I was fortunate to attend the 2nd annual “El Congreso Internacional de Promoción de la Salud (CIPS)” last week in Hermosillo. There were more than 400 public health attendees from 17 countries at the conference. I presented our pre-school Empower program…. which empowers kids to make good choices about nutrition, physical activity, and tobacco using age-appropriate vehicles including costumed characters and a coloring book.
My presentation focused on 10 Sample Policies including links to implementation resources. I brought a 1-foot stack of Spanish Empower brochures which were completely gone after the first day. Hopefully Empower will become a pre-school best-practice all the way from the Nogales border to Tierra del Fuego!