Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Friday, Let's Move!: First Lady Michelle Obama To Keynote Childhood Obesity Summit

Partnership for a Healthier America's conference is in Washington, DC...
Capping off her action-packed celebration for the third anniversary of the Let's Move! campaign, First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the keynote address at Partnership for a Healthier America's second Building a Healthier Future Summit on Friday at 1:30 PM.  The Partnership is the foundation created to coordinate private sector support for Mrs. Obama's campaign, and she is honorary chair.  Her remarks will be both the last hurrah for Year 3 and the kickoff for Year 4; PHA will release an official progress report on the campaign's achievements during the Summit. 

The First Lady will speak at Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University on the last day of the two-day Summit, which brings together philanthropic, government, academia and private sector leaders to discuss childhood obesity.  On Thursday, Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives Sam Kass will host the 'Great American School Lunch Challenge' at the Grand Hyatt hotel. Mrs. Obama keynoted the conference when it was held for the first time in November of 2011, and Kass hosted a similar cook-off.   

After her remarks at the Summit, Mrs. Obama will join Secretary of State John Kerry for a ceremony to honor the recipients of the International Women of Courage Award, in the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the U.S. Department of State, her office has announced. 

PHA's honorary vice chairs Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, N.J., and former Republican Senate majority leader Bill Frist, MD. will also speak at the Summit, as they did in 2011.

In December, the Partnership announced that Time, Inc. has signed on as "the exclusive media sponsor" for the conference, and will devote its print and digital properties to promoting the slate of scheduled events, as well as have an "on site" presence to promote its own health-related brands.  Novo Nordisk, "the world’s leader in delivering innovative diabetes medicines," and Birds Eye have also signed on as National sponsors.

*CLICK HERE for links to all posts about the third anniversary.

*Photo by Chuck Kennedy/White House