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This is part of a series of updates from Mayor Mark Stodola addressing various topics of interest to the citizens of Little Rock.


Message from the Mayor

Healthy Food and Active Living Summit

Featuring HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

 

I am pleased to announce that next week the City will be hosting the 2011 Little Rock Healthy Food and Active Living Summit at Philander Smith College.  The Summit is open and free to the public, however registration is requested. This two-day event will address the development of our local food shed, including measures that will lead to the elimination of food deserts and to increased access to nutritious, healthy and affordable food for all citizens of our great city. 

 

The summit will be held September 28 and 29, on the campus of Philander Smith College, 900 Daisy Gatson Bates Drive. Our Team, composed of over 35 local organizations, has recruited distinguished speakers from across the United States, including HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, to address food access and healthy living. Representatives from the National League of Cities, the US Conference of Mayors and other national organizations will be in attendance. The summit will include seminars on such topics as food deserts and their impact on learning, the economic impact of hunger, putting policy into actions and other discussion sessions and many opportunities for the public to engage community and national leaders on important health topics.

 

The event is free (no registration or meal expense) and is open to the entire community. Please go to http://www.littlerock.org/ and click on the summit logo for the registration form and additional information on the summit.

 

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