Basic and Applied Research
Mini-Plenary Creating a Healthier Environment to Prevent Obesity: Policy and Economic Approaches
This session will address the role of policy and environmental strategies to promote healthy behavior and limit unhealthy ones. Experts will highlight the latest approaches, including taxes, procurement standards, retail commerce regulation, portion size limits, and built environment interventions, and share evaluation results of promising interventions.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Stefan Harvey, Assistant Director, California Center for Public Health AdvocacyKenneth Hecht, Consultant, MAZON: A Jewish Response to HungerLynn Silver-Chalfin, Public Health Officer, Sonoma County Department of Health ServicesDavid Wallinga, Senior Advisor in Science, Food and Health, Institute for Agriculture and Trade PolicyModerator: Harold Goldstein, Executive Director, California Center for Public Health Advocacy
F as in Fat: What is Our Nation Doing to Combat Obesity?
In the past several years, major organizations and government entities have been waging a war against childhood obesity. This session will report on progress made by initiatives across the country to reduce obesity rates, including highlights from the 2012 report, "F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future" from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America's Health. Experts will discuss the relative merits of different evidence-based policies and interventions in combating obesity.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.William Dietz, Former CDC Director of the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionJack Rayburn, Government Relations Manager, Trust for America's HealthRobin Schepper, Senior Advisor, Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative, Bipartisan Policy CenterModerator: Mary Story, Director, Healthy Eating Research
Fat but Fit: Health at Any Size?
It is a common belief that people who are overweight or obese cannot be healthy or physically fit. However, research suggests that it is possible for people to be overweight or obese and still be healthy and fit. Presenters will share data on what percentage of obese adults and children are at healthy fitness levels and discuss latest research on the relationship between weight, health, and fitness. The session will also include an overview of research showing that the messaging of obesity prevention campaigns adds to weight stigma, and that a growing body of data shows that weight stigma and body dissatisfaction lead to poorer eating and fitness choices, less physical activity, weight gain and diminished health.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Kathy Kater, Psychotherapist, Author, Speaker, Consultant,Kristine Madsen, Assistant Professor, Joint Medical Program & Public Health Nutrition, UC Berkeley, School of Public HealthJames Sallis, Director, Active Living ResearchModerator: Gail Woodward-Lopez, Associate Director, UC Berkeley, Atkins Center for Weight and Health
Mini-Plenary To Nudge or Not to Nudge: Insights from Behavioral Economics
Even with decades of educating the public to eat more healthfully and to exercise more frequently, obesity rates in most communities continue to rise. Information, while essential, does not always lead to action. Behavioral economics looks at health through the lens of how environments shape behavior. The field of study and its corresponding strategies are seeing a great deal of success in influencing people to make the healthy choice, at little or no cost. One of the key insights is the notion that changing behavior can occur through a context that “nudges” people to select the healthier option. School cafeterias that place water and fruits in more visible and accessible locations, display the names of vegetable options, and list the healthiest lunch entrée at the top of the menu experience greater sales. Experts in this session will explore the exciting potential of behavioral economics to reduce obesity among children and youth.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Shahram Heshmat, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health; University of Illinois at SpringfieldDavid Just, Associate Professor & Co-Director, Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs, Cornell UniversityModerator: Cindy Wolff, Executive Director, Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion, California State University, Chico
Understanding the Evidence-Base that Supports Youth Engagement as Advocates for Healthier Communities
Youth can be powerful allies and play an important role as advocates for healthier communities and can help shape policies that support healthy environments. This panel will share findings from research conducted to understand the challenges and strategies to successfully engage youth in these roles. Presentations include findings from 1) an environmental scan and in-depth interviews that highlight 8 critical factors for engaging youth, 2) the West Oakland Youth Standing Empowered program (WYSE) a leadership development program for young adults, 16 to 24, that uses a learning-by-doing approach to improve community health, and 3) the Youth Engagement Action for Health (YEAH!) program, a training program for adults to guide youth in this work.
