National Press Club

The Harkin on Wellness Report Release

The Harkin on Wellness Report Release

June 12, 2019 9:30 AM

Location: Zenger Room

Join The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement and Senator Tom Harkin (retired) at the National Press Club on June 12 at 9:30am for the release of the latest Harkin on Wellness (HOW) Report. The 2019 Harkin on Wellness Report highlights initiatives across the country that have found ways to successfully promote healthy and nutritious lifestyles while promoting conscientious consumption and sustainability.

Senator Tom Harkin (retired)
Dr. Bill Dietz, director of the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness and professor at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University
Stephen Ritz, Founder of Green Bronx Machine
Alexander Moore, DC Central Kitchen

Dr. Bill Dietz, a renowned expert on prevention and public health and co-author of the recent report, The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition and Climate Change, the Lancet Report, will highlight the need to address the current obesity, malnutrition, and environmental crises using a systems-based approach. Representatives from two organizations that received the 2019 Harkin on Wellness designation will also speak about their innovative work and how they are working to transform the local & regional food system.

Wednesday, June 12, from 9:30-10:30am – Please register for the free event.

National Press Club
The Zenger Room
529 14th St., NW
Washington, DC 20045

The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement exists to inform citizens, inspire creative cooperation, and catalyze change on issues of social justice, fairness, and opportunity. For more information visit

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