2016-2017 Quarterly Meetings
- December 7, Cullman Regional (Professional Office Building 2 - Colonel Cullman Room, 1912 Alabama Highway 157, Cullman, Alabama)
- February 9, 2017, AARP (RSA Tower, Suite 1880, 201 Monroe Street, Montgomery, Alabama)
August 2016 Meeting Presentation
The Montgomery Area Food Bank is fighting hunger and food insecurity by distributing grocery products to those in need across 35 counties in Alabama. Anastasia Papastefan, Nutrition Assistant for the Montgomery Area Food Bank, reviewed the various feeding programs offered through the Food Bank and discussed opportunities for partnership with the Obesity Task Force.
May 2016 Meeting Presentations
Health starts where you live, learn, work and play. Dan Popovic, founder of cMEcompete, is a former endurance athlete, the founder and race director of Atlanta BeltLine Running Series, and has over 18 years of experience in product innovation. He talked to the Task Force about strategies to engage a healthy community through gamification.
Julie Odom, special projects coordinator with the Alabama Partnership for Children, gave a presentation on the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaboratives Project in Alabama. The goal of the project is to strengthen state partnerships to improve the quality of obesity prevention practices in ECE program.s
2015 Meeting Minutes
December 2015 Meeting Presentations
Dr. Barb Streumpler, Program Leader, Nutrition Programs CES - Family and Consumer Sciences Program Areas: Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program; Nutrition Education Program, Auburn University - Dr. Streumpler gave a presentation on the AL ProHealth project. The project is promoting policy, system, and environmental (PSE) changes to encourage communities to provide healthy nutrition education, healthy food retail and access, and access to safe and affordable places for physical activity.
Tiffany Higginbotham, Physical Therapist and owner of Body Logic in Montgomery, gave a presentation on the strong connection between brain development and physical activity (even during infancy). This presentation describes how exercise builds brain cells and improves cognitive function young children.
August 2015 Meeting Presentations
Sheri Snow, MA, RDN, CDE, with the AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company, shared a presentation on their nationally recognized wellness program. The program was recently awarded the C. Everett Koop National Health Award.
Anna Threadcraft, RDN, is the Corporate Wellness Specialist with Regions Bank. She gave a presentation on the Regions Wellness Program and specifically talked about the development of the Get Moving Steel City campaign. The campaign is being implemented in downtown Birmingham to encourage increased physical activity.