DATE: Tuesday, December 1, 2009
TIME: 2:00-4:00pm EST (1:00-3:00pm CST, 12:00-2:00pm MST, 11:00am-1:00pm PST)
State and local policymakers play a key role in addressing childhood obesity by developing policies that promote healthy environments in schools and communities. This webcast, hosted by the National School Boards Association with support from Leadership for Healthy Communities, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will highlight the Leadership for Healthy Communities Action Strategies Toolkit. The focus will be on two specific strategies from the toolkit that provide collaborative opportunities for local school leaders and other local and state-level policymakers to improve local health promoting environments. These are: Safe Routes to School programs and joint use agreements.
Speakers will include national experts and local policymaker champions:
This panel will provide an overview and examples of how to collaborate with the key stakeholders to make these two policy strategies work in your district and community. There will be ample opportunity for attendees to interact with the panel of speakers. Please plan to join us by registering below.
The webcast is now available in archival form on the Education Solutions Global Network (ESGN) website: www.esgn.tv. Simply click on the red and blue promotional graphic for the program that is located on the right side of the ESGN home page. There is no cost for viewing the archive, which can be watched an unlimited number of times. It will be available until July 1, 2010.
After accessing the program from the ESGN web page, you can also download the agenda of the original 'live' program as well as presentation slides used in the original broadcast by 'clicking' on the appropriate links next to the broadcast window.
For any technical difficulties watching the archived edition of the program, contact ESGN at email@example.com.
Adobe Flash Player 8 or higher is required to view the webcast. If you do not have it, you can download it from the Adobe website here: http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer. Your computer should be running Microsoft Windows 2000 or higher including the latest updates, or Mac OS X. A broadband connection is preferred with a 500 Kbps or greater download speed for continuous playback, dialup Internet may not work at all.
Prior to the webcast you will be sent another email with information about accessing the webcast online. If you have any questions please contact Emily Kujawa, Project Coordinator at the National School Boards Association (firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-838-6743).
Visit NSBA’s School Health Programs website to learn more about childhood obesity and other school health issues: www.nsba.org/schoolhealth.