2012 Conference

Championing Public Health Nutrition

The Third Biennial Championing Public Health Nutrition

Health and food-policy experts, key policy-makers, journalists, and health advocates from across Canada and around the world explored how to reform public health nutrition policies. The conference convened at the University of Toronto's Hart House Great Hall, steps away from the Ontario Legislature.

The Third Biennial Championing Public Health Nutrition
October 29-30, 2012 at the University of Toronto's Hart House
7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, Canada

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The Third Biennial Championing Public Health Nutrition conference explored measures to reduce the human and economic toll of nutrition-related illness. Attendees took stock of progress in proposals to protect children, improve the nutritional quality of the food supply, safeguard the public policy process from commercial conflicts of interest, strengthen school nutrition standards and subsidies, reduce the amount of sodium in the food supply and diets and, generally to better make food policies serve rather than erode the public's health and economic well-being. We heard, first hand, from leaders at the city, provincial, national, and international level.

Final Conference Program, Speaker Bios, and Sponsor Acknowledgements

Conference Presentations

Panel—Commercial Advertisers: Target Children No More featuring:
Andre Allard, Legal Counsel, Quebec Office for Consumer Protection
James McCormack, Vice-President, Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

Panel—The Food Guide at 70 featuring:
Bill Jeffery, LLB, National Coordinator, Centre for Science in the Public Interest
Stephanie Elizabeth Chiuve, ScD, Assistant Professor, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Public Health

Keynote—The Economics of Global Nutrition featuring:
Francesco Branca, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization

Panel—Cities on the Move
Councillor Diane Holmes, Chair, Ottawa Board of Health

Panel—The Economics of Prevention featuring:
Franco Sassi, PhD, Senior Health Economist, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and author of Obesity and the Economics of Prevention
Maryse Pierre-Louis, MD, MPH, MS/HAS, Public Health Cluster Leader, Health, Nutrition, and Population for the World Bank

Keynote—Checking Sodium in the Food Supply: The limits of voluntarism featuring:
Professor Jane E. Henney, MD, University of Cincinnati, Chair, National Academies Institute of Medicine, Committee on Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake 2008-2010 and Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration 1998-2001

Keynote—The compelling case for population wide sodium reduction featuring:
Lawrence J. Appel, Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and International Health (Human Nutrition), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Chair of the Institute of Medicine's Dietary Reference Intake expert panel on sodium


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

Natalee Cappello
Email: ncappello@cspinet.org
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: bjeffery@cspinet.org
Phone: 613-244-7337(ext. 1)
Fax: 613-244-1559


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