PROTEIN in a Changing Environment (PRICE)
PRICE is a multi-stakeholder, interdisciplinary scientific effort examining the intersection of protein nutrition, food systems and health, domestically and globally, in a changing environment. The effort focuses on the impact of this intersection on decisions about diet and health, environmental impacts, and consumer and producer choices.
PRICE is fostering a discussion about the current status of protein nutrition in the U.S. and globally and will identify:
- Gaps in our understanding of the factors that influence choice/decisions of consumers, producers, environmental and health policy.
- Data resources, metrics/analytical frameworks, and capacity to support integrated efforts to inform choices of the key stakeholders.
- Short- and long-term challenges to moving these agendas forward in a changing global environment.
- Factors (social, behavioral, economic, geographic, environment) that impact context specific choice options.
Shared Learning and Cross-disciplinary Dialogue
In January 2021, a virtual workshop will encourage active dialogue among approximately 45 participants from various disciplines and stakeholder groups. Additional virtual events will review cross-cutting observations, condense ideas and prioritize next steps/future activities.
Stay tuned for more updates and future discussions with the broader nutrition community.
PRICE Scientific Committee
John Finley, PhD, National Program Leader for Human Nutrition USDA, Agricultural Research Service
Daniel Raiten, PhD, Program Director-Nutrition Pediatric Growth and Nutrition Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH
Naomi Fukagawa, MD, PhD, Director, USDA ARS Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center
Sasha Gennet, PhD, Senior Corporate Engagement Advisor, The Nature Conservancy
Mike Grusak, PhD, Center Director, USDA ARS
Dave Gustafson, PhD, Independent Scientst, Agriculture & Food Systems Institute
Klaus Kraemer, PhD, Managing Director, Sight and Life
Lucyna Kurtyka, MS, Sr. Scientific Program Director, Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research
Frank Mitloehner, PhD, Professor and Air Quality Extension Specialist, Department of Animal Science
Sylvia Rowe, MA, President, SR Strategy, LLC
Janice Rueda, PhD, Director of Nutrition, ADM
Joanne Slavin, PhD, Professor, Univerity of Minnesota
Naglaa El-Abbadi, PhD, MPH, Adjunct Lecturer, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University
Johnpaul Kagulire, MS, Graduate Research Assistant, Tuskegee University
Natalie Lounsbury, PhD, PhD Candidate, University of New Hampshire
Clayton Nevins, PhD, PhD Student, Soil and Water Sciences Department, University of Florida
The Protein in a Changing Environment effort is an activity of the American Society for Nutrition’s Climate, Health, Agriculture and Improved Nutrition (CHAIN) Research Interest Section. It is being funded by the ASN Foundation through a public-private partnership. Special thanks to our sponsors:
American Society for Nutrition
National Dairy Council
DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences
Egg Nutrition Center
Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
United Soybean Board
USDA Agricultural Research Service