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Former First Lady Michelle Obama to Join the 2017 Building a Healthier Future Summit May 10-12, 2017

Mrs. Obama will participate in a conversation about the importance of all children growing up healthy.

Washington D.C. (April 6, 2017) – The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is pleased to announce that former First Lady Michelle Obama, PHA’s Honorary Chairwoman, will once again join the organization’s annual summit in Washington, D.C., which is scheduled for May 10-12 at the downtown Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. This is the sixth time Mrs. Obama has participated in the annual Summit. She is scheduled to speak on Friday.

Each year, the conference brings together leading health and wellness executives as well as nonprofit, government and academic leaders to address childhood obesity, an issue critical to the future of this country’s health and well-being. The Summit convenes the public and private sectors to collaborate in creating sustainable solutions for driving all Americans – regardless of where they live, work or play – toward healthier choices.

The list of speakers and sessions confirmed to date can be found here:

MEDIA CREDENTIALS: Credentialed reporters interested in covering the Summit should register by visiting by May 1, 2017.

CONTACT: Sutton Resler – (571) 236-4966

The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is devoted to working with the private sector to ensure the health of our nation’s youth by solving the childhood obesity crisis. In 2010, PHA was created in conjunction with – but independent from – First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! effort. PHA is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that is led by some of the nation’s most respected health and childhood obesity experts. PHA brings together public, private and nonprofit leaders to broker meaningful commitments and develop strategies to end childhood obesity. Most important, PHA ensures that commitments made are commitments kept by working with unbiased, third parties to monitor and publicly report on the progress our partners are making. For more information about PHA, please visit and follow PHA on Twitter @PHAnews.