Changing public policies has been an important strategy for improving public health in many areas--tobacco and alcohol use and traffic safety among others. Policies related to nutrition/food will also most likely be important components of a strategy to improve eating behaviors in the U.S. In order to learn from those who have done this work, the Foundation will host a meeting to bring together representatives from nutrition/food organizations and from other areas of public health that have successfully employed policy strategies to engage in a dialog about what needs to be done to accelerate progress on nutrition/food policy. This grant provides support to the Berkeley Media Studies Group (BMSG), a project of the Public Health Institute, to organize and facilitate the meeting and produce a written report of the discussions. This project will be considered successful if it provides clear guidance to the Foundation on how best to address nutrition/food policy, including pitfalls to avoid, specific research questions, and a clearer sense of how the Foundation should approach this area of grant making.
Amount Awarded $102,000.00
Awarded on: 10/15/2003
Time frame: 10/15/2003 - 2/28/2005
Grant Number: 49560