Supporting the Bipartisan Policy Center's Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative to encourage collaboration on childhood obesity prevention

This grant supports the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) in convening meetings and public forums--co-chaired by former U.S. Secretaries of Agriculture Dan Glickman and Ann Veneman and former Secretaries of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt and Donna Shalala--that will culminate in the release of a report outlining 10 to 15 specific, practical recommendations to improve nutrition and physical activity for the nation. In addition, BPC will develop white papers, summaries and updates outlining the discussions from the meetings with key stakeholders, including lawmakers, foundations and businesses. All of these activities will inform the BPC's Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative. BPC will work closely with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to design the meetings and forums to ensure that they build on the most current research. BPC will coordinate with the Foundation on the timing of and the communications and dissemination strategies for the final report.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $407,226.00

Awarded on: 8/10/2011

Time frame: 8/15/2011 - 8/14/2012

Grant Number: 69091


Bipartisan Policy Center, Inc.

1225 I Street, N.W., Suite 1000
Washington, 20005-3914


Lisel Loy
Project Director