April 6th marked the Minnesotans for Healthy Kids Coalition's 3rd Annual Day at the Capitol!
It was their biggest lobby day to date with over 380 participants! Advocates met with 150 lawmakers that day to ask for continued funding for the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) and funding for the Good Food Access Program.
The program kicked off with a performance from Appetite for Change: Urban Youth and ended with keynote speaker MDH Commissioner Ed Ehlinger who put the issues in context - equity and prevention are two of the most important health goals of our time.
A huge thank you to those who helped plan and sponsor the event:
Minnesota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND)
CentraCare Health - Better Living: Nutrition and Exercise Daily (BLEND)
MN Public Health Association (MPHA)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota - Center for Prevention
Local Public Health Association
AM 1570 - Wellness Radio
See photos from the day on the Minnesotans for Healthy Kids Coalition Facebook Page