Reminder: Bipartisan Policy Center to Launch Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative

Mar 21, 2011, 09:57 ET from Bipartisan Policy Center

Former Agriculture Secretaries Dan Glickman and Ann M. Veneman and Former Health and Human Services Secretaries Mike Leavitt and Donna E. Shalala to Develop Recommendations on Ways to Improve America's Health

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) will launch its Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative, led by former Secretaries of Agriculture Dan Glickman and Ann M. Veneman and former Secretaries of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt and Donna E. Shalala, on Monday, March 28, 2011 at 10:00AM in Washington, DC.

This year-long Initiative will focus on four priority areas in an effort to improve our nation's health and physical activity levels: improving nutrition education, dismantling barriers to physical activity, accelerating access to healthy food choices, and harnessing institutional opportunities. Throughout 2011, the co-chairs will hold a number of forums around the country, bringing together key stakeholders and policymakers to highlight important elements of the national conversation around these issues. They will also promote existing policies, programs, and best practices that can attract bipartisan support and create a foundation for collaborative action.

About the Bipartisan Policy Center:

In 2007, former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole, and George Mitchell formed the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) to develop and promote solutions that can attract the public support and political momentum to achieve real progress. Currently, the BPC focuses on issues including health care, energy, national and homeland security, transportation and economic policy. For more information, please visit our website:

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