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

sissippi, will be shown at 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

  • U.S. Sen. Roger F. Wicker will give a keynote address at the summit's closing reception and dinner, "A Taste of Mississippi," at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Mississippi Museum of Art.

  • U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson will discuss the socioeconomics of obesity at noon on Thursday, Nov. 11.

  • Donna Richardson Joyner, fitness guru, creator of the Body Gospel fitness program and member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, will speak during the lunch lecture beginning at noon on Thursday, Nov. 11.

  • Trent Lott, former U.S. Senate majority leader, and Michael Espy, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, will participate in a panel discussion on federal policy from 10 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Nov. 11.

  • Dr. Dan Jones, chancellor of the University of Mississippi, will give a keynote address at a breakfast from 8-8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov 11.


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  • Contact: Jack Mazurak
    jmazurak@umc.edu
    601-984-1970
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
    Source:Eurekalert

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