Educational Session

Nutrition: Trends at the Federal, State and Local Levels and How They Impact Your Bottom Line

Date: Wednesday, April 19th, 11:00am - 12:00pm

A Government Affairs Symposium

Learn about regulatory efforts being proposed and implemented at every level of government from the Centers for Disease (CDC) control and NAMA’s State Government Affairs Team. A representative from CDC will serve on this panel to discuss efforts related to nutrition trends in federal government facilities impacting the convenience services industry. NAMA’s state government relations team will also provide important updates on trends happening at state and local levels across the country, including sweetened beverage taxes, restrictions on items sold in vending on state government property, calorie disclosure, and food labeling issues. This is a must-attend event to assist your company in preparing for the future to protect your bottom line.



Joel E. Kimmons, PhD
Nutrition Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Joel Kimmons is a senior nutrition scientist and epidemiologist in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Dr Kimmons focuses on ecologic and behavioral approaches to creating healthy and sustainable places to live, work and play.  He leads efforts to create and operationalize healthy food service guidelines in community and institutional settings, as well as, the development and application of Behavioral Design approaches to healthier living.  Dr Kimmons has recently finished developing a healthy building rating and certification program, FitwelSM.  Joel received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis in International Nutrition and epidemiology.



Sandy Larson
NAMA Senior Director & Counsel, Government Affairs


Sheree Edwards
NAMA Regional Legislative Director


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