- Lindsey Smith Taillie, PhD — Associate Professor of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Food policies for healthier diets: lessons from around the globe
Attendees may attend virtually. Zoom link here.
Policy is a powerful tool to promote healthier diets because of its ability to impact entire food systems and populations. Other countries, particularly in Latin America, have been very progressive in implementing an array of policies, including ultraprocessed foods and sugary drinks taxes, front-of-package warning labels, and restrictions on marketing to children, and school feeding programs. This talk will summarize the current state of the evidence, where the field is heading, and what lessons the US can learn to inform our own policy efforts at local and federal levels.
Dr. Lindsey Smith Taillie is a nutrition epidemiologist whose work focuses on evaluating food policy efforts in the US and globally, and how these influence disparities in diet and obesity. Her work uses a combination of randomized controlled trials and natural experimental studies using large datasets on food purchases and intake to evaluate and inform food policy to prevent obesity.