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MEDIA ADVISORY: Chelsea Clinton to speak at 8th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference

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Opening remarks to highlight the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s work to combat childhood obesity over the past decade

SAN DIEGO, CA – On Tuesday, June 30, Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton will discuss the work of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation during opening remarks of the 8th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference in San Diego, California. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association, works to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits. Chelsea Clinton will join the country’s preeminent experts on children’s health, as well as health professionals, advocates, and school and community stakeholders all devoted to the cause of obesity reduction.

In response to the rapid increase in childhood obesity rates over the last three decades, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation was founded to serve as a catalyst for children’s health. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation works with schools, companies, community organizations, healthcare professionals and families to build healthier environments where children thrive. The Alliance’s current work directly impacts more than 20 million children, with a focus on low-income and minority populations who are at an increased risk for obesity and other diseases. A recently published study in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s journal, Preventing Chronic Disease, analyzed 281 California schools that participated in the Alliance’s Healthy Schools Program from 2006-2012 and found measureable reductions in overweight and obesity rates among students.

At the conference, speakers will address pressing and important topics including food industry marketing tactics, possible effects of healthcare reform on childhood obesity, and nutrition in the juvenile justice system. The conference theme of ‘Collective Impact’ echoes the Clinton Foundation’s belief in the importance of partnership and cross-sector collaborations as a method to accelerate systemic change.

WHAT: Opening Remarks at 8th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference Opening Plenary
WHO: Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation
WHEN: Tuesday, June 30, 2015
9:00 to 10:45 a.m. PT
WHERE: Town and Country Hotel
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, California 92108

For press credentials, please contact Carragh Taylor-Hunt at (916) 278-4827 or email her at [email protected].

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