As childhood obesity continues to rise, so does our support to end it. This year, Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) will be hosting its inaugural Building a Healthier Future Summit. This event will bring together leaders from multiple industries including government and academia who share in the fight to end childhood obesity.
The conference will be held November 29th-30th in Washington, D.C, and they have recently announced that First Lady Michelle Obama will be the keynote speaker.
Childhood obesity isn’t going to end in one day, and it isn’t going to end with one person. It will take the effort and support of all of us. It’s events like this that remind us that our children are our future, and together we have the ability to change their lives and the lives of future generations to come. PHA’s site articulates it so well when it says “It will take the collective input and action of many to foster better health, promote academic achievement, drive global competitiveness, and boost military readiness—all of which will offer the nation’s children brighter, healthier futures.” These are all things that are affected by childhood obesity, and they are all things we have the power to change.