Cummings School to Host One Health Obesity Awareness Fair

Public invited to enjoy educational presentations, free local foods barbecue
October 1, 2009

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  • WHAT: 
    The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is hosting a university-wide One Health Obesity Awareness Fair on Saturday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Events include educational and interactive display about human and pet obesity by students from the Cummings School, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences, Community Health Department, among others and educational presentations by experts in their fields. The event is free and open to the public.

    The public is also invited to a free local foods barbecue. People are welcome to bring their leashed, rabies-vaccinated dogs, weather permitting. 

  • WHO:                   
    Featured speaker Lisa Freeman, DVM, PhD, will lecture on how to read pet food nutrition labels. Event sponsors include Nestle Purina, Penta Marketing, Grafton Suburban Credit Union, and the Office of the Provost. The event is presented by the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  • WHERE:              
    Agnes Varis Auditorium
    Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
    5 Jumbo’s Path
    Grafton, MA 01536           
  • WHY:                   
    The One Health Initiative, a movement to forge equal and inclusive collaborations between physicians, veterinarians, and other scientific-health related disciplines, has been endorsed by various major medical organizations and health agencies, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the American Society for Microbiology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additionally, more than 400 prominent scientists, physicians and veterinarians worldwide have endorsed the initiative. For more information, please visit
About the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Founded in 1978 in North Grafton, Mass., the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is known for academic programs that impact society and the practice of veterinary medicine; five hospitals that treat over 30,000 cases each year; and groundbreaking research that benefits animal, public, and environmental health.
About Tufts University
Tufts University, located on three Massachusetts campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville, and Grafton, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all Tufts campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs across the university's schools is widely encouraged.