NCCOR hosts May 19 seminar to explore ‘Bridging the Food Industry-Public Health Divide’

Please join us on Tuesday, May 19 at 12:30 pm for the seminar “Tackling the Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Conundrum: New Ways to Bridge the Food Industry-Public Health Divide.”

This seminar is the second in a five-part series on “Bridging the Food Industry-Public Health Divide: A Guide to More Effective Engagement and Policies.” Hank Cardello, Senior Fellow and Director of the Obesity Solutions Initiative at the Hudson Institute will host the seminar which will explore public health and industry perspectives around the facilitators, barriers, and strategies associated with tackling sugar-sweetened beverages.

Cardello will be joined by leaders in the field, including:

  • Dr. William Dietz, Director, Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, George Washington University
  • Dr. James Hill, Founding Executive Director, Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Dr. Walter Willett, Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition Chair, Department of Nutrition, Harvard University
  • Maryellen Molyneaux, Managing Partner, Natural Marketing Institute

The seminar series is held in partnership with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Hudson Institute. The purpose of the series is to more effectively understand the challenges and opportunities before the public health community and the food industry that may lead to improved public health and policy outcomes.

The second seminar is hosted at the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research on May 19, 12:30-3:30 pm (lunch will be served) at the FHI 360 Building, 8th floor, Vista Room, 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC.

To register to attend online, visit To RSVP to attend in-person, please contact Mary Ellen Brown at The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation,

Also, mark your calendars for other upcoming seminars in the series on Oct. 20, “Ways for Marketers to Help Improve Health Outcomes for Children and Vulnerable Populations,” and Dec. 10, “How to Increase Consumer Demand for Healthier Products.” We encourage you to forward this invitation to colleagues, students, and others who may have an interest.

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