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March 06, 2013 11:00 ET

BlogHer Co-Founder Joins Leaders From Public, Private and Non-Profit Sectors at Leading Event Committed to Solving Childhood Obesity Crisis in America

BlogHer, Inc. to Participate in the Building A Healthier Future Summit Hosted by The Partnership For A Healthier America and Co-Chaired by First Lady, Michelle Obama

BELMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 6, 2013) - BlogHer, Inc., the premium cross-platform media network and publisher for women announced today their collaboration with The Partnership For A Healthier America (PHA) and its Building A Healthier Future Summit, taking place in Washington, DC, March 6-8, 2013.

BlogHer Co-Founder Elisa Camahort Page will join Dean L. Kamen, Ken Mehlman, and Fortune columnist Tory Newmyer to judge the End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge, an annual contest in which the winner receives $10,000 and a chance to turn their idea into reality. Camahort Page will also speak on a panel titled "Media's Impact On Driving Demand," a discussion about how to leverage media most appropriately to help improve food choices.

The BlogHer community will also be represented at the Summit by BlogHer editor Melissa Ford, Blogalicious founder Stacey Ferguson, and culinary expert and blogger Amie Valpone, who will judge The Great American School Lunch Challenge. Valpone is a personal chef, culinary marketing consultant, whole living expert, professional recipe developer and food writer.

BlogHer is proud to participate in the Building A Healthier Future Summit, and supports their mission to improve the health of our nation's youth. BlogHer will continue the conversation at its own BlogHer Food Conference, this June 7-8 in Austin, TX, where a PHA representative will join a keynote discussion about how the United States is experiencing record childhood obesity and food insecurity, and how social media influencers like the members of the BlogHer Network can raise awareness and crowd-source solutions via various social platforms.

About BlogHer
Reaching 55 million U.S. women each month (Nielsen Site Census, January 2013), BlogHer (www.blogher.com) is the leading cross-platform media network created by, for and with women social media leaders. BlogHer developed and leads the marketplace with the most robust economic and networking opportunities for women in social media, as well as brands seeking to engage in authentic and persuasive dialogue with those women. Founded in February 2005 by Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, BlogHer publishes and syndicates news, information, advice and recommendations to and from more than 7,000 influencers across premium blogs, Pinterest™, Facebook®, Twitter™ and social media. The Company also delivers uniquely insightful research on women in social media across interest areas, hosts the world's largest conferences for women in social media, and curates the daily news service, BlogHer.com.

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