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Economics of Obesity: Is New Public Policy Justified?. AAEA – Food & Agricultural Marketing Section USDA – Economic Research Service Farm Foundation The Food Industry Center – University of Minnesota. Session 1 - Overview. Social, Political, Economic Context For Obesity Policy

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economics of obesity is new public policy justified

Economics of Obesity: Is New Public Policy Justified?

AAEA – Food & Agricultural Marketing Section

USDA – Economic Research Service

Farm Foundation

The Food Industry Center – University of Minnesota

session 1 overview
Session 1 - Overview
  • Social, Political, Economic Context For Obesity Policy
    • Elizabeth Johnson, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Agriculture, USDA
  • The Growth in Obesity and the FDA Obesity Working Group Report
    • Tomas Philipson – FDA and University of Chicago
session 2 challenges for economic analysis of obesity policy
Session 2 - Challenges for Economic Analysis of Obesity Policy
  • Reconciling Economic Decision Theory with Dietary Choice
    • Trenton G. Smith, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Statistical Issues and Recommended Improvements in Dietary Intake Surveys
    • Alicia L. Carriquiry, Iowa State University
  • The Economics Analysis of Obesity Interventions
    • Eric Finkelstein, RTI International
  • Discussions with Food Manufacturers and Restaurant Chains on Food Product Characteristics and Labeling
    • Mary Muth, RTI International, David Zorn, Food and Drug Administration, and Katherine Kosa, RTI International
session 3 the influence of information
Session 3 – The Influence of Information
  • Affective Health Claims for Agricultural Commodities to Today’s Overweight Americans
    • James E. Tillotson, Tufts University
  • Do Nutritional Labels Affect Caloric Intake?
    • Rudolfo M. Nayga, Jr., Texas A&M University and Sung-Yong Kim, Gyeongsang National University (Korea)
  • Diet Quality and Calories Consumed: The Impact of Being Hungrier, Busier, and Eating Out
    • Lisa Mancino, Economic Research Service, USDA
  • Obesity and Self-Image: A Reality Check for Marketers
    • Albert W. Tanenbaum, President, The FoodFit Company
session 4 effects of current food policy
Session 4 – Effects of Current Food Policy
  • 20th Century Demand for Food and Nutrition
    • Timothy K.M. Beatty, University of British Columbia and Jeffrey T. LaFrance, University of California, Berkeley
  • Investing in Government Policy for Healthy Consumers and a Healthy Produce Industry
    • Robert Guenther Vice President for Public Policy, United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association
  • Economics of Nutrition Labeling in Restaurants and Other Food-Away-From Home Sources
    • Jayachandran Variyam, Economic Research Service, USDA
  • Participation in Food Assistance and Risk of Obesity in Women and Children: Evidence from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics
    • Sonya Jones, University of Tennessee
session 5 leading edge free market solutions
Session 5 – Leading Edge Free Market Solutions
  • Dealing With Obesity: Free Market Approaches in Context
    • Walt Armbruster, Managing Director, Farm Foundation
  • Effects of Health Awareness and Nutritional Research on Industry – The Potato Sector
    • Mac Johnson, Vice President of Marketing, U.S. Potato Board
  • Dairy Foods and Weight Management
    • Karen Kafer, Nutrition Communications National Dairy Council
  • Private Sector Strategies for Stemming the Costs of Obesity
    • Barbara Moore, President and CEO, Shape Up America
session 6 wrap up session
Session 6 – Wrap-Up Session
  • Policy and Research Challenges – Panel and Audience
    • Jean Kinsey, The Food Industry Center, University of Minnesota
    • Betsey Kuhn, Director, Food and Rural Economics Division, Economic Research Service, USDA
    • Richard A. Williams, Jr., Director, Div. of Market Studies, Office of Scientific Analysis and Support, CFSAN, FDA, HHS