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Third Annual Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Symposium & Healthy Foods Summit

University of Minnesota Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives (HFHL) Institute in collaboration with the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum would like to invite you to attend the third annual Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Symposium.

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University Hotel Minneapolis (Formerly Radisson-University Hotel), E. Bank, Mpls
October 10, 2011
8:00 am-4:30 pm

The research symposium will focus on "Optimizing Food Systems for Human Health," and will take place on the East Bank from 8:00 am-4:30 pm on October 10, 2011. Nationally and internationally renowned speakers will identify points in the food system where interventions may improve human health, including state-of-the art insights regarding the global transition from starvation to overweight and obesity in developing countries; global food safety issues; the impact of food production and consumption on the environment; and the role of food security and economic well-being in promoting human health. We are excited to announce that Hank Cardello, author of the book Stuffed, will discuss the role of the food industry in improving public health.

On October 11, you are invited to join community members, health service practitioners, dietitians, policy makers, and other researchers at the Arboretum for a day of turning research into practice. On this day, a series of case studies will be presented by organizations successfully engaged in improving human health by intervening in the food system. Our keynote speaker will be Oran Hesterman, PhD, the author of the book Fair Food.

To register, go to http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/2011healthyfoodssummit.aspx. We anticipate a high demand for this event (last year's event was nearly sold out), so we encourage you to register early to reserve a seat. Registration for the October 10 research symposium (including breakfast, lunch, and snacks) is $25 for students and $65 for University faculty & staff. The October 11 event is an additional $65. The registration site accepts credit cards. If you wish to register and pay using a purchase order or University EFS account string, please call 952-443-1422.