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'Overnutrition crisis' is lecture topic, March 13

"Diet in Decline: Can America's Overnutrition Crisis be Reversed?" is the subject of a lecture scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 13, in 16 Robertson Hall.

The lecture will be given by Kelly Brownell, chair of the Department of Psychology at Yale University, and Roger Platt, director of school health for New York City.
Brownell also serves as director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale and as a professor of epidemiology and public health. He is the co-author (with Katherine Battle Horgen) of "Food Fight: The Inside Story of the Food Industry, America's Obesity Crisis and What We Can Do About It" and has written numerous books and articles on obesity and weight management.

Platt has been director of school health for New York City since 2003. He oversees all health services and health policy issues for the city's public school system, which serves more than 1 million students. Previously, Platt held faculty and senior management positions at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Community Health Plan and Mount Sinai Medical Center.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for Research on Child Well-Being as part of the "Researcher Meets Policy-Maker" lecture series. 

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