World Food Day Activities Set For Oct. 16

Carol Lammi-Keefe, Bogren, Richard C.  |  10/11/2007 5:48:17 PM

News Release Distributed 10/10/07

The LSU AgCenter will participate in the 2007 World Food Day activities on Oct. 16 by co-hosting with the LSU College of Agriculture a seminar on nutrition. The presenter will be Jaime Rozowski with the Department of Nutrition at Pontifical Catholic University School of Medicine in Santiago, Chile. The seminar is titled, “Nutrition Transition in Chile: How Has Obesity Come to Plague Chile’s Youth?”

The seminar will begin at 9:45 a.m. in the Knapp Hall auditorium at the corner of Highland Road and South Stadium Drive on the LSU campus. A national teleconference on climate changes, challenges and consequences will follow at 11 a.m., according to Carol Lammi-Keefe, professor and head of human nutrition and food for the School of Human Ecology.

The teleconference will feature a panel that will include Susanna Hunt, consultant to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and biofuels project manager at WorldWatch Institute; Cynthia Rosenzweig, leader of the climate impacts group at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies; and Robert T. Watson, chairman of the international intergovernmental panel on climate change and World Bank chief scientist. The program will be broadcast live from Washington, D.C., and hosted by Ray Suarez, senior correspondent for PBS’s Jim Lehrer NewsHour.

The event is open to the public.

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Contact: Carol Lammi-Keefe at (225) 578-1518, or clammikeefe@agcenter.lsu.edu

Writer: Rick Bogren at (225) 578-5839, or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu

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