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HEALTHY FOODS SUMMIT REPORT

CONFERENCE MATERIALS
Click to download:
• Agenda for Monday, October 10
• Agenda for Tuesday, October 11
Presenter bios with presentation abstracts
Conference folder
• Tuesday p.m. participant comments
Rose McGee's poem
• Curried chickpea and vegetable stew recipe from Brenda Langton

IlLLUSTRATED RECORD OF CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS BY CHERYL KARTES
Part 1 -
Keynote address: Fair Food: A Fundamental Right, An Essential Challenge
Part 2 -
Featured presentations: Coming to Terms with the Food System
Part 3 -
A Conversation about Food: From Field to Plate, How Can the Food System Improve Our Lives?

SUMMIT PHOTOGRAPHS
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Click here for Day 2


PRESENTED BY

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PLATINUM SPONSOR


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GOLD SPONSOR

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SILVER SPONSORS

BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations

ABOUT THE SUMMIT

THE SAFETY, QUALITY and availability of the food that humans consume are constant concerns. The 2011 Healthy Foods Summit seeks to examine the impacts of current food system approaches on human health around the world. The symposium will identify critical points in the system where intervention can improve human health, exploring both "conventional" and "sustainable" approaches and seeking common purpose.

To this end, the summit featured research and best-practice case studies that integrate human-health research and food-system decision making. Speakers across disciplines and from around the world shared knowledge and expertise and provided a framework for coordinated, collaborative research and policy. Together, participants addressed such questions as how communities are engaging in creative strategies to improve their own food environments, and what industry, academia, government, and non-profits are doing to improve health outcomes across all populations.

The goal of the Healthy Foods Summits is to find ways to make refinements within existing structures and project what new practices could be implemented to best deliver recommended daily nutrients. The summits consider nutrients for human health, availability of and access to healthy foods, farming practices, the economics and politics of food, water and natural resource use, the impact of climate change, and food safety issues to name but a few.

Participants included:

Food science and production researchers
Health care professionals
Public health professionals
Environmental and natural resource professionals
Dietitians
Food producers
Food processors
Food co-op members
Agribusiness professionals
Community farm participants
School administrators
Students
Concerned citizens

 

 

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 10
University Hotel Minneapolis

DAY 1: RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
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I. Keynote Address

The Global Nutrition Transition from Starvation to Obesity - Can It Be Prevented? - JUAN RIVERA, Ph.D.

II. Research Presentations

Where are the Critical Points in the Food System for Improving Public Health? - KATE CLANCY, Ph.D.

Food Safety Risk Assessment in the E.U. versus the U.S. - JORDI SERRATOSA, Ph.D.

Evaluating the Impact of the Food Production and Consumption System on the Environment and Options for Reducing This Impact by Healthy Dietary Choices - HANS BLONK

The Role of Food Security & Economic Well-Being in Promoting Human Health - MARILYN S. NANNEY, Ph.D.

The Role of the Food Industry in Improving Public Health - HANK CARDELLO

DONORS

Cargill

LifeScience Alley / Biobusiness Alliance

Minnesota Obesity Center

National Center for Food Protection and Defense

U of Minn. Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition

University of Minnesota Extension

U of Minn. Nutrition Graduate Program

yumPower by HealthPartners


PATRONS

General Mills

Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture

U of Minn. Food Industry Center

U of Minn. Obesity Prevention Center

U of Minn. Office for UMore Park Academic Initiatives

U of Minn. Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships


IN-KIND CONTRIBUTOR

U of Minn. College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences


ENDORSING ORGANIZATIONS

Grains for Health Foundation

U of Minn. Institute on the Environment

U of Minn. Water Resources Center

 

 

chef cutting healthy veggies

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Day 2: HEALTHY FOODS, HEALTHY PLANET

I. Keynote Address

Fair Food: A Fundamental Right, An Essential Challenge - ORAN HESTERMAN, Ph.D., author of Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All, and inaugural president and chief executive officer of Fair Food Network.

II. Featured Presentations

Coming to Terms with the Food System: Producer, Processor, Distributor, and Consumer - MARGARET ADAMEK, Ph.D., Owner and Principal, Terra Soma, LLC

Deep Roots: One Entrepreneur's Food Journey - ROSE MCGEE, "The Sweet Potato Pie Lady," Owner, Deep Roots Gourmet Desserts (processor, distributor)

Growing Up in the Garden - XAVIER PORTER and DEEDRA PORTER, graduates of the Arboretum's Urban Children's Garden and Urban Garden Youth Employment programs

III. Eat Yourself Healthy Lunch

A Flavorful Story
Lunch was created especially for the summit by Chef BRENDA LANGTON to show how healthful choices can be made and created in a traditional commercial kitchen for hundreds of people and at a reasonable cost.

IV. A Conversation About Food

From Field to Plate, How Can the Food System Improve Our Lives?

Cargill - JEFF DYKSTRA, Director, Partners in Food Solutions (processor, distributor)
Frogtown Gardens - PATRICIA OHMANS, Coordinator (producer)
Malt-O-Meal - DAVE McBEAIN, Vice President of Operations (processor)
Sacred Heart Hospitals - RICK BECKLER, Director of Hospitality Services (distributor)
Thousand Hills Cattle Company - TODD CHURCHILL, President (processor, distributor)
Grains for Health - LEN MARQUART, Ph.D., University of Minnesota Department of Food Science Nutrition,
Home Grown Minneapolis - MUSTAFA SUNDIATA, Coordinator, Northside Fresh Coalition

Moderated by MARGARET ADAMEK, Ph.D., Owner and Principal, Terra Soma, LLC

V.  Summary and Call to Action

Now What? How Will YOU Participate in Change?

Moderated by MARGARET ADAMEK, Ph.D., Owner and Principal, Terra Soma, LLC