Botchwey Travels to White House to Advise Obesity Task Force

Public Health Sciences
 
SOM Home > Clinical Departments > Public Health Sciences > news > Botchwey Travels to White House to Advise Obesity Task Force

Botchwey Travels to White House to Advise Obesity Task Force

Nisha A. Botchwey, M.C.P., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Public Health Policy & Practice in the Department of Public Health Sciences recently traveled to the White House as one of only 100 invited advisers to the President's Task Force on Childhood Obesity.

Professor Botchway participated in a day long summit attended by food experts, industry leaders, and people from different communities to share and discuss ideas on how to create a healthier environment to combat childhood obesity. The summit was opened by Michelle Obama who has made childhood obesity one of her top priority goals as First Lady.

A White House press release about the Summit can be found at  http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/04/09/addressing-childhood-obesity-we-are-going-need-all-you .