Positive Nutrition:

shifting the focus  from nutrients to diet
for a healthy lifestyle

Thursday, September 15, 2022
3:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Embassy of Italy in the U.S.
3000 Whitehaven St. NW
Washington, DC 20008

As nutrition issues take center stage with the upcoming White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health and policymakers prepare for debates on these topics, the MDR® and the American Italian Food Coalition are pleased to invite you to a scientific symposium focusing on positive nutritional strategies for a healthy future. Featured panelists include:


3:30 pm Welcoming Remarks by H.E. Mariangela Zappia, Ambassador of Italy to the United States.

3:35 pm A Salute by Hon. Susan Molinari and Lucy
Calautti, co-chairs of the American Italian Food Coalition.

3:40 pm About Positive Nutrition. Setting the Framework
with Dennis Bier, M.D.

3:50 pm Session I
Relationship between the Mediterranean Diet and
Health Policies. Traditional Diets with Health Impact.

Dennis Bier, M.D.
Lorenzo Maria Donini, M.D.
Daniela Martini, PhD

4:35 pm SESSION II
Obesity and Portion Size:
The Role of Science to Shape.
Health Policies. Positive Nutrition and Lifestyle.

Hugo Da Costa Ribeiro, M.D., Ph.D
Paul Gately
Richard D. Mattes, MPH, PhD, RD

Event Scientific Chair and moderator:
Dr. Roberta Re, PhD, MBA


Roberta Re, Dpharm PhD MBA

Director of Cambridge Food Science

Dennis M. Bier, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine

Hugo da Costa Ribeiro

Full Professor at the Department of Pediatrics at the FMB at the Federal University of Bahia

Lorenzo Maria Donini, MD

Full Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the Sapienza University

Paul Gately

Professor at Leeds Beckett, Director of MoreLife

Dr. Daniela Martini

Assistant Professor, University of Milan

Richard D. Mattes, MPH, PhD, RD

Distinguished Professor of Nutrition Science, Purdue University

Hon. Susan Molinari

American Italian Food Coalition

Lucy Calautti

American Italian Food Coalition

RSVP is a must.
RSVP by September 9, 2022
to info@MDRproject.com

Space is limited.
Networking reception to follow.