NSBA Webcast: Policymakers Addressing Childhood Obesity Through Collaboration and Policy Change
State and local policymakers play a key role in addressing childhood obesity by developing policies that promote healthy environments in schools and communities. This
, hosted by the National School Boards Association with support from Leadership for Healthy Communities, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will highlight the Leadership for Healthy Communities Action Strategies Toolkit. The focus will be on two specific strategies from the toolkit that provide collaborative opportunities for local school leaders and other local and state-level policymakers to improve local health promoting environments. These are: Safe Routes to School programs and joint use agreements.
Speakers will include national experts and local policymaker champions:
- Maya Rockeymoore, Director, Leadership for Healthy Communities
- Robert Ogilvie, Program Director, Planning for Healthy Places
- Karla Hampton, Staff Attorney, National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity
- Ken Testa, Chief Facilities Officer, Merced City School District (Merced, CA)
- Margo Pedroso, Deputy Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership
- Rob Krupicka, Councilmember, City of Alexandria (Alexandria, VA)
- Carmen Pineyro, Board Member, Freeport Union Free School District (Freeport, NY)
This panel will provide an overview and examples of how to collaborate with the key stakeholders to make these two policy strategies work in your district and community. There will be ample opportunity for attendees to interact with the panel of speakers.