Healthy Active Arkansas to host ambassador training Sept. 22

The deadline to RSVP for training is Sept. 7, 2018.

KARK 4 News

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release) – Healthy Active Arkansas (HAA) will host an Ambassador training on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Arkansas Department of Health, located at 4815 W. Markham St. in Little Rock. The goal of the training is to provide attendees ideas and tools that can support the creation of projects that generate a culture of physical activity and good nutrition in their school, workplace or community. Those interested in attending the Ambassador Training can RSVP at:, or call (501) 661-2990 by Sept. 7, 2018. Lunch will be provided.

Pageant contestants and student government representatives from high schools and universities are encouraged to attend. This will be the third year HAA has hosted the training. Past participants include 2017 Miss Arkansas Maggie Benton and 2017 Miss America Savvy Shields. A notable project from the 2017 HAA Ambassador Training included Miss Philander Smith College (PSC) Brittany Taylor’s creation of a nursing nook at PSC, making it the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in Arkansas to have a designated lactation space for women who are breastfeeding.

“The HAA training was an amazing experience that provided me the tools to tackle health disparities on my college’s campus,” Brittany Taylor, 54th Miss Philander Smith, said. “I am so thankful for the HAA Ambassador training because it helped me alleviate one minority health disparity on my campus while ensuring accommodations for lactating mothers were made,” Taylor added. Read more.

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