Upcoming Webinar (11/13): Building an Inclusive Regional Food Economy

Posted on: October 31st, 2014 by Brett Schwartz

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Regions across the country are increasingly recognizing that a healthy and prosperous future will in part be tied to establishing a robust local food system. Please join the NADO Research Foundation on Thursday, November 13 from 2-3:15 ET/1-2:15 CT for an engaging webinar on the intersection between local food, public health, and regional resilience, as we explore Central Minnesota’s Choose Health program. The Choose Health program is one of several regional initiatives that is growing the region’s local food economy and increasing access to healthy food options for disadvantaged populations.

Choose Health is made possible by an innovative partnership model that leverages knowledge and resources from the private, public, and non-profit sectors to provide fresh food to the area’s most food insecure populations. The program relies on the local hospital to “prescribe” CSA memberships that are accompanied by health screenings, education, and ongoing support for participants. This remarkably comprehensive program serves as a model for the development of inclusive regional food economies that balance economic development with social equity to ensure that local food is reaching its fullest potential.

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  • Arlene Jones, Founder, SPROUT MN Food Hub (http://sproutmn NULL.com/)
  • Dr. Stacey Stockdill, CEO, EnSearch (http://www NULL.ensearchmn NULL.com/)
  • Ellie Lucas, Chief Campaign Officer, Hunger-Free Minnesota (http://hungerfreemn NULL.org/)
  • Kelly Coughlin, Dietitian and Educator, Lakewood Health System  (http://www NULL.lakewoodhealthsystem NULL.com/)


NADO has applied for 1.25 AICP CM credits from the APA.

This webinar is supported through a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Questions?  E-mail Brett Schwartz (bschwartz null@null nado NULL.org) at [email protected]

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