Food Systems – Cultivating Economic Development an

Food Systems - Cultivating Economic Development and Healthy Communities

Friday, April 15, 2011 | Spring Forum 2011 | Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C., Lincoln 4 Room - Exhibition Level

A Joint Session of NCSL’s Health Committee and NCSL’s Human Services & Welfare Committee 

Purpose: Bringing healthy food to children and communities can be an avenue to a vibrant economy. Learn about efforts to create a healthy, sustainable food system. Hear how state policy options can support these efforts and reap both economic and health benefits.

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 9:15 am


Session Moderator:  Honorable Mark McCullough, Oklahoma House of Representatives

9:15 am - 9:30 am

Food Systems – Farming Sustainably and Bringing Products to Market

Speaker:  Diana Endicott, Farm to Market Coordinator, Good Natured Family Farms, Kansas

9:30 am - 9:45 am 

Financing Fresh Food Retail for Healthy People, Jobs & Economic Development throughout the Nation

Speaker:  Honorable Dwight Evans, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

9:45 am - 10:00 am 

Increasing Food Access for Healthier Communities

Speaker:  Honorable Brenda Council, Nebraska Senate  - "Powerpoint" ( Adobe acrobat logoPDF file-9 pages)

10:00 am - 10:15 am  

Delivering Food and Health to Customers – A Food Retail Perspective

Speaker: David Fikes, Director, Community/Consumer Affairs and Social Responsibility, Food Marketing Institute, Virginia  - "Powerpoint" ( Adobe acrobat logoPDF file-13 pages)

10:15 am - 10:30 am



Moderator: Honorable Mark McCullough, Oklahoma House of Representatives

10:30 am - 10:45 am 

Session Evaluation & Focus Group Discussion

Evaluator: Kate Spilde, Ph.D., San Diego State University, California

This meeting session is supported in part by: The W. K. Kellogg Foundation



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