Just announced: Dietary Guidelines for Americans Summit on May 21

Register now to join The Ohio State University Food Innovation Center, The Ohio State University John Glenn College of Public Affairs, and National Geographic as they host the Dietary Guidelines for Americans Summit on May 21, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Eastern, at National Geographic’s Grosvenor Auditorium in Washington, DC. The Summit is free of charge and will convene nationally recognized experts to consider the role of the Dietary Guidelines in delivering relevant, practical, and actionable nutrition guidance for diverse consumers across the nation. The program features:

Keynote Speakers

  • Kevin Concannon, Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Michael McGinnis, Senior Scholar, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Panel 1: Addressing the Needs of Vulnerable Populations

  • Cheryl Achterberg, Dean, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University; 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) Member (Moderator)
  • Lucile Adams-Campbell, Professor of Oncology, Associate Director of Minority Health and Health Disparities Research, and Associate Dean of Community Health and Outreach, Georgetown University Medical Center Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center; 2015 DGAC Member
  • Benard P. Dreyer, President-Elect, American Academy of Pediatrics; Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, New York University School of Medicine; Director of Pediatrics, Bellevue Hospital Center
  • Ginny Ehrlich, Director, Childhood Obesity, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of North Carolina; 2015 DGAC Member

Panel 2: Understanding What Impacts Consumer Behavior

  • Dennis Dimick, Executive Editor, National Geographic Magazine (Moderator)
  • David Just, Professor of Applied Economics and Management and Director of the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition, Cornell University
  • Leslie Lytle, Professor and Chair, Department of Health Behavior, University of North Carolina
  • Robert Murray, Professor, Human Nutrition, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University

Panel 3: Bringing Healthy Food to Scale Across Sectors

  • Neal Hooker, Professor of Food Policy, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University (Moderator)
  • Hank Cardello, Director, Obesity Solutions Initiative, Hudson Institute
  • Debra Eschmeyer, Executive Director, Let’s Move!; Senior Advisor for Nutrition Policy, The White House
  • Daniel Glickman, Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture; Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Jeff Lenard, Vice President, Strategic Industry Initiatives, National Association of Convenience Stores

Closing Plenary

  • Roger Clemens, Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology, University of Southern California; 2010 DGAC Member
  • Additional speakers to be announced

To register, visit There is no charge to attend the summit and attendees are encouraged to share this invitation. Space is limited, so register today!

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