Healthy Beverage Summit- February 21, 2018

 

2018 Healthy Beverage Summit

Thank you for joining the NB3 Foundation and our Water First! Learning Community Partners for the 2nd Healthy Beverage Summit. This Summit brought together community members, organizations and agencies committed to reducing the consumption of sugary-sweetened beverages (SSBs) amongst Native American children.

The goals of the Healthy Beverage Summit were 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.
Please scroll down to presenters section to access the presenter’s slides, photos and the summit video. 

 

 

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

 

10:45 | Active Break

 

11:00 | Breakout Sessions
Strategies to Reduce Sugary Drink’s Among Young Children 

Native Infusion: Rethink Your Drink!

Valerie Segrest

Forging a Path Ahead:  Developing a Roadmap to Healthy Beverages

Christina Hecht, PhD. and Laura Vollmer, MPH, RD

Healthy Beverage Toolkit for Native American Communities: Putting Policy into Practice

Takayla Lightfield

Noon | Lunch 

 

1:00 | Breakout Sessions
Strategies to Reduce Sugary Drink’s Among Young Children 

Native Infusion: Rethink Your Drink!

Valerie Segrest

Forging a Path Ahead:  Developing a Roadmap to Healthy Beverages

Christina Hecht, PhD. and Laura Vollmer, MPH, RD

Healthy Beverage Toolkit for Native American Communities: Putting Policy into Practice

Takayla Lightfield

 
2:00 | Active Break 

 

2:15 | Water First! Café: What are the Relationships Between Sugary Drinks, Water and Breastfeeding in Native Communities?

 

4:00 | Closing Remarks

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Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH

Click for keynote presenter slides

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

 

Click for Native Infusion: Rethink Your Drink! presenter slides

This session aims to encourage tribal communities to put down the sugary drinks and consume more of our heritage by increasing consumption of water, teas, broths and smoothies. Through a toolkit, presenters will share examples of culturally relevant beverages, strategic community level interventions and how to design an ancestral beverage campaign.

 

 

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.

 

Click for Healthy Beverage Toolkit for Native American Communities: Putting Policy into Practice presenter slides

The American Indian Cancer Foundation, with the Notah Begay III Foundation, created a Healthy Beverage Toolkit for Native American communities to utilize. The Toolkit is designed to support community leaders, decision makers, tribal organizational staff and community members confronting the burdens of obesity and other chronic diseases with policy solutions. The Toolkit offers strategies that promote healthy beverage policy, systems and environmental changes, while respecting tribal sovereignty and indigenous lifeways. This session presents the Toolkit by providing examples on how policies can be initiated and implemented in tribal communities.

 

Christina Hecht, PhD

Dr. Christina Hecht is the Senior Policy Advisor at the University of California’s Nutrition Policy Institute where she leads NPI’s work on drinking water access and consumption. In addition to engaging in research on drinking water access and promotion, Dr. Hecht coordinates the National Drinking Water Alliance, which includes organizations and individuals from across the U.S. who are working, through policy, advocacy, research and strategic action, to ensure that all children can drink safe water in the places where they live, learn and play. Dr. Hecht graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology, and from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health with a PhD in Population Dynamics.

Laura Vollmer, MPH, RD

Laura Vollmer is a Policy Analyst at the University of California’s Nutrition Policy Institute where she helps to coordinate the National Drinking Water Alliance, a national network of allies working to ensure that all children in the U.S. can drink water in the places where they live, learn and play. In addition to contributing to NPI’s work on drinking water, Ms. Vollmer also contributes to research on food security and the charitable food assistance system, and the impact of community nutrition and physical activity on children’s health. Ms. Vollmer is a registered dietitian and holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Wesleyan University and an Master’s in Public Health from the University of California Berkeley.

 

Click for Forging a Path Ahead:  Developing a Roadmap to Healthy Beverages presenter slides

In this interactive session, participants will how to encourage and motivate Native American communities to move from consuming sugary beverages to drinking more water.  The session includes talking points to make the case for this work, community needs assessment techniques and identification of stakeholders. Participants will learn to develop a statement of purpose; choose pathways to achieve the new norm; and set evaluation elements. Examples and resources will be offered to make this work most effective in tribal communities.

 

 

 

Presenting Sponsor

 

Don’t Let Sugar Shape You Sponsor

Healthy Drink Sponsor

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Healthy Beverage Summit Video

 

 

2018 Healthy Beverage Summit Photos 

 

 

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

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