Creating a Culture of Nutrition Equity: Moving Ideas into Actions for Food Justice with Dr. Darcy Freedman
The food system is shaped by the values we hold and, in turn, regulates the rate at which justice is achieved through actions of the food system. In this presentation, I will provide a systems framework for setting nutrition equity as a core value to guide local food systems work in racialized urban communities. I will then review strategies for translating values of freedom, hope, and dignity into community-driven actions aimed at improving economic opportunity, food security, fair access to fresh and healthy foods, and holistic health among people and communities.
Speaker Biography: Darcy Freedman, PhD, MPH is an applied population health scientist and community psychologist. Her extensive community-engaged research portfolio works hand-in-hand with community partners and stakeholders to develop, test, and disseminate policy and system level interventions to promote health equity by addressing the complex interplay between population health and the environment. In 2019, Dr. Freedman was appointed the Swetland Professor of Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University where she also serves as the Director of the Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health. Dr. Freedman serves on the Steering Committee for both the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition and the Ohio Nutrition Incentive Network. She lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio with her family.
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