H.R.H. Prince Daniel of Sweden is currently in Washington D.C. for an official visit. On day two, October 25, 2011, in the nation’s capital the epic prince attended a seminar entitled “Providers Partnering with Patients” at the House of Sweden along with Göran Hägglund. The theme of the seminar was to highlight how providers and patients can work together to prevent disease and enhance health. The workshop involved both scientists, politicians and doctors, and representatives of professional and interest groups. The first part was about the differences in Swedish and American health care system. The second part was about contraceptive care. The seminar ended with a lunch. Later on in the afternoon he attended another seminar regarding the fascinating subject of lobbying hosted by the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce.
On October 26, Prince Daniel visited an elementary school in Washington D.C. where the prince was greeted by dozens of screaming and excited youth. After the American and Swedish national anthems were played the prince and his delegation had a chance to tour the school as well as the gym where an exhibition about Sweden was on display. The visit ended with a healthy lunch in the cafeteria which served salmon, meatballs with lingonberry sauce, broccoli and potatoes. Some of the kids hated the food (several thought it was “nasty”) while others asked for seconds.
The purpose of the visit to the elementary school was to promote and focus on Nordic healthy foods and lifestyle. During the course of the day over 30,000 students in 120 schools were served Nordic food. Again, most of them hated it. Which is sad…
Later in the afternoon, Prince Daniel attended several meetings, including one with Dr. Loretta Di Pietro, director of George Washington School of Public Health and Health Services.
On October 27, the prince visited the World Bank headquarters where he met with Executive Director of the WB, Anna Brandt. In the evening, Prince Daniel attended a reception held in his honor in Wilmington, Delaware.
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