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The connection between diet and chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease is well established. Over the last decade, public health officials have shifted away from blaming individuals for poor habits to considering a community’s food environment and how it affects consumption and health. This approach, called policy and environmental change, has led to bans on trans-fats, the development of alternatives for high-fructose corn syrup, and the National Salt Reduction Initiative, and it relies on an unprecedented collaboration between public health officials and the food industry. Panelists include Danielle Greenberg, Director Nutrition and Scientific Affairs for PepsiCo Nutrition Organization, Marice Ashe, executive director of Public Health Law & Policy, and Dr. Bechara Choucair, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health. Alison Cuddy, host of Chicago Public Radio's Eight Forty-Eight, moderates the discussion.