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Professor Schwartz explains her experiences translating evidence into policy for child nutrition in the USA.
In theory, public policy should be based on empirical evidence of effective strategies to promote
healthy behaviors. In reality, there are competing influences on what, when, and how policies are
established. In this talk, leading nutrition scientist Professor Marlene Schwartz uses examples from food policy efforts in the United States to show how the policy decision-making process unfolds and gives her recommendations for researchers interested in conducting policy-relevant studies.
Professor Marlene Schwartz is Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Connecticut and Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity.
This talk was given as part of the the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Symposium: Behaviour change to improve health for all
This symposium was co-hosted by the US National Academy of Medicine and the UK Academy of Medical Sciences.
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