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Curt Ellis of FoodCorps, and Karrie Denniston of Walmart Foundation

E57: How FoodCorps and Walmart are Driving Food Security in the US

November 2019

Imagine you would like to address food, and food insecurity in particular, and could start with a blank slate. What kind of programs and practices would make sense given the incredible array of possibilities? Our guests today, Curt Ellis and Karrie Denniston have addressed this issue in their own work. Welcome to The Leading Voices in Food. Listen to Podcast/Read Transcript about E57: How FoodCorps and Walmart are Driving Food Security in the US »


Barry Popkin

E43: Barry Popkin on the International Success of Soda Taxes

June 2019

Taxes on sugar sweetened beverages now exist in a number of cities in the United States, including Philadelphia, Oakland, and San Francisco, and in more than 40 countries around the world. These have been made possible by dedicated, passionate and talented people working on the science supporting the use of such taxes. They evaluated the impact of these taxes and have worked with governments to decide how taxes might be structured and implemented. And there is no person who does all these things better and does so in every corner of the world than Barry Popkin. Listen to Podcast/Read Transcript about E43: Barry Popkin on the International Success of Soda Taxes »


Barry Popkin

E44: Chile’s Health Strategy: Warning Labels, Soda Taxes, and Marketing Limits

June 2019

So what happens when a country gets really serious...REALLY serious about tackling diet, nutrition, and chronic disease? Is there a country in the world that stands out for taking the most imaginative and strongest action? The answer is yes, and a person who knows a lot about this is our guest Barry Popkin. Listen to Podcast/Read Transcript about E44: Chile’s Health Strategy: Warning Labels, Soda Taxes, and Marketing Limits »


Jim Krieger

E42: Jim Krieger on the Making of a Soda Tax

June 2019

Let's say that you are a public health advocate and would like to see a tax on sugar sweetened beverages established in your community. What steps would you take? What coalitions do you think you'd need to build. And how would you go about the extraordinary work of gathering support from both the public and political figures? Few people are in a position to tell the story in such a compelling way as today's guest Dr. James Krieger, who joins us from Seattle--one of the many places in the world that now has such taxes. Listen to Podcast/Read Transcript about E42: Jim Krieger on the Making of a Soda Tax »


Rich Larrick

E39: Rick Larrick on the Hidden Energy Cost of our Food

June 2019

We've recorded a number of podcasts discussing the environmental impact of food production, and the food choices made by individuals. But how aware of all this are consumers? How do they make sense of such information? This is but part of the work that occupies our guest Richard Larrick. Listen to Podcast/Read Transcript about E39: Rick Larrick on the Hidden Energy Cost of our Food »


Scott Huettel & Nicolette Sullivan - Unhealthy Foods Make Healthy Foods Stand Out

E37: Unhealthy Foods Make Healthy Foods Stand Out

May 2019

Imagine you are a manager of a supermarket and you're working with health authorities to increase the purchase of healthy foods. Let's say broccoli. What would you change? What comes to mind might be changing price, creating attractive displays or providing information on how to make tasty dishes with broccoli. But there might be other surprising options, according to our guests, neuroeconomist Scott Huettel and Nicolette Sullivan. Listen to Podcast/Read Transcript about E37: Unhealthy Foods Make Healthy Foods Stand Out »


Christina Roberto

E30: Christina Roberto on Food Labeling in Guatemala and Soda Taxes in Philly

March 2019

Many policies have been proposed and enacted to help improve public health by changing their diet and preventing obesity. Among the most prominent, our efforts to reduce consumption of sugary beverages, ranging from programs that educate consumers about risks to the most dramatic approach: taxing such beverages. Evaluating these other policies is critical and understanding how governments can best move ahead. Leading the charge was such evaluation as our guest today on the Leading Voices in Food Dr. Christina Roberto from the University of Pennsylvania. Listen to Podcast/Read Transcript about E30: Christina Roberto on Food Labeling in Guatemala and Soda Taxes in Philly »