Food Matters: The Role of the Environment and How to Promote Greener and Cleaner Food for Maternal and Child Health

The Role of the Environment and How to Promote Greener and Cleaner Food for Maternal and Child Health is one of several webinars exploring links between food system inputs and public health. 

The 2011 Food Matters Webinar series is sponsored by the American Medical Association, in partnership with Health Care Without Harm, Kaiser Permanente, and Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Identify the overall health impacts associated with the industrialized food system, with a focus on maternal and child health, as well as ecological health 
  • Describe the specific health impacts associated with pesticides, antibiotics, and other contaminants in the food supply
  • Implement strategies for communicating more effectively to patients and their families about the health impacts of the industrialized food system and how to limit exposures to pesticides, antibiotics, and other food contaminants in ways that are appropriate for different patient populations  

Speakers include Robert M. Gould, MD, Associate Pathologist, Kaiser Hospital, San Jose and President, San Francisco-Bay Area Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility; and Joanne Perron, MD, FACOG 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment at the University of California San Francisco

Planning Committee

  • Barry Dickinson, PhD, Director, AMA Department of Science and Biotechnology and Secretary, Council on Science and Public Health
  • Suzen Moeller, PhD, Senior Scientist, AMA Department of Prevention and Healthy Lifestyles, Brian Raymond, MPH, Senior Policy Consultant, Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy
  • Michelle Gottlieb, Co-Coordinator, Healthy Food in Health Care Program, Health Care Without Harm
  • Preston Maring, MD, Associate Physician-in-Chief, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Oakland
  • Lucia Sayre, Co-Executive Director, San Francisco Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility

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