Creative Strategies to Promote Community Food Security
Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Community food security is a prevention-oriented concept that seeks to foster a sustainable food system that maximizes community self-reliance and promotes social justice while ensuring healthy, affordable food is accessible and available to all. This session will highlight a variety of community food security issues and efforts such as perceptions of healthy food access in Detroit, establishment of a farmers market to promote worksite wellness, the use of urban agriculture to promote food security, and promoting cooking self-efficacy among low-income families participating in a community supported agriculture (CSA) program.
Session Objectives: Identify the implications of perceptions of healthy food access and the built environment on consumer purchasing.
Describe how a worksite farmers market intervention can promote employee wellness.
Discuss opportunities for urban agriculture to help improve food security.
Describe changes in cooking self-efficacy among low-income families after participating in a cooking class intervention.
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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Community Health Planning and Policy Development, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)