8:30 am - 10:00 am | Constitution Ballroom | The Politics of Food: Understanding the Relationship between Food Policy Issues, Societal Impact Factors and Consumer Food Behaviors

The Politics of Food: Understanding the Relationship between Food Policy Issues, Societal Impact Factors and Consumer Food Behaviors

8:30 am - 10:00 am | Sunday, 7/23 | Constitution Ballroom 

Moderator: Erin DeSimone, MS, RD, LDN, FAND, FoodMinds
Speakers: Tracy Fox, MPH, RD, Food, Nutrition & Policy Consultants, LLC; Susan Finn, PhD, RD, FADA, Finn/Parks & Associates

Nutrition education professionals play a critical role in helping consumers make positive behavior changes to build healthy lifestyles. This session will take a historical look at the impact environmental trends and societal factors have had on consumer behavior, while helping nutrition educators look ahead with new survey data that shows what consumers think in terms of where responsibility lies for making food choices—ultimately impacting how they shape their eating habits and behaviors. A group discussion will allow for idea exchange on how to bolster the role of nutrition educators as a leading societal force for imparting behavior change.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will gain knowledge and insights about how to harness trends to carve out a stronger role for nutrition educators in public health.
  2. Participants will be able to articulate leading societal factors that impact consumer purchase decisions.
  3. Participants will gain knowledge about a new Food Temperance survey that depicts consumer sentiment around leading food policy issues.

Session supported by FoodMinds.