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getting lists of all the restaurant chains that have gone smoke-free i.e.: Burger King, Applebee’s and the YUM franchise: Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut, as Linda Dunsmore encouraged us to consider sending thank you notes or cards to these companies as “a grand gesture of our appreciation and support of their decision.” This idea was well received and should be pursued. Diane completed the community report with the news that all 2007 goals were met and exceeded. She has many new ideas that will be shared later today with her committee as they develop Community’s 2008 plan.

  • Professional: Katrina Thompson reports that this committee’s goals were either met or exceeded during 2007, with the exception of Objective 2.1, Activity 6 listing only 9 website links instead of 10. With the KFAP website link to the www.prematurityprevention.org website, it brings us to 10.

  • Media committee: Shari Stewart reports that all goals were met, with the exception of those linked to the toolkit usage. Those activities will be moved to the 2008 plan. Outstandingly, in 2007, media placements were up by 55% from


  • All committees will meet immediately following today’s meeting at O’Charley’s

Old Business: Each member present had the opportunity to share what activities they provided during FA Awareness Week and Birth Defects Prevention Month. Some of those were: Messages to: Stop Smoking Before You Get Pregnant, and Mom and Dad Folic Acid Prevents Birth Defects! Green ribbons-Central Baptist, Folic Acid RX pads, Health Chat-TV segment GRDHD, employee health fairs, outreach to local MDs/HCPs and PSAs in Monroe County, newspaper articles several locations, bulletin boards, displays, TV segment cable channel with potential for 90 opportunities for viewing (Lincoln Trail). New Business: MODs Seal of Approval: FA partnership with the grain industry- offers credibility, fortified grains. Article in Courier Journal, TV segment in Louisville. National MODs launched a campaign with Kroger’s: Highlights the seal of approval that was seen locally in Bowling Green. New Tool for Reporting KFAP Activities: Diane Sprowl shared her plan to update the www.kfap.org website to eventually include access to a new activity report that would automatically record simultaneously into the database. Removing several steps for both members and the FA Coordinator. Memphis article: Mention was made of the article and after the meeting Sarojini Kanotra shared stats from the Louisville area that was sent via email to all members.

Group brainstorming: Ideas were gathered


Respectfully submitted January 31, 2008 Per Susan Brown, Kentucky’s Statewide Folic Acid Campaign Coordinator


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