The COVID-19 pandemic has further emphasized the need to bolster nutrition research as the disease has challenged the food system and exacerbated food insecurity for millions of Americans. Greater federal coordination and investment in nutrition research could accelerate discoveries across critical areas and positively impact the economy, public health, and population resilience to COVID-19 and new threats.
Join the Bipartisan Policy Center and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy on July 15 for the release of a white paper and important discussion on key strategies to strengthen federal nutrition research and coordination.
An announcement of a coalition of major organizations – see current members to-date – who stand in support of the need for greater investment in federal nutrition research will also be made at the event.
Supported by The Rockefeller Foundation
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK)
James Anderson (Invited), MD PhD
Deputy Director for Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, National Institutes of Health
Scott H. Hutchins, Ph.D.
Deputy Under Secretary Research, Education and Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Dariush Mozaffarian, M.D.
Dean and Jean Mayer Professor at Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
Panel discussion with:
CEO, American Diabetes Association
Director of Global Corporate Affairs, Ocean Spray
William Li, MD
Chief Executive Officer, Angiogenesis Foundation
Francesca Weaks, M.S., DrPH(c)
Health Policy and Research Manager, NAACP
Former Agriculture Secretary; Co-chair, SNAP Task Force, BPC
Additional participants to be announced