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ADA Becomes a Partner in the National Physical Activity Plan

2010-05-03

American Dietetic Association Becomes Organizational Partner in National Physical Activity Plan

Media Contacts: Ryan O'Malley, Allison MacMunn
800/877-1600, ext. 4769, 4802 media@eatright.org

CHICAGO – The American Dietetic Association has become an organizational partner in the National Physical Activity Plan, a coalition of organizations and individuals working to empower Americans to be physically active every day.

The National Physical Activity Plan officially kicks off Monday, May 3, with events including a press conference in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Prevention Research Center at the University of South Carolina are providing the organizational infrastructure for the Plan.

“The American Dietetic Association is proud to be part of this national effort encouraging everyone to be more physically active,” said registered dietitian and ADA President Jessie M. Pavlinac.

“ADA recognizes the National Physical Activity Plan as an important tool for helping Americans make valuable decisions on moving, eating right and staying healthy. A lifestyle that balances eating right with regular physical activity is the most effective way to achieve weight management and good health for a lifetime,” Pavlinac said.

The American Dietetic Association’s representative to the National Physical Activity Plan is registered dietitian Kim Crawford, assistant professor and coordinator of graduate studies in nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh.

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The American Dietetic Association is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. ADA is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. Visit the American Dietetic Association at www.eatright.org.