National Wellness Conference June 8-9

The Eat Well, Live Well, Let’s Move! Conference will bring together nationally-recognized speakers to deconstruct and help rebuild America’s understanding of obesity, nutrition and physical activity. This is an exciting time for intiatives that have been underway for years and are now receiving support from an array of sources, including the White House and First Lady Michelle Obama Let's Move, as well as wellness and community organizations and businesses.

Torque has been helping Building a Healthier Chicago, as well as the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, to support the conference. One area of our focus has been to communicate with local business to take part. In a related initiative, the Chicagoland Chamber is also supporting ten area companies with workplace wellness initiatives, through their Live Healthy Chicagoland program, another inspiring model for behavior change leading to better health. Learn more about how business leaders are helping America rethink obesity, nutrition and physical activity.

The conference promises to be a landmark event. Please consider joining me in attending.


June 8-9, 2011

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Feinberg Pavilion

251 East Huron Street, Chicago, Illinois

Event hosts

James Galloway, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA, Assistant U.S. Surgeon General, Regional Health Administrator, Acting Regional Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Region V

Bechara Choucair, MD, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health

Jerry Roper, President and CEO, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Keynote on Food Psychology and Physiology

Shahram Heshmat, PhD, Public Health, University of Illinois Springfield, Public Affairs and Administration

Keynote on Reducing Sodium Intake

Larry Appel, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and

Let's Move Plenary- Chefs Move to Schools

Art Smith, World famous chef and founder of Common threads

National Restaurant Association

Keynote on Social Entrepreneurship and Health

John Agwunobi, MD, Senior Vice President and President for the Professional Services Division for Wal-Mart

Conference Hosts

The Eat Well, Live Well, Let’s Move! National Conference is a collaborative effort among Northwestern University, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Heart Association, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, the Midwest Business Group on Health, the American Medical Association, the Chicago Department of Public Health, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of the Regional Health Administrator, Region V.