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The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth and Prevention Connections are pleased to invite you to Virginia's fourth Weight of the State conference on childhood obesity prevention, to be held in Richmond, Va., on April 20-21, 2015, at the Hilton Richmond Hotel in Short Pump.

Virginia's 2015 Weight of the State conference will showcase the latest approaches in childhood obesity prevention and control. Hundreds of attendees from across the commonwealth will gather to hear national, state and local experts sharing cutting-edge tactics for reducing and preventing obesity, including community-based approaches and policy changes.

Conference Goals / Broad Objectives:


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.


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


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.


Virginia Department of Education

Kaiser Permanente

Bon Secours Class-A-Roll Movin Mania Bon Secours Virginia Health System


Rescue SCG

Barber Martin Agency

NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 SUDIA

Junior League of Northern Virginia

Action for Healthy Kids

Virginia Cooperative Extension

Virginia Department of Health

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

American Heart Association

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!