Presentations/Handouts Back to TopPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Dana Harvey, Executive Director, Mandela MarketPlaceRachel Millstein, Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego/eYEAH! Evaluation TeamSallie Yoshida, Executive Director, The Sarah Samuels Center for Public Health Research & EvaluationModerator: Melanie Cohn, Manager, San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative
Built Environment, Land Use and Transportation
Advancing Healthy Built Environments - Funder, Coalition, and State Government Perspectives
Three distinct perspectives and roles of a funder, regional coalition and state government in creating healthy and sustainable built environments and land use policies and practices will be presented in this workshop. Panelists will speak on community-specific barriers and challenges, advancing health and equity goals through transportation, building coalitions of local, regional and state organizations focused on advocating for policy and sustainable practices and explain the Health in All Policies approach, which can be used to advance built environments that foster healthy equitable communities.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Vera de Vera, Director, Community Building Initiative, California Community FoundationLianne Dillon, HiAP Research Scientist, California Department of Public HealthSandra Viera, Program Coordinator, Prevention InstituteModerator: Roberta Tinajero-Frankel, Community Benefit Manager, Kaiser Permanente
Mini-Plenary Embedding Health and Equity in Transportation Planning to Address Childhood Obesity
How do we get children to move more and do it safely? This question challenges and vexes parents, educators, city planners, and transportation professionals alike. This dynamic session aims to answer these questions by sharing strategies and successes from across the nation. Participants will learn from speakers based in locales as diverse as Virginia, Minnesota, and San Diego who have instituted strategies ranging from promoting Complete Streets to implementing systems change with regional transportation planning agencies to leveraging Walk to School Day into a year-long effort. With a focus on childhood obesity prevention, safety and policy - these panelists will tell their stories and invite you to imagine these solutions at work in your communities.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Heidi Hertz, Obesity Prevention Coordinator, Virginia Foundation for Healthy YouthPatrick Hollister, SHIP Project Active Living Planner, PartnerSHIP 4 HealthStephan Vance, Senior Regional Planner, San Diego Association of GovernmentsModerator: Charlie Gandy, Mobility Advisor, City of Long Beach
Rethinking School Lunch Oakland: Improving School Meals through Central and Community Kitchens
Oakland Unified School District’s Central Kitchen, Urban Garden, and Education Center will be the hub of a district-wide initiative integrating food system and educational innovations. $40M is earmarked for the Center through a bond approved by 84% of Oakland voters. The session features the nutrition service director, associate supervisor, and major funder advancing this model effort to improve student well-being.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Jennifer LeBarre , Director, Nutrition Services, Oakland Unified School DistrictCurtiss Sarikey, Associate Superintendent, Family, Schools, and Community Partnerships, Oakland Unified School DistrictKat Taylor, Founding Director, TomKat Charitable TrustModerator: Zenobia Barlow, Co-founder & Executive Director, Center for Ecoliteracy
Zoning for Zucchini, Licensing for Lettuce: Policy Approaches in the Retail Environment
This session explores zoning and licensing as policy solutions to improve public health in the food retail environment. Speakers will describe the difference between zoning and licensing, and discuss their advantages/disadvantages and potential uses in a regulatory system. Session includes a speaker who directs a successful corner-store program and will discuss the characteristics of a program intervention and how it can lead to jurisdiction-wide policy intervention.
