Yale University’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity has announced its Spring 2011 Seminar Series featuring the interdisciplinary work of public policy and health advocates, as well as legal and industry insights. Speakers for the series include (i) Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids President Matthew Myers (Advocacy Lessons from the Battle to Reduce Tobacco); (ii) Cornell Food and Brand Lab Director Brian Wansink (Mindless Eating Solutions); (iii) San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar (Creating Access to Healthier Meal Options); (iv) Legacy CEO Cheryl Healton (Lessons Learned from the Tobacco Wars); (v) Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Professor Stephen Teret (Innovative Legal Strategies for Food Policy); and (vi) National Restaurant Association CEO Dawn Sweeney (Today’s Restaurant Industry: Empowering Consumers with Healthy Choices and Nutrition Information). Hosted at the Rudd Center in New Haven, Connecticut, these seminars are open to the public and run from January 19 through April 20.

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