Healthy Foods, Healthy Communities Forum

Have you ever wondered how you can leverage the purchasing power of food to improve the health of your community? Join the Food & Health Network and the Broome County Health Department on April 7 at the Healthy Foods, Healthy Communities Forum in Binghamton to learn how your worksite, community group, institution or government organization can improve health and wellness through buying healthy, local food.

Grow Healthy

Learn about healthy food purchasing strategies from food service professionals, policy advocates, dietitians, public health professionals and organizations that have successfully implemented healthy food policies. The event will kick off with a keynote by Dr. Margo Wootan, Director of Nutrition Policy at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, one of the country’s leading health advocacy organizations that specializes in food, nutrition, and public health issues.

We hope you’ll join us for this free, informative event. Registration is required, register today!

Date: Thursday, April 7
Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton, 225 Water St., Binghamton, NY
RSVP: Register on the FaHN website, or contact Olivia Consol, fahn-education@rhnscny.orgor 607-692-7669

Agenda Preview

8:30 am – Registration & Breakfast

9:00 amKeynote Speaker: Dr. Margo Wootan, Director of Nutrition Policy, Center for Science in the Public Interest

9:30 am – Workshop 1: Finding and Buying Healthy Food
Learn about models for purchasing local, healthy food–including farm to institution, group purchasing and tips on working with vendors.

15 minute networking and coffee break

11:00 am – Workshop 2: Developing Policies and Building Support
Learn how to implement healthy food policies and get buy-in from staff, administration, clients and the public.Register today!

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