Howell Wechsler, CEO of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, will be the featured speaker at the 2nd Annual Mike and Terry Metzler Distinguished Lecture, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. in Georgia State University's Speaker's Auditorium (55 Gilmer St. SE, Atlanta, GA 30303).
He will give a presentation entitled, "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: Strategies for Increasing the Power and Fulfilling the Responsibility of Physical Education."
Wechsler is a national expert in childhood obesity and CEO of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a national nonprofit organization that has worked with more than 35,000 schools and 2,600 out-of-school time programs to create healthier environments for more than 25 million children across the country. Healthier Generation also has worked with many food, beverage and health care companies to create a healthier marketplace for children and their families. Prior to his current position, Wechsler spent 18 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), joining as a health scientist in 1995 and most recently serving as the director of the Division of Adolescent and School Health from 2004 to 2013.
The purpose of the Metzler Distinguished Lecture, founded by Georgia State retired faculty members Mike and Terry Metzler, is to feature scholarship, research, policy and programs that promote physical activity for healthy living.