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Leslie Mikkelsen, R.D., MPH, Public policy’s role in preventing disease. 12/28/2017

Did you know that more education isn’t enough to help people make better food choices? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with  Leslie Mikkelsen, RD, MPH, Managing Director at the Prevention Institute in Oakland, CA. Mikkelsen explains that our environment, and the public policies that affect the kinds of foods that are accessible, available and affordable, play the most critical role in supporting healthful food choices and preventing chronic disease.  Mikkelsen addresses the role of marketing (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab9zbqHJ_p4 ) and the penetration of processed foods in our environment, as well as the role of government policies in shaping our food environment.

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