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CDC Press Conference to announce the results of the 2006 School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS)

For Immediate Release: October 19, 2007
Contact: CDC National Center for Chronic
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Office of Communication; 770-488-5131

WHAT:

CDC Press Conference to announce the results of the 2006 School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS). SHPPS, conducted every six years, is the largest and most comprehensive survey to assess school health policies and programs in the nation's schools, including school nutrition, physical activity and tobacco.

WHO:

Janet Collins, Ph.D., director, CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Howell Wechsler, Ed.D., M.P.H., director, CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health
Sheri Johnson, director of programs, National Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Chandler Converse, youth leader and student, Pebblebrook High School, Mableton, Georgia

WHEN:

October 19, 2007, 10:00 a.m.

Where:

National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045

Media interested in attending the press conference, please contact Anita Blankenship, health communications specialist, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of Communication, 770-488-5131 or aob4@cdc.gov. For more information, please visit SHPPS Web site at www.cdc.gov/SHPPS.

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