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Georgia Public Health Dean Invited to Governor’s Advisory Council on Childhood Obesity

Dean Phillip L. Williams, of the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Public Health, has accepted an invitation by Governor Nathan Deal to help guide Georgia's efforts to fight childhood obesity around the state as a part of the newly formed Governor's Advisory Council on Childhood Obesity. The council will advise Governor Deal on the best ways to reduce childhood obesity and overweight, which affects 43 percent of children in Georgia. Council members also will champion the governor's Georgia SHAPE initiative by making childhood obesity a priority for all business, academic, and philanthropic groups and leaders.