Action Plan & Videos

We are pleased to announce the release of three new tools that can be used to help us take collective action toward preventing childhood obesity in ECE settings:

The Action Plan and video are a great first step in spreading the word about the important work we are all doing nationwide to create better, healthier opportunities for young children. We encourage you to share these with collaborators and other stakeholders who are interested in healthy eating and physical activity work at the research, policy and program levels. We hope that in sharing the Action Plan and videos with others we are able to foster new partnerships and create new opportunities to make healthy kids and a healthy future a reality!

 

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Summit Speakers

  • Katie Beckmann, Administration for Children & Families
  • Melanie Brizzi, Indiana Family and Social Services
  • Amanda Bryans, Head Start
  • Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, Rutgers University
  • Jeffrey Capizzano, Policy Equity Group
  • Debbie Chang, Nemours
  • Deirdra Chester, USDA
  • Nilda Cosco, NC State University, Natural Learning Initiative
  • Diane Craft, Active Play Books
  • Nancy Creamer, Center for Environmental Farming Systems
  • Bill Dietz, George Washington University
  • Helen Dombalis, National Farm to School Network
  • Carrie Dooyema, CDC
  • Deb Eschmeyer, Let’s Move!
  • Tracy Fox, Food, Nutrition & Policy Consultants, LLC
  • Natasha Frost, Public Health Law Center
  • Allison Gertel-Rosenberg, Nemours
  • Katey Halasz, Nemours
  • Christina Hecht, Nutrition Policy Institute
  • Geri Henchy, Food Research and Action Center
  • Steven Hicks, US Department of Education
  • Emily Keenum, Virginia Early Childhood Foundation
  • Sherri Killins, BUILD Initiative
  • Jonathan Kotch, University of North Carolina
  • Sarah Lee, Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Agency
  • Cindy Long, USDA
  • Megan Lott, Healthy Eating Research
  • Jennifer MacDougall, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation
  • Shannon Maynard, Congressional Hunger Center
  • Claudia Mincemoyer, Penn State Extension: Better Kid Care
  • Meredith Morrissette, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
  • Ann O’Connor, CDC
  • Karen Probert, Association of State Public Health Nutritionists
  • Meredith Reynolds, CDC
  • Florence Rivera, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Rachel Schumacher, Administration for Children and Families
  • Linda Shak, David & Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Julie Shuell, Nemours
  • Christi Smith, Child Care Aware of Kansas
  • Liz Solomon, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Carolyn Stevens, US Department of Defense
  • Barabara Thompson, US Department of Defense
  • Monica Hobbs Vinluan, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Dianne Ward, UNC Center for Health Promotion Disease Prevention
  • Jennifer Weber, American Heart Association
  • Renee Wilson-Simmons, National Center for Children in Poverty

Summit Planning Committee

Members of our Summit Planning Committee include:

  • Katie Beckmann, Administration for Children & Families
  • Jamie Bussel, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Debbie Chang, Nemours
  • Kristen Copeland, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Jill Cox, Penn State Extension: Better Kid Care
  • Eva Daniels, National Association for Family Child Care
  • Bill Dietz, George Washington University
  • Mary Jo Doctor, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Carrie Dooyema, CDC
  • Allison Gertel-Rosenberg, Nemours
  • Barbara Hamilton, Health Resources and Services Administration: MCHB
  • Geri Henchy, Food Research and Action Center
  • Jennifer MacDougall, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation
  • Meredith Morrissette, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
  • Joyce O’Meara, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Meredith Reynolds, CDC
  • Linda Shak, David & Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Mary Story, Duke University
  • Barbara Thompson, Office of Family Readiness Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense (Military Community and Family Policy)
  • Jennifer Weber, American Heart Association

Summit Planning Staff

Staff

  • Kate Blackburn, Nemours
  • Emily Ciancio, Nemours
  • Jana Eisenstein, Nemours
  • Will Ferrell, Nemours (Temple University MPH program; student intern)