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03-28-06

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CNN 'Fit Nation'

CNN 'Fit Nation' tour stops at ISU

AMES, Iowa -- CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta will bring the "Fit Nation College Tour" to ISU's Fisher Theater on Thursday, March 30, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Admission is free on a first come, first served basis. Student ID is required.

The tour is an effort to tackle the obesity epidemic through a series of town hall meetings to educate and search for solutions.

Iowa State is the latest stop on a tour of seven colleges and universities. Along with Gupta, panelists include Ruth MacDonald, professor and chair, Food Science and Human Nutrition; Marc Shulman, chief of staff at Thielen Student Health Center and physician to ISU student athletes; and Cael Sanderson, Olympic gold medalist and former four-time undefeated NCAA champion, now associate head wrestling coach at Iowa State. Other faculty and staff will help to lead audience brainstorming sessions during the event.

Iowa State University President Gregory Geoffroy will give the welcome.

The event will air live online via CNN Pipeline (subscription required). Clips of the coverage will air Friday on CNN's "American Morning" and during "House Call" this weekend. For more information about the tour, go to http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2006/fit.nation/.

CNN representative passes info to
student

CNN's George Gayl (left) provides information to ISU student.