Restoring Balance: New Visions for Food and Activity

Posted by on March 23, 2009

Restoring Balance: New Visions for Food and Activity
A working conference celebrating 100 years of the Program in Nutrition

Teachers College Columbia University
Broadway between 120th and 121st Street
Saturday, April 4, 2009 8:00am – 5:00pm for details and registration

Come to this exciting day of visions for a new and hopeful future in food and activity. The day kicks off with Hon. Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President, discussing his groundbreaking food policy proposals for New York City, titled Food in the Public Interest. Dr. Joan Gussow follows with provocative ideas how the nutrients-based approach to the American diet has failed and why we support Hon. Stringer’s recommendations for a local food shed. Dr. Isobel Contento examines how food and activity education can be designed to facilitate healthful individual choices, as well as to create supportive environments and policy. Dr. James Sallis shares his many programs that promote active living in schools and communities. A variety of other speakers will present innovative models for restoring balance within ourselves, our communities, and our world.

This conference is for you if you work in communities, food justice and advocacy, food service, hospitals, schools, universities, public health agencies, government, and private practice, or if you are a student. This will be a great opportunity to network with like-minded individuals.

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We look forward to seeing you on April 4th!

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