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'Nutrition Agenda 2009' is focus of fourth Tufts Friedman School symposium
Date:6/10/2009

(Boston - June 10, 2009) Eileen T. Kennedy DSc, Dean of Tufts University's Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy announced the 4th Annual Friedman School Symposium, a conference for nutrition professionals that will examine critical issues facing industry, policy-makers, academics and thought leaders in the coming year.

"When we plan the annual Symposium, we search for issues where you'll find current nutrition concerns at the crossroads with new research and actionable knowledge. This year, our themes focus on pediatric obesity and uniform nutrition labeling and scoring. Both topics are of immediate concern to all persons who make policy, counsel patients, work in the food and supplement industries and conduct research," said Kennedy.

The conference will be held in Boston September 11th and 12th, 2009, and for the first time may be viewed live online, making the Symposium accessible to a broader audience. "This is our first online multi-day event, and will be the forerunner of future symposia, short courses and seminars that the Friedman School will make available to worldwide audiences." commented Kennedy.

The program for 2009 includes speakers from industry, academia, and government:

PROGRAM

Friday, September 11, 2009

Nutrition Labeling and Scoring 2.0: What have we learned? What do we need to know?

Nutrition labeling and scoring is appearing on front-of-pack and on store shelves. Learn what each program has to offer, hear early results of consumer response and look toward the future of labeling and scoring in these informative presentations and the lively panel discussion that will follow.

  • David L. Katz MD, Chief Science Officer, NuVal Nutrition Scoring System
  • Jeffrey Blumberg, PhD, Tufts University: The Guiding Stars Program: Evaluating and Extending Nutrition Profiling
  • Victor Fulgoni, PhD Nutrition Impact, LLC on Nutrient
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Contact: Mark Krumm
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Tufts University, Health Sciences
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