26th Annual Virginia A. Beal Lecture & Dinner

Presented by: 

UMass Amherst Dept of Nutrition & WAMDA

Date & time: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 4:30pm to 8:30pm

UMass Amherst Student Union, Cape Cod Room

This year's Virginia A. Beal Lecture speakers include Donald (Diego) Rose, a Professor and Head of the Nutrition Section in the Department of Global Community Health at Tulane University, Paula Serafino-Cross, a clinical dietitian at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA, and John M. Gerber, a Professor of Sustainable Food and Farming in the UMass Stockbridge School of Agriculture. The title of the Lecture is: From Neighborhood to Nation: Changing Policies to Improve Nutrition and Food Security.


  1. Identify local and national policies to promote nutrition and food security.
  2. Describe how communities can promote positive behavior changes in a population's decision-making for nutrition and health.
  3. Examine the role of dietitians/nutritionists in these public policy initiatives.

This program is eligible for 2 CPE credits, Level 2.

For more information, or to register, please see registration form. Registration deadline is April 15, 2014.