Presentations/Handouts Back to TopPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Susana Hennessey Lavery, Health Educator, San Francisco Department of Public HealthIan McLaughlin, Senior Staff Attorney, ChangeLab SolutionsHeather Wooten, Program Director, ChangeLab SolutionsModerator: Andrea Azuma, Project Manager, Community Benefit, Kaiser Permanente, Southern California Region
Community Nutrition and Physical Activity
Mini-Plenary Community Transformation Grants Address Childhood Obesity in Rural America
Rates of childhood obesity are higher in rural areas of the United States which face different constraints and opportunities than their urban counterparts. This session will provide an overview of childhood obesity in rural America and will highlight different strategies Community Transformation Grants are using to address these issues in California, Iowa, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Colleen Arceneaux , Healthy Eating Coordinator , Washington State Department of HealthCyndi Guerra Walter, Program Director, California Project LEAN | Public Health InstituteCatherine Lillehoj, Research Analyst, Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, Iowa Department of Public HealthModerator: Marion Standish, Director, Community Health, The California Endowment
Creating Healthy Communities: Lessons from Multi-Sector Community Engagement Initiatives
Systems change approaches in local communities to prevent and reverse childhood obesity trends is an emerging and timely model with many rich examples that are demonstrating results . The session will focus on one statewide (Florida), one county (San Diego) and one multi-site (California) example. These initiatives focus on policy, systems and organizational practice change, blended with educational and promotional strategies using a sustainable collaborative model to create opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity at different levels of the community. Specific lessons learned will be shared, and considerations for replication of effective strategies will be highlighted.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Kathryn Boyle, HEAL Zones Project Manager, Kaiser PermanenteGlen Providence, Assistant Project Manager, Hebni Nutrition Consultants, Inc.Shaila Serpas, Assistant Program Director, Scripps Family Medicine Residency ProgramModerator: Susan Foerster, Chief, Policy Planning and Evaluation Section, Network for a Healthy California, California Department of Public Health
Mini-Plenary Finding Space to Play: Community Use of School Property
Community use of school property has been identified as an important strategy for increasing opportunities for physical activity. This session will provide an overview of joint use and shared use, present common barriers and discuss solutions through policy and environmental changes. Presenters will use examples representing local and state efforts from around the country and specifically from Los Angeles County and Minnesota to illustrate the process of implementing and evaluating successful joint use and shared use efforts.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Natasha Frost, Staff Attorney, Public Health Law CenterMariah Lafleur, Senior Associate, The Sarah Samuels Center for Public Health Research & EvaluationJohn O. Spengler, Associate Professor, University of Florida, College of Health and Human PerformanceModerator: Judi Larsen, Program Manager, Community Health, The California Endowment
Schools as “Hubs” of Evidence-based Nutrition and Physical Activity Partnerships
This session highlights a strategy for community-wide nutrition and physical activity programming, through partnerships among socializing institutions that care for children. The strategy uses a “hub and spoke” design, whereby schools are "hubs" of programming, with activities filtering into the community through the "spokes" (after-school, groceries, clinics, churches, etc.). Multi-sector, community -specific strategies help activities become embedded in daily activities of socializing institutions.
Please Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Mary Hill, Executive Director of Foods Services, Jackson, MS Public SchoolsDanielle Hollar, Consultant, Principal Investigator, Healthy Networks Design and ResearchMichelle Lombardo, President, The OrganWise Guys, Inc.Moderator: Renee Newton, Director , Center for Community School Partnerships School of Education, University of California, Davis
Sharing our Stories: A Dialogue among Policy Advocates and Coalition Leaders
Partnerships, coalitions and networks are powerful tools for mobilizing collective action, bringing community issues to prominence and developing policies and practices that support equity and promote health. Coalitions in California, Iowa and New York have worked to shift public debate on food and physical activity away from a focus on personal responsibility to one on the community environments where people live, work and play. This interactive session will provide a forum for audience members to gain insights from the leadership of these three coalitions and to share some of their own lessons learned.
Please Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Manal Aboelata, Managing Director, Strategic AllianceNancy Huehnergarth, Executive Director, NYS Healthy Eating and Physical Activity AllianceHaleisa Johnson, Early Childhood Program Coordinator, Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness, NICC Calmar CampusModerator: Peggy Agron, National Director, Healthy Schools, HealthWorks & Product Innovation and Community Benefit, Kaiser Permanente
Mini-Plenary Weight of the Nation for Kids: The Power of Film to Advance a Movement
The Weight of the Nation,a public awareness and engagement campaign, premiered in spring 2012, with the airing of a documentary film series produced by HBO documentary films. This session will focus on the Weight of the Nation for Kids, a series of three additional films focused on young people. Scheduled for release in 2013, this represents an unprecedented public health campaign designed to accelerate efforts to prevent and eliminate childhood obesity across the United States. Topics will focus on community health challenges related to childhood obesity, the broad impact of the campaign and research findings on public perception of the problem.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Ruth Crocker, Healthcare Liaison, Southside Church of ChristMark DiCamillo, Senior Vice President, Field Research CorporationCarmen Nevarez, Vice President, External Relations, Public Health InstituteModerator: Loel Solomon, Vice President, Community Health, Kaiser Permanente
Youth and Adult Partnerships: Working Together, Creating Change
Participants will hear from both youth and adult leaders representing four diverse California communities about their efforts to create a healthier community environments by conducting community assessments utilizing various technologies to policy and environmental changes. Perspectives representing rural and urban communities will be shared.
