Epidemic of Obesity in Children and Adolescents

September 12th, 2002 by Adam

Educators will gather at Plymouth State College
Monday, September 23, to discuss the epidemic of obesity among children and youth.

The Annual Youth Fitness Conference, a project of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department, will be held in the Hartman Union multipurpose room, beginning with registration at 8 a.m.

Dr. Joanne Owens-Nauslar, president-elect of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance will present the keynote address.

Dr. Owens-Nauslar is also director of professional
development for the American School Health Association in Kent, Ohio. The topic of her address is “Epidemic of Obesity: What is our Responsibility?”

Breakout sessions will include best practices by outstanding NewHampshire professionals that promote increased levels of physical activity among each instructional level; Department of Education grant impact on physical education programs, associations and organizations that focus on children’s interests; curriculum development and technology.

For information contact Dr.Louise McCormack at
(603) 535-2518 or via e-mail to louisem@mail.plymouth.edu.