Obesity Summit November 2011


Obesity Prevention Summit: Policy Solutions for a Healthier Washington

The Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition partnered with the American Heart Association and Seattle Children’s to host the “Obesity Prevention Summit: Policy Solutions for a Healthier Washington” on November 15, 2011 in Tukwila, WA. The interactive summit featured a variety of plenary and breakout sessions on topics ranging from “Fighting Childhood Obesity & Hunger with School Breakfast” to “Transportation Policy and Childhood Obesity”. Representative Laurie Jinkins, 27th Legislative District served as the Summit’s keynote and provided an audience of approximately 100 attendees from 48 organizations and 9 counties around Washington state, the “view from Olympia” on obesity prevention policy. Also noteworthy, was a plenary presentation led by UW Affiliate Professor and author Andrew Dannenberg, who provided his thoughts on how our built environments affect our health.

Below are select presentations and resources from the Summit.


Built Environment and Progress in Washington State – Andrew Dannenberg, MD, MPH, UW Affiliate Professor – Moderator

Transporation Policy and Childhood Obesity” (2 files) – Blake Trask – Bicycle Alliance of Washington, Carrie Dolwick – Transportation Choices, Lisa Quinn – Feet First

“Soda Pop & Other Sugary Drinks” (4 files)” – Jennifer Trott, COPC, Hugh Ewart – Seattle Children’s, Anne Pearson – King County Public Health, Christopher Linnaman – Overlake Medical Center

Fighting Childhood Obesity & Hunger With School Breakfast – Donna Parsons – OSPI, Don Sloma – Healthy Communities Partnership, Nadiya Beckwith-Stanley – Children’s Alliance, Robbi Kae Norman – Uncommon Solutions

Other Materials:

      Coming Soon! Shared Use Toolkit

      Featured Speaker Bios

      COPC Membership Form