Presentations/Handouts Back to TopPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Patrick Grijalva, Public Health Project Specialist, Kern County Public Health Services DepartmentNatalia Reynoso, Co-Chair, Healthy RC Youth LeadersJose Joel Vasquez, Youth Leader, Jóvenes SANOSNancy Villegas, Willits YA! Youth Advocates, Mendocino County Prevention and Planning Youth Advocacy GroupsModerator: Andrew Riesenberg, State Program Officer, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP-Ed Coordinator, Western Region, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
Early Childhood Education
Farm to Preschool - A Systems Approach Taking Root
This session highlights the emerging national Farm to Preschool movement, bringing together leaders in the field representing multiple sectors, disciplines, and populations; and successful Farm to Preschool programming with all types of childcare. Model statewide efforts demonstrate ways to grow programs through robust public/private partnerships. On the ground, farmers demonstrate how they impact local food sourcing in preschools while providing experiential learning opportunities; and central kitchens highlight local food incorporation into CACFP meal patterns, scratch cooking and other healthy eating strategies. Best practices will be discussed in the context of how to implement successful programs and ultimately grow healthier children.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Zoe Phillips, Farm to Preschool Program Director, Urban & Environmental Policy Institute, Occidental CollegeKristine Smith, Director of Nutrition Services, Central Kitchen, Neighborhood House AssociationStacey Sobell, Farm to School Manager, Ecotrust/National Farm to School NetworkAlberto Tlatoa, Farmer, South Central Famers CooperativeModerator: Paula Olson, Vice President, Marketing, Western Growers
Healthy Childcare, Healthy Kids
This training outlines strategies to promote healthy eating and physical activity in the childcare setting. The presenters will provide an analysis of the child care legal landscape, including statutes, regulations and cases. The presenters will also provide findings from a 50-state review of state childcare laws, based on a study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Healthy Eating Research program. The session will highlight how state law impacts the scope of local government authority over childcare regulation and provide examples of innovative local strategies to promote healthy eating and physical activity in the childcare setting.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Natasha Frost, Staff Attorney, Public Health Law CenterMary Marrow, Staff Attorney, Public Health Law CenterModerator: Camille Maben, Executive Director, First 5 California
Mini-Plenary Making Change Matter: Maximizing the Impact of the HHFKA in Early Childhood
For the first time in over 20 years, the foods and beverages provided in child and adult care to nearly 3 million low-income infants, children and adults nationwide are being changed. With careful planning, strategic leveraging of new alliances and ongoing evaluative research, California's implementation of these changes should result in dramatic health improvements in low-resource populations most impacted by the obesity epidemic. Come to this session to explore the nutrition and wellness changes from national, state, and local perspectives, and learn of some of the "hidden gems “they contain. These changes only come once in a generation. Please come learn how YOU can help Make Change Matter!
