4260.0: Tuesday, November 14, 2000 - 4:30 PM

Abstract #17059

Reaching the Summit: Nutrition and Physical Activity Policy for 2000 and Beyond

Margo Wootan, DSc, Center for Science in the Public Interest, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20009, 202-332-9110, mwootan@cspinet.org, Susan Foerster, MPH, RD, Cancer Prevention and Nutrition Section, California Department of Health Services, PO Box 942732, MS 662, Sacramento, CA 95814, , N/A, Eileen Kennedy, DSc, Research, Education, and Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Under Secretary, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 217W, Washington, DC 20250, 202-720-8885, N/A, Elizabeth Pivonka, PhD, RD, Produce for Better Health Foundation, 5301 Limestone Road, Suite 101, Wilmington, DE 19808, 302-235-2329, N/A, Bill Wilkinson, National Center for Bicycling & Walking, 1506 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036, 202-463-6622, N/A, and William H. Dietz, MD, PhD, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control, 4770 Buford Hwy., NE, Atlanta, GA 30341, 770-488-6042, wcd4@cdc.gov.

The National Nutrition Summit was convened by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services to identify continuing challenges and emerging opportunities for the nation in food, nutrition, and health. The Partnership to Promote Healthy Eating and Active Living also held a summit which aimed to provide a forum to broaden understanding of promoting healthy eating and physical activity, enhance interactions among disciplines and between public and private sectors, and provide direction on options to promote behavior change. In this session, representatives from federal and state government and the food industry and health advocates will explore policy options recommended at both summits to promote healthy eating and physical activity and how to translate those recommendations into action.

Learning Objectives: During this session, health advocates and representatives from federal and state government and the food industry will explore nutrition and physical activity policy options recommended at the National Nutrition Summit and the Partnership to Promote Healthy Eating and Active Living Summit. They also will discuss how to translate those recommendations into action

Keywords: Nutrition, Physical Activity

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: None
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA