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You're Invited!

You are invited to Virginia's sixth Weight of the State conference, to be held April 28-30, 2019, in Richmond, Va., at the Hilton Richmond Hotel in Short Pump.

The 2019 Weight of the State conference will showcase the latest approaches to reducing childhood obesity and creating healthy communities in the commonwealth. National, state and local experts will share cutting-edge tactics, including community-based approaches and policy changes.

Join us for two full days of education, inspiration and networking to create healthy communities!

Check back for updates, including registration info, agenda and presenters!

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Conference Goals / Broad Objectives:

STRENGTHEN

and expand local, regional, and state capacity to achieve policy, environmental, and systems change to promote access to healthy foods and nutrition, opportunities for physical activity, and reduce obesity.

ENGAGE

and network with peers to share knowledge and best practices and strategies to sustain momentum throughout Virginia to change environments to reduce obesity.

SHARE

emerging trends in health care, school and after-school programs, research, community collaboration, healthy nutrition, and physical activity to promote healthy lifestyles among Virginia youth.






Who Should Attend?


  • Physicians
  • State and local public health professionals
  • Registered Dietitians
  • Nurses
  • Leaders in state and local education
  • Early childhood and after-school providers
  • State and local policymakers
  • Health advocates
  • Community, business, and faith-based leaders
  • Parks and recreation planners and providers
  • Academic researchers
  • Philanthropic organization leaders
  • YOU!

Hosts

Prevention Connections Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth