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    The 2014 Building a Healthier Future Summit included the following sessions:

Health Equity for All Communities

This opening plenary will engage the nation’s foremost advocates for minority and resource-poor communities in a conversation about how national organizations are helping to change systems and policies to increase access to healthier options – aiming for true healthy equity – and how the private sector can become engaged to make a difference.

Thursday, March 13, 8:30 a.m., International Ballroom


Mary Jordan, editor, The Washington Post


Roslyn M. Brock, chairman, national board of directors, NAACP

Gail C. Christopher, DN, vice president for program strategy, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Janet Murguia, JD, president and chief executive officer, National Council of La Raza

Robert K. Ross, MD, president and chief executive officer, The California Endowment

Childhood Obesity Solutions Showcase

This interview-style session will explore what vastly different organizations are doing to reverse current obesity trends and ensure that rates continue to decline. Leaders from the corporate, advocate, military and local government sectors will share unique circumstances, lessons learned and success stories in this moderated session.

Thursday, March 13, 12:30 p.m., International Ballroom


Stephanie Mehta, deputy managing editor, FORTUNE


Paul Bakus, president, corporate affairs, Nestlé US

Lt. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, senior vice president for global partnering, physicians leadership development and “Healthy 100,” Florida Hospital, Orlando, member, Mission: Readiness

Michael Jacobson, co-founder and executive director, Center for Science in the Public Interest

The Honorable Michael A. Nutter, Mayor, City of Philadelphia

Breakout Sessions:

Click on breakout sessions below for additional information

Thursday, March 13 — 1:45 p.m.

Active Kids Do Better
Active Kids Do Better (Room: Monroe)
Let’s Move! Active Schools encourages schools to become Active, by incorporating physical activity before, during and after school for at least 60 minutes a day. This session showcases school champions who are taking the first steps in the program and the impact they are already seeing in their schools.


Laura Bay | president-elect | National PTA

Tom Cove | president and CEO | Sports and Fitness Industry Association

Jayne Greenberg | member | President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition | district director of PE & Health Literacy | Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Shellie Pfohl | executive director | President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

Anthony Robles | member, President’s Council | wrestling analyst, NCAA | expert, ESPN

Eating Out, Not Pigging Out
Eating Out, Not Pigging Out (Room: Lincoln East)
Sporting events, convenience stores, airports. It can be hard to find healthier options when traveling or on the go. This session features leaders in non-restaurant food service establishments who are making healthier choices easy and more affordable.


Jeremy Bearman | executive chef | Rouge Tomate

Jim Bressi | director of food research and development | Kwik Trip, Inc.

Jami Leeven | director of marketing and environmental stewardship | ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment

Arlin S. Wasserman | partner | Changing Tastes

Raising the Bar by Lowering Calories
Raising the Bar by Lowering Calories (Room: Jefferson West)
This interview-style session features retail and food industry leaders who will highlight progress and challenges in lowering calories and improving the nutritional quality of food products.


Richard Black | vice president, global nutrition | PepsiCo

Hank Cardello | senior fellow & director, Obesity Solutions Initiative | Hudson Institute

Paul Bakus | president, corporate affairs | Nestlé USA

Kelly D. Johnston | vice president, government affairs | Campbell Soup Company

The Freshman Fit-teen: Healthy Campuses
The Freshman Fit-teen: Healthy Campuses (Room: Lincoln West)
College and university campuses around the country have begun redesigning their environments to make nutrition and fitness a simpler, easier choice for students, faculty and staff. This panel discussion will spotlight institutions that are making these changes and the successes they are seeing.


Lorna C. Donatone | chief operating officer and education market president | Sodexo, Inc.

Lynn R. Goldman, MD, MPH | dean | The George Washington School of Public Health and Health Services

Michael S. Goldstein | associate vice-provost, The Healthy Campus Initiative | University of California, Los Angeles

Secretary Donna E. Shalala | former Secretary of Health and Human Services | president, University of Miami | co-chair, Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative | Bipartisan Policy Center

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum | president | Spelman College

You Are What You Drink
You Are What You Drink (Room: Jefferson East)
The Drink Up effort launched in September 2013 with more than a dozen private sector partners, PHA, Let’s Move!, and First Lady Michelle Obama. The effort leveraged support from some of the top research, creative and media companies in the country to create messages and materials that would resonate with carefully selected target audiences. This panel discussion offers a look at how the effort came together, its launch strategy and initial successes.


Matt Anthony | president | Y&R North America

Tim Brown | CEO | Nestlé Waters North America

Drew Nannis | chief marketing officer | Partnership for a Healthier America

Karen Watson | managing director, Nielsen Government & Public Sector | Nielsen

Thursday, March 13 — 3:15 p.m.

