3.  Gain insights that may be useful in determining committee recommendations on accelerating progress in obesity prevention.

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: Legislative perspectives on obesity in farm and health policies: What lies ahead in Congress?

Eric Olsen, Feeding America

PANEL I: U.S. Agricultural Policies and Their Influence on Obesity: What Do We Know?

Daryll Ray, University of Tennessee

Helen Jensen, Iowa State University

PANEL II: Food Procurement and Obesity Prevention

Kate Rogers, H-E-B

Andrea B. Thomas, Walmart

PANEL III: Perspectives on Farm and Health Issues

Linda Barnes, Marshalltown Community College

Doug Sombke, South Dakota Farmers Union

CLOSING SPEAKER: Obesity and Farm and Food Policy in the Current Political Context

Jerry Hagstrom, The Hagstrom Report

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