MEDIA ADVISORY: UNH Masters in Public Health Program Launches Lecture Series with Oct. 25 Talk on Childhood Obesity in N.H.

Contact: Beth Potier
UNH Media Relations

Oct. 12, 2005

What: “Addressing the Childhood Obesity Epidemic in N.H.: Results of the Initial Impact”
Inaugural lecture of the UNH Masters of Public Health Grand Rounds Lecture Series, lectures on burgeoning public health issues for the state’s public health community.

When: Oct. 25, 4:30 p.m.

Where: UNH Manchester Auditorium, 400 Commercial St., Manchester, N.H.

Who: Tamara Martin, chairperson of the Health Schools Coalition and research assistant professor.

Background: The University of New Hampshire’s Masters in Public Health Program has launched a series of lectures on burgeoning public health issues aimed at providing the state’s public health professionals with timely information, networking opportunities, and links to public health research from UNH.

In this first lecture, Tamara Martin, chair of the New Hampshire Healthy Schools Coalition and UNH research assistant professor, will describe the coalition’s action plan to address the childhood obesity epidemic in New Hampshire. Martin will present results from initial interventions taking place in New Hampshire public schools and will share resources that can be used to address childhood obesity in schools, families, and communities.

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Editors, news directors, reporters: You are invited to cover this lecture or the Grand Rounds Lecture Series, which will continue throughout the 2005-2006 academic year. Please contact Beth Potier at or 603-862-1566.