Nutrition Science and Food Policy Summit
City of Hope (map)
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
- Nutrition Science
- Agriculture Influence on Food Supply
- Film Festival – Featuring 2016 Finalist from the ReelFood Films
- Hilton – Nutrition Researcher Presentations
- 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