2024 ReFED Food Waste Solutions Summit

June 11-13, 2024 | Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Convention Center

Dr. Jillian Fry

Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences

Towson University


Dr. Jillian Fry is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Towson University. She utilizes qualitative and quantitative methods to conduct research at the intersection of public health, the food system, and environmental sustainability. She has led interdisciplinary research on dietary shifts to improve sustainability and health, as well as the expanding production of farmed seafood and the implications for human nutrition and global resource use. Dr. Fry is part of a USDA-funded team that examined resource use and waste in supply chains and among consumers for major types of seafood consumed in the U.S. The research focused on identifying opportunities to improve efficiency and reduce waste. She received her PhD from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


Wednesday, June 12

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Let’s Rock the Boat: A Voyage into the World of Sustainable Seafood

Breakout Session 2

What innovative solutions exist for managing seafood waste? In an era when environmental concerns are at the forefront, understanding how sustainable seafood practices and seafood waste reduction intertwine is paramount for shaping a more sustainable food system. Our panel of experts will dive into the challenges and barriers that hinder efforts to reduce seafood waste, highlighting state-of-the-art approaches to ensure the health of marine ecosystems and meet the global demand for seafood – all while reducing waste. We'll examine the importance of sustainable sourcing, certification programs, and the role of consumers in driving positive change within the seafood industry.

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