Tufts Nutrition Conference Offers Impressive Lineup of Speakers

Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy has announced the 5th Annual Friedman School Symposium in Boston and streaming live online.

Eileen T. Kennedy DSc, Dean of Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy has announced the 5th Annual Friedman School Symposium, on November 5-6, 2010 in Boston and streaming live online. "We have a comprehensive program that will examine the far-reaching implications of nutrition security, but what is most remarkable is the collection of leaders who will come to present at the Symposium. The program will start with challenges in the developing world, the direction of agriculture policy and research, sustainability, the environment and ongoing challenges in nutrition," said Kennedy.

Continuing a tradition of featuring senior administration policy-makers, Kathleen Merrigan, PhD, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture will be the featured keynote speaker delivering an address on the direction of U.S. agriculture policy.

Over twenty experts will present on five main topic groups:

Nutrition Security in the Developing World Agriculture, Policy, Trade and Markets Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Environment Challenges in Nutrition

Speakers from both the U.S. and Europe include:

Kathleen Merrigan, PhD, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture

Jenny Aker, PhD, FletcherSchool of Law & Diplomacy, TuftsUniversity

Doug Balentine, PhD, Director, Nutrition Science, Unilever

Steven Block, PhD, FletcherSchool of Law & Diplomacy, TuftsUniversity

Dondeena Bradley, PhD, Vice President of Nutrition, PepsiCo

Kate Clancy, PhD, Center for a Livable FutureJohnsHopkinsUniversity

Ken Cook, Environmental Working Group

Tracy Fox, President-Elect, Society for Nutrition Education

Oran Hesterman, PhD, President and CEO, Fair Food Network

Fred Kirschenmann, PhD, LeopoldCenter for Sustainable Agriculture at IowaStateUniversity

Tim Lang, PhD, City of LondonUniversity

Joseph Levitt, Partner, Hogan Lovells, WashingtonDC

Will Masters, PhD, FriedmanSchool of Nutrition Science and Policy, TuftsUniversity

Bill Moomaw, PhD, FletcherSchool of Law & Diplomacy, TuftsUniversity

Ralph Otto, PhD, Deputy Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Robert Paarlberg, PhD, Professor of Political Science at WellesleyCollege

C. Lee Peeler, Esq., President & CEO, National Advertising Review Council Grant Prentice, FoodMinds

Meera Shekar, PhD, Lead Health & Nutrition Specialist, World Bank

Peter Walker, PhD, Director, AlanShawnFeinsteinInternationalCenter

Margo Wootan, PhD, Center for Science in the Public Interest

Visit the Symposium web site at http://www.friedmansymposium.com/

The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at TuftsUniversity is the only independent school of nutrition in the United States. The School's centers, which focus on questions relating to famine, hunger, poverty, and communications, are renowned for the application of scientific research to national and international policy.

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