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Food and Farm Policy: Impacts on Health and Health Care Costs

WHEN: Thursday, June 20, 2013 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET

WHERE: Bipartisan Policy Center, 1225 Eye St. NW, Washington, DC, 20005

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Recap: Bridging the Gaps among Food and Farm Policy, Health, and Health Care Costs

The 2013 Farm Bill reauthorization debate provides an opportunity to examine efforts to minimize escalating obesity rates and identify opportunities to promote healthy eating.

The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) June 2012 report Lots to Lose: How America’s Health and Obesity Crisis Threatens Our Economic Future provides evidence that the obesity crisis has significant consequences for our well-being, the economy, and national security.

BPC convened a panel of experts to discuss how to ensure that federal policy supports both a strong farm sector and a healthy population, against a background of high health care costs, tight budgets, and a rapidly changing agricultural sector.

Read the press release here.

Keynote remarks

Kathleen Merrigan

Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture

Panel discussion

Jillian Fry

Project Director, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

Sec. Dan Glickman

Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Senior Fellow, BPC

Co-chair, BPC’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative

Robert Guenther

Senior Vice President of Public Policy, United Fresh Produce Association

Katherine Houston

Director of Federal Government Affairs, Cargill Inc.

Eric Olsen

Senior Vice President of Government Relations, Feeding America

Rep. Charles Stenholm

Former Representative from Texas

Senior Policy Advisor, Olsson, Frank, Weeda, Terman Matz PC

Closing remarks

Ann Veneman

Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Co-chair, BPC’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative

Press Release

Former Agriculture Secretaries Glickman and Veneman to Discuss Food and Farm Policy’s Impact on Health Care Costs and Obesity

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