Tomorrow, leaders from public, private, and non-profit organizations around the country will join together with one thought in mind - childhood obesity. And how they can all work together to end it.
The movement is all part of the Building A Healthier Future Summit organized by the Partnership for a Healthier America. For the next three days, from March 12-March 14, representatives from schools, government organizations, food manufacturers, businesses, and non-profits will join together with other concerned citizens to come up with real solutions that hope to make the healthy choice the easy choice when it comes to kids nutrition.
The agenda for the summit is robust, with breakout sessions focusing on everything from eating out with kids to youth sports to the "Freshman Fifteen."
Here are some the highlights from last year's event:
I am headed to the Summit for Friday's session where I hope to catch info on the power of food marketing and healthy after-school programs for kids. I'm also looking forward to hearing First Lady Michelle Obama's Keynote Speech to wrap-up the summit at the end of the day. Mrs. Obama is an honorary chairwomen of the PHA as part of her Let's Move initiative.
Can't make it to D.C..? You can still follow all of the summit news at the PHA's Twitter account or follow me @thegreenparent for more updates and info. And if you send along your child obesity related questions, I'll do my best to track down the answer. Stay tuned for a wrap up of the event next week. Hopefully, I will have good news to share on the work that is being done to help build a healthier future for kids everywhere.
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