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Daily at 6:00 AM until 7:00 PM from October 14, 2012 until October 16, 2012
Location: Charlotte Marriott City Center
400 participants from 16 southern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia) will convene to publicize effective and emerging obesity prevention and reduction practices in the region and energize grassroots efforts in each stateReturn to event list.
Youth from across the 16 states will come together to identify effective strategies, share experiences and provide their perspective on creating environments to support eating healthy and being active
Attendees will consist of policymakers, leaders from community based organizations, federal and state government officials, health care providers, youth and members from national and state associations
SOS is a great opportunity for regional partnering and provides each state access to technical assistance through learning collaboratives
The three-day conference offers networking opportunities, fast paced breakout sessions, workgroup meetings, and plenary sessions that will focus on cross-state collaboration, best practices and youth leadership in obesity prevention.
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