Defaulting to Health: Kids’ Menus
Defaulting to Health: Kids’ Menus (Room: Lincoln West)
In the last 30 years, children’s consumption of calories outside the home has increased significantly. The percentage of calories from fast food restaurants now exceeds calories consumed at school. Given the greater consumption of foods from quick service, fast casual and full service restaurants, the restaurant industry has started to implement small changes to kids’ meals in an effort to curb the obesity epidemic. This panel discussion explores how restaurants can improve kids’ meals by making healthier choices available.


Michelle Cordial | director of marketing development | Subway

Joan Rector McGlockton | vice president, food policy and industry affairs | National Restaurant Association

Susan Roberts, JD, MS, RD | director, food & nutrition Initiatives | Partnership for a Healthier America

Ype Von Hengst | executive chef and vice president, culinary operations | Co-Founder | Silver Diner Development, Inc.

Increasing Active Play
Increasing Active Play (Room: Lincoln East)
Children who live in lower-income communities are not only more likely to be overweight or obese than children from more affluent backgrounds, but they also are more likely to live in neighborhoods with fewer parks and playgrounds, and other barriers to physical activity. This session will explore the key roadblocks to getting kids active, including the behavioral science behind why children are not getting the active play they need to thrive, and the innovative ways some organizations are increasing play.


Saugato Datta | vice president | ideas42

Neil Phillips | founder and principal | Visible Men Academy

Caitlin Morris | North America executive director | Access to Sport | Nike Inc.

James Siegal | executive vice president & COO | KaBOOM!

Strong to Serve: Healthy Bases
Strong to Serve: Healthy Bases (Room: Monroe)
According to 2012’s “Still to Fat too Fight” report, one in four young Americans is too overweight to join the military. This session explores the national security implications of the obesity epidemic and highlights work to improve the health of our current, former and future military population.


Dan Glickman | co-chair, Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative | senior fellow | Bipartisan Policy Center | former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Lt. Gen. Mark P. Hertling | senior vice president for global partnering | physicians leadership development and Healthy “100″ | Florida Hospital, Orlando | member | Mission: Readiness

Charles E. Milam | principal director | Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Military Community and Family Policy

Tina Reddington | director of wellness, procurement and sustainability | Sodexo, Inc.

The Community Voice
The Community Voice (Room: Jefferson West)
In communities across the country, local organizations are working to end childhood obesity. This session showcases groups that are successfully leveraging the community voice when working with the private sector to create healthier communities across the country.


Genoveva Islas | program director | Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program

Amanda Navarro | deputy director | PolicyLink

Caprice Taylor | program officer | Funders’ Collaborative for Youth Organizing

Sabrina Wu | project director | HOPE Collaborative

There’s an App for That?
There’s an App for That? (Room: Jefferson East)
Pedometers, accelerometers, mobile apps, active gaming. Does any of this help get kids and families moving or eating better? Session will take a look at what’s out there and if it’s working.


Aneesh Chopra | senior advisor | The Advisory Board Company

Scott Mowbray | editor | Cooking Light

Manuel Rosso | vice president, commerce platforms | Scripps Network Interactive

Ben Sawyer | co-founder | Games for Health

Friday, March 14 — 9:00 a.m.

Youth Sports: Creating Early Positive Experiences
Youth Sports: Creating Early Positive Experiences (Room: Lincoln East)
Children who are physically active reap emotional, physical, cognitive and social benefits, and are far more likely to achieve their full potential. This session explores how some organizations plan to get and keep more kids active by creating early positive experiences in sports.


Tom Farrey | director | Sports and Society Program | Aspen Institute

Janet Froetscher | CEO | Special Olympics, Intl

Matt Geschke | director | Laureus Sport for Good Foundation

Stacy Molander | vice president | Strategic Initiatives | Partnership for a Healthier America

Chris Snyder | director of Coach Education | United States Olympic Committee

Foundation Viewpoint
Foundation Viewpoint (Room: Jefferson East)
PHA was founded as an independent and nonpartisan organization to convene key members of the public, private and nonprofit sectors to make significant and measurable commitments that will contribute to reversing the epidemic of childhood obesity. After three years, more than 60 partners and the release of two annual progress reports, PHA’s founding funders reflect on PHA’s progress to date and their hopes for the future.


