Food Policy 101: Expanding Healthy Food Access on Food Day 2013

Posted by on October 21, 2013


Thursday, October 24, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific / 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern

On October 24, the nation will join together for Food Day 2013 — a celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.

In honor of Food Day, the Healthy Food Access Portal is holding a food policy 101 webinar which will bring together community leaders and activists from throughout the country to share strategies for improving access to healthy foods.

Webinar speakers will discuss the best way to harness the power of community to create policy change at the local, state, and federal levels. The webinar will address a range of topics including why healthy food access is important, the role that food policy councils, community leaders, and local government can play in making real policy change, and how to engage community to improve food access and quality. Join us on Food Day 2013 to grow healthy food access efforts in our communities.

Featured Speakers:

Allison Hagey, Senior Associate, PolicyLink
Brandy H. M. Brooks, Interim Manager, Food Access Policy and Programming, Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness
Lindsey Day Farnsworth, Researcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison Community and Regional Food Systems Project, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
Breanna Morrison, Policy Analyst, Food Systems / Retail, Community Health Councils, Inc.

To register for the webinar, please go to

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