Advocates from across the United States came together in Baltimore, July 10 through 13, for the Voices for Healthy Kids 2017 Policy Summits.
Advocates from across the United States came together in Baltimore, July 10 through 13, for the Voices for Healthy Kids 2017 Policy Summits. Voices for Healthy Kids is a joint initiative of the American Heart Association and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation working to ensure that the places where children live, learn and play make it easy and enjoyable for them to eat healthy foods and be active.
The four Policy Summits were designed to building the capacity of advocates on the ground to promote health equity while decreasing sugar consumption and increasing access to quality early care and education, physical education, and healthier food in public places. Advocates joined together by policy issue area which enabled them to dive deeply into the importance of health equity, the science, messaging, and best practices for campaigns specific to one of four policy issue areas.
Each summit offered a select group of advocates an intimate and opportunity to learn from one another through highly interactive sessions that included peer presenters and nationally recognized experts on each policy area.
Highlights from the week included:
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