At the Third Annual Conference on Legal Approaches to the Obesity Epidemic, sponsored by the Public Health Advocacy Institute, at 1:00 p.m. on Sept. 24 in Boston:
Agricultural Subsidies: Effects on Nutrition, Consumers, Farmers, the Federal Budget, Trade and World Hunger.
Charles W. Stenholm, Senior Government Affairs Advisor
Olsson, Frank and Weeda
Senate Agriculture Committee senior staff member
Ken Cook, President, Environmental Working Group
David Beckman, President, Bread for the World
Parke Wilde, Assistant Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
Economics, Consumer Behavior and Government Policy
Economic forces are critically important influences on bottom-line consumer behaviors contributing to obesity. How do government policies that promote sugars and fats, such as through subsidies, contribute to industry practices involving food processing, packaging, pricing and marketing of obesity-generating products and consumption patterns? The influence of these factors on the obesity epidemic deserves careful evaluation.
Katie Pratt, JD, LLM – Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Parke Wilde, PhD – Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts
Michael Greve, MA, PhD – American Enterprise Institute
Anthony Robbins, MD, MPA – PHAI, Moderator