Dr. Dubost will share her experiences with Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Program in the US. *Photo supplied
Dr. Dubost will share her experiences with Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Program in the US. *Photo supplied
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The theme for Public Health Week this year is, “Building a Healthy Bermuda”. 

The photos depict three of today’s speakers – the Minister of Health and Environment the Hon. Trevor Moniz JP MP; Debbie Jones, BHB Diabetes Nurse Educator; and visiting speaker Dr. Joy Dubost.

Dr. Dubost has over 15 years of experience in the areas of clinical nutrition, research, public health intervention, education and communications. She also serves as Senior Director of Nutrition at the National Restaurant Association where she was responsible for the development and implementation of the award winning, nationally recognized healthy children’s dining program called Kids LiveWell. Through this she has worked on the Let’s Move! initiative to assist both the public and private sectors in addressing obesity.

Dr. Dubost is a frequent speaker to health professionals and the public. She has authored research articles for scientific journals, and writes nutrition and food science articles for professional and consumer publications. Dr. Dubost is a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is frequently quoted in local and national publications, including USA Today, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, and NY Times and has made several radio and television appearances with NPR, CNN, ABC News, CBS News, and FOX News.

Members of the public are invited to attend a public forum in the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall tomorrow evening (Tuesday April 8th at 6pm) where Dr. Dubost will share her experiences with Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Program in the US.

For more information on Public Health Week activities call the Health Promotion Office on 278-6504, or email healthpromotion@gov.bm.