The health of the American population is not trending in the positive
direction. Recent projections for the year 2035 from both the American Heart
Association and the American Stroke Association illustrate that cardiovascular
disease (CVD) will continue to be one of the leading killers in the United
States for decades to come. Cardiovascular disease along with stroke, diabetes
and cancer will remain in the top 10 causes of death in America. However,
numerous data indicate that many of these conditions can be prevented through
healthy lifestyles and behaviors.
Health behaviors including physical activity, proper nutrition, weight
control, stress management, adequate sleep, and avoiding tobacco use are all
important for maintaining one’s health. Today in America:
·Only 20% of the adult population meets national
Physical Activity Guidelines
·The average American is only eating one fruit
per day and 1-2 vegetables per day.
·Obesity rates have doubled since 1980 to 2010
·25% of Americans are not getting adequate sleep
and 10% report chronic insomnia
·36.5 Million adults still smoke cigarettes
There is no better time to have American’s engage in healthy behaviors and
begin the transformation of society! The 42nd Annual Northland Chapter
Conference will educate, inspire and connect attendees to the resources and
opportunities they need to help promote health and prevent disease in their
·Learn from our keynote speakers about the exercise,
physical activity and nutrition programs promoting health that they have
implemented in their communities.
·Listen and be inspired by the TRANSFORMATION
Talks from professionals who are working with their communities to help change
the health of the nation.
·Connect at the Exhibit Hall with graduate
programs and associations to find your next opportunity in advancing your
·Come and cheer on the students from across the
Northland Chapter who will compete in the Annual Quiz Bowl
Minnesota State University Mankato President-Elect Dr. Jessica
Keith, Ph.D., FACSM
Research Scientist, IU Center for Aging Research Investigator, Regenstrief Institute, Incorporated Professor, Department
Acting Associate Dean, School of Physical
Education and Tourism Management “PARCS: Physically Active Residential
Communities and Schools Program.”
2:30 -2:45pm BREAK
Dr. Daheia J.
Barr-Anderson, PhD, MSPH, FACSM
Assistant Professor, School of
Kinesiology; Director, of Behavioral Physical Activity Lab “Community Physical Activity
and Nutrition Program Targeting Youth in MN and Beyond"
BREAK Gilly's Time- Socializing and
TRANSFORMATION Talks- listen, learn and be inspired by the stories
and motivation of people and organizations who are developing, implementing,
and leading programs to help improve the health of their communities.
Dinner and High Tea – Professional
Members Only – limited to 25. Must purchase in addition to meeting
Friday October 13th, 2017
Welcome: Recognition of Student
Achievements & Business Meeting
Keith, Ph. D., FACSM
“EIM on Campus Campaign at IUPUI”
Exhibit Hall and Networking featuring graduate programs of the
Northland Chapter and beyond, as well as professional association, internship,
job and certification opportunities for students and professionals. This is
your time to connect with others and find your next opportunity!
11:30-1:00pmSTUDENT QUIZ BOWL
Closing Remarks- President-Elect Dr.