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Gipp to present at Institute Of Medicine workshop
27 January 2005

BISMARCK, ND - United Tribes Technical College President David M. Gipp will present remarks Thursday, January 27 during a workshop of the Institute Of Medicine Committee on Food Marketing and the Diets of Children and Youth.

      The workshop is titled: "Marketing Strategies that Foster Healthy Food and Beverage Choices in Children and Youth." Representatives of major food and beverage companies will make presentations to the committee as well as media and marketing experts and researchers.

      Gipp will focus on the impact of food and beverage marketing on children and youth in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

      The Institute Of Medicine is one of four organizations that comprise the National Academies. The "Food Marketing" committee is holding the workshop in Washington, DC to obtain information for a National Academies study.

      Live audio coverage of the proceeding is available at the National Academies website: http://national-academies.org.

      Gipp's remarks will be made during an open forum section of the workshop scheduled for 3 p.m. (Central Time). A copy of the printed version of his remarks is available on the following page: