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CEO Spotlight: Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo
As Chairman and CEO of one of the world’s largest and most successful food and beverage companies, Indra Nooyi brings unique insights and perspectives to the 2015 Summit. She will discuss a range of topics, including the transformation of the company’s product portfolio, the role of industry in supporting healthy lifestyles, the value of public-private partnerships when addressing societal challenges, and the importance of long-term strategy and vision when tackling complex issues. Click here for more details about Indra Nooyi

CEO Spotlight: Denise Morrison, Campbell Soup Company
Campbell President & CEO Denise Morrison takes the stage to discuss the role Campbell and other food companies can play in positively influencing the way people eat. She will discuss how she is reshaping Campbell’s portfolio and its commitment to improving communities, especially its hometown of Camden, New Jersey. Click here for more details about Denise Morrison

Corporate Innovators: Leading the ‘Healthier’ Category
A conversation with CEOs from innovative food and health and wellness companies about challenges and opportunities in this growing space.

Featuring:
Christine Day | CEO | Luvo
Nicolas Jammet | Co-founder | sweetgreen
Mike Lee | CEO and Co-founder | MyFitnessPal
Joshua Stephen Tetrick | CEO/Founder | Hampton Creek
Childhood Obesity: The State of the Issue
Leading national experts assess progress in childhood obesity prevention, the challenge of health equity and the most promising paths forward.

Featuring:
Angela Glover Blackwell | Founder & CEO | PolicyLink
William H. Dietz, M.D., Ph.D. | Director, Sumner M Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness | Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A. | President and CEO | Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Breakout Sessions

The 2015 Building a Healthier Future Summit will include the following sessions. Keep checking back, we will announce more hot topics as they are confirmed:
Click on breakout sessions below for additional information.
Thursday, February 26 at 2:00 PM
Retailers: Managing of Mission and Margin
Retailers: Managing of Mission and Margin (Location: Lincoln West)
With 40 million Americans struggling to put healthier meals on the table, good nourishment shouldn’t be restricted to those who can pay a premium. But can retailers create sustainable models for making healthful food affordable and profitable? Moving beyond food access, what is the role of retailers in offering healthier food at prices accessible to those at all income levels? This session will feature a diverse set of retailers sharing pricing perspectives, strategies for serving low-income communities without hurting the bottom line, the future of healthy retail and how to champion change in this space for Americans across socioeconomic borders.

Moderator:
Jane Black | Journalist

Panelists:
Kathleen McLaughlin | President | Walmart Foundation
Ryan Sheetz | Director of Brand Development | Sheetz
Seven Generations: Sustainability & the Future of Food
Seven Generations: Sustainability & the Future of Food (Location: Jefferson East)
Climate change, overfishing, water shortages and soil loss threaten the world’s food supplies, causing many to wonder whether the land and sea will be able to provide us with the healthier foods we need on a long-term, sustainable basis. Will we always be able to make the healthy choice the easy choice, as well as an affordable choice for all? This session will explore the wide range of issues surrounding sustainability. What are the challenges to farmers, fishermen, industry and consumers, and how are they being addressed across the entire food system?

Moderator:
Jaycee Pribulsky | Managing Director | Context America

Panelists:
Frederick Kirschenmann | Distinguished Fellow, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University | President of the Board, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Pocantico Hills, NY
Tom Langan | External Affairs Director, North America | Unilever
Stairway to Healthy: Designing Active Communities
Stairway to Healthy: Designing Active Communities (Location: Lincoln East)
Can your neighborhood design affect your health? Increasingly, the design of our communities is being recognized as an important facilitator of good physical and mental health. Specifically, housing units that support physical activity – with attractive stairways and accessible recreation areas – can encourage residents to move more, improving health through design. Learn how real estate developers, researchers and city officials are becoming part of the solution by incorporating and promoting active design principles into affordable housing developments in areas across the country.

Moderator:
Joanna Frank | Executive Director | Center for Active Design

Panelists:
Les Bluestone | Co-owner | Blue Sea Development
Bechara Choucair, M.D. | Commissioner | Chicago Department of Public Health
Thursday, February 26 at 3:30 PM
Executive Tell All: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities
Executive Tell All: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities (Location: Lincoln West)
Making the healthy choice the easy choice isn’t always easy to accomplish, but as the value in doing so becomes clearer, it has become a growth area. Just this year, a study from the Hudson Institute found that 99 percent of sales growth from some of the nation’s leading food companies came from lower-calorie foods. This session will feature industry executives from major food and beverage companies discussing the ways in which they are addressing increasing consumer demand for healthier and lower-calorie products. Learn about the progress they have made and the challenges they face in improving, marketing and ultimately selling healthier options.

Moderator:
Hank Cardello | Senior Fellow & Director, Obesity Solutions Initiative | Hudson Institute

Panelists:
Wendy Clark | President, Sparkling Brands & Strategic Marketing | Coca-Cola North America
Apu Mody | President | Mars Food North America
More Peas Please: Training Taste Buds Early
More Peas Please: Training Taste Buds Early (Location: Jefferson East)
The first years of life play an important role in a child’s development, including taste preferences that may last a lifetime. Research shows that children who were not fed fruits and vegetables as infants also ate fewer of them at the age of six. What can the private sector do to help parents encourage consumption of these important foods early and often? This session will explore the latest research around early foods, with a specific focus on fruit and vegetable consumption, and how that research is being translated into action to create healthier, lifelong eating habits for all children.

