144. Future Farm Bills: Is It Time to Advocate Beyond Nutrition?
The Academy has a proud history of advocating for food and nutrition programs included in the nation’s farm bills. Efforts to increase access to food and support for nutrition education have been the cornerstones of the Academy’s recent and historical farm bill stances. Some critics have suggested that the implications of policies within the Agriculture titles require an equal level of consideration. This session will explore the link between Agriculture policy on health outcomes including those related to crop subsidies, sustainability and climate change. Policy considerations for future farm bills will be described by the expert panelists.
- Outline the sections of the farm bill and describe the nutrition programs for which the Academy advocates and the role of RDN and NDTR in their administration
- Interpret the impact of agricultural policy from two unique viewpoints — economics and health outcomes and how these policy influence global efforts addressing undernutrition, overnutrition and climate change
- Suggest policy changes that bridge agriculture with food and nutrition programs and the barriers or challenges to their acceptance across multiple sectors
Learning Need Codes:
- 8018 Environmental, agricultural, and technologic influences on food systems
- 1080 Legislation, public policy
- 4080 Government-funded Food & Nutrition Programs
- 12.1.4 Influences legislation, regulation, and policy changes to impact nutrition in the community.
- 3.2.7 Contributes to the development and revision of government policies.
- 8.1.2 Applies knowledge of food and nutrition as well as the biological, physical and social sciences in practice.
Patty Keane, MS, RDN
Associate Scientist, Lecturer
UNM Prevention Research Center
Sonny Ramaswamy, PhD
President and CEO
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Karen Ehrens, RD, LRD
Health, nutrition & policy consultant & advocate