3133.0 Nutrition and Human Rights

Monday, October 29, 2012: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Access to safe, healthy, affordable, and culturally-appropriate food is a critical component of efforts targeting reduction in health disparities at local, regional, national and global levels, and is a fundamental human rights issue. Understanding the needs of individuals, communities, and organizations, and how best to combine current efforts to address these needs, is the focus of this session. Projects discussed will include the intentional inclusion of underrepresented communities in development and planning of community master plans; illustrations of how those with research expertise can be called-upon to strengthen the ability of programs to communicate successes and to expand their work through collaborative relationships; use of qualitative methods to deepen the understanding of populations being served; and finally, an example of program planning and implementation for a 4 year initiative targeting child health in a city of nearly 3 million.
Session Objectives: 1. Explain the process of developing collaborative relationships to influence community planning initiatives; and 2. Describe methods used to give voice to underserved/underrepresented or lesser understood populations.
Katie Kavanagh, PhD, RD

Mid-Michigan uses ACHIEVE and Michigan Healthy Communities funds to establish a local Food Council
Janine Sinno Janoudi, PhD and Cheryl Danley, MSc in Food and Resource Economics
Food Dignity: Successes and struggles in community food system action research
Christine M. Porter, PhD, Sarita Daftary, Hank Herrera, MD, Daryl Marshall, Peggy McCrackin, Martin Neideffer, Deputy Sheriff, E. Jemila Sequeira, MSW, Virginia Sutter, PhD and Gayle Woodsum
"A generation with rights and freedom: Infants and teenagers' basic consumer basket to overcome poverty in Medellin". The right to food:
Luz Stella Alvarez-Castano, PHD Public Health, Elsury Johana Perez Isaza, ND Antioquia University and Juan Diego Goez Rueda, ND Antioquia University

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Ethics SPIG, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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