Dietitian to Deliver Lecture March 25 on Nutrition and Sustainability at Iowa State University

March 19th, 2019

AMES, Iowa — A former executive director of the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion who co-led the development and launch of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans will speak March 25 at Iowa State University.

Angie Tagtow, a registered and licensed dietitian with more than 25 years of experience in public health and food policy, will deliver the Shivvers Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. The speech will begin at 7 p.m. at no charge in the Campanile Room of the Memorial Union, 2229 Lincoln Way in Ames with parking available in an adjacent ramp.

Tagtow is scheduled to discuss the balance between nutrition and sustainability, including the role of policy and the importance of educating eaters, health professionals and policymakers on cultivating and participating in sustainable food systems that promote good health, vibrant communities and environmental stewardship.

She earned a master’s degree in family and consumer sciences education from Iowa State and lives on a reconstructed tallgrass prairie in Polk County.

The Shivvers lecture series has been presented at Iowa State since 1969 in memory of John Shivvers, who farmed near Knoxville. The lectures focus on ways in which agriculture can sustain natural resources.

The Iowa State Committee on Lectures is a co-sponsor of the event.


Mark Rasmussen, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, 515-294-7836,
Ed Adcock, Agriculture and Life Sciences Communications Service, 515-294-2314,