Healthy Beverage Summit- February 21, 2018

2018 Healthy Beverage Summit Welcomes You

Please join the NB3 Foundation and our Water First! Learning Community Partners for the 2nd Healthy Beverage Summit. This Summit brings together community members, organizations and agencies committed to reducing the consumption of sugary-sweetened beverages (SSBs) amongst Native American children. Attend the Summit to take home tips, knowledge and inspiration for your work. Together we can ensure Healthy Kids! Healthy Futures! 

The goals of the Healthy Beverage Summit are to:

  1. Inspire, motivate, connect and celebrate participants working to promote healthy drinking alternatives for Native American children from birth to age 8.
  2. Advance knowledge and practices to reduce Native American childhood obesity and diabetes.
  3. Guide dialogue, encourage partnerships and build networks among conference participants.


 Deadline to register is February 18th or until filled


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  • Youth, elders, educators, nutritionists, community champions, etc. are all encouraged to attend.
  • Registration cost is $30 per person. NO REFUNDS!
  • Book hotel rooms at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town at a special rate of $109.00 + tax (Feb 19th – 22nd). The special rate code and hotel details will be available after registering for the summit. Deadline for the special rate is January 29, 2018.



7:30 | Healthy Breakfast and Registration


8:30 | Good Intentions and Welcome


9:00 | Getting to Know


9:30 | Keynote Speaker: Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH,Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, New York University


10:45 | Active Break


11:00 | Breakout Sessions
Strategies to Reduce Sugar-Sweetened Beverage’s Among Young Children


Noon | Lunch


1:00 | Breakout Sessions
Strategies to Reduce Sugar-Sweetened Beverage’s Among Young Children


2:00 | Active Break


2:15 | Water First! Café: What are the Relationships Between Sugar-Sweetened  Beverages, Water and Breastfeeding in Tribal Communities?


4:00 | Closing Remarks

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Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH

Marion Nestle is a consumer advocate, nutritionist, award-winning author, and academic who specializes in the politics of food and dietary choice. Her research examines scientific, economic, and social influences on food choice and obesity, with an emphasis on the influence of food industry marketing. Her books explore issues like the effects of food production on dietary intake, food safety, and access to food and nutrition. For more information on Dr. Nestle, click HERE





Valerie Segrest

Valerie Segrest is a native nutrition educator who specializes in local and traditional foods. As an enrolled member of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, she serves her community as the coordinator of the Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project and also works as the Traditional Foods and Medicines Program Manager. In 2010, she co-authored the book Feeding the People, Feeding the Spirit: Revitalizing Northwest Coastal Indian Food Culture. Ms. Segrest is a Kellogg Fellow at the Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy. She inspires and enlightens others about the importance of a nutrient-dense diet through a simple, common sense approach to eating. Learn more about Ms. Segrest’s work, click HERE







Takayla Lightfield

Takayla Lightfield is a Prevention and Policy Program Coordinator at the American Indian Cancer Foundation working to eliminate the cancer burdens on Native communities nationwide through health and wellness policy implementation. She is also a trained doula and works with at-risk American Indian women in Minneapolis. Ms. Lightfield has a Bachelor’s degree in American Indian Studies, Psychology and Human Services from the University of Minnesota Morris. She is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota and stays active by having dance parties in her living room with her husband, daughter and dog.





If you are interested in any of the partnership opportunities outlined below, please contact:

Mrs. Cyanne Lujan
Marketing Manager

Presenting Sponsor






2017 Healthy Beverage Summit Photos


To learn more about our Water First! Learning Community and their work, click HERE