SOURCE: Action for Healthy Kids

Action for Healthy Kids

February 23, 2015 09:26 ET

Action for Healthy Kids Adds New Members to Board of Directors

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - February 23, 2015) - Action for Healthy Kids announces the addition of four new members to its Board of Directors. The new members join an esteemed group of individuals who work across a variety of fields related to childhood obesity and education and who are passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of students and schools nationwide.

The new members of the board are:

  • Rich Abend, Managing Director, Scout Wellness, a division of Horizon Media. Mr. Abend is a twenty-year sports, health, fitness and wellness executive. Prior to joining Horizon Media in New York, he served as Vice President of Integrated Sales at the Active Network, where he launched Active's Workplace Wellness platform, and was a partner with The Squires Sports Group, a sports and entertainment marketing consulting firm.
  • Anastasia Fischer, MD, FACSM, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Fischer is a member of the Division of Sports Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine, where she has been appointed fellow.
  • Tori Kaplan, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, CSX Corporation. Under Ms. Kaplan's leadership, CSX partners with national and regional nonprofit organizations and other corporations focused on the wellbeing of local communities. Ms. Kaplan also leads the development and execution of CSX's customized health and wellness programs. CSX is an AFHK corporate partner.
  • Indra Mehrotra, MS, RD, Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Cargill Inc. In this capacity she leads development and implementation of scientific and regulatory strategies that support product innovation to advance Cargill's businesses globally. Prior to joining Cargill, she served as a Director within the Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition at General Mills. Ms. Mehrotra has over 25 years of experience as a nutrition, health and regulatory professional. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Institute of Food Technologists and the American Society for Nutrition.

"I am thrilled to work with our new board members, whose diverse skills and experience are a perfect match for our growing organization," said Rob Bisceglie, CEO of Action for Healthy Kids. "Our long-term mission of helping all 130,000 schools become certified as health promoting requires a strategic approach to growing our impact, and these new members will add significant value to the Board as it guides AFHK in pursuing this vision."

Background on all board members, including Founding Chair and Emeritus Director Dr. David Satcher and Chair Dr. Reginald L. Washington, can be found at ActionforHealthyKids.org.

About Action for Healthy Kids®

Action for Healthy Kids is the nation's leading nonprofit and volunteer network fighting childhood obesity and undernourishment by helping schools become healthier places where kids learn to eat right, be active every day, and be better prepared to learn and succeed academically. Action for Healthy Kids reaches nearly 12.9 million students in 29,000 schools with the help of 85,000 volunteers and champions. Learn more at www.ActionforHealthyKids.org, on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/act4healthykids), and on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Act4HlthyKids).

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