HealthStart Foundation hosts HealthStart Harvest on September 15th, 2022 featuring Keynote Speaker Deanna M. Hoelscher
After two years of virtual events, HealthStart will host its first in-person event since the pandemic. HealthStart Harvest will take place on September 15th, 2022, at 7 pm at Peached Social House in Austin, TX.
HealthStart invites you to join us in celebrating our transformation and growth over these last couple of years. This is an excellent opportunity to reconnect with friends and make new ones while enjoying some delicious food and drinks, live entertainment, and an exciting raffle amongst community members passionate about the health and wellbeing of young children.
We are honored to have one of the nations leading experts in the prevention of childhood obesity as our keynote speaker. Deanna M. Hoelscher is the Regional Dean of the UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin and Founding Director of the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living.
Dr. Hoelscher’s research interests include empowering children and their families to engage in healthier dietary and physical activity behaviors to prevent chronic disease, with an emphasis on addressing health disparities in diverse, historically underserved populations.
Dr. Hoelscher has received multiple federal and foundation grants, over 200 peer-reviewed publications, and numerous research, teaching, and mentoring awards. One of her current roles is the principal investigator of the Texas School Physical Activity and Nutrition survey to monitor the prevalence of obesity in school-aged children, and the STREETS project, an NIH-funded natural experiment to determine the effects of Safe Routes to School policies on child physical activity. She has also held leadership positions in The Obesity Society, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior.
HealthStart is excited to share our latest achievements and goals for the future. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
To purchase tickets, visit www.bit.ly/harvesttickets