Barton Seaver, Policy Fellow, March 18
Barton Seaver, Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow
Barton Seaver has translated his illustrious career as a chef into his leadership of the Healthy and Sustainable Food Program at the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard School of Public Health. In this role, Barton spearheads initiatives to inform consumers and institutions about how our choices for diet and menus can promote healthier people, more secure food supplies, and thriving communities. Through his collaborative work with industry leaders, institutions, policymakers, media, and conservationists, he has become one of the nation’s leading voices for sustainable food systems.
In addition to his role at the Center, he is an Explorer with the National Geographic Society and is the first Sustainability Fellow in Residence at the New England Aquarium, where he helps relate the Aquarium’s conservation messages with the food we serve at our dinner tables. In 2012, Barton was named by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the United States Culinary Ambassador Corp.
Barton Seaver will be at the University of Maine for a full day of activities, including meeting with groups of UMaine faculty and students, tours of UMaine facilities, and meetings with administrators. A reception will be held from 4-6 at the University Club in Fogler Library.
Sponsored by the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, Cooperative Extension, Maine Sea Grant, Maine EPSCoR, and the School of Marine Sciences.