Online Program

Copascities: Working together for food and systems change

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Sonya Jones, Ph.D., Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Childhood obesity develops within a community context in which families have trouble accessing and affording a healthy food supply. Communities are working to improve the food system by increasing farmer's markets, food processing, and farms and gardens. Encouraging consumers to take advantage of these early efforts and participate in meaningful ways is the dilemma that most communities face. In this presentation, we will describe a case study of a community organizing effort to engage families in food systems change in Chester, SC.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Identify strategies that improve the food systems in communities.

Keyword(s): Children and Adolescents, Obesity

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: This is my area of expertise
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.