NEWS ADVISORY: Generation Excess III


Conference Will Review Transatlantic Approaches to Tackling Obesity and Diet-related Disease

March 17, 2008

WASHINGTON—The nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest and leading European consumer organizations will convene policy makers, nutrition experts, and public health officials from the United States and Europe for “Generation Excess III,” a conferences on public policy approaches to childhood obesity and related diet and health problems on April 8 in Washington, D.C. The conference is being organized under the auspices of the Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue, an advisory group of consumer organizations established by the European Commission and the U.S. Department of State and follows two previous conferences held in Europe.

Who: Officials from the governments of the U.S., U.K., France, Denmark, Spain, and other nations; leading consumer organizations from both sides of the Atlantic; U.S. keynote speaker Marion Nestle, Ph.D.; EU Keynote speaker Robert Madelin, Director General, Health and Consumer Protection, European Commission.

Media are invited to attend all sessions and luncheon, please RSVP by March 28.

What: Conference will examine transatlantic approaches to tackling obesity and diet-related disease, including restricting junk-food advertising aimed at children, phasing out artificial trans fats, improving nutrition labeling, and reducing salt content in processed foods. New survey research data assessing consumer support for stronger action by government and industry will be released. See Agenda.

When: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Where: Marriott Washington Hotel, 1221 22nd Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20037.

Register: Registration is complementary, but capacity is limited, so act now to secure your place. To register, complete the registration form. Registration closes March 28, 2008.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a nonprofit health-advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., that focuses on nutrition, food safety, and pro-health alcohol policies. CSPI is supported largely by the 900,000 U.S. and Canadian subscribers to its Nutrition Action Healthletter and by foundation grants.

The Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) is a forum of more than 60 U.S. and E.U. consumer organizations which develops and agrees to joint consumer policy recommendations to the U.S. government and the European Union. TACD regularly issues policy statements and recommendations on important food, e-commerce, intellectual property and trade issues.

 

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