Impressive Lineup of Speakers at Tufts Nutrition Conference

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"Nutrition Security" is Focus of Tufts Friedman School Symposium

BOSTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eileen T. Kennedy DSc, Dean of Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy announced the 5th Annual Friedman School Symposium, November 5-6, 2010 in Boston and streaming live online. "We have a comprehensive program that will examine the far-reaching implications of nutrition security, but what is most remarkable is the collection of leaders who will come to present at the Symposium. Our program will start with challenges in the developing world, the direction of agriculture policy and research, sustainability, the environment and ongoing challenges in nutrition," said Kennedy.

Continuing a tradition of featuring senior administration policy-makers, Kathleen Merrigan, PhD, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture will be the featured keynote speaker delivering an address on the direction of U.S. agriculture policy.

For more information, visit the Symposium web site at

The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University is the only independent school of nutrition in the United States. The School's centers, which focus on questions relating to famine, hunger, poverty, and communications, are renowned for the application of scientific research to national and international policy.

CONTACT: Mark Krumm of Tufts University Friedman School, +1-617-636-3718,

Over twenty experts will present on five main topic groups: Nutrition Security in the Developing World Agriculture, Policy, Trade and Markets Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Environment Challenges in Nutrition Currently confirmed speakers from both the U.S. and Europe include: Kathleen Merrigan, PhD, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Jenny Aker, PhD, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University Doug Balentine, PhD, Director, Nutrition Science, Unilever Steven Block, PhD, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University Dondeena Bradley, PhD, Vice President of Nutrition, PepsiCo Kate Clancy, PhD, Center for a Livable Future Johns Hopkins University Ken Cook, Environmental Working Group Tracy Fox, President-Elect, Society for Nutrition Education Oran Hesterman, PhD, President and CEO, Fair Food Network Fred Kirschenmann, PhD, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University Tim Lang, PhD, City of London University Joseph Levitt, Partner, Hogan Lovells, Washington DC Will Masters, PhD, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University Bill Moomaw, PhD, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University Ralph Otto, PhD, Deputy Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture Robert Paarlberg, PhD, Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College C. Lee Peeler, Esq., President & CEO, National Advertising Review Council Grant Prentice, FoodMinds Meera Shekar, PhD, Lead Health & Nutrition Specialist, World Bank Peter Walker, PhD, Director, Alan Shawn Feinstein International Center Margo Wootan, PhD, Center for Science in the Public Interest

SOURCE Tufts University Friedman School

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