The Nutrition Impact Summit, an invitation-only meeting, took place from Sept. 21-23, 2016, in Dallas, Texas, as part of Second Century planning. The Summit supported the three-year Second Century planning process by building collaboration across food, wellness and health care systems.
At the Summit, 170 thought leaders, innovators and practitioners explored and discovered opportunities to accelerate progress toward good health and well-being for all people through collaboration across food, wellness and health care systems. A focus was on increasing collaboration among key stakeholders and identifying opportunities to improve the global health trajectory.
Guided by the Appreciative Inquiry process and member feedback from an all-member survey, participants shaped the first draft of the new Second Century vision and started to identify innovative solutions to today’s unique public health challenges and opportunities for partners to collaborate and stimulate improvements in national and global health through food and nutrition.
Small-group brainstorming based on the opportunity areas presented in the Nutrition Impact Summit briefing paper led to hundreds of ideas that were turned into prototype ideas and draft innovation projects. Action plans were developed to advance the projects, and post-Summit team calls were scheduled to keep the projects moving.
As part of the Summit process, the group explored strategic partnerships among organizations at the Summit, along with additional key stakeholders that were not able to attend, that will be instrumental in continuing to build out these innovation projects and put the new vision into action.