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Advancing Federal Nutrition Research to Improve America's Health

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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


Featured Participants:

Remarks from:

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:

Tracey Brown
CEO, American Diabetes Association

Christina Ferzli
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

Moderated by:

Dan Glickman
Former Agriculture Secretary; Co-chair, SNAP Task Force, BPC

Additional participants to be announced

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