GMA Event Calendar

GMA-FMI Food Policy Forum: Healthy Diets, Hunger, and Opportunities for Policymakers

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The Reserve Officers Association
The Minuteman Ballroom [map]
One Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

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The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) are working together to host recurring Food Policy Forums to update policymakers and advocates on policy developments.

The first Forum of 2011 will focus on healthy diets, hunger and opportunities for policymakers. Register now for the April 12 event at the Reserve Officer Association Building in Washington, D.C. The Forum is free of charge.
The agenda includes viewpoints from policy experts, Congressional members, industry stakeholders and academia.


*Breakfast will be served at 8am

8:15 am - 8:30 am
Pamela G. Bailey, President, Grocery Manufacturers Association

8:30 am - 9:00 am
Opening Remarks
Secretary Dan Glickman, Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center and Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Congressional Program (former Secretary of U.S. Department of Agriculture 1995-2001)

9:00 am - 9:45 am
Panel I: Healthy Diets
Robert Post, Deputy Director, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Judith Bell, President, PolicyLink
Penny Lee, Executive Director, Campaign to End Obesity
Beth Johnson, President and CEO, Food Policy Directions
Melissa Musiker, Vice President Food and Nutrition Policy, APCO Worldwide
Moderator: LaDavia Drane, Senior Director, Federal Affairs, Grocery Manufacturers Association

Break: 9:45 am - 10:00 am

10:00 am - 10:45 am
Panel II: Hunger
Joseph Glauber, Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Stacy Dean, Vice President for Food Policy Assistance, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Randy Russell, Chairman, Friends of the World Food Program
Ellen Vollinger, Legal Director, Food Research and Action Center
Moderator: Jennifer Hatcher, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Food Marketing Institute

Break: 10:45 am - 11:00 am

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Panel III: Opportunities for Policymakers
Travis Robey, Legislative Director, Rep. Ron Kind
Abby Kral, Legislative Assistant, Senator Scott Brown
Jacqlyn Schneider, Senior Professional Staff Member, Senate Agriculture Committee
Keith Stern, Legislative Director, Rep. Jim McGovern
Carlisle Clarke, Legislative Assistant, Sen. Thad Cochran
Moderator: Scott Faber, Vice President, Federal Affairs, Grocery Manufacturers Association

11:45 am - Noon
Closing Remarks
Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Cleaver

Meeting Attire:
Business Attire

Registration Fees:
These fees are available through 04/11/2011
Name Price Available To
Attendee $0.00   Affiliate

For more information please contact:
Ms. Evie Owens
Senior Manager, GMA Operations