2010 Conference

Health and food-policy experts, key policy-makers, journalists, and health advocates from across Canada and around the world will explore how to reform public health nutrition policies. Attendees will examine proposals to strengthen school nutrition standards and subsidies, require nutrition information on restaurant menus and menu boards, reduce the amount of sodium in the Canadian food supply and diets of Canadians and, generally to better make food policies serve rather than erode public health. We’ll also explore whether the burden of proof for enacting child protection policies is wisely placed and we’ll pressure-test the case for embracing the financial “prevention dividends” of improving nutrition policies. We will convene in the recently renovated historic Canadian Museum of Nature which was home to the House of Commons and Senate of Canada 1916-1920 following the fire that razed the Centre Block of Parliament at the other end of Meltcalfe Street.

Championing Public Health Nutrition 2010
October 25-26, 2010 at the Canadian Museum of Nature
240 McLeod Street, Ottawa, Canada

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Championing Public Health Nutrition


Join us in Ottawa on October 25-26, 2010 at the historic Canadian Museum of Nature, as health and food-policy experts, key policy-makers, journalists, and health advocates from across Canada and around the world explore how to reform public health nutrition policies.

Program and Speaker Presentations

Speaker Biographies

Learn more about the speakers here.

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Partnership Opportunities

Championing Public Health Nutrition will attract health and food-policy experts, key policy-makers, journalists, and health advocates from across Canada and around the world, who will explore how to reform public health nutrition policies.

An extensive range of benefits is available to our partners. Don't miss out on this chance to enhance and expand your profile – become a partner now!

Please contact Bill Jeffery, National Coordinator, Centre for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), at jefferyb@istar.ca or 613-244-7337 to discuss partnership opportunities.

Note: CSPI does not accept funding from industry or government.


Registration Fees

  Early Bird Rate
(deadline of September 13, 2010)
Regular Rate
(after September 13, 2010)
Non-Industry $395 $550
(registrants employed or retired by for-profit food- and marketing-related companies and trade associations)
$675 $750

Note: A limited number of bursaries will be available to subsidize registration fees for full-time university students. Interested students should apply by sending a 300 word application to cappello01@sympatico.ca before September 23, 2010, including your name, email and telephone contact information. Application for a student subsidy does not guarantee a seat at the conference.

13% HST will be added to the total.

HST Registration #887038156.

Online Registration

To register online, click HERE


  • All registrants will receive an e-mail confirmation of their registration.
  • Notification of cancellation and requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to: Natalee Cappello, Event Planner, "Championing Public Health Nutrition", Centre for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) Suite 2701, CTTC Bldg. Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5R1, Canada; Email: cappello01@sympatico.ca.; Fax: 613-244-1559. For requests received before September 13, 2010, reimbursement is 50%. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after September 13, 2010 or for conference "no-shows"
  • Substitution of registrants can be made without penalty, with advance written consent.
  • The Centre for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) reserves the right to cancel or change any of the sessions or events published.

Keep checking our website for updates on Championing Public Health Nutrition 2010!

Accommodation and Travel

Air Travel

Air Canada is providing up to a 10% discount on airline travel to Championing Public Health Nutrition 2010. To book a discounted flight, access aircanada.com and enter Promotion Code: 4X6HDYB1.

Porter Airlines is offering Championing Public Health Nutrition conference attendees a 10% discount on all fare classes. The discounted fares are available from October 23 - 28, 2010. Please book online at www.flyporter.com or call 1- 888-619-8622 using the promo code CPHN10.


VIA Rail Convention Fare

DISCOUNT: 10% off best available fare in all classes of service system-wide (exception of Economy Special (YS) and Business Supersaver (JX) fares)

VALID: October 23 – 28, 2010

TERRITORY: VIA Rail Canada System Wide to/from Ottawa, Ontario

IDENTIFICATION: Convention Code #12036

RESERVATION: Book your travel online at www.viarail.ca. Choose the best applicable fare plan for your travel needs. When reserving, choose 'Other special discounts’ in the ‘Discount Type’ section, and enter ‘12036’ in the ‘Discount Code’ section. No serial number is required; the fare will be discounted accordingly. Up to 3 additional passengers (family & friends) can receive the discount as long as they are travelling on the same date and train.


Best Western Victoria Park Suites
377 O'Connor Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P-2M2
Website: http://www.victoriapark.com/rates_reservations/
To obtain discounted guest-room rate of $139/night, cite promotional code "CSP"
Telephone: (800) 465-7275; Local: 613/567-7275;
Email: info@victoriapark.com

Ottawa Marriott
100 Kent Street
Ottawa, ON
K1P 5R7
To obtain the conference rate of $160 per night, enter the Internet promotional code: "CPHCPHA" at
If booking by phone, quote telephone promotional code "Championing-CSPI" when dialing: 1-800-853-8463 or local 613-783-4219.

Discounted hotel rates are protected only until September 23, 2010. Book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment! (In recent years, occupancy rates in downtown Ottawa hotels have been very high in October.)


Download the Media Accreditation Form HERE


For further information on Championing Public Health Nutrition, please contact:

Natalee Cappello
Email: cappello01@sympatico.ca
Centre for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)
Suite 2701, CTTC Bldg.
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1S 5R1
Phone: 613-244-7337 (ext. 2)

To discuss partnership opportunities, please contact:

Bill Jeffery, LLB
National Coordinator
Centre for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)
Email: jefferyb@istar.ca
Phone: 613-244-7337(ext. 1)
Fax: 613-244-1559


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