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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Expanding Access to Healthy Food: New Data, New Ideas, New Directions

Date:
3/26/2015
Time:
Eastern 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Central 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mountain 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Pacific 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Alaska 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hawaii 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Session Description:

Roughly 30 million Americans—about 1 in 10—live in communities without adequate access to healthy food. Over the last decade, increased awareness of this reality has spurred national and local efforts to expand healthy food access, particularly in low-income communities. This webinar session will offer fresh perspectives on understanding and addressing food-access issues. Tune in to hear experts explore questions such as, What do the data show on low- and moderate-income consumers’ needs and behaviors regarding healthy food? What programs and approaches have proven to be most successful? and What factors are most important for addressing this issue over the next five years?

Speakers:

  • Shelly Ver Ploeg, Senior Economist, Food Economics Data Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Mark Kudlowitz, Director of Programs and Native Initiatives, CDFI Fund, U.S Department of the Treasury
  • Yael Lehmann, Executive Director, The Food Trust
  • Ela Rausch, Community Development Project Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (moderator)
  • Daniel Davis, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (host)
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