Please join The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and the Union of Concerned Scientists on January 26 at 10:00 a.m. EST for a virtual congressional briefing: Our Health, Our Planet, Our Future: The Urgent Need to Invest in Sustainable Nutrition Science.
The briefing will explore findings from a recent Union of Concerned Scientists report, From Silos to Systems, which found that federal investments in sustainable nutrition science—research and education at the intersection of food production, climate and environment, and nutrition—are insufficient to address national burdens of diet-related disease, climate change, and environmental degradation. The panel brings the perspectives of leading scientists, farmers, and public health professionals who will speak to the critical importance of sustainable nutrition science in their research and practice and offer recommendations that can help support healthy communities across the country. This fully virtual event is free and open to the public.
Senator Cory Booker | Chair, Subcommittee on Food andNutrition, Specialty Crops, Organics, and Research (Sponsor)
Dariush Mozaffarian | Dean and Jean Mayer Professor ofNutrition, Friedman School ofNutrition Science & Policy (Moderator)
Tambra Raye Stevenson | Founder and CEO, Women Advancing NutritionDietetics and Agriculture(WANDA)
Sarah Reinhardt | Senior Analyst, Food Systems & Health, Union of Concerned Scientists
Don Bustos | Organic Farmer, SantaCruz Farm, New Mexico
Brandy Phipps | Assistant Professor, Central State University
Senator John Cornyn | Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Intl. Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness (Sponsor)