WASHINGTON, May 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Organizations including Bright Horizons, Mercy Housing, and the Learning
The former First Lady also addressed the Summit this afternoon, closing the event's programming with her remarks. As a demonstration of PHA's reach and scale, in addition to the organizations above, today eight college campuses joined PHA's Healthier Campus Initiative. These campuses include California State University, Fresno; Concord University; Coppin State University; Mount Saint Mary's University; SUNY Cobleskill; Tougaloo College; UC Davis; and United Tribes Technical College.
"We are proud to be joined by so many unique partners at this year's summit – totaling nearly 30 new commitments – in our continued effort to help Americans live full, healthy lives," said PHA CEO Lawrence A. Soler. "Our partners continue to prove the value of voluntary change in progressing towards a healthier nation. We know there is more work to be done, but we're energized by this year's commitments and the progress we've made, and we will continue to keep driving toward our mission of ending the childhood obesity epidemic."
Commitments Made on Day 2
Affordable housing leader commits to using innovative design to support a healthier lifestyle for residents
Leading early education and child care providers commit to healthier programming for children across the country
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The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is devoted to working with the private sector to ensure the health of our nation's youth by solving the childhood obesity crisis. In 2010, PHA was created in conjunction with—but independent from— former First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! effort. PHA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that is led by some of the nation's most respected health and childhood obesity experts. PHA brings together public, private and nonprofit leaders to broker meaningful commitments and develop strategies to end childhood obesity. Most important, PHA ensures that commitments made are commitments kept by working with unbiased third parties to monitor and and publicly report on the progress our partners are making. For more information about PHA, please visit www.ahealthieramerica.org and follow PHA on Twitter @PHAnews.
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