A West Virginia University leader in the effort to combat obesity in the state will join other public, private and nonprofit experts at national meeting to be held later this month in Washington D. C.

Dr. Eloise Elliott, Ware Distinguished Professor at the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, will attend the Partnership for a Healthier America summit: Building a Healthier Future, Nov. 29-30.

PHA works closely with both the Office of the First Lady Michelle Obama and the federal Domestic Policy Council, which published the White House Childhood Obesity Task Force Report. Leading experts and private industry stakeholders will attend the summit to develop strategies to solve childhood obesity within a generation.

Elliott currently heads the West Virginia Physical Activity Plan, which is designed to encourage West Virginians to develop healthier lifestyles. It is modeled after the National Physical Activity Plan launched in May 2010. As the Ware Distinguished Professor, Elliott focuses her efforts on obesity prevention and service to West Virginia in promoting physical activity throughout the state to improve the health of children.



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