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Midmorning: Naomi Tutu and trimming the trans fat

Posted at 7:42 AM on December 6, 2006 by Bill Wareham

Her famous father - Archbishop Desmond Tutu - and activist mother inspired Naomi Tutu in her work on justice and reconciliation issues. At 9 a.m., she joins Kerri Miller in the MPR studios to talk about what Africans and Americans can learn from each other about giving. She's in town to participate in the Pan-African Women's Philanthropy Summit at the Humphrey Institute today.

At 10 a.m., Kerri looks at the New York City Department of Health's decision to phase out trans fats from city restaurants. What will the decision mean for food producers and consumers across the country? Kerri's guests are Dr. Sonia Angell, director of the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Control Program for the New York City Department of Health; Suzanne Vieira, director of the culinary nutrition program at Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island; and Donna Garen, senior vice president of health and safety regulatory affairs for the National Restaurant Association.