Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Go Local for Health; Sept. 18 - Gettysburg

Go Local for Health is a regional summit, to be held in September 2012, uniting community leaders, stakeholders and the general public on the issues of affordable and accessible healthy eating and recreation opportunities in south central Pennsylvania.  Rates of chronic diseases and related risk factors continue to increase locally and a comprehensive approach is needed to address them.  Go Local for Health attendees will be educated on current community efforts and national best practices, and participate in planning dialogues about promoting health regionally. 

 (Note:  The next South Central PA Food System Alliance meeting will take place at this summit in the form of a discussion session.  Topics will be identified by the group at the July 10 follow-up meeting - register today!)

Where: Gettysburg Hotel and Majestic Theater in Gettysburg PA
Date: September 18th, 2012
Time: Registration 8:00 a.m. Ending at 3:00 p.m.

Workshop Topics: Informational sessions on local fitness, healthy foods and recreation programs. Learn about WRAP (Wellness Action Recovery Plans) from our Keynote Speaker Gina Calhoun. Join us in the afternoon for action planning sessions including a continued followup to Closing the Food Gap, Recreation and Fitness and media's impact on health and wellness.

Cost: Free!

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