Newswise — WASHINGTON (April 26, 2016) – Former FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, Clinton Foundation President and former U.S. Secretary of Health Donna E. Shalala, and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman headline a unique conference focused on food issues, “Vote Food 2016: Better Food, Better Health,” on June 3 in Washington, DC.

In addition, Sonia Angell, MD, MPH, deputy commissioner for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will deliver the keynote address.

The all-day conference, hosted by the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, is designed to identify practical and legal solutions to address the many food issues facing the United States today including food scarcity, obesity and antibiotic use. The O’Neill Institute has partnered with AGree, a coalition of leading foundations that fund food and agriculture, international development, and health and well-being. Read more about the conference here.

WHO:Former FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, Clinton Foundation President and former U.S. Secretary of Health Donna E. Shalala, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman, and Sonia Angell, deputy commissioner for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

WHAT:Vote Food 2016: Better Food, Better Health

WHEN:Friday, June 3, 2016; 8-5pm

WHERE:Hart Auditorium (First floor of McDonough Hall)Georgetown University Law Center600 New Jersey Ave NWWashington, DC 20001

MEDIA RSVP:Karen Teber km463@georgetown.edu The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University is the premier center for health law, scholarship, and policy. Its mission is to contribute to a more powerful and deeper understanding of the multiple ways in which law can be used to improve the public’s health, using objective evidence as a measure. The O’Neill Institute seeks to advance scholarship, science, research, and teaching that will encourage key decision-makers in the public, private, and civil society to employ the law as a positive tool for enabling more people in the United States and throughout the world to lead healthier lives.

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