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Food Choices and the Environment: The Carbon Footprint of Our Diets

Location: downtown campus
Building:1440 Canal Street, 1206

Please join the Tulane Prevention Research Center and the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine's Student Government Association for the Spring 2018 Innovations in Public Health Research and Practice Seminar Series:


"Food Choices and the Environment: The Carbon Footprint of Our Diets"

Thursday, March 8, 2018, from 12-1:30 p.m. 


  • Diego Rose, PhD, MPH, Director of the Nutrition & food Security Program, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine 
  • Brittany Kovacs, LMSW, MPH, Nutrition Program Manager at Tulane SPHTM
  • and others from their research team.

Seminar description: This seminar will explore the connections between individual dietary choices and greenhouse gas emissions in the US. It will describe gender differences in dietary carbon footprints, the environmental and nutritional effects of potential responses to sustainability-related dietary guidance, and compare dietary guidelines from different countries and their differences in greenhouse gas emissions.

*Light lunch will be provided.*

This seminar is free and open to the public. A recording will be made available afterward on the Tulane PRC's YouTube channel.

Questions? Contact Naomi Englar at or 504-988-7410.

This seminar is supported in part by the Tulane SPHTM Student Government Association and the Tulane Prevention Research Center. The Tulane PRC is a member of the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers Program, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), under cooperative agreement #U48DP005050. This seminar was made possible in part by support from the CDC. The views expressed in written seminar materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

For more information contact Naomi King Englar by phone at 504-988-7410