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Carol Chase Huegli, Associate Director, Nutrition Services Division, California Department of EducationGeraldine Henchy, Director of Nutrition Policy, Food Research and Action CenterPaula James, Director, Child Health and Nutrition Program, Contra Costa Child Care CouncilLorrene Ritchie, Director of Research, UC Berkeley, Atkins Center for Weight and HealthModerator: Lynne Oudekerk, Child Nutrition Consultant,
Navigating the Early Childhood System to Improve Physical Activity among Young Children
Given the role of physical activity and play in child obesity prevention, early childhood educators and those who provide technical assistance to them need training on best practices that promote developmentally appropriate structured and unstructured physical activity in both indoor and outdoor settings. Participate in practical ways to make structured physical activity and free play for young children engaging, effective, inclusive, developmentally appropriate, and easy to facilitate. Learn about various educational strategies to increase knowledge, alter instructional behaviors and restructure the outdoor built environment within the early childhood education system.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Diane Craft, Professor, State University of New York at CortlandRobin Moore, Professor/ Director of Natural Learning Initiative, North Carolina State UniversityRichard Rairigh, Director of Programs, Be Active Kids
Starting Early-Promoting Healthy and Active Living in Young Children
This session will describe a variety of effective interventions and resources for improving nutrition in early childhood, community, and clinical settings; it will also address Satter's Division of Responsibility and recent related research with parents of children ages 2-4 years old.
Presentations/Handouts Back to TopPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Stewart Agras, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of MedicineDiane Dooley, Pediatrician, Contra Costa Regional Medical CenterTrina Robertson, Project Manager, Dairy Council of CaliforniaPaul Simon, Director, Division of Chronic Disease/Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public HealthModerator: Michele van Eyken, Assistant Chief for Programs, Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch, Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, California Department of Public Health
California FreshWorks Fund: Financial Strategies for Increasing Healthy Food Access in Food Retail
The California FreshWorks Fund is a loan and grant fund developed by The California Endowment, Kaiser Permanente and other partners, to address the roots of chronic disease such as obesity by improving access to healthy foods. This panel will explore the ways in which the FreshWorks Fund uses financial tools to bring healthy food retail options to low-income, low-access communities and supports innovations in food distribution systems. The panel will also share cutting-edge ideas for sustainability.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Tina Castro, Director, Impact Investing & Strategic Partnership, The California EndowmentChristine Fry, Program Director, ChangeLab SolutionsCatherine Howard, Director, Healthy Food Programs , NCB Capital ImpactModerator: Judith Bell, President, PolicyLink
Emergency Food System: Changing Landscape and Policy Efforts to Support Family Health
A panel of diverse practitioners including researchers, anti-hunger advocates and food bank staff will present highlights of recent research on the emergency food system and the nutritional quality of foods at food banks. They will explain the forces behind recent trends, as well as policy and advocacy efforts to support more healthful foods for low-income children and families who receive foods through the emergency food system.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Elizabeth Campbell, Associate Specialist, UC Berkeley, Atkins Center for Weight and HealthMarla Feldman, Program Director, Healthy Options, Healthy Meals, MAZON: A Jewish Response to HungerHeather Hudson, Director of Food Sourcing and Nutrition, Food Bank of Central New YorkMichelle Ross, Associate Specialist, UC Berkeley, Atkins Center for Weight and HealthTia Shimada, Managing Nutrition Policy Advocate, California Food Policy AdvocatesModerator: Barbara MkNelly, Research Scientist I, Research and Evaluation Unit, Network for a Healthy California
Food Policy Councils Moving Communities Toward Better Health
Greater interest in what we eat, where it comes from, how it is produced, and its accessibility to all segments of the population are questions asked as we think about filling MyPlate. Current food systems often reveal that what ends up on our plates is unsustainable, unhealthy and unjust. This session will address the role of food policy councils in addressing food systems, food security, health, and nutrition. This workshop is appropriate for individuals as well as community teams who want to start a food policy council or want to improve the performance of an existing one.
