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The Food Agenda

May 18, 2016 @ 5:30 PM

THE FOOD AGENDA: The Impact and Investment Opportunities Created by Federal Dietary Guidelines

When the The US Department of Health and Human Services collaborate every 5 years to create the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, there is a lot to consider. What is the best nutrition guidance available? How does the health and sustainability of our nation's food system play a role? Is it possible to set guidelines that are immune of the influence of special interests and politicians? 

Join us for a discussion on the construction, impact, and opportunities created by the Federal Dietary Guidelines and how they influence national food systems.

Miriam Nelson: Miriam is a leading researcher and author on nutrition and physical activity and has recently been named the Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer and Director of the Sustainable Institute at the University of New Hampshire.  Miriam played a leadership role on the construction of the 2010, 2015, and 2020 Federal Dietary guidelines, where she led efforts to draw the connection between diet and sustainability.  Miriam has previously served as Vice Chair of the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee and as a member of the Science Board of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.

Lisa Sebesta, CFA: As a Managing Partner at Fresh Source Capital, Lisa invests in private companies that are rebuilding local and regional food systems.   Lisa has 15 years of experience in portfolio management and is a former Sr. Investor with Fair Food Fund.  She is also a member of Sprout Lenders, on the leadership team of Slow Money Boston, and a board member with Recover Green Roots.  

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