A conversation with Professor Aron Troen (Hebrew University) and Professor Eileen Kennedy (Tufts University) exploring ways to maximize nutritional health during the pandemic. Beyond our own personal fears and concerns, what are we doing as a society to ensure food security for vulnerable populations? Why are food banks not necessarily sufficient as a matter of public policy, and how can we ensure access to healthy foods to all?
These and other critical questions will be thoughtfully considered.
About the Speakers:
Professor Aron Troen has been actively involved in public health and nutritional policy in Israel, serving on government research committees aimed at addressing hunger and childhood malnutrition. “No child should go hungry. Hebrew University is one of Israel’s leading centers for nutrition, and we take the problem of food insecurity very seriously.” A graduate of Hebrew University (B.S.), with a doctorate from Oxford University, Dr. Troen has devoted his career to maximizing human health. Dr. Troen has also served as Assistant Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.
Professor Eileen Kennedy is a former dean of the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Currently a professor at the School, Dr. Kennedy’s research interests include assessing the health, nutrition, diet and food security impacts of policies and programs; nutrient density; and agricultural nutrition linkages. She founded and was the first Executive Director of the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, and created the Healthy Eating Index which is used as a single summary measure of diet quality. Professor Kennedy is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on Food Security and Nutrition.
Hosted online by the Consulate General of Israel to New England