MDPA Announces the Inductees to its Inaugural Class of the MDPA Hall of Fame

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MDPA to induct five members into the MDPA Hall of Fame at a ceremony to take place on March 21st, 2012 in Silver Spring, MD

MDPA is proud to announce its inaugural class of the MDPA Hall of Fame. The 2012 Class of the MDPA Hall of Fame contains five marketing and public health professionals that have made substantial strides in helping to improve efforts in health through better efforts in marketing, communication, and improving awareness of childhood obesity. The inductees are, in alphabetical order:

Teresa Ambroz, Health and Wellness Manager, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
Vickie James, Executive Director, Healthy Kids Challenge
Dr. David Katz, Founding Director, Yale University’s Prevention Research Center
Margaret LaBarbera, President, Nourish Interactive
MeMe Roth, President/Founder, National Action Against Obesity

“We proudly welcome these five inductees into our MDPA Communicating Childhood Obesity Prevention and Policy Hall of Fame,” MDPA VP Scott Ehrlich said. “The inductees were nominated by a large and diverse group of people and it is clear their contributions to fighting childhood obesity cannot be overstated. They are an asset to this important fight and it will be an honor to present them with this award.”

The inductees will be honored at a special luncheon at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Silver Spring as part of the Communicating Childhood Obesity Prevention and Policy Conference on March 21, 2012.

About the MDPA Conference on Communicating Childhood Obesity Policy and Prevention

The MDPA Conference on Communicating Childhood Obesity Prevention and Policy is an event focused solely on how to prevent obesity in future generations. The conference will take place right outside the nation’s capital, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Silver Spring, MD on March 20-21, 2012 and will involve thought leaders from across the nation in strategies to communicate ways to get children to eat healthier to help reverse the obesity epidemic. Confirmed speakers include Jim McGreevy of the American Beverage Association, William H. Dietz, the Director of the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, & Obesity at the CDC, Bethany Pokress of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Robert Post, the Deputy Director at the Center for Nutrition Policy & Promotion, Marlene B. Schwartz of the Yale Rudd Center, Dan Jaffe of the Association of National Advertisers, and Dr. John Whyte, the Chief Medical Expert at The Discovery Channel. The MDPA Conference on Communicating Childhood Obesity Prevention and Policy is approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

About Marketing Disease Prevention + Awareness

Marketing Disease Prevention + Awareness began as an offshoot of the established healthcare marketing conference company, DTC Perspectives Inc. in 2009. The goal of the new venture is to discuss how different preventable diseases plaguing the United States can be treated and prevented and how to best communicate these options. Through experience in utilizing vast aspects of media, MDPA has brought together the best thought leaders from the spaces associated with these issues to compose articles, webinars, and present at conferences while keeping the audience well-apprised of important news affecting these areas through digital platforms and e-newsletters. With obesity and obesity-related diseases being among the most discussed and costly, yet treatable, of America’s health issues, this topic is currently the primary focus of MDPA. The organization will continue to assemble the best speakers, case studies, campaigns, and research in this area to help companies, academia, and public health organizations learn to better communicate treatment, education, and prevention options to maximize their effectiveness.

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