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Expanding Access to Healthy Food: New Data, New Ideas, New Directions

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Roughly 30 million Americans—about 1 in 10—live in communities without adequate access to healthy food. Over the last decade, increased awareness of this reality has spurred national and local efforts to expand access to healthy food, particularly in low-income communities.

This webinar will offer fresh perspectives on understanding and addressing food-access issues. Tune in to hear experts explore questions such as:

  • What do the data show on low- and moderate-income consumers' needs and behaviors regarding healthy food?
  • What programs and approaches have proven to be most successful?
  • What factors are most important for addressing this issue over the next five years?

Speakers include:

  • Shelly Ver Ploeg, Senior Economist, Food Economics Data Division, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
  • Mark Kudlowitz, Director of Programs and Native Initiatives, Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, U.S. Dept. of the Treasury
  • Yael Lehmann, Executive Director, The Food Trust

Participation in this webinar is free; however, advance registration is required by March, 26. Register for this session at the Connecting Communities® website.

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The Connecting Communities® webinar series is a Federal Reserve System initiative intended to provide a national audience with timely information on emerging and important community and economic development topics. The webinar series complements existing Federal Reserve community development outreach initiatives that are conducted through Reserve Bank regional offices and at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C.