Monday, August 22, 2005

Upcoming events: Consumer Federation of America and Public Health Advocacy Institute

At the 28th Annual National Food Policy Conference of the Consumer Federation of America (.pdf) on Sept. 20 at9:00 a.m. at the National Press Club in Washington (perhaps to be recorded by CSPAN), a talk-show style debate and discussion:

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

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:

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

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