2017 Weight of the State Conference

Prevention Connections and the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth co-hosted Virginia’s fifth Weight of the State conference on childhood obesity prevention on April 3-4, 2017, in Richmond, Va., at the Hilton Richmond Hotel in Short Pump.

Virginia’s 2017 Weight of the State conference highlighted Virginia’s efforts to bridge the nutritional divide, showcasing the latest approaches to increasing access to healthy foods, ending childhood hunger and creating healthier communities. National, state and local experts shared cutting-edge tactics for promoting healthy nutrition and closing the hunger gap, including community-based approaches and policy changes.