Webinar: Improving Health in Low-Income Communities: When Fresh Food’s Not Enough

Meeting Details:
Title: Improving Health in Low-Income Communities: When Fresh Food’s Not Enough
Date: Wed, Feb 8, 2012
Time: 01:30 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Host(s): LISC Green Development Center

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Meeting Description:
Lack of access to fresh, healthy foods is a well known barrier to
improving public health and creating sustainable communities. This
barrier is particularly pronounced in low-income communities where
fast food chains proliferate and mobility options are scarce. As a
response, many government, non-profit, and private sector programs
have begun to support the development of new grocery stores and fresh
food outlets within convenient access of these communities,
particularly those designated as ‘food desserts’.
What happens when these new food facilities fail to change the
purchasing and eating behaviors of residents? How can we ensure that
these new sources of fresh, healthy foods are not just accessible but
culturally relevant to the population? What can be done to enable
small businesses to sell healthy foods at competitive prices?
Please join the Local Initiatives Support Corporation’s Green
Development Center, in collaboration with three expert speakers from
across the nation for a free, public webcast that will provide many
answers to an increasingly familiar question: We’ve built a grocery
store- now what?
Reflecting on a recent study which found that better access to
supermarkets did not improve people’s diets, this webcast will examine
the complex solutions that are needed to solve the complex problem of
poor health and obesity in low-income communities, acknowledging that
the “build it and they will come” strategy does not always work.
Speakers will share insights from their work in education, marketing,
and food access to explore the ways that building healthier, more
sustainable communities can be brought to life.
Featured Speakers:
Mari Gallagher, Principal, Mari Gallagher Consulting Associates
Jennifer Harris, PhD, MBA, Director of Marketing Initiatives, Rudd
Center for Food Policy & Obesity, Yale University
Rachel Chadderdon Bair, Program Manager, Fair Food Network
Julia Prange (Moderator), LISC Green Development Center

Presenter Information:
Name: Mari Gallagher, Principal, Mari Gallagher Consulting Associates
Bio: www.marigallagher.com
Name: Jennifer Harris, PhD, MBA, Director of Marketing Initiatives,
Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, Yale University
Bio: http://www.yaleruddcenter.org/
Name: Rachel Chadderdon Bair, Program Manager, Fair Food Network
Bio: www.fairfoodnetwork.org
Name: Julia Prange, LISC Green Development Center
Bio: www.lisc.org/gdc

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