Monday, January 25, 2010

Food Systems and Public Health

In December 2009, the Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition released a
special issue, "Food Systems and Public Health: Linkages to Achieve Healthier
Diets and Healthier Communities." The publication presents papers from the
April 2009 conference of the same name, and includes policy-relevant research
and actionable recommendations. The objectives of the conference were to
convene a multidisciplinary team of experts interested in food systems and
public health, identify research opportunities and foster interdisciplinary
research collaborations. More than 100 leading researchers and practitioners
nationwide from the health, nutrition, obesity and health policy arenas-along
with those from the sustainable agriculture, economics and agriculture policy
sectors-participated in the discussion.

The issue was co-edited by Mary Story, PhD, RD, director of Healthy Eating
Research; Michael Hamm, PhD, Michigan State University; and David Wallinga, MD,
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.

The 289-page publication is available free online here.

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