5116.0 Unique Strategies for Ensuring Availability, Affordability & Accessibility of Healthy Food Options for Underserved Communities

Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This session will discuss policy strategies for enhancing healthy food availability, affordability, accessibility, and preferences at county, city, and community levels through community-based, participatory initiatives.
Session Objectives: Discuss two barriers that contribute to reduced access to healthy foods for underserved communities Describe the benefits of a mobile grocery store as a community intervention to improve nutrition and reduce obesity
Cheryl Archbald, MD, MPH, FAAP

Comida Casera's strategies for enhancing availability, affordability, accessibility, and preference for fresh and healthy food options in a low income, food desert community
Kathleen M. Roe, DrPH, MPH, Aldo Chazaro, BS, Silvia Montano, Julia Barba, BS, Mojgan Mohammadi, BS, Osvaldo Maldonado, Angelica Rojas, BS(c), Erika Borja, Analilia Garcia, DrPH, MPH, Maricela Garcia, Yadeel Lopez and Maziel Giron, MPH(c)
Building the evidence base for community gardens as an environmental strategy to promote consumption of fruits and vegetables
Ellen Barnidge, PhD, MPH, Ross C. Brownson, PhD, Amy Estlund, MPH, Kathleen Duggan, MPH, MS, RD, Freda Motton, MPH, Imogene Wiggs, MBA, Elizabeth A. Baker, PhD, MPH and Julie Gary, MPH

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Latino Caucus, Caucus on Homelessness, Chiropractic Health Care

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