Please Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Alexa Delwiche, Food Policy Coordinator, LA Food Policy CouncilEsperanza Pallana, Coordinator, Oakland Food Policy CouncilModerator: Michael Dimock, President, Roots of Change
Mini-Plenary Innovations in the School Lunch: Cutting Edge Approaches to Farm to School
To improve students’ dietary habits and increase their knowledge of the role food plays with their health, schools across the country are establishing farm to school programs. This session explores two distinctly different models in farm to school: (1) a large school district establishing pathways for local food through its existing distributor and relationships with local growers, community members, and universities and (2) a rural school district investing in an on-site farm and student agriculture program. Researchers, school food service directors and a teacher will discuss efforts in establishing program goals and design, evaluation, community, and stakeholder buy-in and funding.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.GeNam Chew, Branch Chief, School Nutrition Programs, USDA Western RegionToni Liquori, Executive Director, School Food FOCUS (Food Options for Children in the US)Michelle Markesteyn Ratcliffe, Farm to School Program Coordinator, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Food Innovation CenterJason Messer, Superintendent, Manteca Unified School DistrictPatty Page, Director of Nutrition Services, Manteca Unified School DistrictModerator: Karen Ross, Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture
Policy to Planting: Regional Partnerships Building a Local Viable Food System
Changing a local food system from policy to planting takes time, research and strong collaborations. Bringing together key partners, Yolo County is taking a system-wide approach to increase access to local foods. Starting with their general plan to establish strong relationships with local farmers and consumers, they are building the foundation needed to develop a successful, healthy food system. Speakers include a planner, Agricultural Commissioner and local farmer.
Presentations/Handouts Back to TopPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Thaddeus Barsotti, Chief Farmer and Co-CEO, Farm Fresh To You and Capay OrganicLibby O'Sullivan, Agricultural Systems Analyst, Sacramento Area Council of GovernmentsJohn Young, Agricultural Commissioner, Yolo County Department of AgricultureModerator: Kamal Singh-Khaira, Program Director, Public Health Institute
Health Care Approaches to Prevention
Mini-Plenary Eliminating Health Disparities
There are significant ethnic and racial disparities in childhood obesity with communities of color bearing a higher burden. Addressing childhood obesity in these communities needs to consider the factors that influence these disparities. This mini-plenary will highlight scalable pediatric office and community-based programs that are providing culturally-appropriate care to at-risk Hispanic and African-American children and their families.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Mara Bird, Research and Programs Associate, The Center for Latino Community, California State University, Long BeachKristine Madsen, Assistant Professor, Joint Medical Program & Public Health Nutrition, UC Berkeley, School of Public HealthJade Sanders, African American Health Coach, Children’s Hospital & Research Center, OaklandJudy Sundquist, Public Health Nutrition Consultant, Private ConsultantJune Tester, Co-Director, Healthy Hearts Program, Department of Cardiology, Children's Hospital & Research Center OaklandModerator: Eduardo Sanchez, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, American Heart Association - National Center
Healthcare Reform & Technology
Healthcare reform represents a historic paradigm shift in the delivery of preventive care. It also presents new opportunities to leverage technology to address childhood obesity and meet the triple aim. This session will highlight innovative work including the use of telehealth and electronic medical/health records to address childhood obesity. Speakers will also share emerging issues and challenges related to healthcare reform.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.David Cuan, SCPMG Regional Pediatric Weight Management, Physician Lead, Southern California Kaiser PermanenteMatt Longjohn, Senior Director, Chronic Disease Prevention Programs, YMCA OF THE USAModerator: Joseph W. Thompson, Arkansas Surgeon General and Director, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
Integrated & Innovative Care Delivery Models
Effective obesity-related care in the clinic will require innovative models that leverage expertise and resources within and outside of clinics. This session will highlight some of these new delivery models including those that integrate clinics, schools and community organizations. Hospitals can lead these efforts by becoming model worksites and developing community partnerships to launch strategies that prevent or control obesity.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Teresa Quattrin, Chair, Department of Pediatrics and, Pediatrician-in-Chief, State University of New York at BuffaloKim Uyeda, Director, Student Medical Services, Community Partnerships and Medi-Cal Programs, Los Angeles Unified School DistrictModerator: William Dietz, Former CDC Director of the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Primary Care Skills & Resources
From medical students to primary care providers, this session will present new primary care strategies to address childhood obesity. Medical student curriculum, prevention plus visit tools, family based strategies, and communications skills will be addressed and new research presented.
Presentations/Handouts Back to TopPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Inés Anchondo, Assistant Professor | Pediatric Nutritionist , Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso|Department of PediatricsWendelin Slusser, Medical Director, Fit for Health Program, University of California, Los AngelesModerator: Scott Gee, Medical Director, Prevention & Health Information, Kaiser Permanente
Marketing to Kids
Mini-Plenary Marketing Healthy Foods to Children: Do the Ends Justify the Means?
