The virtual event will focus on food and nutrition policy that impact diabetes. It will also include a discussion about diabetes prevention and how better access to fresh, healthy foods can play a role in deterring this disease. The event is free, but registration is required. Click here to register.
The agenda for the event includes presentations from Tyler Offerman, food justice organizer for the Kentucky Equal Justice Center, who will give an overview of 2022 Kentucky legislation related to food and nutrition; Martin Richards and Kimberly Ishmael of the Community Farm Alliance, who will discuss the healthy farm and food fund; and Pamela Spradling, director of planning and grant management at Big Sandy Health Care, who will discuss community health workers and diabetes prevention.
The Appalachian Food for Health Diabetes Prevention Convening series is a collaboration between the Community Farm Alliance, the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and Shaping Our Appalachian Region, the regional economic-development group for Kentucky’s 54 Appalachian counties.