Issues ranging from childhood obesity to reducing the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to legislation that promotes healthy families will be addressed at the “Nutrition and Health Public Policy Event: Collaborating Today for a Better Tomorrow” forum on April 27 at California State University, Northridge.
The event, organized by CSUN’s Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, the Dietetic Internship Program, the Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing and the and the Northeast Valley Health Corp.’s and Northridge Hospital’s Choose Health LA Kids programs will be held will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Delmar T. Oviatt Library’s Jack and Florence Ferman Presentation Room.
“This event will provide hands-on information for students and community members, updating them on current health policies and bills while showcasing our students’ and community’s public policy efforts,” said Annette Besnilian, executive director of the Marilyn Magaram Center. “It will also provide policy makers with an opportunity to hear students, parents and community voices.”
The event will include presentations by the office of Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) on AB 1357, legislation that would provide funding for the Children and Family Health Promotion Program; CSUN’s 100 Citizens Program; and a screening of The Raising of America, a documentary.
The day also will include a photo-voice exhibit showcasing the work of the Northeast Valley Health Corp.’s and Northridge Hospital’s Choose Health LA Kids programs parent collaborative groups.
“This is an opportunity for community partners to collaborate with policy makers to help make healthier communities,” Besnilian said. “We are encouraging students and the community to get involved with public policy from the beginning.”
To register, visit http://nutritionandhealthpolicy.eventbrite.com or for more information, contact Jessica King at JessicaKing@nevhc.org.