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New England Coalition for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention

NECON Obesity Control Forum

Tuesday, February 11, 2003
8:00 am- 4:00 pm
The Best Western Royal Plaza
Hotel & Trade Center
181 Boston Post Road West
Marlborough, MA 01752
(508) 460-0700
Exit 24B off Route 495 to Route 20 West; the Royal Plaza is one mile on your right.

The NECON Obesity Prevention & Control Working Group invites you to attend a special session of New England legislators, policy makers and advocates to respond to a draft of the NECON strategic plan for addressing the obesity epidemic in our region.

The Forum will be guided by Dr. Walter Willett, Professor of Epidemiology and Chair, Harvard School of Public Health, Dept. of Nutrition. The event is generously sponsored by the US Dept. of Health and Human Services and Abbott Laboratories. The NECON plan would increase the proportion of each state's population that consumes a nutritionally appropriate diet and is engaged in daily physical activity. The Final draft will be presented to the New England governors in September 2003, as we seek their leadership in the quest.

If you plan to attend the Forum, please register online or by fax before January 31, 2003. While there is no registration fee, the number of attendees is limited. Because we have to plan for lunch we cannot accept walk-in registrations. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Akacki or Linda Downing at 781-239-8242.

FOR LATE REGISTRATIONS call Michelle Akacki at 781-239-8242.

    Free (attendance is limited)

    January 31, 2003
    There will be NO on-site registration.
    For late registrations, call Michelle Akacki at 781-239-8242.

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