Plenary Panel Presentations and Panel Discussion

Helen Matheny and Dan Foster, West Virginia Healthy Lifestyle Coalition

Marcus Plescia, Eat Smart, Move More… North Carolina

Stewart Gordon, Chair of Louisiana Council on Obesity Prevention

Joan Miller, Bexar County Community Health Collaborative, Texas

Carol Johnson, Georgia Physical Activity Network


Breakout Sessions

What are the barriers to change? What is needed to implement and sustain these changes?


Breakout Session #1

Changing the Environment to Prevent Childhood Obesity


Facilitators: Ken Powell, Georgia Department of Human Resources;

John Peters, Procter & Gamble Company


Howard Frumkin, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta

Ed McBrayer, PATH Foundation, Atlanta

Andy Fisher, Community Food Security Coalition, Venice, California

Duane Perry, The Food Trust, Philadelphia

Majora Carter, Sustainable South Bronx, New York


Breakout Session #2

Fostering Collaboration between the Public Health and Health Care Communities to Prevent Childhood Obesity


Facilitators: Ann Bullock, Health and Medical Division, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Susan Foerster, California Department of Health Services


Veda Johnson, Whitefoord Community Program, Atlanta

Donna Hardy, Washington Wilkes County/Medical College of Georgia Partnership

Luke Beno, Operation Zero, Kaiser Permanente, Atlanta

John Batson, Pediatrician, Columbia, South Carolina



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