Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Starting midday today and continuing through Thursday, the "Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures" conference in Washington, DC, will feature live reporting via liveblogging and Twitter. This will include interviews with speakers including Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, guest posts and more. Organizers will be using Twitter to cover the event at the hashtag #hkhf09.

The two-day conference, Healthy Kids, Healthy Future, will convene children’s health and early education experts, Administration officials, scholars, public health officials and early care program administrators to address these questions and more. Other speakers include Martha Coven, Director of the White House Office of Mobility and Opportunities; Joe Thompson, MD, MPH, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity.

The event is hosted by Nemours, one of the nation’s leading pediatric health systems, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, with support from the Altarum Institute.


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