Leveraging Food Technology for Obesity Prevention and Reduction Efforts: A Workshop

When: November 2, 2010 - November 3, 2010 (8:00 AM Eastern)
Where: 20 F Street, NW Conference Center (Conference Room A) • 20 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001-6701

Topic Food and Nutrition
Activity: Food Forum
Board: Food and Nutrition Board

The Food Forum of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) will convene a workshop on the current and potential role of food technology in addressing today’s most critical public health challenge – overweight and obesity. This 2-day workshop will explore the various technological advances within the modern food system and how they might interact with behavioral interventions, economics, innovation and design. Behaviorists, government scientists, and scientists from the food industry will consider the successes and challenges of developing and incorporating technological advances to produce more nutritious foods.

The 2 day workshop will include presentations on:

  • Behavioral Science Challenges
  • Industry Successes and Challenges in Leveraging Food Technology to Produce Healthier Food Choices
  • USDA Successes and Challenges in Developing New Technologies for Healthier Food Choices
  • Food Technology: Directions for the Future

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