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Giant Food LLC is inviting local officials, community partners, local residents and media to a childhood obesity summit in the community room of its Camp Simms store in Washington on Aug. 23 at 11 a.m., to discuss the causes and prevention of childhood obesity, as well as to help educate families about healthier living. Experts from across the area will reveal plans for addressing health-and-wellness issues relating to youngsters and answer questions during a panel discussion moderated by Andrea Astrachan, Giant Food’s consumer advisor.
Confirmed panelists at the event are Janice Williams, SVP of program development, YMCA of Metropolitan Washington; Lawerence Soler, president and CEO, The Partnership for a Healthier America; Dr. Yolandra Hancock, pediatrician, Children’s National Medical Center; and Dr. Dawanna James-Holly, nutrition program manager, DC Healthy Schools Act
A division of Ahold USA, Landover, Md.-based Giant Food operates 174 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs about 22,000 associates. Included within the 174 stores are 160 full-service pharmacies.