Dietary Guidelines for Americans Summit

Washington, District of Columbia
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Thursday May 21, 2015

8:00 AM Registration

8:30 AM

Welcoming Remarks

Declan Moore
Chief Media Officer
National Geographic Society

Ken Lee
Director, Food Innovation Center
Professor, Food Science and Technology
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
The Ohio State University

8:35 AM

2015 Dietary Guidelines Introduction

The Honorable Kevin Concannon
Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services
U.S. Department of Agriculture

8:45 AM

Keynote Address: Reflections on Changes in the Food Environment 1980–2015

J. Michael McGinnis
Senior Scholar
Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

9:00 AM

Panel 1: Addressing the Needs of Vulnerable Populations

As our world changes, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans need to encompass the food and nutrition needs of our nation’s increasingly diverse cultures, ethnicities, and vulnerable populations. While important progress has been made to address these issues, significant opportunities remain to ensure that the guidelines provide relevant nutrition recommendations for diverse consumers across the nation.


Cheryl Achterberg
Dean, College of Education and Human Ecology
The Ohio State University


Lucile Adams-Campbell
Professor of Oncology
Associate Director, Minority Health & Health Disparities Research
Associate Dean of Community Health and Outreach
Georgetown University Medical Center
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Benard P. Dreyer
President-Elect, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
NYU School of Medicine
Director of Pediatrics, Bellevue Hospital Center

Ginny Ehrlich
Director, Childhood Obesity
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Anna Maria Siega-Riz
Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of North Carolina

10:00 AM


10:10 AM

Panel 2: Understanding What Impacts Consumer Behavior

Improving health through dietary choices involves behavior change at multiple levels and requires a strong understanding of the best tactics for doing so. This panel will look at effective behavior change strategies at the individual and population level and ways to leverage these insights to ensure the 2015 DGA include specific, actionable strategies to promote health.


Dennis Dimick
Executive Editor
National Geographic Magazine


David Just
Professor of Applied Economics and Management
Co-Director of the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition
Cornell University

Leslie Lytle
Professor and Chair, Department of Health Behavior
Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of North Carolina

Robert Murray
Professor of Human Nutrition
College of Education and Human Ecology
The Ohio State University

11:15 AM

Panel 3: Bringing Healthy Food to Scale Across Sectors

Efforts to address many of today’s public health and nutrition challenges would be well served by public-private partnerships that engage all relevant stakeholders. This panel will explore how collaboration across all sectors can bring healthy eating to scale in the increasingly complex food environment.


Neal Hooker
Professor of Food Policy
John Glenn College of Public Affairs
The Ohio State University


Hank Cardello
Director, Obesity Solutions Initiative
Hudson Institute

Debra Eschmeyer
Executive Director of Let’s Move!
Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy
The White House

The Honorable Dan Glickman
Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
Senior Fellow
Bipartisan Policy Center

Jeff Lenard
Vice President, Strategic Industry Initiatives
National Association of Convenience Stores

12:10 PM

Closing Remarks

Roger Clemens
Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Southern California

12:30 PM



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