During the American Public Health Association conference, the association’s Food and Nutrition Section hosted a reception at Drexel University and honored several section members, including Tulane University’s Dr. Diego Rose, who was presented with the Sarah Samuels Memorial Award.
Dr. Rose was nominated for the award by Ms. Mary Katherine Poole, a former student of Dr. Rose and a 2013 graduate from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
The Sarah Samuels Memorial Award recognizes the leadership of public health nutrition professionals in the field of nutrition policy. During her introduction, Ms. Poole highlighted how Dr. Rose’s policy research had impacted U.S. food assistance programs, especially as it relates to the importance of neighborhood food environment and the link between diet and environmental sustainability.
Dr. Rose has garnered significant media attention in the past year for his work examining the carbon footprint of what more than 16,000 Americans eat in a day.