Eat Smart Move More NC Meeting w/ Dr. Lushniak


Monday, April 15, 2019

1:00 - 3:30 

McKimmon Conference & Training Center at NC State

1101 Gorman St., Raleigh, NC 27606

Registration Fee: $10

Register Here.


This engaging lecture will examine the social determinants of health and focus on how health and the prevalence of disease is influenced by our social, physical, and genetic environments. Dr. Lushniak will use the history of successes and lessons learned from the fight against tobacco to inform how we may move the needle on wellness. Included in his presentation will be the importance of public health initiatives including the full spectrum of partners in prevention- individuals, families, communities, education, health care, employers, businesses, and governments. The ultimate goal is changing socioeconomic factors, changing the context, and implementation of long-lasting protective interventions to have an impact on the health of individuals, the community, and the nation.


Dr. Lushniak will discuss the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and reflect on the extensive new knowledge gained since the first guidelines in 2008. 


This event is sponsored by Eat Smart, Move More NC and open to all. Please share this event throughout your networks. A printable flyer is available here.


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The Eat Smart, Move More NC Executive Committee:

Melissa Roupe, Chair, Vidant Health

Joanne Lee, Vice Chair, Healthy Places By Design

Dave Gardner, Member at Large, NC Division of Public Health

Shelisa Howard-Martinez, Member at Large, Care Share Health Alliance

Jayne McBurney, Member at Large, NCSU Agricultural and Human Sciences

Rich Rairigh, Member at Large, Be Active Kids

Sheree Vodicka, Past Chair, NC Alliance of YMCAs


  • Preservice Teachers Learn to Use Be Active Kids in Limited Spaces

    I really enjoyed our class meeting. It was interesting to discover that you can do just about anything with children in the classroom where there may not be much space to encourage them to be active.  A change that I will make in my own life is to be more active, as well as my daughter. I will share this information with my friends that have children such as yoga animals, or Simon Says.

    Cathy Sesta, Parent & Child Care Provider
  • Early Childhood Physical Activity Institute

    Thank you for inviting me to be part of this year’s Institute. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed the experience. You’re doing amazing work and I hope I’ll be able to continue contributing to it a bunch in the future.

    Rae Pica,
  • Plenty of Resources That I Can Use and Share

    This class was informative, and I look forward to being physically active with young children. On Friday, I volunteered at a Parents Night Out through my daughter's school. When I got there the kids were watching a movie. I got them up to play Simon Says and Red Light Green Light, however, after that I was stuck on what to do. I wish I had the knowledge I gained from this class, to have made it more exciting.

    I enjoyed your Land and Lake Activity.

    Venessa Wright, Parent & Child Care Provider
  • Be Active Kids Trainers Rock!

    I loved the training.  I would have loved it more if I had the other teachers from my center there also.  I am really looking forward to taking my kit to work and sharing it with my staff.  I liked Brittney, she reminded me of myself as far as being very active and motivated.  When I am at work with my little ones we stay busy all day.  I feel like singing my instructions and dancing my actions helps them to focus better on what I need for them to do.  Britney was great and I learned a lot from her. I am always trying to find new little ways to get the kids moving.

    Tiffany Daniel, Sandhill Community College

    The Early Childhood Physical Activity Institute was just wonderful!  Thank you again for including me in such an important effort to create and sustain leaders in EC physical activity. I would love to return to NC anytime that you think I can help. I enjoyed meeting the folks who work with you and hearing about all of the great things that are planned. 

    Linda Carson, Choosy Kids
  • Be Active Kids has Much to Offer

    Congratulations to you and everyone who has been promoting PA for young
    children in NC. You have much to be proud of here. Be Active Kids is an excellent source of ideas for promoting active play in unstructured settings. The Be Active Kids website also has resources on promoting unstructured active play. I encourage folks to review these resources. 

    Diane Craft, SUNY Cortland & Active Play Books