Building a Healthier Future Summit 2016

Each year, the PHA Building a Healthier Future Summit brings together the nation’s leaders from corporations, nonprofits, academia, government and the public health community to discuss solutions and tackle the national childhood obesity crisis.

Together, this diverse group of stakeholders has brought its collective passion and enthusiasm to ensure a healthier future for America’s children by sharing innovative approaches and generating creative ideas for programs while interacting with like-minded professionals.

In 2016, more than 900 attendees enjoyed keynote speakers PHA’s Honorary Chair former First Lady Michelle Obama and United States Surgeon General Vice Admiral (VADM) Vivek H. Murthy.Breakout sessions covered topics including impulse buying and healthy supermarket checkout aisles, the effect of culture and community on health behaviors and a deep dive into nutrition regulatory guidelines.

The Summit’s Expo invited exhibitors to showcase their visions for how to make the healthy choice the easy choice for American families. Visitors to the Expo grabbed protein-packed drinks from Coco Libre, yogurt from Dannon and talked with representatives from Marathon Kids about how they get children to move and play.

The 2016 Summit generated nearly 500 million print,online and broadcast impressions. The conference hashtags (#PHASummit and #PHASummitChat) were used 6,000 times and the conference generated more than 75 million Twitter impressions. The healthy travel tips Twitter Chat, featuring Westin, Hyatt, and Good Housekeeping, generated 5.5 million impressions alone!

The Summit continues to be a popular event that rallies PHA partners toward our common cause –building a healthier future for America’s children.Thank you to the many attendees, speakers,sponsors and exhibitors that make each Summit better than the last.

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