behind the colorful creation?
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity will host a webinar on Monday, June 27 to provide that behind-the-scenes perspective. Margo Wootan of the Center for Science in the Public Interest will moderate the free web event, and speakers include Jackie Haven of the USDA and Tracy Fox of the RWJF center. Click here to register.
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