Speaker Series

Food Is Medicine

Dietary and Policy Priorities to Leverage the Power of Nutrition Security

with Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian
Dean, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy
Tufts University

Friday, September 25, 2020 | 12:30-1:30 pm Via Zoom

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Nutrition insecurity is the leading cause of poor health in the United States, especially due to chronic diseases. Profound disparities exist in nutrition security and related chronic diseases, experienced by low-income, rural, minority, and other underserved populations. This talk reviews the latest science on dietary burdens and priorities for better health. It also examines the evidence for effective environmental, systems, and policy changes to facilitate nutrition security for all.

About Our Speaker
Dariush Mozaffarian is a cardiologist and Dean at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Dr. Mozaffarian has authored more than 400 scientific publications on dietary priorities and on evidence-based policy approaches to reduce these burdens. He has served in numerous advisory roles including for the US and Canadian governments, American Heart Association, World Health Organization, and United Nations. His work has been featured in media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, and Time Magazine.

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