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Media Advisory

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES
Press Release # ma94-07
Monday, November 26, 2007

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR MEDIA
(212) 788-5290; (212) 788-3058 (After Hours)
Jessica Scaperotti (jscapero@health.nyc.gov)
Sara Markt (smarkt@health.nyc.gov)


PUBLIC HEARING ON CALORIE LISTING PROPOSAL BEING HELD TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27

NEW YORK CITY – November 26, 2007 – A public hearing will be held on the calorie listing proposal made to the Board of Health in October to require chain restaurants to prominently display calorie information on their menus and menu boards. The hearing will start at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 27 at 125 Worth Street in the 2nd floor auditorium.

Registered speakers include:

  1. Laurie Tansam, Nutrition Coordinator at Mount Sinai Hospital
  2. Margo Wootan, Director of Nutrition Policy, Center for Science in the Public Interest
  3. Lisa Young, Adjunct Professor at New York University
  4. Bill Thompsen, VP of Advocacy, American Heart Association
  5. Judith Wylie-Rosett, EdD, RD, American Heart Association
  6. Justin Wilson, Senior Research Analyst, Center for Consumer Freedom
  7. Abraham Jelin, Vice President of New York Chapter 2 of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  8. Mark Inzetta, Assistant General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Wendy’s International, Inc.
  9. Sheila Weiss, R.D., L.D., Director, Nutrition Policy Health and Safety Regulatory Affairs, National Restaurant Association
  10. E. Charles Hunt, Executive Vice President, New York State Restaurant Association
  11. Jennifer L. Pomeranz, JD, MPH, Director of Legal Initiatives, Yale University
  12. MeMe Roth, President, National Action Against Obesity
  13. Arlene Spark, Associate Professor & Coordinator Nutrition & Food Science, Hunter College
  14. Fern Gale Estrow, FGE Food & Nutrition Team
  15. Amy Schwartz, Public Health Association of NYC

Testimony will be transcribed and made available within three weeks after the hearing.

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