Session Detail

Session Number and Title: 079.Sustainable food systems: Nutrition and the environment.
Session Type: SYMPOSIUM
Session Time: Sunday, Jun 12, 2011, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Primary Track: Sustainability
Secondary Track: Food, Health & Nutrition
Session Room: Room 292
Session Description: Sustainability encompasses many complex, environmental, economic, and social intersections and means many things to many people. With much of the focus on the environmental impact, there is a need to broaden the definition of what constitutes a sustainable diet: foods and beverages that are not only environmentally responsible but also promote health and wellness. The nutrient richness of the diet is integrally linked to agricultural and food systems, and the nutritional quality, accessibility, and affordability of foods are among many considerations when making sustainable food choices. This session explores multiple and overlapping perspectives that include diet, nutrition and health, agriculture land use in the face of population growth, and practical aspects relevant to consumers and families. The session explores also areas of research needed to build a coherent framework for the health of Americans, to serve families and communities, and to sustain the environment.
Track Sponsor: DSM
Learning Objective 1: Participants will learn approaches to define and measure sustainable food systems that include nutrition and health, agricultural systems, and the environment.
Learning Objective 2: Participants will gain an understanding of research needed to further define sustainable food systems that encompass environmental, social, and economic aspects.
Audience Experience Level: All
Session Moderator:
Nancy Auestad, Dairy Res Inst, Rosemont, IL
Sunday, Jun 12, 2011, 1:30 PM - 1:35 PM
Sunday, Jun 12, 2011, 1:35 PM - 2:05 PM
079-01. Metrics for a modern sustainable agricultural production system
Andrew Henderson, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Sunday, Jun 12, 2011, 2:05 PM - 2:35 PM
079-02. Eating right: Taking a systems approach to diet, health, and sustainability
Jennifer Wilkins, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY

Sunday, Jun 12, 2011, 2:35 PM - 3:00 PM
079-03. Realistic, nutrient-rich, affordable, and sustainable diets
Adam Drewnowski, M.A., Ph.D., Univ. of Wash., Seattle, WA



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