Food Policy in the Land of Plenty

Posted by on February 20, 2004

Food Policy in the Land of Plenty
A Recipe for Hunger, Obesity or Health?

The first session in the 2004 Maternity Care Coalition Professional Education Series.

March 2, 2004; 8:30-12:30
International House; 3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

The American obesity epidemic has forced families to re-examine relationships with food from a variety of perspectives. Experts will discuss federal policies and programs (Food Stamps and WIC); food marketing and changes in portion size over time; and parent-child interactions around food consumption. This session will explore the links between policy, programs, and our continuing national struggle with hunger and obesity.

Margo Wootan, Center for Science in the Public Interest
Chris Martin, United States Department of Agriculture
Lynn Parker, Food Research and Action Center
Berry Friesen, Pennsylvania Hunger Action Center
Shiriki Kumanyika, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Karen Wilson, Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger
Mariana Chilton, Drexel University School of Public Health

For more information on continuing education or to register visit or call (215) 972-0700.

Each session is $50 or $125 for the Series. Call for group or student rates.

Maternity Care Coalition
2000 Hamilton Street, Suite 205
Philadelphia, PA 19130
P: 215.972.0700
F: 215.972.8266

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