Food Innovation Center

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2014 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Summit

On November 20, 2014 the Food Innovation Center hosted "The New Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Preparing for the 2015 Release." This timely conference brought together key nutrition influencers including current and former DGAC members, USDA CNPP and USDA ERS representatives, leading nutritional and behavioral science academics, WIC and extension professionals, as well as industry innovators to consider multi-disciplinary and public/private approaches as we prepare for the upcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines. Over 200 people attended in person with an additional nationwide audience online to hear key presentations and lively panel discussions and participate in audience Q&A.

This event was made possible with the generous support of The Dannon Company and their One Yogurt Every Day campaign, Abbott Nutrition and the Abbott Nutrition Health Institute, the National Dairy Council, and the Institute of Food Technologists.

 

new DGA

The New Dietary Guidelines for Americans Summit was a resounding success.  These video streams are shared here for our members and those interested in evidence-based national food policy. Click on any image or subtitle to view each video conversation.

Welcome and Introductions to the DGA Summit

Professor Ken Lee

Introduction of Senator Sherrod Brown by Ken Lee, Director of Ohio State Food Innovation

US Senator Brown

Welcome from Sherrod Brown, the Senior United States Senator from Ohio

Welcome from Ken Lee, Director of Ohio State Food Innovation

Vice President Carol Whitacre

Welcome from Carol Whitacre, Vice President for Research 

History and Status of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Introduction of keynote speaker by Susan Finn, CEO Finn/Parks & Associates

History of The Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Opening Keynote: Roger A. Clemens, Chief Scientific Officer at Horn, USC School of Pharmacy
Commentary from Steven K. Clinton, Ohio State Food Innovation Center Co-Director
Status of The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Angie Tagtow, Executive Director, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, USDA

Food as a Driver for Positive Health Outcomes

Moderator: Cheryl Achterberg, Dean of OSU Education and Human Ecology
Panelists: 
  • Sonja L. Connor, President of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Professor Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Jessica Todd, Agricultural Economist, Food Economics Division, Diet, Safety, and Health Branch, USDA ERS
Eating for Health: Creating Healthy Eating Habits through Effective Behavior Change
Eating for Health: Creating Healthy Eating Habits through Effective Behavior Change
Moderator: Leslie Lytle, Chair, Health Behavior, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Panelists: 
  • Christina Economos, Director, ChildObesity180, Associate Professor and New Balance Chair, Tufts University
  • Alison Murphy, Supervisor, WIC Program Operations, Bureau of Nutrition Services, Ohio Department of Health
Industry & Institutional Adoption of the DGA: Challenges & Opportunities
Ken Lee, FIC Director introduces the industry panel
Industry and Institutional Adoption of the DGA: Challenges and Opportunities
Moderator: Susan Roberts, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Partnership for a Healthier America
Panelists:
  • Julie Jones, Director of Food and Nutrition Services, OSU Wexner Medical Center 
  • Robert H. Miller, Divisional VP of R&D and Scientific and Medical Affairs, Abbott Nutrition
The DGA and a Healthier America
The DGA and a Healthier America
Angie Tagtow, Executive Director, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, USDA
Summation by Roger A. Clemens, Chief Scientific Officer at The Horn Company

 Event Program

DGA Summit Event Program

 Popular Media Coverage of the DGA Summit

The Columbus Dispatch

The Columbus Underground

Dairy Foods Magazine

Town Hall Ohio - Ohio Farm Bureau