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How Federal Farm and Transportation Policies Impact Our Health

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - Noon 1:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time

Federal farm and transportation policy provide opportunities for new thinking and work about making healthier food more available, provide support for communities to build safer opportunities for physical activity, and can profoundly help to improve the health of Americans.

You are invited to join us in an exciting web forum with leaders from across the nation examining the specifics of these important omnibus acts.

Listeners will be able to participate by posing questions for the guest speakers and post their reactions and policy ideas via a live blog and instant messaging. The forum's interactive and participatory approach is the catalyst for an unprecedented process.  Your participation will help to build knowledge and share solutions based on your experience.  We hope that by offering the opportunity to incorporate the perspectives, experiences, and insights of all participants we will tap into the vast pools of knowledge where optimal solutions reside.


    The distinguished panel of government and community activists includes:

  • Dr. Anne Haddix

    Chief Policy Officer, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Larry Cohen

    Executive Director, Prevention Institute

    Dr. Lorelei DiSogra

    Vice President Nutrition & Health, United Fresh Produce Association

    Derek Miller

    Professional Staff, United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

  • Tom Neumann

    Chief, Office of Community Planning, California Department of Transportation

    Katherine Perez

    Vice President of Development, Forest City Residential West, Inc.

    Matthew Marsom

    California Department of Public Health, Moderator


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