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3029.0 Promoting local foods and healthy food systems
Monday, November 8, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Healthy and sustainable food systems have emerged as important strategies for preventing obesity and chronic disease, particularly in low-income communities. Views of community level approaches to improving access to locally grown, sustainable and nutritious foods will be provided along with promising policies and programs that can reduce access to unhealthy foods. Speakers will provide perspectives on successes and challenges in changing the food environment, by promoting local foods and healthy food systems.
Session Objectives: 1) Describe components of sustainable food systems and policies, programs or partners that can influence healthy and safe food supplies 2) Discuss the role of government programs in improving access to local and nutritious foods 3) Identify opportunities and challenges to promoting local foods as a strategy to improve the healthfulness of foods available in low-income communities
Sarah Samuels, DrPH
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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
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