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April 2017

Healthy Meeting Essentials

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is a consumer advocacy organization whose twin missions are to conduct innovative research and advocacy programs in health and nutrition, and to provide consumers with current, useful information about their health and well-being. In this webinar, let us show you how to: To provide useful, objective information to the public and policymakers and to conduct research on food, alcohol, health, the environment, and other issues related to science and technology; To represent…

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Spring Early Childhood Institute

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

EdVenture is hosting our Spring Early Childhood Institute on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Darion McCloud will be the keynote speaker. Darion is an actor, director, storyteller, educator, arts activist, and children’s literature advocate from Columbia, SC. He is also the founder and Creative Director of the NiA Theatre Company and Story Squad, as well as a Riley Institute Diversity Fellow. He is a formally-trained visual artist who found his way to the stage through telling stories. Darion enjoys crafting theatre experiences for the old,…

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Play Safe! Be Safe!

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

On Monday, April 24, EdVenture will team with the Office of State Fire Marshal's Community Risk Reduction Team to offer a program that will bring together fire and life safety educators with members of the Early Childhood Education community. Age appropriate fire and life safety education is an effective way to increase the safety of school-aged children.  During this session attendees will participate in the “play safe! be safe!” ® program from Bic Corporation. Each attendee will be certified to teach the “play safe! be safe!” ® program and will receive…

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Promoting active communities: Finding data that tells your story

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

APHA believes in the power of evidence — and using data to inspire change — to create healthier communities for all. That’s why we’re proud to announce a new website exploring the Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2016 Benchmarking Report, which traces the rise of walking and bicycling across the nation. APHA and the Institute of Transportation Engineers, in partnership with the League of American Bicyclists, created the interactive website to make critical data from this report more…

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Menu Labeling Webinar

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join the Food and Drug Administration, ChildObesity180, and CSPI on Wednesday, April 26, 11-12p ET for a webinar on the latest research and resources for increasing awareness of menu labeling (set to go into effect May 5). FDA will share findings from its focus groups and ChildObesity180 will present its awareness campaign. Register online today!

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May 2017

Mayor’s Bike & Walk Summit

May 4 - May 5

Join hundreds of transportation professionals, elected officials, community leaders, Main Street officials, school district officers, principals, SRTS champions, law enforcement, and bike and walk enthusiasts from around our state in in Columbia, SC for two days to learn about what makes our state more bike-able, walk-able, and livable. Network with leaders and learn about how to make our communities, neighborhoods, towns, cities and state – healthier and more livable and accessible. Register online today!

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Opportunities for Rural Walkability

May 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Webinar Series: The Great Outdoors The benefits of walking outdoors and engaging with nature are well-documented. How do we create environments and communities that offer the opportunity to be physically active outside? What possibilities does this work offer to engage new partners, expand our thinking and explore new areas of walkability. Exploring the Outdoors: Partners in Outdoor Spaces (April 12) -  Register Here!  Opportunities for Rural Walkability (May 10) - Register Here! Tracking the Walking Path (June 14) - Register…

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Food Labeling – Meaningful vs. Marketing

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Today’s consumer wants ‘clean’ food, free of chemicals and as pure as possible, yet standards and definitions are lacking. Understanding food labels and claims can be challenging to consumers and professionals alike. What do “natural” and “GMO-free” really mean?  This webinar will highlight the expected changes from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the Nutrition Facts panel, the national Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) labeling law and guidance for terminology used on packaging…

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June 2017

SC Population Health Summit

June 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Tracking the Walking Path

June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Webinar Series: The Great Outdoors The benefits of walking outdoors and engaging with nature are well-documented. How do we create environments and communities that offer the opportunity to be physically active outside? What possibilities does this work offer to engage new partners, expand our thinking and explore new areas of walkability. Exploring the Outdoors: Partners in Outdoor Spaces (April 12) -  Register Here!  Opportunities for Rural Walkability (May 10) - Register Here! Tracking the Walking Path (June 14) - Register…

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