August 2017

Webinar: Catalyzing Healthy Food Access Through Collaboration

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Overview

The Food Trust's Center for Healthy Food Access presents the first in a series of webinars featuring the work of our grantees.

During Catalyzing Healthy Food Access Through Collaboration, featured speakers share information about regional collaborative projects they're conducting that are increasing access to and building demand for healthy food in New Orleans, Cleveland and Georgia.

Featured speakers:

Dr. Diego Rose from Tulane University's Prevention Research Center discusses a unique project that brings together eight food-based organizations to work on a variety of innovative healthy food access projects throughout the city. Their collaborative project seeks to foster synergies among these organizations as well as to assess the landscape of food-based organizations in New Orleans that use social innovation to address systemic problems of food access.
 
Molly Canfield and Suzanne Girdner from Georgia Organics share updates from their work to provide targeted communications training on nudge theory to a variety of organizations in Georgia working to encourage people to make healthier food choices.
 
Dr. Bill McKinney from The Food Trust's Food Access Raises Everyone (FARE) project describes this multi-partner effort to support a comprehensive and collaborative approach to food access in Cleveland – Cuyahoga County. The project provides technical assistance, strategic planning and additional resources for local efforts and is supporting more than 20 grassroots groups and residents who were nominated by an advisory committee to receive funding from the Center.