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Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity the Subject of Nov. 1 Lecture

Internationally respected scientist and New York Times bestselling author Miriam Nelson will speak at UVM Friday, Nov. 1 on how to reverse a national health epidemic: obesity. Her talk, "Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevention: Advancing Public Health Through Sustainable Change," will take place at 3 p.m. in the Davis Center's Silver Maple Ballroom.

Free and open to the public, the event is sponsored by the Burack President's Distinguished Lecture Series.

Nelson, a professor of nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, has appeared in her own PBS special, "Strong Women Live Well," and has been featured on other television and radio shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, ABC Nightly News, CNN and Fresh Air.

She has published on the impact of both nutrition and exercise on chronic disease, including nine books. Strong Women Stay Young is one of five bestsellers; together, these books have sold more than one million copies in fourteen languages.

A co-founder of ChildObesity180, Nelson has contributed broadly to public policy as a member of federal advisory committees, including the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee and the 2010 and 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. She currently chairs the Science Board of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.

A reception will immediately follow the lecture.

Information: (802) 656-5485.