2014 Leaders Summit: Lead, Learn, Move
Night One: Welcome Reception
President Bill Clinton helped us officially kick off our 2014 Alliance for a Healthier Generation Leaders Summit. President Clinton, introduced by Youth Ambassador Nadya Khan, recognized guests and award recipients for their efforts in the fight against childhood obesity and shared data on the success of schools providing healthier food choices to students.
Watch President Clinton’s Remarks
About the Leaders Summit
The 2014 Leaders Summit will bring together and celebrate schools, communities, companies and individuals making positive change for children’s health nationwide.
Our Leaders Summit was previously known as our Healthy Schools Program Forum where we celebrated schools that have met our rigorous benchmarks for healthy eating and physical activity for their students and staff. This year, for the first time, we are continuing to recognize schools as well as expand the celebration to include leading community organizations, companies and individuals making the same strides for childhood health.
The two-day event will bring together 250 schools from around the country, companies working to increase access for nutrition and physical activity and community organizations and individuals doing outstanding work to transform environments into healthier places for kids.
There will be awards, there will be speakers, and there will be lively discussions.
Summit festivities will commence on Friday, September 12 with our welcome reception and keynote speaker. Events will continue through Saturday with a panel discussion moderated by the Today Show's Joy Bauer, an awards ceremony recognizing our honorees emceed by veteran sportscaster Bonnie Bernstein, and inspirational speeches on creating a healthier generation for our children.
Join the Celebration
You, too, can be part of this special event even if you can’t attend in person.
- Follow the Alliance on Twitter at @HealthierGen
- Use the hashtag #HealthierGenSummit to enjoy the celebration in real-time.
- Visit our homepage throughout the event to view videos, photos and recaps of speakers and panel discussions taking place during the event.