Panelists:
Caron Gremont | Founder | First Bites
Wendy Johnson-Askew | Vice President of Corporate Affairs | Nestlé Nutrition
Robbie Beth Zapata | Director | Little Lions Learning Center
Thinking Outside the Cubicle: Healthy Communities
Thinking Outside the Cubicle: Healthy Communities (Location: Jefferson West)
Companies often select office locations and design workplaces with an eye toward attracting the highest quality, most productive employees they can. But should their efforts to foster a healthy environment also extend outside the corporate walls? This session will explore how companies can impact the overall health of the communities in which they operate, looking beyond the well being of those who work for them to explore their role in creating healthier living spaces for all, especially the most vulnerable populations.

Moderator:
Maya Rockeymoore, Ph.D. | President & CEO | Center for Global Policy Solutions

Panelists:
Kim F. Fortunato | Director Campbell Healthy Communities | Campbell Soup Company
Alan Gilbert | Director for Global Government and NGO Strategy | GE healthymagination
Mari Monrad | LMP Vice President Strategy and Operations | Office of the Labor Management Partnership (OLMP) | Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, Inc. | Oakland, California
Suzanne Stormer | Vice President, Corporate Sustainability | Novo Nordisk
Video Gaming: Friend or Frenemy?
Video Gaming: Friend or Frenemy? (Location: Lincoln East)
Ask a parent how much time his or her child would devote to video games if given the choice, and you might get an eye roll worthy of a teenager. With three-quarters of American youth hooked on computer and video games, it’s no wonder electronic media are often disparaged as root causes of physical inactivity. But could this obsession with gaming be used for good? This session will explore active gaming—the concept of leveraging kids’ established enthusiasm for video games to get them up off the couch and moving.

Moderator:
Garth Graham, M.D., M.P.H. | President | Aetna Foundation

Panelists:
Carrie Bischke | Director of Brand Integrations | Ubisoft
Victor Strasburger, M.D. | Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics & Founding Chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine | University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Stephen P. Yang, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor of Health Promotion & Wellness | SUNY Oswego | Lecturer in Kinesiology | SUNY Cortland | Founder of Exergame Lab
Friday, February 27 at 9:30 AM
American Fare: What to Expect in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Americans Fare: What to Expect in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (Location: Jefferson East)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services join forces every five years to publish a set of dietary guidelines for Americans. The 2015 guidelines may advise Americans to make food choices that are not only healthful, but more environmentally sustainable. As these guidelines provide the foundation for food and nutrition policy and influence the direction of government nutrition programs and research, the implications for such unprecedented recommendations are far-reaching. A one-on-one conversation with a member of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee will offer a sneak preview.

Panelists:
Andrea King Collier | Independent Multimedia Journalist and Health Advocate
Marian L. Neuhouser, Ph.D., R.D. | Full Member | Cancer Prevention Program, Division of Public Health Sciences | Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
Fire It Up: Getting Families Back in the Kitchen
Fire It Up: Getting Families Back in the Kitchen (Location: Lincoln West)
Since 1965, U.S. adults have cut back on how much they cook at home. While most of the calories they eat come out of the home pantry or fridge, fewer than half of adults spend any time actually cooking. Nearly one-third of Americans admit they don’t know how to cook, while others list time and cost as barriers. Many experts cite learning how to cook as a key ingredient for helping Americans to eat more nutritious meals on a regular basis. How can we fire up families across all socioeconomic levels and in communities of color to get cooking in the kitchen again?

Moderator:
Dana Points | Editor in Chief, Parents and American Baby | Content Director, Meredith Parents Network

Panelists:
Julie C. Greene | Healthy Living Marketing Manager | Hannaford Supermarks
Meriterese Racanelli, M.S. | R&D Food Scientist/Clinical Nutritionist | GoyaFoods, Inc. | National Hispanic Health Foundation | NovelResearch.org
Chef Greg Silverman, M.Sc. | Director | National Partnerships | Share Our Strength
Girl Talk: Healthy Mind, Healthy Body
Girl Talk: Healthy Mind, Healthy Body (Location: Jefferson West)
Body shape and body image can dominate a young girl’s thoughts, especially during the teen years. Choices about what to eat and how to stay active may be influenced by a range of factors that don’t always align with good health. How can we empower girls from all socioeconomic backgrounds to make healthier choices? What role does the private sector play in facilitating a dialogue about positive body image, self-esteem and health? This session will explore the relationship between physical and mental health, with a focus on young girls and the importance of achieving a healthy weight and positive self-image.

Moderator:
Phillippa Diedrichs, Ph.D. | Senior Research Fellow | Centre for Appearance Research, University of the West of England

Panelists:
T. Morgan Dixon | Co-Founder & Director | GirlTrek
Meaghan E. Ramsey | Global Director, Dove Self-Esteem Project | Unilever
United, We Succeed: Collective Impact to Enact Social Change
United, We Succeed: Collective Impact to Enact Social Change (Location: Lincoln East)
Large-scale social change requires broad, cross-sector collaboration. In this session we’ll hear about some real-world examples, such as Let’s Move Active Schools, which is working to unify multiple organizations committed to one common goal: to bring physical activity back to every school in America, especially schools in need. What makes these initiatives work, what are the challenges faced and how can the private sector participate?

Moderator:
Christina D. Economos, Ph.D. | Director, ChildObesity180 | Associate Professor, Tufts University

Panelists:
John V. Kania | Managing Director | FSG