The summit, “Movement Matters: Physical Activity for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity and Its Co-Morbidities,” will feature keynote speaker Shellie Pfohl, executive director of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. The summit will enable participants to better understand key concepts of physical activity, how it is measured, how to motivate behavior change and specific challenges of physical activity for overweight and obese youth. Participants also will learn about new physical activity research that illustrates “exercise as medicine.” Exercise physiologists, physical therapists, health educators, health promotion specialists, athletic trainers, dieticians, nurses, physicians, mental health professionals, and other interested health professionals or students are invited.
For more information or to register, go to http://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/pedsweightcenter/summits.cfm. Early bird registration rates are available until Oct. 26 and special rates are available for students. The program is sponsored by the ECU Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center, Department of Kinesiology, Department of Physical Therapy, Department of Psychology, and the Eastern Area Health Education Center.
Registration will be 7:45-8:15 a.m. The program will begin at 8:15 a.m. and continue until 4:30 p.m.