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State of Obesity Congressional Briefing

Date: February 14, 2018

Time: 11:45am-1:00pm Eastern

Location: SVC-203 Capitol Visitor's Center

A Congressional briefing on The State of Obesity 2017: Better Policies for a Healthier America will take place on February 14, 2018. The event is hosted by Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The briefing will cover the latest national obesity rates and trends, highlight promising approaches states and localities have undertaken to ensure healthy communities, and offer recommendations for leaders and policymakers to prioritize efforts that help all Americans lead healthier lives. Event details and registration available here.

Beyond Peer Reviewed Journals: Putting Ideas into Action

Date: November 14, 2017

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

Creating ideas is one thing, and putting them into action is another. How do you advance your ideas, research, or publications so that they can inform policies and practices? Join this webinar with New Connections and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to hear from researchers and get tips for promoting your ideas.

Increasing Healthy Food Access through Grocery Stores and Healthy Corner Stores

Date: November 15, 2017

Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m. EST

Join The Food Trust’s Center for Healthy Food Access for this webinar, which will share lessons learned by national experts who have financed grocery store development and other healthy food retail in low-income urban and rural communities, and community based grassroots organizations who have provided technical assistance and resources to small stores to help them sell healthy food.

Connect & Explore: Youth Compendium of Physical Activities

Date: December 6, 2017

Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) has launched the Youth Compendium of Physical Activities to help childhood obesity and physical activity researchers and practitioners estimate the associated energy expenditure of a variety of activities in which youth participate. Join this webinar to learn more about the tool.