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September 10, 2015

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Announces 2015 Leaders Summit Program and Speakers in Celebration of 10-Year Anniversary

(Washington, D.C.) September 10, 2015 – At its upcoming 2015 Leaders Summit, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation will celebrate its 10-year anniversary and recognize schools, industry leaders, corporate partners and out-of-school time programs that continue to make strides for childhood health.

After his heart surgery in 2004, President Bill Clinton decided to do something to help children live healthier lives. In 2005 the Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association partnered to address one of the most important issues facing the United States, childhood obesity, which can lead to grave health consequences. The result of that partnership, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, is celebrating 10 years of creating healthier environments for more than 20 million children across the country.

A record number 376 schools will receive National Healthy Schools Awards, including 10 Gold-level schools, the highest number ever in the Alliance’s history. The invitation-only festivities will be held October 2nd and 3rd at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center.

In celebration of the Alliance’s anniversary, the event will spotlight the decade of impact the organization has had on reducing childhood obesity.  Featured speakers from the Clinton Foundation include Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair and Donna Shalala, President. They will be joined by American Heart Association leaders Nancy Brown, CEO, and Mark Creager, M.D., President.

Additional featured speakers confirmed to attend include:

  • Joy Bauer, Nutrition/Health Expert, NBC's TODAY Show
  • Bonnie Bernstein, veteran Sports Journalist
  • Jason Collins, Retired NBA Player
  • Pam S. Dickson, Associate Vice President, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Helena Bottemiller Evich, Reporter, POLITICO
  • Jillian Michaels, Health and Wellness Expert
  • Caitlin Morris, North America Executive Director, Community Impact, Nike, Inc.
  • Howell Wechsler, CEO, Alliance for a Healthier Generation
  • Margo Wootan, ‎Director, Nutrition Policy at Center for Science in the Public Interest

The following organizations are providing support for the 2015 Leaders Summit: the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NutriBullet, Sanofi, Kaiser Permanente, SPARK, a division of School Specialty, Inc., GoNoodle Inc., NIKE, Inc and Gopher Sport.

Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street, NW, Washington, DC  20005

Friday, October 2, 2015
Welcome Ceremony
5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. EST

Mix & Mingle
6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Morning Sessions
8:30 a.m. ‒ 11:30 a.m. EST

Afternoon Sessions
1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. EST

Award Ceremony and Dinner
6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. EST

Media registration is open, and press planning to cover must be credentialed by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Megan McIntyre, 917-399-5250, Megan.McIntyre@HealthierGeneration.org.


About the Alliance for a Healthier Generation

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, empowers kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits. The Alliance works with schools, companies, community organizations, healthcare professionals and families to build healthier environments for millions of children. To learn more and join the movement, visit HealthierGeneration.org

Megan McIntyre, Alliance for a Healthier Generation
917-399-5250, Megan.McIntyre@HealthierGeneration.org