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Finding local resources to help battle childhood obesity

Press release from New Hanover County Smart Start:

The 3rd Annual Childhood Obesity Prevention Summit held Tuesday, January 15 at 6:30 PM will discuss concrete resources in the local community to combat this epidemic.

Attendees will be introduced to evidence-based tools to use to be successful at home and to help the community. Portions of the HBO documentary, Weight of The Nation, will be used by presenters to drive home their passion and knowledge. Presenters include J'Nelle Ruscetti MS, PA-C; Masters in Science, at the Child Health Associate/ Physician Assistant program at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Practicing in the Family Medicine Division at Wilmington Health for the past 12 years, with a special interest in pediatric obesity since 2010 and implementation of the Family Fitness Challenge in January 2012; and Chantel Welker, MS, CHES; Masters in Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion at Mississippi State University.  Health Education Specialist employed with North Carolina Cooperative Extension, through NC State University, as an Extension Agent.  As a formerly obese child, she is interested in implementing healthy cooking interventions for families.


New Hanover County Government Center

230 Government Center Drive

Wilmington, NC 28403

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