Presentation: Addressing the Nation's Crisis with Nutrition

  • Event
  • Monday, March 07, 2011
Join us Monday, March 7th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM for "Addressing the Nation's Crisis With Nutrition and Obesity" with Dr. Kelly Brownell.

Brownell is Director of The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and Professor of Epidemiology, Public Health and Psychology for Yale University and the author of 14 books, including "Food Fight; the Inside Story of the Food Industry, America's Obesity Crisis, and What We Can Do About It."

In 2006, TIME Magazine listed Dr. Brownell among "The World's 100 Most Influential People" in a special issue featuring those "...whose power, talent or moral example is changing the world."

About this talk:
Americans are exposed to food and physical activity conditions that make an epidemic of obesity and related diseases such as diabetes both predictable and inevitable.

Controversial issues such as tax on sugared beverages and whether the food industry can be trusted to act in the public interest will be discussed, with a focus on how individuals can be involved at the local level in creating change.

This presentation is free and open to the public and is sponsored by ORI, Oregon Research Institute. Event will take place at the Hilton Hotel & Conference Center in dowtown Eugene.