The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Food Science Policy Alliance Supports National Academies Workshop

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The UMass Amherst Food Science Policy Alliance is a supporter of an upcoming workshop, “Sustainable Diets, Food, and Nutrition,” of the Food Forum of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

The workshop, to take place August 1 and 2 in Washington, DC, will consider how sustainable diets influence dietary patterns, the food system, and population and public health.

Professor Fergus Clydesdale, a longtime faculty associate at the UMass Amherst School of Public Policy and distinguished professor in the Food Science Department, will moderate the workshop’s opening session, “What Are Sustainable Diets?”

Other workshop sessions will look at sustainability and healthy dietary changes through policy actions, innovations in food production and distribution to reduce environmental footprint, and measurement and analysis of sustainable diets.

The UMass Amherst Food Science Policy Alliance is a membership group of leaders in the food science industry who hold regular symposia and other events focused on science-based food policies and regulatory issues. Alliance members also support Food Science Policy Fellowships for graduate students in the School of Public Policy Food Science option.

 About the School of Public Policy: Established in 2016, the UMass Amherst School of Public Policy is a hub for research and teaching, preparing students for leadership in public service. The program’s focuses include social change and public policy related to science and technology.

— Maureen Turner, communications manager, School of Public Policy

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