For the sixth year, the Growing Healthy Kids in Kentucky conference will be held in Lexington, Kentucky. This meeting of educators, policy makers, parents, and concerned citizens annually attracts hundreds of participants. This year the focus is on "Policies for People" and will include working sessions where regions will develop the next phase of their plan for obesity prevention in the Commonwealth.
Dr. Richard Wilson, from the University of Louisville Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, will give examples of policy changes that promote health in communtities. Shellie Pfohl, Vice President of Be Active North Carolina, will tell participants how they created a non-profit to promote physical activity in their state through people, programs, and policies.
Growing Healthy Kids in Kentucky is sponsored by the University of Kentucky, Family & Consumer Sciences Extension, Partnership for a Fit Kentucky, and the Kentucky Dietetic Association. To learn more about the conference and access registration information, visit the Growing Healthy Kids in Kentucky website.