Title of Session:  Food Security Panel Discussion

Length of Session:  50 minutes, Friday, May 12 from 10:00am – 10:50am

Presenters:  Dr. Elizabeth Baca, Senior Health Advisor in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) | Craig Martinez, Dr.PH, Program Manager, California Endowment’s Healthy Neighborhood Programs | Tracy Delaney, Ph.D., R.D., Founding Director, Public Health Alliance of Southern California

Educational Objective: To increase knowledge about healthy food systems, access to healthy foods, food equity, and identify best practices and existing regulatory barriers associated with food redistribution.

Description of Session:  This panel discussion will address key components of how to reduce food waste and identify best practices to safe food distribution.  The session will also address the policy objectives from the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) and project overview of the Public Health Alliance’s Food

Anticipated Educational Outcomes for Session:  

1.    To increase knowledge about healthy food access, food equity and food insecurity challenges in our food system and how they are being met on a national and international scale.
2.    To identify best practices and existing regulatory barriers associated with food redistribution, and healthy food access with a health equity lens.
3.    To learn about the policy initiatives and strategies of building healthy communities from the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, California Endowment, and Public Health Alliance.