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Voices for Healthy Kids Conference in New Orleans


I’m excited to be writing this update from smoke free New Orleans. Over the course of the week I’ll be meeting with advocacy staff from the American Heart Association and Voices for Healthy Kids to discuss how we can be more effective advocates in the fight against obesity.

Over the course of the week we will be working to develop new ideas, skills and tools to support our efforts aimed at addressing obesity. We will be working on great initiatives in the 2016 legislative session to help reduce childhood obesity. These include ensuring that only healthy foods are marketed to children in schools and securing funding for new bikeways and walkaways.

I’ll be learning a lot throughout the week and I’m looking forward to taking it all back to Connecticut and sharing it with you so we can make sure our advocacy efforts are as effective as possible in 2016.

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