Keynote Speaker: Dianne Stanton Ward, EdD, FACSM, FTOS, Director, Intervention and Policy Division, Professor Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Making Child Care Spaces Healthy Places: What Will It Take?
About Dianne Ward, EdD, FACSM, FTOS
Dr. Ward is Professor of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and directs the Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group. Her studies focus on preventing childhood obesity through home, school, and community interventions that promote healthy eating and regular physical activity in children and families. Dr. Ward’s team developed NAP SACC, the highly regarded policy and environmental intervention for child care which has been recognized as a model program and adopted by many states and communities. A second generation of NAP SACC, called GoNAPSACC , is an online, interactive version of the original program. Over the past 25 years, Dr. Ward has been PI or Co-investigator for multiple grants funded by NIH, CDC, Robert Wood Johnson, Kellogg Foundation, and the NC Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation. She has published more than 200 papers and a book on physical activity intervention for children.
About the Annual Lectureship in Child Health
The Michael & Susan Dell Lectureship in Child Health is an award for researchers in child health, bringing world-class speakers to the Austin area each spring. The Annual Lectureship is sponsored by the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas School of Public Health Austin Regional Campus. Since its inception in 2007, the annual Lectureship has honored a broad range of prominent national and international child health experts, whose research areas have included healthful eating, obesity prevention, physical activity, food policy, and community and youth development.
Learn more about the annual Lectureship and this year’s keynote speaker at childhealthlectureship.org
2:00 – 3:30 — Lectureship program with keynote address from Dr. Ward
3:30 – 4:30 — Reception with light refreshments
Blanton Museum of Art, Edgar A. Smith Building
200 East Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Austin, TX 78701