Workgroup members

Meet our 200+ members:

Steering committee members

Berkeley Media Studies Group

Center for Science in the Public Interest

African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN)

American Heart Association

Angela Campbell, Georgetown University

Center for Digital Democracy

Ellen Wartella, Northwestern University

Mary Story, Professor of Global Health and Community and Family Medicine, Duke University; Associate Director, Education and Training, Duke Global Health Institute; Director of Healthy Eating Research

National Policy and Legal Analysis Network (NPLAN), a project of ChangeLab Solutions

Praxis Project

Prevention Institute

UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity


National, state and local organizations and members

Academy of General Dentistry

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Action for Healthy Food

Ad Lucem Consulting

Advocates for Better Children’s Diets

Alameda County Nutrition Services

Alex Molnar, National Education Policy Center, Commercialism in Education Research Unit

Alliance of the American Dental Association

Alyssa Ghirardelli, Network for a Healthy California, California Department of Public Health, and Public Health Institute

Ameena Batada, University of North Carolina at Asheville, Department of Health and Wellness

American Academy of Sports Dietitians & Nutritionists

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

American College of Preventive Medicine

American Dental Association

American Diabetes Association

American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)

American School Health Association

American Society of Bariatric Physicians

Arlene Spark, CUNY School of Public Health, Nutrition Program

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN)

Bear River Health Department

Black Women’s Health Imperative

Boulder County Public Health

Bronx Health REACH

The California Endowment

California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division

California Health Collaborative

California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

California Project LEAN

California WIC Association

Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood


CANFIT (Communities, Adolescents, Nutrition, Fitness)

Casey Hinds


Christopher Gardner, Director of Nutrition Studies, Stanford Prevention Research Center

Center for a New American Dream

Center for Communications, Health & the Environment

Center for Nutrition in Schools, University of California, Davis

Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth

Cheryl Leanza, Media Policy Consultant

Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition

Children Now

City Harvest

Commercialism in Education Research Unit

Community Commons

Community Food & Justice Coalition

Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC)

Consumer Federation of America

Consumers Union

Corporate Accountability International

Dale Kunkel, University of Arizona

David Katz, Yale University Prevention Research Center

Defeat Diabetes Foundation

Disciples Justice Action Network

Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Center for Weight and Health, University of California, Berkeley

Earth Day Network

Eat Smart, Move More South Carolina

Edith Gomez, Health Education Council

End Hunger Connecticut!

Energy Up!

Eau Claire City – County Health Department/Eau Claire Healthy Communities

Faith Boninger, National Education Policy Center, Commercialism in Education Research Unit

FamilyCook Productions

Fauzia Khan, Oklahoma State Department of Health

FGE Food and Nutrition Team

First Focus

Florida Department of Health

Florida Prevention Research Center

Focus on Agriculture in Rural Maine School (FARMS)

Food Fight

Food & Water Watch

Food MythBusters, a program of the Real Food Media Project

Food Sleuth, LLC

The Food Trust

FoodPlay Productions

Frederick J. Zimmerman, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health

Genesee Dietetic Association

Global Food Research Program – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Good Food Institute

Greater Richmond Fit4Kids/Greater Richmond Coalition for Healthy Children

Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition (formerly the Center for Human Nutrition)

GW Cancer Institute

Healthiest Weight Florida, Florida Department of Health

Healthy Eating Research

Healthy Living Rochester

Healthy Schools Campaign

Hispanic Dental Association

Hood Center for Children and Families, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Hudson Institute, Obesity Solutions Initiative

Hyde County Health Department

Indiana Rural Health Association

Institute for America’s Health

Institute for Health Promotion Research

Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago

Institute for Integrative Nutrition

Institute of Digital Media and Child Development

InterAmerican Heart Foundation

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

Jamie Oliver Food Foundation

Jennifer A. Emond, PhD, MSc, Department of Biomedical Data Science and Pediatrics, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College

Jerome Williams, Center of Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED), Rutgers Business School

Joe Price, Department of Economics, Brigham Young University

Karen Stanley, NC Division of Public Health

Kathryn Montgomery, American University

Kendrin Sonneville, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital, Boston

Keryn E. Pasch , Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education, Department of Kinesology and Health Education, University of Texas at Austin

KY Department for Public Health

La Clinica del Pueblo

La Crosse County Health Department

Latino Coalition for a Healthy California

Law Office of Jean Terranova, LLC

Leadership for Healthy Communities

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

Lex Matteini, Runyon Saltlman & Einhorn

LiveWell Colorado

Los Angeles Collaborative for Healthy Active Children

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Marion Nestle, New York University

Massachusetts Public Health Association

Michele Ballard, Network for a Healthy California and San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools

Michele Polacsek, University of New England

Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department


National Action Against Obesity

National Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

National Consumers League

National Farm to School Network

National League of Cities

National Physicians Alliance

National PTA

National Research Center for Women and Families

National Urban League Policy Institute

New Mexico Food & Agriculture Policy Council/Farm to Table

The New York Academy of Medicine

New York City Department of Health, Center for Health Equity

New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College

New York Coalition for Healthy School Food

North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

North Carolina Public Health Association

Northwest Coalition for Responsible Investment

Nutrition Council of Oregon

NYU Seed Program: Obesity and Health Disparities

Ohio Public Health Association

Onslow County North Carolina Health Department

Oral Health America

Oregon Health Authority – Public Health Division

Oregon Public Health Institute

Outside the Lens

Partners for a Healthier Community

Partners for a Healthy Nevada

Partnership for a Healthy Durham

The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Population Health Improvement Partners

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Produce for Better Health Foundation

Produce Marketing Association

Project Bread

Project MANA (Making Adequate Nutrition Accessible)

Public Citizen

Public Health Advocacy Institute

Public Health Advocates

Public Health Law Center

Recipe for Success Foundation

Robin Dean and Associates

Salud America! The RWJF Research Network to Prevent Obesity Among Latino Children

Sam Halabi, Professor of Law, University of Tulsa College of Law

Sarah Samuels Center for Public Health Research & Evaluation (formerly Samuels & Associates)

School Bites

Seattle and King County Public Health

Shape Up America!

Snohomish Health District

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Solano Public Health

Sugar Free Kids Maryland

SuperKids Nutrition Inc.

Sustainable Food Center

Suzanne Hobbs, Clinical Associate Professor, University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Suzen Moeller, American Medical Association

Tamara Piety, Professor of Law, University of Tulsa College of Law

Trust for America’s Health

Unidos US

United States Breastfeeding Committee

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Northwest

University of Minnesota Extension

University of Minnesota, School of Public Health

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Upstream Public Health

Utah Department of Health

Washington State Department of Health

Washington State Dental Association

Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health

William H. Dietz, Former Director of the CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity

Yoni FreedHoff, Assistant Professor at University of Ottawa

Youth Empowered Solutions (YES!)

Youth Leadership Institute