Workshops, Conferences and Seminars
Building Healthy Communities: A workshop bringing together public administrators, policy makers, and concerned citizens
This workshop was designed to focus on how environmental factors influence a communities' nutrition and physical activity habits. During the morning session, nationally renowned experts in the fields of nutrition, active transportation, public health, and urban planning delivered keynote presentations and held a panel discussion. In the afternoon, the audience members split into breakout sessions facilitated by the conference organizers, and solutions to the problems presented by the experts were sought and recorded. Finally, at the conclusion of the conference, a panel discussion of policy-makers (including both elected and appointed officials) provided a thoughtful reflection on the process of implementing change through influencing the legislative process and enacting policies.
Building Healthy Communities... and Preventing Obesity - Workshop, April 30, 2010 - 8:00 am - Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy