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Media Advisory



Interior and Agriculture Promote Physical Activity in Support of White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity’s Report to the President



05/13/2010


Contact: Julie Rodriguez, (202) 208-6416


Tomorrow, in conjunction with the release of the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity’s Report to the President, Deputy Director of the National Park Service Dan Wenk, Senior Advisor to the Secretary Bob Stanton, and Chief of the US Forest Service Tom Tidwell will participate in hiking, mountain biking, and gardening at Fort Dupont Park in Southeast DC. The event will highlight the need to expand opportunities for outdoor recreation and physical activity among inner-city students, as well as make urban parks and open spaces more accessible to youth and their families.

Who: Deputy Director Dan Wenk, National Park Service
Advisor Robert Stanton, Senior Advisor to Secretary Salazar
Chief Tom Tidwell, US Forest Service
150 students from nearby Kimball Elementary School (3rd-5th grade)
What: White House Childhood Obesity Task Force event to promote urban parks and outdoor recreation
When:
1:30 p.m. EDT, Friday, May 14, 2010
Where:
Fort Dupont Park Activity Center
Minnesota Avenue and Randle Circle, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20019



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