Nutrition Science and Food Policy Summit

May 19 and 20, 2017
City of Hope (map)
Cooper Auditorium
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010
Free to attend

Making good dietary choices is a cornerstone of maintaining good health, yet millions of Americans struggle with what foods to eat.  Although the national dietary guidelines are supposed to help people choose healthier foods, health advocates claim they are a product of food politics instead of scientific evidence as described in the Katie Couric-narrated documentary, "Fed Up." This has led to doctors recommending one way to eat and nutritionists telling patients to eat another way, leaving the American public  confused.

Join the Nutrition Summit to explore the controversy surrounding food  from the scientific conflict to the economic impact of poor nutrition policies and the lack of a national nutrition plan. Together with nutrition scientists, lawmakers, physicians, food industry leaders and more, we will untangle the current situation and explore solutions that will bring together all parties involved in this fight to improve the health of all Americans through optimal nutrition.   

  • If you care about what you eat, you should come.  

  • If you research food and nutrition, you should come.

  • If you grow, make or sell food, you should come.

  • If you are policy maker or agent for food change, you should come.


What to expect

Day 1 – Where the Food Meets the Mouth
  • Nutrition Science
  • Agriculture Influence on Food Supply
  • Film Festival – Featuring 2016 Finalist from the ReelFood Films
  • Hilton – Nutrition Researcher Presentations
Day 2 – Food and Money
  • Economic Impact of Poor Nutrition Policy
  • Food Policy – Current Movers and Shakers
  • Becoming That Voice for Sustainable Food Policy Change
  • Forming Partnerships to Create Change in:
    • Food Environment
    • Food System
    • Change Support