|The Tuscaloosa News, October 1, 1967|
While health and nutrition in school--mostly to combat obesity--are hot button topics in today's world, it was almost unheard of before the 1970s, as this articles attests to. Dr. George Pickett, director of disease control at Eloise led the charge into the field. In conjunction with other prominent health officials the group held a symposium on Smoking and Health at the University of Alabama for individuals in school health programs. It was the first of its kind in the nation.