148. Food Is Medicine: Dietary and Policy Priorities for a Healthier Nation

FNCE Recorded Sessions from 2018

The food system is a major cause of poor health, ever-rising healthcare costs, strangled government budgets, diminished economic competitiveness of American business, reduced military readiness, and hunger and disparities.

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This product is free for those who attended FNCE® 2018.

Our country faces a national nutrition crisis. The food system is a major cause of poor health, ever-rising healthcare costs, strangled government budgets, diminished economic competitiveness of American business, reduced military readiness, and hunger and disparities. Americans of all backgrounds see these problems, and are hungry for and value leadership to create lasting solutions. Fortunately, advances in nutrition and policy science now provide a road-map for addressing our nutrition crisis.

These highlight the key dietary priorities that should be targets for action, including many healthy choices to promote; and the policy priorities for organizations and government. The solutions are win-win, promoting better well-being, lower health care costs, greater sustainability, reduced disparities, improved economic competitiveness, and greater national security. Multiple sectors have important roles to play, including farmers, retailers/supermarkets, restaurants, food manufacturers, worksites, schools, universities, life insurance, media, advocacy groups and the healthcare sector.

CPEU: 1.5
CPE Level: 3
Learning Codes: 1080, 4040, 9020

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the key dietary priorities, based on advances in nutrition science, that should be targets for action for improved well-being in the United States.
  • Identify the key policy priorities, based on advances in policy science, that should be targets for action for improved well-being in the United States.

Speaker

  • Lauri Wright, PhD, RDN

Moderator

  • Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH

Planned with the Committee for Lifelong Learning

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