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Let's Move Pittsburgh Symposium: Growing Healthy Children

  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens One Schenley Park Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (map)

Join our gathering of parents, caregivers and organizations who are working to improve the well-being of our region's children. 

Let's Move Pittsburgh — a program of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and a collaborative effort of organizations in southwestern Pennsylvania — is pleased to announce our fourth Let's Move Pittsburgh Symposium. The theme of this year’s event is “Growing Healthy Children,” and we will discuss how our organizations can bridge the gaps and reach the most children in Allegheny County. 

This year's symposium will employ the World Café method to facilitate an open conversation about children’s health and how we can work together to make Allegheny County one of the healthiest places for children to live, learn and grow. As an attendee, you will collaborate directly with thought leaders in the fields of nutrition and physical activity. Attendees will also hear from project leaders in our 2017 Champion Schools program, which celebrates and rewards schools with funding for leading new or existing programs that promote healthy food and nutrition education, increase physical activity, and teach students how grow and prepare healthy food.

Event Features

  • Symposium with in-depth conversation and problem solving
  • Exposure to the World Café method
  • Champion Schools poster session, lunch and networking opportunities

What Is a World Café?

A World Café is a powerful social technology for engaging people in conversations that matter. This event is a marketplace for ideas, and we will use these ideas to work together and create tangible next steps on the path of improving child health in our county. We will create a supportive environment in an intimate setting where conversation will flow between representatives from multiple sectors. Participants are expected to participate in the wonderful conversation that comes out of the World Café method. 

The Let's Move Pittsburgh Symposium will be held on Thurs., Nov. 16 from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. A registration fee of $15 includes full admission to the conference and networking lunch from 1 – 2 p.m. To attend this event, please R.S.V.P. by Mon., Oct. 23

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Questions? Please contact Ashlee Cubarney, Let's Move Pittsburgh program assistant, at acubarney@phipps.conservatory.org or 412/622-6915, ext. 6754.

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