NPF has opened applications for a 2016 training in Phoenix, AZ on obesity.

Fellowship Dates: Feb. 21 – 25, 2016

Obesity is a weighty issue: A third of U.S. adults are obese, as are 17 percent of kids. Obesity causes serious chronic health problems, from diabetes to high blood pressure and cancer. The health cost is upwards of $200 billion; diminished productivity costs another $4 billion.

In a five-day training program in Phoenix, National Press Foundation fellows will learn the newest research on obesity. We’ll cover health, nutrition, exercise, economic impact, prevention and treatment, demographic trends and more. We’ll share data that you can localize.

• We’ll also discuss journalism tools, story ideas and reporting strategies. Fellows will go home with a solid list of new sources and resources, including access to audio, slides and selected video from speakers.

The all-expenses-paid fellowship in Phoenix covers airfare, ground transportation, hotel costs and most meals. NPF offers this professional development opportunity for U.S. journalists to enhance skills, increase knowledge and recharge your reporting.

Funding for this training was provided by Mayo Clinic.

APPLY Today!