Tuesday, April 6, 2010

DC Voices presents at MWPHA Annual Meeting

The DC Voices for MEAL Choices team had an opportunity to table and present about our work at the 2010 Metropolitan Washington Public Health Association's Annual Meeting- The Future of Public Health Leadership: Where Passion Meets Action.  We were on a panel with George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services Professor and Chair of the Health Promotion department Dr. Caroline Sparks, and members from other MWPHA advocacy teams Positive Places, Save Lives Free the Condoms, and Campuses for Clean Air.  

During the panel we discussed the history of the DC MEAL Act and advocacy activities of DVMC over the past three years.  We also had the chance to answer questions and talk about the national menu labeling mandate contained in the health reform bill.  It was exciting to see the energy around nutrition and obesity related issues, including menu labeling! 

Check out the pictures from this successful and inspiring meeting!  

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