Saturday, March 14, 2015

Learn About New Dietary Guidelines at March 18 Event

Three Cornell University officials will discuss the recently released new dietary guidelines for Americans at an event March 18.

Dr. Tom Brenna, professor of Human Nutrition, Food Science and Technology at Cornell University and member of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, Dr. Patrick J. Stover, professor and director of the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell and Dr. David R. Just, director of the Cornell Center for Behavioral
Economics in Child Nutrition Programs, will be part of a panel discussion in Washington, D.C. from noon to 1 p.m.

 Some of the questions the panel will address:
  • What is new in this year’s guidelines and why?  Why, for example, are eggs and coffee now OK?
  • What do we know this year about nutrition that we didn’t know last year?
  • What do the new dietary guidelines say about the role of nutrition in mental health? 
  • How will consumer behavior adjust to the new dietary guidelines?
  • Will the new dietary guidelines impact school lunches?
  • With all the nutritional information out there, how do consumers know what or whom to believe?
  • How will the food supply chain be impacted by the new dietary guidelines?
To check out the new dietary guidelines, go to

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