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15-state Southern obesity summit to focus on deadly epidemic
Date:11/6/2008

ill include Donna Richardson Joyner, Buns of Steel fitness guru and appointee to the President's Council for Physical Fitness and Sports appointee; and Adewale Troutman, M.D., an associate professor at the University of Louisville and director of the Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness department. A complete schedule is online at www.southernobesitysummit.org.

Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta show nearly two-thirds of all Americans are either overweight or obese. Nine of the 10 fattest states are in the South. The summit will highlight community-led health initiatives, school-based efforts, personal-responsibility messages and other tactics.


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