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2014 Health Summit - Daphne Delgado

April 8, 2014
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Senate Visitor Center – Room SVC 208

Well-being y Bienestar: Innovation in School-Based Nutrition Programs in Order to Battle Latino Childhood Obesity”

Moderated by CHCI-PepsiCo Foundation Health Graduate Fellow Daphne Delgado

2014 Health Graduate Summit White Paper - Daphne Delgado

Federal-level nutrition policies, specifically the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), give states the resources to provide meals to needy children during the school day. Despite these resources, children have a hard time eating healthy meals at school and too many children, especially Latino youth, are overweight or obese. Since more than 35 percent of children’s and adolescents’ daily caloric intake happens during the school day, childhood nutrition programs are incredibly influential in a child’s overall health. This summit will bring together experts who can discuss current school-based and culturally-appropriate innovations, models, and strategies aimed at reducing childhood obesity.

Opening Remarks:

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, U.S. House of Representatives


Jessica Donze Black, RD, MPH, Director, Kids' Safe & Healthful Foods Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Jeffrey Levi, PhD, Executive Director, Trust for America's Health

Matt Smith, Senior Manager of Food for Good, PepsiCo 

Daniel Taber, PhD, Assistant Professor at UT School of Public Health

Margo Wootan, DSc, Director of Nutrition Policy, Center for Science in the Public Interest

The 2014 CHCI Young Latino Leaders Summit Series is the culmination of CHCI’s premier, nine-month Graduate Fellowship Program.