Hot Topics Call: Food in the Anthropocene: The EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems

Hot Topics Call: Food in the Anthropocene: The EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems

April 24, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Eastern


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About the Webinar

The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, and Health brings together more than 30 world-leading scientists from across the globe to reach a scientific consensus that defines a healthy and sustainable diet. The Commission has delivered what it deems the first full scientific review of what constitutes a healthy diet from a sustainable food system, and which actions can support and speed up food system transformation.

The Division of Sustainable Food Systems is very pleased to host this Hot Topic Call featuring lead author Walter Willett, who will provide a brief overview of the EAT- Lancet report, and address some of the feedback that has resulted. The remaining time is dedicated to audience comments and Q&A. To more fully illustrate key themes, we strongly encourage participants to review this report on the topic, as well as this presentation that will be referenced during the discussion. 

Sponsored by the Division of Sustainable Food Systems

About the Presenter

Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Dr. Walter Willett is Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. He served as Chair of the Department of Nutrition there for 25 years. Dr. Willett has focused much of the last 35 years on development of methods to study the effects of diet on the occurrence of major diseases on cohorts totaling nearly 300,000 men and women.  

Professor Willett is among the top three most cited persons in all areas of science. He has published over 1,800 articles, primarily on lifestyle risk factors for heart disease and cancer and authored the textbook Nutritional Epidemiology. He also has four books for the general public. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the recipient of many national and international awards for his research.

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