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Presentation on Environmental Implications of Dietary Guidelines with Miriam Nelson, Ph.D. on April 16

PITTSBURGH:  The Chatham University Falk School of Sustainability Food Studies Program is hosting a presentation on Thursday, April 16 at 2 PM by Miriam Nelson, Ph.D., who serves on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and chairs the Subcommittee on Food Sustainability and Safety.

This event is free and open to the public, and will take place in the Welker Room in the James Laughlin Music Hall on Chatham’s Shadyside Campus. Free parking is available in the lot off of Murray Hill Avenue.  For additional information on this event, please call 412-365-1347.

About the Subcommittee on Food Sustainability & Safety
New in 2015, the Subcommittee on Food Sustainability and Safety collected data on the environmental implications of different food choices and considered these findings in their dietary recommendations.  This has created a robust dialogue and some controversy within the government in regards to the incorporation of agriculture production practices and environmental factors into nutrition-related guidelines. Here more about this important issue during this talk.

About Miriam Nelson Ph.D.
In addition to serving on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and charing the Subcommittee on Food Sustainability and Safety, Dr. Nelson is the Director of the John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Prevention; Professor of Nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University; and founder and director of the StrongWomen Program.

About Chatham University
Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA, has a long history of commitment to global understanding, women’s leadership and the environment. Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson, and is recognized today as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been selected for The Princeton Review’s Green College Guide listing four years in a row, named to Sierra magazine’s list of top 20 “cool schools” and mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places “contributing to Pittsburgh’s transformation into a destination for green living.”

Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opened in 2014 the world’s first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus, with completion of the first stage of construction on its 20-year master plan. Now fully coed, Chatham works to prepare its 2,000+ undergraduate and graduate students in the fields driving tomorrow’s economy—sustainability, health sciences, business and communication, and the arts and sciences.  Visit