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Keeping Kids Moving: How Equitable Transportation Policy Can Reverse Childhood Obesity

July 27, 2010

Did you miss this live national roundtable, sponsored by PolicyLink, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity, Transportation for America, and the Convergence Partnership?  

It was held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on Thursday, July 15, and explored the vital connections between transportation policy and childhood obesity, especially for low-income children and children of color.

Featured speakers included:

Federal Voices

  • Martha Coven – Special Assistant to the President for Mobility and Opportunity, Domestic Policy Council
  • Roy Kienitz – Undersecretary for Policy, United States Department of Transportation
  • Dr. Howard Koh – Assistant Secretary for Health, United States Department of Health and Human Services

Voices from the Field

  • Chip Johnson – Mayor, Hernando, Mississippi 
  • Julia Lopez – Youth Advocate, The Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program
  • Adetokunbo Omishakin – Director of Healthy Living Initiatives at Office of the Mayor, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Barbara Stiffarm – Executive Director, Opportunity Link

Luckily, thanks to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity, you can still check out the webcast by clicking here!