DCP3 series editor Dr. Rachel Nugent spoke at the Consensus Conference on Nutrition in Ontario, Canada May 16, 2014. The event was co-hosted by the World Heart Federation (WHF) and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS). Dr. Nugent's session addressed how agricultural and food policies influence the production, availability and access to healthy foods. Her talk was part of a larger session about diet shifts, modern food distribution, and food policy.
In addition to Dr. Nugent's presentation, DCP3 Advisory Committee to the Editors member Dr. Srinath Reddy of the Public Health Foundation of India co-chaired the opening session on dietary patterns and macronutrients. DCP3 cardio-metabolic and respiratory diseases author Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian participated as a discussant in this session, focusing on macronutrient intake in low, middle, and high-income countries.
About the Conference
The 2014 Consensus Conference on Nutrition addressed diet and food policies affecting cardiovascular disease globally. Several themes were discussed throughout the conference including nutrition controversies, dietary sodium intakes, diet shifts, and agricultural food policies, among others. This event was a joint conference of the World Heart Federation (WHF) and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS).