Mar 22, 2017
Please join us on March 22 for a robust discussion on Food Security in Our Community, as United Way and partners – Buffett Early Childhood Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center and University of Nebraska Omaha – continue a series of conversations to explore the factors that contribute to poverty, and to convene local resources in response. The symposium will focus on the realities faced by many people who live in or at risk of poverty, who experience hunger far too often. There are multiple factors that influence how much food people have access to, how healthy it is and how often they eat. Key factors include poor access to grocery stores, quality and cost of food, transportation, nutrition awareness and time. Area experts will examine local and national perspectives on the issue of food security, and explore the community efforts focused on eliminating hunger and increasing access to healthy food. Learn about local collaboration efforts to ensure all individuals and families have proper nourishment to live long healthy lives. EVENT INFORMATION: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. University of Nebraska Omaha – Milo Bail Student Center 6203 University Drive South, Omaha NE 68132 The event takes place during UNO's Spring Break and parking is allowed in all lots. Continental Breakfast Available MODERATOR: Susan Ogborn – President and CEO, Food Bank for the Heartland PANELISTS: Craig Howell – Shared Services Coordinator, Hunger Collaborative Rachel Olive – Executive Director, Hunger Free Heartland Adi M. Pour – Ph.D., Director, Douglas County Health Department Amy Lazarus Yaroch – Ph.D., Executive Director, Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition RSVP by March 10, 2017 Register online at www.unitedwaymidlands.org/symposium-registration or contact Rachel Cordwin: 402-522-7933 or firstname.lastname@example.org
UNO Milo Bail Student Center
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