UPenn PRC Impact Symposium – Accelerating Policies & Research on Food Access, Diet, and Obesity Prevention

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On Friday, April 28th, the UPenn PRC hosted ” Accelerating Policies & Research on Food Access, Diet, and Obesity Prevention”, a day-long symposium which brought together prevention health researchers and public health advocates to discuss today’s food environment and focus on future directions for this important health topic. Special thanks to the Planning Committee and the UPenn PRC Training Core faculty and staff for their leadership and support in making this event possible. Enjoy the photo album of the whole day at the bottom of this page!
PRC Directors Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, and Kevin Volpp, MD, MPH, with morning Keynote Speaker Margo Wooten ScD, Center for Science in the Public Interest, who spoke on: Supporting Healthy Eating Through Nutrition Policy
Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH, Center for Hunger-Free Communities, delivered the afternoon Keynote: From Evidence on Hunger, to Action on Food, to Community Transformation.
Jennifer Pomeranz, JD, MPH, NYU College of Global Public Health
Tracy Fox, MPH, RD, Food, Nutrition & Policy Consultants, LLC
Amy Yaroch, PhD, Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition
Allison Karpyn, PhD, University of Delaware: Achieving Food Security in Small Island Developing States, the Bahamas Example
Cheryl Bettigole, MD, MPH, Philadelphia Department of Public Health: Improving Health Through Food Policies
Carolyn Cannuscio, ScD, ScM, University of Pennsylvania: Advancing Literacy Through Cooking
Yael Lehmann, MS, The Food Trust, and Brian Lang, MA, National Campaign for Healthy Food Access: Public Policy & Healthy Food Access in the Trump Era
Breakout Session Group Report Out.
Alyssa Yackle, MPA, Amy Bleakley, PhD, MPH, Moriah Hall, MPH, Ben Young, all from the University of Pennsylvania. Moderated by Douglas J. Wiebe, PhD, UPenn PRC Training Core Lead
Afternoon Panel Session: Translating Research into High Impact Policy.
Jamie Chriqui, PhD, MHS, University of Illinois Chicago PRC,Stephenie Lemon, PhD, UMass Worcester PRC, Alice Ammerman, DrPH, University of North Carolina PRC, Carolyn Johnson, PhD, Tulane PRC