My grad school classmates and I are having a very informative week so far for our policy course “field trip.” Yesterday’s sessions included learning about and discussing the government’s role in nutrition education, the impact of budget cuts on nutrition and prevention programs, and what is currently happening in nutrition labeling. It was a very interesting day — we had a great variety of speakers join us from a bunch of DC nutrition-related organizations.
I brought a big group over to see the White House when we were done, since it was only a few blocks away. :)
Today’s sessions are taking place on Capitol Hill — we’ll be chatting about the legislative process, learning about how nutrition fits into the farm bill, and debating whether the government should have a role in food marketing. Interesting stuff! I apologize for the short post — focusing on the sessions and being a good host to the girls. :)