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Sunday, December 11 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
The Food Trust: A Comprehensive Approach to Food Justice and Equity

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More than one-third of adults in the U.S. are obese, and there is major disparity amongst different ethnic and socioeconomic groups with regard to obesity and diet-related disease. As we work to better understand root causes and which solutions work (or work for some) and why, this session will explore how historically and structurally racist policies like redlining and emotional, social, cultural, economic and environmental barriers have contributed to the disparity in food access and health. We will also explore how, through a collaborative and comprehensive approach, we are seeing signs of progress in reversing obesity here in Philadelphia, and we will discuss the intersection of and opportunities to address healthy food access, hunger and food waste.

Healthy Food Access Portal: http://healthyfoodaccess.org/

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Jordan Muse

External Affairs Associate, The Food Trust
Jordan helps coordinate partnership opportunities within and external to The Food Trust. The majority of her projects are focused on food and health equity and other issues related to the social determinants of health. Before coming to The Food Trust, Jordan received her masters of public health from the University of South Carolina and completed a year of service with PHENND as an AmeriCorps VISTA. She enjoys recreational activities of all... Read More →
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Dwayne Wharton

Director of External Affairs and Human Resources, The Food Trust
Dwayne works on local and national advocacy efforts and in addition, leads The Food Trust's Human Resources department. Dwayne has his masters degree in education. He serves on the boards of the Seybert and Kynett Foundations, Bridging the Gaps Community Health Internship Program, and Bryn Mawr College’s Non-Profit Executive Leadership Institute. Fun fact: Dwayne can often be found DJing at Night Market Philadelphia!

Sunday December 11, 2016 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Room 401

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