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Designing Schools for Childhood Obesity Prevention: Partnership Opportunities for Public Health, Architecture & the Green Building Industry

Please join Matthew Trowbridge MD MPH, Associate Professor in the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Senior Research Fellow at the U.S. Green Building Council, for a discussion of emerging inter-disciplinary collaborations between public health, design, and the green building industry to more intentionally address health outcomes such as childhood obesity in the course of real estate development projects. Dr. Trowbridge will describe the story of his health research team¿s collaboration with a leading school architecture firm to employ and evaluate design features in the redesign of Buckingham Elementary school in a rural dis, from gardens to furniture, to help promote a culture of physical activity and healthy eating. Early findings from efforts to replicate and incentivize this type of collaboration through partnership with the green building industry will also be discussed.

Start Date
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Start Time
4:00 pm
Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room