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Global Obesity Summit 2010 in Jackson addresses growing epidemic at ground zero
Date:11/5/2010

came a national best seller. He founded Cooper Aerobics, the parent company for a comprehensive group of health-care, lifestyle and wellness companies, including the Cooper Clinic. Those provide health care, preventive care, exercise instruction, weight loss services, counseling and programmatic assistance to individuals, businesses and industries. He also founded the Cooper Institute to promote research and education. Cooper will be the keynote speaker at the summit's banquet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10.

  • Karen Miller-Kovach, chief scientific officer for Weight Watchers International and inventor of the Weight Watchers points system, will speak at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10. Her talk, "Addressing Obesity at Work: The Role of the Business Community," will speak directly to concerns of Mississippi's businesses. She also will join former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott and Michael Espy, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, at 10:30 a.m. for a panel discussion on federal policy on Thursday, Nov. 11.

  • Chef Luis Bruno has served as executive chef to three Mississippi governors, owned a restaurant and written a cookbook and is a self-made spokesman for healthful living. After losing 200 pounds and reversing life-threatening health problems, he was commended in 2010 by the Mississippi Senate as an ambassador for healthy lifestyles. His program, "Cooking for Life with Chef Luis Bruno," airs on Mississippi Public Broadcasting. He is director of culinary development at the Hilton in Jackson, which operates the Huntington Grille, Fitzgerald's Lobby Bar and Wellington's Restaurant. Bruno will demonstrate some of his signature healthy cooking techniques, recipes and tips with a session, "Cooking from the Heart," from noon-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

  • A video presentation by William Jefferson Clinton, 42nd president of the United States, will be shown at the banquet on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

  • A video presentation by Haley Barbour, governor of Mis
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  • Contact: Jack Mazurak
    jmazurak@umc.edu
    601-984-1970
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
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