Fighting fat, favoring fitness is special lecture ...

Fighting fat, favoring fitness is special lecture subject

“Healthy Eating and Active Living in Tennessee: How Are We Doing?” is the subject of a lecture slated for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the State Farm Lecture Hall of MTSU’s Business and Aerospace Building.

This event is free and open to the public.

The speaker will be Joan Randall, an assistant professor in the Department of Medical Education and Administration at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and administrative director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Obesity and Metabolism.

Randall has led the comprehensive statewide plan, “Eat Well, Play More Tennessee,” which was implemented in 2010 to help reduce obesity and chronic disease in Tennessee by raising physical-activity levels and improving dietary behaviors.

She also is the primary investigator of a health-management project to design and evaluate a wellness program to manage obesity and excess weight among 270,000 employees of the state of Tennessee and their spouses.

Randall’s talk is sponsored by the MTSU-based Center for Physical Activity and Health in Youth as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series in Youth Fitness and Sport.

For more information, contact Dr. Don Morgan at 615-898-5549 or

— Gina K. Logue (