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Food and nutrition reporting in the media (ICN parallel symposium)

Last Updated : 01 December 2013

The media is an important source that can influence public’s perception, attitudes and behaviours, including what people buy, eat, and believe about food. In the context of public health, journalists have an important role to play framing a story to its context. They receive information about food from different sources and stakeholders, including the universities’ press releases, scientific publications, conferences, or individual relationships. This symposium, chaired by Dr. Josephine Wills, presents a view into food safety and nutrition communication in the media through the talks of three experienced communicators in the field of food and nutrition: Marianne Smith Edge, Dr. Mary Friel and Emilio de Benito Cañizares.