Register for the Oct. 10 Active San Mateo County Conference

Join us as we identify and discuss new strategies, techniques, and programs to make our public places desirable destinations that promote healthy living.

Attend workshops exploring the connections between urban planning, public health, parks and recreation.

The conference will be Wednesday, October 10, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the San Mateo Main Library. Learn more and register.

Workshops include:

A. Toni Yancey

• Nutrition from the Ground Up
• Building Healthy General Plans
• Walkable Urban Corridors
• Visioning the Future of San Mateo County’s Parks

Registration is free.

The keynote address will be by A. Toni Yancey, doctor, educator, poet and author of critically acclaimed book, Instant Recess.

Dr. Yancey is a staunch advocate for chronic disease prevention, adolescent health promotion and health equity.

Her most recent book, Instant Recess, proposes a new paradigm for fitness and public health that promises vitality, well being and a greater sense of community – demonstrating, as Dr. Yancey argues, that what’s good for the wasitline is good for the bottom line.

Register now.

For more information, contact the office of Supervisor Carole Groom at 650-363-4568 or at

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