Ellen L. Braff-Guajardo | program officer | W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Debbie I. Chang, MPH | vice president of policy and prevention | Nemours

James R. Gavin III | board chair | Partnership for a Healthier America

John Govea | senior project officer | Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Loel S. Solomon, PhD | vice president, community health | Kaiser Permanente

Marion Standish | senior advisor, Office of the President | The California Endowment

Healthy Early Childhood: Promising Practices
Healthy Early Childhood: Promising Practices (Room: Jefferson West)
Recent decreases in early childhood obesity rates have sparked discussion of possible contributing factors, such as changes to WIC, increased rates of breastfeeding and healthier environments in childcare centers. This panel focuses on what is working, why organizations are investing in these changes, and how to ensure obesity rates in early childhood continue to decline.


Kimberly Seals Allers | director | First Food Friendly Community Initiative

Helen Dombalis | director, policy and strategic partnerships | National Farm to School Network

Allison Gertel-Rosenberg | director, National Prevention & Practice | Nemours

David Lissy | CEO | Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Dr. Robert Riewerts | regional chief of pediatrics | Southern California Permanente Medical Group

Transforming Consumer Choices: The Power of Food Marketing
Transforming Consumer Choices: The Power of Food Marketing (Room: Lincoln West)
The power of marketing to influence food choice is undeniable, yet the most innovative and persuasive marketing is often reserved for less healthy choices. This session explores how organizations are using innovative marketing strategies to increase consumption and sales of healthier foods.


Michael Barkley | senior vice president | Marketing | Birds Eye Frozen Division

George Leon | executive vice president | Consumer Marketing | Sony Pictures Entertainment

Todd Putman | chief marketing officer | Bolthouse Farms

Maura Regan | senior vice president and general manager | Global Consumer Products | Sesame Workshop

Ryan Shadrick Wilson | chief strategy officer and general counsel | Partnership for a Healthier America

Friday, March 14 — 10:15 a.m.

After School Special: Healthy Out-of-School Time
After School Special: Healthy Out-of-School Time (Room: Lincoln West)
A national movement is forming to promote healthy eating and increased physical activity during the non-school hours; this panel discussion covers how and why some national OST providers and funders are investing time and resources into creating healthier environments.


Dr. Matt Longjohn | National Health Officer | YMCA of the USA

Barbara Tulipane | president and CEO | National Recreation and Park Association

Howell Wechsler | CEO | Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Damon Williams | senior vice president | Program, Training and Youth Development | Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Cutting Calories: What’s Behind the 6 Trillion Calories and What’s Next
Cutting Calories: What’s Behind the 6 Trillion Calories and What’s Next (Room: Monroe)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently announced that the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation delivered on their calorie commitment pledge by removing 6.4 trillion calories from the marketplace at the end of 2012. This conversation with some of the companies involved will feature successes and challenges in reaching the calorie reduction, why they did it and how they plan to continue the momentum.


Chris Lischeweski| CEO | Bumble Bee Foods LLC

Kim Nelson | senior vice president, External Affairs|General Mills

Dwayne Proctor | team director and senior program officer |Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Timothy York | president | Markon Cooperative

Feed Families Not Landfills
Feed Families Not Landfills (Room: Lincoln East)
One-third of global food production is wasted. In the United States, more than 35 million tons of food waste is generated annually, 96 percent of which ends up in landfills. At the same time, one in five kids in the U.S. is food insecure and almost 15 percent of households in the U.S. struggle to put food on the table. This discussion explores ways to eliminate food waste and help feed more people.


Mike Curtin | CEO | DC Central Kitchen

Doug Rauch | president and founder | Daily Table

Ricardo Salvador | director, Food & Environment Program | Union of Concerned Scientists

Timothy York | president | Markon Cooperative

Healthy Choices on Aisle 9
Healthy Choices on Aisle 9 (Room: Jefferson West)
A conversation with retail, marketing and food company leaders about how farmers, small companies, advocates or community organizations can create changes in-store that prompt consumers to purchase healthier options.


Samantha Cabaluna | vice president, marketing & communications | Earthbound Farm

Ric Jurgens | Chairman Emeritus | Hy-Vee

Phil Lempert | CEO | Consumer Insight/The Lempert Report/

Andy Nathan | Chief Marketing Officer | Victors & Spoils

In Hospitals: The Other RN (Real Nutrition)
In Hospitals: The Other RN (Real Nutrition) (Room: Jefferson East)
More than 500 hospitals are joining PHA’s Hospital Healthy Food Initiative; this panel discussion highlights the improvements hospitals have made in retail and patient food operations, as well as innovative partnerships to help make the healthy choice the easy choice for patients, families, community members, and staff.


Glenna McCollum | president | The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Andrea Seidl | senior vice president of support services | Morrison Healthcare Food Services

Kimberlydawn Wisdom | senior vice president, Community Health & Equity | Chief Wellness Officer | Henry Ford Health System