University of South Carolina

Seminar to focus on developing healthy communities

The Nutrition Center Seminar Series of the Arnold School of Public Health will continue Friday, Jan. 22, with a program on the efforts of a rural community to help people with chronic diseases.

The 12:30 p.m. program, which will be presented by Ann Pringle Washington, will be held in Room 105 of the Arnold school building at 800 Sumter St. The event is free and open to the public.

Washington earned a master’s degree in public health and is the founder of KolorPro Inc., a business-development company in Eastover. The title of her talk is “5-A-Day and 50K: How One Community Has Worked to Bring Fruits and Vegetables to Those with Chronic Diseases.” The title refers to the importance of a nutritious diet and physical activity to reducing the risks of chronic diseases. Community residents are being encouraged both to add more fruits and vegetables to their meals and to walk 50 kilometers.

Washington is pursuing a doctoral degree in health-services policy and management from the Arnold school. She served eight years on the Palmetto Richland Hospital Board and was board chair for two years. Washington also was on the Palmetto Hospital Alliance Board.

For directions or information on this seminar, contact Sarah Epting at srgause@mailbox.sc.edu or 803-777-6363.

Nutrition Center Seminar Series

  • What: Program on efforts to help people with chronic diseases
  • When: Friday, Jan. 22, 12:30 p.m.
  • Where: Room 105, Arnold school building at 800 Sumter St

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Posted: 01/20/10 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 02/01/10 @ 12:38 PM | Permalink