As efforts to encourage children to consume a healthy diet accelerate, marketing strategies for promoting healthy foods are frequently employed. What strategies appear to be promising, and do they have unintended consequences? In particular, this panel will address the question of using brand-marketing strategies, such as brand equity characters, to promote healthful foods to children. This discussion will include comparing the recent findings that brand strategies can encourage children to consume healthful foods against the concerns over the consequences of exposing young people to branding in their food environments, as they are known to be vulnerable to marketing’s persuasive effects.
Please Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.David Just, Associate Professor & Co-Director, Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs, Cornell UniversitySusan Linn, Director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical SchoolMichele Simon, President, Eat Drink PoliticsModerator: Leslie Mikkelson, Managing Director, Prevention Institute
Unhappy Meals: Addressing the Nutritional Quality of Restaurant Children's Meals
With eating out being linked to higher calorie consumption and obesity, improving the nutritional quality of kids' meals iscritical. Steps are being taken to eliminate toys from fast-food meals, and to offer healthier default options at restaurants. The session will: discuss the importance of healthy default options; examine the effectiveness of industry self-regulation; discuss how national efforts are enhanced through local efforts; and explore legal issues associated with food marketing regulation.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Andrew Cheyne, Media Researcher, Berkeley Media Studies GroupManel Kappagoda, Vice President and Deputy Director, NPLAN, ChangeLab SolutionsModerator: Lori Dorfman, Director, Berkeley Media Studies Group
We’re Not Buying It: Strategies for Protecting Children from Food Industry Tactics
In this round table strategy session, a diverse panel of advocates will discuss innovative strategies that advocates, officials, and communities can employ to counter the food and beverage industry's rapidly evolving marketing techniques. Panelists will briefly discuss their areas of expertise and then engage in a moderated discussion regarding the politics, laws, ethics, and strategies at play in the complex struggle over marketing and children's health. Audience participation is encouraged.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Avni Desai, , Youth Leadership InstituteEileen Espejo, Director, Children NowJuliet Sims, Program Manager, Prevention InstituteModerator: Margo Wootan, Director, Nutrition Policy, Center for Science in the Public Interest
Weighing in on “Performance-Enhancing” Drinks and Their Risks to Children’s Health
This session will describe the threat posed by energy and sports drinks and how they contribute to the childhood obesity crisis. It will: discuss the current research on the health effects of these drinks; describe how these drinks are labeled and marketed; give an overview of the regulatory environment surrounding these drinks; and highlight advocacy strategies for addressing consumption of energy and sports drinks by youth.
Presentations/Handouts Back to TopPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Sabrina Adler, Staff Attorney, ChangeLab SolutionsPatricia Crawford, Director, UC Berkeley, Atkins Center for Weight and HealthHarold Goldstein, Executive Director, California Center for Public Health AdvocacyModerator: Manel Kappagoda, Vice President and Deputy Director of NPLAN, ChangeLab Solutions
School, After School and Summer Programs and Policies
Mini-Plenary How State and Localities Can Build on Recent National School Food Policies
This session will highlight current national school nutrition policies that address foods sold on campus outside of meals, examine barriers to implementation, and share real world examples of overcoming those barriers. Panelists will share state and local perspectives on the standards and how to make them work. They will provide ideas for policy options to support implementation of the nutrition standards and to build on these standards, with the goal of continuing to improve the nutritional value of food and beverages sold at schools.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Brad Knipscheer, Director, Nutrition Services, Hemet Unified School DistrictJennifer McNeil, Assistant Director, Nutrition Services, Hemet Unified School DistrictEmily Molchan, School Nutrition Programs Specialist, Arizona Department of EducationModerator: Carol Chase Huegli, Associate Director, Nutrition Services Division, California Department of Education
Innovative, Cost-Effective School Menu Planning
With new nutrition standards and increasing pressure to improve the appeal of school food, schools are making changes to improve the meal program while staying in budget. This timely session presents research findings on the cost and nutritional impact of school food prepared from minimally processed USDA Foods and also shares innovative, cost-effective strategies from those on the front lines. Child Nutrition Directors will showcase changes they have made in their districts to ensure students select and consume healthy, appealing meals. Learn from their fiscally sound, rebranding and scratch cooking strategies that increased meal participation and student satisfaction.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Markell Lewis, Nutrition Policy Advocate, California Food Policy AdvocatesScott Soiseth, Director of Child Nutrition, Turlock Unified School DistrictModerator: Lynette Rock, President, California School Nutrition Association
