Eating right, living better: Building healthier food systems worldwide

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USDA 2015

Event date:
November 14, 2019
International Development Research Centre
150 Kent Street 8th floor, W. David Hopper Room
Ottawa, ON
11:00am - 12:30pm

Join an expert panel of speakers as they discuss food systems challenges and solutions in the world today.

Panelists will share lessons and consider the influential roles played by development research, community mobilisation, and international collaboration in encouraging policy shifts and changing food systems. Bold and innovative actions are materializing across regions—from marketing regulations and food labeling policies to standard-setting on salt content.

In this session, our panel will identify opportunities for researchers, policymakers, and food systems stakeholders to reinforce and build on these successes aimed at improving human development, sustainable food production, and environmental wellbeing.

Our expert panel consists of:

  • Mary L'Abbé, Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Jean-Claude Moubarac, Assistant professor, Department of Nutrition, Université de Montréal, Canada
  • Marcela Reyes, Assistant professor, Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology, University of Chile, Chile
  • Alafia Samuels, Honorary professor, Caribbean Institute for Health Research, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

Greg Hallen, Program leader, Food, Environment and Health at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) will moderate the panel.

French and English simultaneous interpretation will be available.

This event will be videotaped and available on IDRC’s YouTube channel.

RSVP: Seating is free but limited, so please register for the event.

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