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Science, Democracy, and a Healthy Food Policy

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The Union of Concerned Scientists is having a public forum at the University of Minnesota on May 6th. This unique evening will be a one-time opportunity to join leading experts and advocates and engaged citizens throughout the country to explore how science can be a more valuable tool in advancing healthier food environments for communities nationwide. Invite and RSVP info is below:

Science, Democracy, and a Healthy Food Policy

A Lewis M. Branscomb Forum

Date: Tuesday, May 6

Time: 4:30-7:00 p.m. CDT (5:30- 8 p.m. EDT), with reception to follow

Location: UMN Humphrey School of Public Affairs Conference Center, Minneapolis, MN,

or via live webcast

Secure your spot today— click here to RSVP here and view the program and presenter lineup, which includes:

  • Mindy Kurzer, Chair, Minnesota Food Charter Steering Committee
  • Don Shelby , Former WCCO-TV anchor (moderating)
  • Michele Simon, Public Health Lawyer; Author of Eat, Drink, Politics
  • R.T. Rybak, former Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Join this dynamic discussion to learn about the latest science-informed policy solutions from distinguished experts and attendees and share effective strategies and tools for public engagement that can improve our food systems.

Today, our nation’s food policies are largely not being informed by scientific evidence that can help guide us to safe and healthy food systems, and the consequences are dangerous.  Yet as we struggle to help shape a national healthy food environment, there is a lot we can learn from states and localities leading the charge toward healthier, safer, and more sustainable food environments. It is time for effective local efforts to be recognized and replicated, and for scientists and other experts to become more active and valued partners in the advancing the movement toward a healthier food system.

Join us to hear and contribute your thoughts and experiences to this critical conversation. For any questions about the event, email Danielle atdfox@ucsusa.org.

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