5048.0 Community Food Systems: Community Supported and Urban Agriculture

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 8:30 AM
This session will explore different aspects of community food systems, and the implications for community nutrition and health. The session will begin with a look at potential intersections between obesity-prevention and food-security movements by highlighting two community food systems projects on urban farming and produce-box delivery. Subsequent presentations will focus on initiatives to decrease disparities in healthy-food access, particularly in marginalized communities. One session will discuss a program training communities to modify municipal planning policies to better support local food production. Another will focus on school gardens in middle and high schools of urban communities. A third will focus on farm-to-family community-supported agriculture. Sessions will also explore ancillary benefits of community food systems work, like promoting youth development, improving eco-literacy, improving sense of community, and transforming the physical, economic, and social landscapes of communities in a way that creates linkages between local food producers and consumers.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe different community-supported mechanisms for linking local food producers to consumers. 2. Formulate how farm, school, and urban agriculture initiatives along with policy planning can improve healthy-food access in communities. 3. List some to the ancillary community benefits of community-supported agriculture projects.
Leah Rimkus, MPH, RD

8:30 AM
Community food system organizing for obesity and hunger prevention in the US
Christine M. Porter, PhD, Henry Herrera, MD and E. Jemila Sequeira, MSW
8:50 AM
Farm-friendly cities: Increasing food access through policy change to support urban agriculture
Sheila R. Castillo, MUPP, Rosemary George, MA, Suzanne Davenport, EdD, Cynthia A. Boyd, MSN, PhD, FAAN and Joseph Harrington, BA
9:10 AM
A recipe for success: How school gardens can cultivate healthier communities
Lisa Chen, MPH, MCP, Michelle Markestyn Ratcliffe, PhD and Abby Jaramillo, MNA

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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