This Friedman Seminar features Miriam Nelson, associate dean, Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service and Friedman School professor, and Tim Griffin, director of Friedman's Agriculture Food and Environment Program, speaking on the topic of "Dietary Guidelines and Sustainability." This seminar was held on October 14th, 2015.
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report that was submitted last February has received unprecedented public attention. The majority of the attention -- coming from the private sector, politicians, advocates, academics, and the public at large, has been focused on the inclusion of sustainability into the report. Professor Nelson was a member of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and Professor Griffin was a consultant to the committee. Professors Nelson and Griffin will discuss the rationale for including sustainability in the report, as well as the scientific process and report conclusions.