2014 Healthy Schools Summit Welcomes Health Expert Dr. David Katz To Fargo

– 2014 Healthy School Summit Keynote Speaker Dr. David Katz

On April 24th, school staff and health professionals dedicated to making schools a healthier place for children will travel many miles to come together at the 5th Annual Healthy Schools Summit at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Fargo. Attendees enjoy this FREE summit as it gives them great opportunities to learn new strategies helping to increase student physical activity and provide healthier food choices within schools.

Multiple keynotes by Dr. David Katz, a recognized thought leader in nutrition, chronic disease prevention/health promotion, weight management and integrative medicine, plus breakout sessions with local experts will fill the day’s schedule.

Katz speaks routinely at conferences and meetings throughout the U.S. and the world speaking in at least seven countries. At the Summit his topics include: “Feet, Forks and Fingers,” “What Diet is Best for Health,” and “School Wellness Policy Implementation Discussion.”

Breakout sessions will focus on School Food Service, Physical Activity and Leadership. The summit will round out the day with three minute health pitch sessions covering a variety of programs across the state.

Reducing health-risk behaviors among young people is a complex effort that requires cooperation and collaboration among many partners at the state, regional and local levels. This is why South East Education Cooperative’s Healthy Schools Program, PartnerSHIP 4 Health and CassClayalive! worked together to create a FREE Healthy Schools Summit. The Summit is in its ? year and has grown each year reaching more and more health professionals in North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota.

The Healthy School Summit has no registration fee, but limited seating is available. Registration is open to principals, administrators, food service staff, concession organizers, school board members, teachers and parents!

Event Details & Conveniences

  • 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Thursday April 24
  • Ramada Plaza & Suites 1635 42nd St S, Fargo, ND 58103
  • Registration is FREE.
  • Visit www.ndseec.com/healthyschools now to reserve your seat and find a full schedule.
  • Contact Amy Walters at (701) 952-3220 or waltera@ndseec.com with any questions.

More info on Dr. David Katz
David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, is the founding (1998) director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center. He received his BA from Dartmouth College in three years (1984; Magna Cum Laude); his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1988); and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health (1993). He is a two-time diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a board-certified specialist in Preventive Medicine/Public Health, and a clinical instructor in medicine at the Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Katz is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Childhood Obesity, President-Elect of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, founder and President of the non-profit Turn the Tide Foundation, and medical director for theIntegrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT. He is the principal inventor of the NuVal nutritional guidance system, currently in roughly 1700 US supermarkets in more than 30 states, coast to coast. He holds 5 U.S. patents on other inventions, with several patents currently pending.

SEEC is a collaborative organization that strives to provide visionary leadership and quality services to strengthen teaching and learning for member schools.

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