Food systems and public health: Linkages to achieve healthier diets and healthier communities

Mary Story, Michael W. Hamm, David Wallinga

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Abstract

The Airlie Conference on "Food Systems and Public Health: Linkages to Achieve Healthier Diets and Healthier Communities" was convened to discuss how we as a nation can shift toward promoting healthy, sustainably produced foods that are aligned with national dietary and health priorities; the most strategic changes in policy, governance and practices that can help this shift occur; and identify knowledge gaps and policy-relevant research needs. This special theme issue presents papers emanating from the conference, and policy-relevant research and action recommendations from the small group breakout sessions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-224
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition
Volume4
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2009

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support for the conference and background papers provided by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the US Dept of Agriculture. We also thank the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy for their support. Thank you also to the conference planning committee, the authors of the papers, and the conference participants. We also thank Marie Boyle Struble, Editor, and Angic Tagtow, Managing Editor, Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition, for all their assistance Address correspondence to Mary Story, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 South 2nd Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA. E-mail: story@epi.umn.edu

Funding Information:
On April 1–3 2009, 100 leading experts in diverse areas (health, nutrition, obesity, sustainable agriculture, economics, business, marketing, and public policy) met at the Airlie Conference Center in Warrenton, Virginia, to discuss how we as a nation can move toward a healthier and more sustainable food system. The conference was sponsored and funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Dept of Agriculture, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. This special theme issue presents papers emanating from the Airlie Conference and policy-relevant research and action recommendations from the small group breakout sessions.

Keywords

  • Food systems
  • Healthy diets
  • Obesity
  • Public health
  • Sustainable agriculture

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