"Getting Dietary Guidelines 'right' may be the single most critical step to addressing the growing and preventable health crises of heart disease, obesity, diabetes and other serious illnesses affecting American and world populations." said Dean Kennedy.
By engaging leaders in nutrition science and policy along with representatives of the food industry, whose products and advertisements rely on the Dietary Guidelines, the Symposium will address topics such as "Problems and Pitfalls In The Dietary Guidelines: The Example of Children" and "Should Supplements and Fortified Foods Have A Place at the 2010 Guidelines Table?"
The program for the Friedman School Symposium is chaired by Drs. Robert Russell and Simin Nikbin Meydani, Director and Associate Director respectively of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University.
Symposium presenters will include:
Speaker biographies and the full two-day program may be found on the conference web site at http://nutrition.tufts.edu/conferences/symposium/
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are published every five years by the Department of Health and Human Services and the US Department of Agriculture. They are the basis for Federal food and nutrition education programs and provide concise information about healthy diet and reducing risk of serious chronic disease.
The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University is the only school of nutrition in the United States. Degree programs include Basic and Clinical Nutrition, Applied Nutrition, and Communications and Policy.
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