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Food and Climate Change: Clearing the Air 

Monday, November 9, 2020     8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Meeting Rooms 1-3

8:00am Check-in 


Welcome and opening remarks 

Sydney Massey, RD, Director of Nutrition Education, BC Dairy Association


Food and Climate Change: Clearing the Air

Frank Mitloehner, PhD, Professor and Air Quality Extension Specialist, University of California, Davis

  • What is the impact of our food choices on climate change?
  • What are the facts? What are the uncertainties?
  • What are the messages we want to convey to the public?


Coffee/tea break


Climate Change & Beyond: Perspectives on Sustainable Agriculture

  • What is the story of our local food production?
  • What are BC producers doing to address the challenges in their specific sectors?
  • What is our role as dietitians in supporting a sustainable and healthy food system?


Local producers (To be confirmed)

Barbara Seed, PhD, RD, Co-author: The Role of Dietitians in Sustainable Food Systems and Sustainable Diets (Dietitians of Canada)


Discussion: How can we all work together to support a sustainable and healthy food system in BC?

Bring your questions and your perspectives - and prepare for a lively discussion! 


Closing remarks, evaluations, and draw prizes 

Join the conversation on Twitter by using #BCDAforum before, during, and after the event.

Photo/Audio/Video Release: 

Photography and audio and video recording may occur during this event for use on BC Dairy Association promotional materials, our website, and social media.  By virtue of your attendance, you give BC Dairy Association permission to use your likeness in these communications/promotions.  

Image attribution: James Stewart (Flickr)