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Stephen W. Sanger
  Stephen W. Sanger

General Mills CEO to Lecture on Childhood Obesity

9/21/2006 --

Ross School alumnus Stephen Sanger will present the inaugural Susan B. Meister Lecture in Child Health Policy on Oct. 5.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Stephen W. Sanger, chairman and CEO of General Mills and a graduate of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, will present the inaugural Susan B. Meister Lecture in Child Health Policy at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 5 in the Biomedical Science Research Building auditorium, 109 Zina Pitcher Place.

Sanger, who received his MBA degree in 1970, will talk about youth nutrition, childhood obesity and fitness in his lecture titled "Corporate Responsibility in Children’s Health." He joined General Mills in 1974 and has served as president of the Big G cereal division, Yoplait USA and General Mills. General Mills, which produces a variety of foods consumed by children, has been named one of the 100 best companies to work for by Fortune magazine.

The lecture is sponsored by the U-M's Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit, a leader in the analysis of the American healthcare system and the organization and financing of care for children.

Dana M. Muir, professor of business law, is the Ross School's representative to the CHEAR Unit core faculty, which also includes scholars from the U-M's schools of dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and social work. Through research, the CHEAR Unit seeks to improve the delivery of healthcare to children and enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of public and private healthcare programs.

Seating is limited. Online reservations for the lecture are required and can be made at

For more information, contact:
Mary Jo Frank
Phone: (734) 647-4626