Mini-Plenary Physical Activity: Advocacy to Implementation
Consider how you can advocate for physical education/activity and engage youth and the community in the process! Discussing a recent California lawsuit, ChangeLab Solutions will offer insights into how litigation, legislation, and policy can be used to advocate for increased physical education/activity opportunities for young people. Hear from youth in the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth about how they applied the tobacco prevention model to impact policy change and increase both community engagement and PE. Lastly, OASIS Institute will outline how state and district-wide physical activity standards can be supported by intergenerational physical activity programs that use multi-sectorial partnerships.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Youth Presenter TBD , ,Peter Holtgrave, National Health Manager, OASIS InstituteDanny Saggese, Director of Marketing, Virginia Foundation for Healthy YouthJames Teufel, National Health Director, OASIS InstituteJulie Welch, Youth Leader, Y StreetBen Winig, Senior Staff Attorney & Program Director, ChangeLab SolutionsModerator: Philip Nader, Professor Emeritus Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego
School Wellness Policies: What's New and What's Next
This session will present the latest news on school wellness policies from federal, state and local perspectives. Topics will include: national research documenting how state and local policies influence competitive foods and beverages, physical activity, fundraising, and health outcomes; how New York implemented a statewide evaluation of 650+ wellness policies; and stories from three local committees (a small city, small town and large suburb) that illustrate how multiple stakeholders with competing priorities can work together. Each presentation will also address how socio-economic status and other district demographics are associated with wellness policy strength and implementation.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Jamie Chriqui, Senior Research Scientist, University of Illinois at ChicagoMargaret Read, Research Associate, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale UniversityMarlene Schwartz, Deputy Director, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale UniversityModerator: Mary Story, Director, Healthy Eating Research
Tapping into Water in School and After-School Settings: a Strategy for Obesity Prevention and Learning
Thirsting for information on how to implement the laws regarding free access to water? The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act requires National School Lunch sites to provide free drinking water during lunch time. Several states have more expansive water provision laws. Join us for a lively session in which we will discuss cutting edge research regarding drinking water access in schools, including the current state of water availability in school and afterschool settings, observational studies of drinking water intake among students in schools, interventions to promote water intake among students, and case studies of water programs in schools. Take away practical tools to use to implement the federal water access requirements.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Mike Danzik, Nutrition Education Specialist, California Department of EducationKarla Hampton, President, Enigami Consulting Services, LLCAriana Oliva, Nutrition Policy Advocate, California Food Policy AdvocatesAnisha Patel, Assistant Professor, University of California, San FranciscoModerator: Gordon Jackson, Director, Coordinated Student Support & Adult Education Division, California Department of Education
The Power of Partnerships in After-School and Summer Meal Programs
Out-of-school time presents an untapped opportunity to promote nutrition and physical activity while developing creative and efficient community partnerships. This session will highlight strategies to support obesity prevention in low-income communities through successful after school and summer partnerships. Panelists will provide practical ideas and case studies focused on: Increasing access to healthy food through federal after school and summer meal programs; engaging and empowering youth as nutrition and physical activity advocates; and developing sustainable community partnerships.
Presentations/Handouts Back to TopPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Patrice Chamberlain, Director, California Summer Meal Coalition, Public Health InstituteArnell Hinkle, Executive Director, CANFITNorma Johnson, Program Specialist, San Diego Unified School DistrictKindra Montgomery-Block, Director Technical Assistance & Community Relations, UC Davis School of Education, Center for Community School PartnershipsModerator: Michael Funk, Director, Afterschool Division, California Department of Education