ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LS-07-029

Date Created : 08/29/2006


Secondary Principals
Elementary Principals
other: Teachers
School Nurses
Wellness Committee Members

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Laura Bednar, Assistant Commissioner
Winning Against Childhood Obesity Conference

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Amanda Philyaw

Phone Number:


The Office of Coordinated School Health, within the Arkansas Department of Education, is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Conference on Winning Against Childhood Obesity: Implementing School-Based Environmental and Policy Changes to Reduce Childhood Obesity. The conference will be held on Monday, October 2, 2006, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center, # 1, Four-H Way, Little Rock, AR 72223. Directions can be found at The purpose of the conference is to clarify the state and federally mandated regulations that relate to school-based wellness programs, and to provide schools with a venue to network and discuss resources and strategies that lead to a reduction in childhood obesity.

The conference brochure, including the registration form and an agenda, is attached. For additional information, go to, scroll down to Winning Against Childhood Obesity, and click “here”.


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