USFRA to host dialogue on America's eating habits

USFRA to host dialogue on America's eating habits

This morning, USFRA will convene a panel of farmers, ranchers, nutritionists and food pundits for a discussion on food production and nutrition.

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) will convene a panel of farmers, ranchers, nutritionists and food pundits for a discussion on food production, nutrition and making healthy food choices this morning from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va.  It will be part of the USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum.

Carolyn O'Neil, the author of "Slim Down South Cookbook" and a nutrition advisor to www.BestFoodFacts.org , will moderate the discussion "Nutrition: Who is shaping America's eating habits?" Panelists include:

•             Dr. Roger Clemens, Chief Scientific Officer, Horn and Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, USC School of Pharmacy, Los Angeles, Calif.

•             Dennis Derryck, President and Founder, Corbin Hill Farms, New York, NY

•             Bob Haselwood, Farmer, Haselwood Farms, Berryton, Kan.

•             Dr. Craig Rowles, Partner and General Manager, Elite Pork Partnership, LLP, Carroll, Iowa

•             Barbara Ruhs, MS, RD, LDN, Supermarket Health & Nutrition Expert, Phoenix, Ariz.

•             Dr. Janey Thornton, Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer, USDA, Washington, D.C.

To watch today's panel discussion visit www.FoodDialogues.com. To participate in the discussion, follow USFRA on Twitter @USFRA and use #FoodD or on its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/USFarmersandRanchers.

USFRA is a group of farmer- and rancher-led organizations and agricultural partners leading a movement to answer questions about how food is grown and raised. USFRA provides resources and tools to navigate today's food issues landscape with a broader goal of building trust in American agriculture.

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