Farm Bill and Beyond

ASN Webinar

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (ET)

The recording for this webinar is no longer available.
Click here for more information about other continuing education opportunities available from ASN.

This webinar aims to inform ASN members about the 2018 Farm Bill and its impact on nutrition-related work and research. With drastic cuts proposed for many nutrition research funding agencies, federal support for nutrition research funding, federal nutrition programs and nutrition-related public health initiatives is more important now than ever before. The 2018 Farm Bill and nutrition research funding affects the careers of all ASN members and therefore, both directly and indirectly, affects the health and lives of the stakeholders they serve and reach. This webinar will provide an overview of the Farm Bill, explore the nutrition-related elements of the Farm Bill, and review the overall importance and impact of advocacy for nutrition and research, as well as provide insight to best practices and approaches to overcome challenges.


Sarah Ohlhorst, MS, RD, Senior Director, Advocacy and Science Policy, American Society for Nutrition


Cathie Woteki, PhD, Former Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Research, Education, and Economics (REE) Mission

Legislative Outlook for the 2018 Farm Bill

Tamara Fucile, Director for Government Affairs and Senior Advisor, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Nutrition Research Advocacy: University Perspective

Jerold Mande, MPH, Professor of the Practice, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and Senior Fellow, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University

Nutrition Research Advocacy: Capitol Hill Perspective

Lauren Au, PhD, RD, Assistant Researcher, Nutrition Policy Institute, University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources