Food Systems, Nutrition and Health in a Changing Environment

Chicago, IL, USA

Overview: The ILSI Research Foundation is pleased to be participating in “Food systems, nutrition and health in a changing environment: A workshop to build connections to address global priorities” on April 21, 2017. This workshop, scheduled prior to Experimental Biology 2017, will explore the intersection of food production, human nutrition and health in the global response to climate/environmental change, and develop strategies to facilitate research in this arena.

Program: The program builds upon a symposium held in 2016, Food Systems for Public Health: Impact of Meeting Fruit/Vegetable Consumption Recommendations on Environmental, Economic and Agricultural Sustainability, and draws upon the American Society for Nutrition’s Research Priorities as well as the research questions identified in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report. Sessions will:

  • Provide an overview of the interactions related to food systems (land and marine) and nutrition and how they impact public health
  • Present research,  research gaps and ideas related to the intersection of nutrition,  public health and sustainable food systems
  • Explore pitfalls and potential solutions to developing programs that integrate human health, the environment and the food system, including facilitated discussion to address the primary impediments to an integrated approach to global health, the environment and agriculture
  • Develop approaches to engage all relevant stakeholders to create the critical mass needed to move a responsive agenda forward

To view the final agenda and find out more information, please visit the conference website.

Who should attend? All stakeholders from government, industry, academia and non-governmental organizations are invited to participate.

Registration: Registration is free and pre-registration is highly recommended.  You do not need to be registered for Experimental Biology to attend. Register today by visiting the conference website.