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Putting Federal Policies to Work: The Role of Local and State Food Policy Councils Webinar
5:54:02
June 29, 2015
SPONSORED BY: The Center for a Livable Future's Food Policy Networks Project This webinar discusses how local and state food policy councils (FPCs) have the potential to benefit from, and even influence, food system policies and regulations at the federal level. Learn about how FPCs can seek federal resources for their communities, and bring local issues to the attention of Congress and federal agencies, such as by submitting a comment on proposed legislation or contacting officials. A representative from the USDA also describes the various opportunities through which FPCs can engage with the USDA on the implementation of programs that impact local communities. Featured speakers include Elanor Starmer, Senior Advisor to the US Secretary of Agriculture Kate Fitzgerald, Food Systems Consultant Mark Winne, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future Senior Advisor

5:54:02
June 29, 2015
SPONSORED BY: The Center for a Livable Future's Food Policy Networks Project This webinar discusses how local and state food policy councils (FPCs) have the potential to benefit from, and even influence, food system policies and regulations at the federal level. Learn about how FPCs can seek federal resources for their communities, and bring local issues to the attention of Congress and federal agencies, such as by submitting a comment on proposed legislation or contacting officials. A representative from the USDA also describes the various opportunities through which FPCs can engage with the USDA on the implementation of programs that impact local communities. Featured speakers include Elanor Starmer, Senior Advisor to the US Secretary of Agriculture Kate Fitzgerald, Food Systems Consultant Mark Winne, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future Senior Advisor
 
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May 4, 2015
Jillian Fry of Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future making her testimony at the Dietary Guidelines for Americans public hearing, March 23rd 2015.
 
1:14:59
December 16, 2014
Creating a genuine food movement that galvanizes the nation is an audacious goal, but reform is the most American thing we can do—so says Ricardo Salvador of the Union of Concerned Scientists. “There’s a deep truth about the food system that we all need to accept. The food system is skewed, and some ethnicities are more seriously impacted than others.” Referring to U.S. military campaigns that appropriated land from First Nations peoples, he gave a brief history of how the current food system is built on the theft of other people’s lands. “If you want to find poor, hungry, immiserated people, you can find them in reservations,” he said.
 
3:19:44
October 21, 2014
Monday, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health held a special symposium honoring Robert S. Lawrence, MD, who is stepping down as the director of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF), after 18 years in that role. The 3-hour scientific symposium explored topics ranging from apartheid medicine to human rights health care to antibiotic resistance. He helped to found the Center in 1996, envisioning an academic center that would use the best science available to illuminate the connections among agriculture, diet, environment, and public health. His vision for the Center was to extend its reach beyond a role as a think tank, and with that aim in mind he steered the CLF toward deep engagement and outreach with various communities, from policymakers at all levels, to urban and rural farmers, to low-income food shoppers receiving SNAP benefits.
 
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September 23, 2014
 
 
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September 23, 2014