Policymaker Profiles

Women In Government supports the following legislative champions who have done outstanding work to prevent and reduce childhood obesity in their communities.

Terri Austin
Representative Terri Austin has taken great measures to decrease the rate of childhood obesity in Madison County, Indiana. From sponsoring bills to providing resources to constituents, Representative Austin continues to fight this issue. (Read More)


Patti Bellock
House Representative of Illinois, Patti Bellock has been combating childhood obesity since 2009. Representative Bellock has partnered with community members to create programs that encourage healthy behaviors and a healthy lifestyle. (Read More)

Harriette Chandler
Senator Harriette Chandler of Massachusetts has promoted childhood obesity with the use of a variety of strategies.  Senator Chandler stresses the importance of prevention and has set a standard of health in her community. (Read More)


Brenda Gilmore
Currently Brenda Gilmore is a state representative of Tennessee’s 54th district. Representative Gilmore has initiated the Kites and Kids program to motivate children and their families to be active through the lost art of kite flying. (Read More)

Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto 
To reduce instances of childhood obesity in Hawaii's 45th disctrict, Representative Matsumoto has introduced legislation that addresses physical activity and farm-to-school programs. (Read More)

Helene Keeley
Helene Keeley is a member of the Delaware House of Representatives. Representative Keeley has introduced many changes in schools involving both nutrition and physical activity. (Read More)

Kay Khan
Registered nurse and House Representative Kay Khan has been concerned with preventing childhood obesity for years. From school nutrition to bicycle safety, Representative Khan has sponsored legislation to ensure children’s health. (Read More)

Kim Norton   
Kim Norton is a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. Representative Norton has initiated a number of childhood obesity prevention programs and continues to work hard on the issue. (Read More)

Nancy Stiles
School nutrition director turned senator, Nancy Stiles, has done great things for the state of New Hampshire. Representative Stiles has encouraged childhood obesity prevention through a variety of programs. (Read More)

Jackie Winters
After assembling a childhood obesity task force, Oregon Senator Jackie Winters launched the "I love ME- Marion County" campaign to reduce childhood obesity in  her district. (Read More)