This workshop was designed to focus on how environmental factors influence a
communities’ nutrition and physical activity habits. During the morning session, nationally
renowned experts in the fields of nutrition, active transportation, public health, and urban
planning delivered keynote presentations and held a panel discussion. In the afternoon,
the audience members split into breakout sessions facilitated by the conference organizers,
and solutions to the problems presented by the experts were sought and recorded. Finally,
at the conclusion of the conference, a panel discussion of policy-makers (including
both elected and appointed officials) provided a thoughtful reflection on the process of
implementing change through influencing the legislative process and enacting policies.
Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, "Building Healthy Communities: A Workshop Bringing Together Public Administrators, Policy Makers, and Concerned Citizens" (2010). Baker Center: Publications and Other Works.