National Food Policy Conference 2013

36th Annual National Food Policy Conference

April 15-16, 2013

Capital Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC

2013 Food Policy Conference Conference Program

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(Note: not all panelists submitted presentations or prepared written remarks)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Facilitated Discussion: The Future of Food Shopping

  • Susan Borra, Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing, Food Marketing Institute (presentation)
  • Brian Lang, Supermarket Campaign Director, The Food Trust (presentation)
  • Jennifer Harris, Director, Marketing Initiatives, Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, Yale University (presentation)
  • Kate Weigle, Senior Vice President & Group Head, Food and Nutrition, Edelman (presentation)

Panel 1: Is Nutrition Research Keeping Pace with Policy and Consumers?

  • Linda Van Horn, Professor of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (presentation)

Panel 2: The Food Safety Modernization Act – Debating the Produce Safety Proposal

  • Ariane Lotti, Assistant Policy Director, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (presentation)

Panel 3: Waste Not, Want Not – Addressing the Problem of Food Waste

  • Jeanne Von Zastrow, Senior Director of Sustainability and Industry Relations, Food Marketing Institute (presentation)
  • Jean Schwab, National Food Recovery Initiative, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, Environmental Protection Agency (presentation)

Panel 1: Improving the Regulation of Food Additives

  • Dennis M. Keefe, Director, Office of Food Additive Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration (presentation)
  • Tom Neltner, Director, Food Additives Project , The Pew Charitable Trusts (presentation)

Panel 2: The Impact of Droughts, Floods, and Other Disasters on our Food Supply

  • Chandler Goule, Vice President of Government Relations, National Farmers Union (presentation)

Panel 3: The Impact of Changing Animal Welfare Standards

  • Gail Golab, Director, Animal Welfare Division, American Veterinary Medical Association (presentation)


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Facilitated Discussion: Communicating about Food Issues in the Age of Social Media

  • Benjamin Chapman, Assistant Professor, Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family & Consumer Sciences, North Carolina State University (presentation)
  • Linda W. Eatherton, Partner, Director Global Food & Nutrition Practice, Ketchum (presentation)
  • Kent Jarrell, Executive Director, Litigation and Crisis Communication, APCO Worldwide (presentation)

Panel 1: Priority-Setting in a Time of Reduced Resources

  • Clay Ramsay, Research Director, Program on International Policy Attitudes, University of Maryland (presentation)