Kentucky journalists wanting to expand their knowledge on obesity, one of the most critical and widespread health issues in the state and nation, should apply for the fellowship "Obesity Issues: The Complete Skinny on Why We're Getting Fatter, What it Means, and What We Can Do About It."
The four-day fellowship, a collaboration between the National Press Foundation and the Colorado Center for Health and Wellness, includes round-trip transportation to Denver, lodging and most food costs. The application deadline is Feb. 13. Sixteen fellows will be chosen.
Fellows will learn about the biology of obesity; environmental factors; the relationship between obesity and chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, disease and Alzheimer's; the economics of obesity; how the health-care system responds; why it's difficult to change behavior; and strategies for a healthier workforce.
Speakers include James O. Hill, executive director of the Colorado Center for Health and Wellness; D. John Peters, a leading nutrition and obesity researcher; and other scholars from the University of Colorado. To apply, click here.