BIG NEWS! Look what's coming to Kansas City in FALL 2020 for the United States, Canada and beyond.

ANNOUNCING CONFERENCE FOR FOOD ADVOCACY

Goals, outputs and outcomes:

Aligning with the goal of the Food Policy Network project to build the capacity of food policy councils and similar groups to improve the food system through public policy, the goals of this conference are to:

  • Generate content for the conference that is informed by and features food policy councils and similar groups working in the field

  • Create a space for individuals and groups from urban and rural areas, new to policy or seasoned advocates, community organizers and policymakers, youth, farmers and farm workers and people of all ethnic, religious and political affiliations to learn, collaborate and grapple with relevant policy issues

  • Enable more communities and regions to meet their food system goals by providing networking, training, skills-building, and resource-sharing

  • For attendees to recognize and apply systems thinking as a core concept to shape the internal structure and functioning, and the external policy work of an FPC

  • Identify local and state strategies to address emergent policy issues that intersect with the food system, such as climate change, immigration, and supply-side challenges

  • Foster relationships and opportunities for collaboration between FPCs and similar groups working in a region or state

  • Foster greater understand of the value of food policy councils and ability of attendees to elevate the value of their work to funders

John Hopkins Center

for a Livable Future

Karen Bassarab
Senior Program Officer, Food Communities & Public Health

John Hopkins Center for a Livable Future


Karen is a senior program officer with the Food Communities and Public Health Program, primarily responsible for managing the Food Policy Network project, a national resource hub for local and regional councils from across the United States and Canada. Karen enjoys the dynamic work of this role to support the development of lasting policy solutions that account for regional environmental, political and cultural variations, and can affect all aspects of the food system.

Anne Palmer
Program Director, Food Communities & Public Health

John Hopkins Center for a Livable Future


Anne Palmer is the Food Communities and Public Health program director at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and a senior research associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society. She directs the Food Policy Networks project, which seeks to improve the capacity of new and existing food policy councils and similar organizations to advance food system policies through a database of resources, a mailing list of 1,500 members, an annual survey of food policy councils and many educational activities. Anne also works directly with several food policy councils in the Chesapeake region and around the United States. As part of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, she is the co-chair of the obesity and the food system working group. 

KC HEALTHY KIDS

Danielle Robbins-Gregory

President

KC Healthy Kids

 

Beth Low-Smith

VP Policy

KC Healthy Kids

Food ADVOCATES