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March 9 Childhood obesity talk with expert Susan Okie

Harvard-trained family physician and former Washington Post journalist Susan Okie will talk about her new book, FED UP! WINNING THE WAR AGAINST CHILDHOOD OBESITY, published by Joseph Henry Press -- an imprint of National Academies Press -- and based in part on a groundbreaking report by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Okie will provide information that can help parents, teachers, public health officials, physicians, and community leaders combat childhood obesity.

DETAILS: Wednesday, March 9, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Marian Koshland Science Museum, 6th and E Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C. Lunch will be provided; bring your own beverage.

REPORTERS WHO WISH TO COVER THIS EVENT MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE by contacting Chavon Warren, Koshland Science Museum, tel. 202-334-1447 or e-mail cwarren@nas.edu


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Contact: Chavon Warren
cwarren@nas.edu
202-334-1447
The National Academies
8-Feb-2005


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