Restoring Balance:
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New Visions for  Food and Activity
Program   April 4, 2009
Broadway @ 120th Street, Cowin Auditorium

Tentative Program
8:00 am Registration with Light Breakfast
8:30 am Welcome and History of the Program
Isobel Contento, Professor & Coordinator, Program in Nutrition; John Allegrante, Professor & Chair, Department of Health and Behavior Studies; Susan Fuhrman, President, and Ronald DeMeersman, Professor & Coordinator, Applied Physiology Program, Teachers College Columbia University
9:15 am Future Food Policy for New York City
Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President, New York City
Hon. Stringer will discuss his innovative food policies proposed in the 2009 report Food in the Public Interest.
9:45 am Everybody Loves Peaches, but Nobody Loves Nutrients
Joan Gussow, Mary Schwarz Rose Professor Emeritus of Nutrition and Education, Teachers College Columbia University
Dr. Gussow will explore the question: What are the implications of the possibility that our focus on nutrients rather than on foods has had a negative impact on our nation’s health?
10:30 am Break with Refreshments
11:00 am Restoring Balance Through Individual and Community Change
Isobel Contento, Mary Schwarz Rose Professor of Nutrition Education Teachers College Columbia University
Dr. Contento will present how nutrition and activity education can be designed to facilitate healthful individual choices as well as create supportive environments and policy.
11:45 am Roundtable: Models for Taking Action
Ms. Cheryl Danley, C.S Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems, Michigan State University, Dr. Lorelei DiSogra, United Fresh Produce Association, and Dr. Toni Liquori, School Food FOCUS
Panelists will describe exemplary programs that are shaping new policies and systems for making healthful food and activity choices the easy choices.
12:45 pm Lunch
Enjoy a local and sustainable lunch while viewing the first century of accomplishments of the Program in Nutrition at Teachers College.
2:00 pm Restoring Balance Through Supporting Physical Activity
Jim Sallis, Professor, San Diego State University
Dr. Sallis will describe studies and programs that promote school, community, and policy-based approaches to active living.
2:45 pm Roundtable: Models for Taking Action
Ms Lori Benson, New York City Department of Education Office of Fitness and Health Education, Mr. Michael Hernandez, Healthy Monday Campaign, Dr. Pamela Koch, Center for Food & Environment, Teachers College, and Dr. Gina Lovasi, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University
Panelists will describe exemplary programs and projects that are shaping our communities and the people who live in them.
4:00 pm Forging Ahead with New Visions
John Allegrante, Professor & Chair, Department of Health and Behavior Studies;
Dr. Allegrante will describe new visions in a global context
4:30 pm Moving Into the Future
Isobel Contento, Mary Schwarz Rose Professor of Nutrition and Education, Teachers College Columbia University
Dr. Contento will summarize key ideas and actions for restoring balance for the future.
 
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