Thursday, March 18, 2010

Informal Forum (3/19/2010): Weighing the Options

The Russell Forum for Civic Life in Georgia (RFCLG) is hosting National Issues Forums on a monthly basis at the Russell Library. Our next informal forum will take place this Friday, March 19th from 3:00-4:30PM in the Russell Library auditorium.

This month's deliberative forum considers approaches to encouraging healthy weights among America's youth. More American children are overweight today than ever before, and the numbers keep rising. Their excess pounds can trigger major health problems, ones that are likely to worsen as they grow older. Obesity takes its toll on society as well, costing $75 billion per year in the U.S. in medical expenses alone. How can we begin to address this growing problem?

Using the National Issues Forums Institute's guide, Weighing the Options: How Can We Encourage Healthy Weights Among America's Youth?, the group will consider several approaches to tackling this complex issue. Trained neutral moderators will guide the discussion. The event is free and open to all. More information is available by contacting Jan Levinson at 706-542-5788. For more information about Russell Forum for Civic Life in Georgia, visit

How to Find the Russell Library: The Russell is located on the bottom floor of the Main Library building on UGA's north campus. Follow the path down the right side of the main library building (the west facing side) and down the stairs to access our door!

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