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ACSM Plays Leadership Role in IOM Roundtable on Obesity Solutions Today in Washington, D.C.

Pictured: Bill Purcell, former mayor of Nashville, Tennessee, former public official of the year and current chair of the IOM Roundtable on Obesity Solutions.

ACSM is participating in a workshop today called "Solving Obesity: Everyone's Issue" presented by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Established in 2014 by the IOM, the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions engages leadership from multiple sectors to solve the obesity crisis. The roundtable provides a trusted venue for enhancing and accelerating discussion, development and implementation of multisector collaborations. The roundtable also seeks to impact policy, environmental, and behavioral initiatives that will increase physical activity, reduce sedentary behavior and improve the healthfulness of foods and beverages consumed to reduce the prevalence and adverse consequences of obesity and eliminate obesity-related health disparities.

Nico Pronk, Ph.D., FACSM, served as the workshop's planning committee chair and is a roundtable member. ACSM member Russell Pate, Ph.D., FACSM chaired the meeting's Innovation Collaborative on Physical Activity, along with co-chairs Jim Sallis, Ph.D., FACSM and Jim Whitehead, ACSM's EVP. Follow along on Twitter at #IOMobesity. more

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