3030.0 Community Innovations for Sustainable Food Systems (jointly-organized by the Food and Nutrition & Environment Sections)

Monday, November 5, 2007: 8:30 AM
The purpose of the session is to provide an opportunity for the audience to learn about the importance of incorporating sustainable food systems in to the U.S. food supply, to understand the issues and barriers around food security in rural areas and to learn about the emergency food system. In addition, the audience will understand the barriers associated with changes in school food systems and possible mechanism to overcome them. All of these issues are highly relevant at this time for all nutrition-related professionals in public health.
Session Objectives: Articulate the importance of an environmental approach to preventing nutrition and activity-related chronic illness. Identify specific sustainable food system strategies that can be utilized to improve human health. Recognize the importance of collaborative networks in building efficient food systems. Articulate barriers to food security in rural areas. Discuss the current status of integration of fresh food into the emergency food system in one Philadelphia suburb and describe approaches to integrating fresh, healthy food into the emergency food system. Identify the steps necessary for one school system to incorporate local produce into their menu, identify the barriers and enablers of change in food service.
Sibylle Kranz, PhD, RD

8:50 AM
Building a food pantry network to improve food systems in a rural coastal region
Barbara J. Peppey, MA, MSW, Doug Michael, MPH, Heather M. Albert-Knopp, BA, Timothy Fuller, BA, Joan M. Atkinson, MS, RD, Jamar E. Croom, MS and Anne-Marie Davee, MS RD
9:10 AM
Food cupboards: Improving access to nutritious foods
Allison Harris, BA and Allison Karpyn, PhD
9:30 AM
For the love of locally-grown squash: A case study of incorporating local produce into a New England school district
Virginia Chomitz, PhD, Dawn B. Olcott, MS, Josefine Wendel, MS, RD, LDN, Claire Kozower, MS, Stephanie Shapiro Berkson, MPH, Jane Hirschi, Hannah Freedberg, Amber Espar and Jack Mingle

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Environment, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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