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Examine success stories and subject matter expertise for public health audiences working with the food industry to reduce sodium.

Connecting Public Health and the Food Industry: Reducing Sodium in Partnership with Food Service Vendors (June 8, 2016)

August 16, 2016

This Web Forum features representatives from the food industry sharing success stories and subject matter expertise for public health audiences working with the food industry to reduce sodium. It also includes presentations from public health practitioners who share lessons learned and real-life examples from their work with food industry partners to create change in multiple settings ranging from hospitals/health care facilities, independent restaurants, and cafeterias located on government worksites.

Specifically, this Web Forum highlights:

  • Recent updates to HHS/GSA Health and Sustainability Guidelines for Federal Concessions and Vending Operations
  • Efforts to scale healthy food procurement and engage food industry partners in Los Angeles
  • An example of the Great Living Patient Experience as a successful endeavor by a regional food service vendor to increase the availability and variety of lower-sodium products for food service operators in food service settings
  • The role of food service vendors in the overall food system, and factors that can affect positive supply chain changes in the industry, and the barriers/challenges often faced

Helpful strategies and insights for public health to consider when partnering with food service vendors

Panelists:

  • Leah Michele Maynard, PhD, Epidemiologist, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Michelle Wood, MPP, Director, CDC‐funded Sodium Reduction in Communities Program, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
  • Chef Norbert Bomm, Corporate Executive Chef, R&D, Morrison Healthcare
  • Lisa Roberson RDN, LD, Corporate Director of Wellness & Sustainability, Morrison Healthcare

Moderator:

Kelly Hughes, MPH, RD, CHES, Associate Director of Program Strategy, NNPHI

Grab the slides here »

Focus Areas:
  • Cross-Sector Collaboration

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