The Right to Eat: Exploring Food Policy, Access and Equity

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Policy: The New Food Choices in the

WIC Program

26. October 2009 | Category Podcasts | 0 Comment »


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Washington State WIC

Cathy Franklin, has been the Washington State WIC Coordinator for 20 years. She also spent 2 years as local WIC nutritionist, and has worked as a Public Health Nutritionist with the Migrant Health Program in Colorado. Cathy is a current member of the National WIC Association Committee on Food Package Implementation.

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Food Access and Food Policy:

Local Examples from Seattle

14. October 2009 | Category Podcasts | 0 Comment »


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Branden M. Born B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Branden Born, UW Urban Planning

Branden is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Design and Planning at the University of Washington. His research interests include planning process and social justice, particularly with regard to the inclusion of marginalized populations in societal decision-making; land use planning and regionalism; and urban food systems.
Branden has been active in developing food system theory and practice for over ten years. He helped draft Fertile Ground: Planning for the Madison/Dane County Food System, one of the earliest university food system assessments, while a graduate student at Wisconsin. In 2005-2006 he was the faculty leader for a Luce Foundation supported studio course at UW-Seattle, for which the client was the City of Seattle, that focused on defining and enhancing the functionality of the Seattle food system. From that class came the Sound Food Report: Enhancing Seattle’s Food System.  He remains the faculty mentor for that program for 2006-2007. He teaches courses on food systems, land use, planning methods, as well as community-based studios. He recently co-authored a paper, Avoiding the Local Trap: Scale and Food Systems in Planning Research. Branden is a member of the American Planning Association, and sits on APA’s Food System Steering Committee.

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Food Justice: A Growing Movement

6. October 2009 | Category Podcasts | 0 Comment »


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Food Justice: A Growing Movement
Food Justice: A Growing Movement (audio only)

A Growing Movement was conceptualized in a coffee shop in Prescott, AZ. The project was formally Martina’s senior project at Prescott College, but quickly became a mutual undertaking when Zora quit her job to head to California for the filming. Neither of them had studied or worked in film, much less attempted to document an issue which called for articulate exposure. The filmmakers felt that the issues of urban food security in relationship to systemic oppression, environmental racism, health issues and the failure of our conventional food system needed to reach the public, with primary distribution within the communities that bear the consequences of social inequity. It was also their intention as activists to portray the world which they are striving to create, and so Zora and Martina focused upon several of many Bay Area grassroots projects that they consider part of the food justice movement.

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A Growing Movement from Directors and Producers Martina Brimmer and Zora Tucker

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Food policy: From initiatives to access

22. October 2008 | Category Podcasts | 0 Comment »


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Kelly Horton, MS, RD, CD, Nutrition Services Manager at Lifelong AIDS Alliance
Kelly Horton, MS, RD, CD, Nutrition Services Manager at Lifelong AIDS Alliance

Kelly Horton is also the founder of the consulting organization Connect Nutrition where she is Director and Food Policy/Nutrition Program Planning Consultant. Kelly has an interdisciplinary background in Business Management, Food Policy and Applied Nutrition, and Community-based Nutrition. She chairs the World Hunger Committee of the American Dietetic Association’s Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group. For Lifelong AIDS Alliance she leads a Medical Nutrition Therapy study researching healthcare cost benefit of comprehensive nutrition care for people living with chronic illnesses. In 2005, Kelly was a Science Policy and Technology Graduate Fellow at The National Academies within the Institute of Medicine on the Food and Nutrition Board.

She conducted research and assisted with the Committee on Food Marketing and the Diets of Children and Youth which produced the report Food Marketing to Children and Youth: Threat or Opportunity? She has facilitated numerous training workshops and educational seminars focused on food policy, access to healthy foods, and sustainable food systems. She is Washington State Food and Nutrition Council’s Agriculture Legislative Chair, a PCC Natural Markets Trustee, a member of the Acting Seattle/King County Food Policy Council, and a member of the Community Food Security Coalition’s Policy Committee. She is passionate about strengthening intersections between food, agriculture, nutrition, and health.

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Is the devil in the deep blue sea? Risk and benefits of eating seafood

15. October 2008 | Category Podcasts | 0 Comment »


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Joyce Nettleton, DSc, Seafood Nutrition Specialist
Joyce Nettleton, DSc, Seafood Nutrition Specialist

Joyce is a specialist in seafood nutrition and science communications who has an independent consulting practice, ScienceVoice Consulting, in Denver, CO. She is well known for her work in seafood nutrition and omega-3 fatty acids, including 3 books and scientific articles on seafood composition, omega-3 fatty acids and type 2 diabetes, and mercury in seafood.

Nettleton is currently editor of two science-based electronic newsletters specializing in polyunsaturated fatty acids, the PUFA Newsletter for health professionals and Fats of Life for consumers. She holds a doctorate in nutrition science from the Harvard School of Public Health and a Master’s in International Nutrition from Cornell. In 1999, she was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Both newsletters are freely accessible at www.fatsoflife.com

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Floundering at the seafood case? How to choose and eat wisely

7. October 2008 | Category Podcasts | 0 Comment »


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Liz Carr, ME, Washington State Department of Health, Olympia
Liz Carr, MES Washington Department of Health, Office of Environmental Health Assessments, Olympia

Liz Carr, MES, coordinates the Fish Advisories Program at the WA Department of Health, Office of Environmental Health Assessments, developing best practices for issuing recreational and commercial fish advisories. With seventeen years of experience managing marine related scientific research projects, environmental and public health programs, she is interested in the intersection of advocacy, policy and program development.

Previously, she worked for non-governmental organizations in the areas of ecological economics and Antarctic research and for the state as a fisheries biologist. Her most recent project the “Healthy Fish Choices Grocery Store Project” was highlighted in Perspectives UC Berkeley’s Health Research for Action as a successful model to help shoppers choose fish with lower contaminants. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology and a Masters in Environmental Studies.

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Sustainable Seafood: Challenge and Opportunity

30. September 2008 | Category Podcasts | 0 Comment »


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Corey Peet, Aquaculture Campaigner for the David Suzuki Foundation

The David Suzuki Foundation is a science-based Canadian environmental organization, working to protect the balance of nature and our quality of life, now and for future generations.

Corey Peet, Aquaculture Campaigner for the David Suzuki Foundation

Since 1990, the David Suzuki Foundation has worked to find ways for society to live in balance with the natural world that sustains us. Focusing on four program areas — oceans and sustainable fishing, climate change and clean energy, sustainability, and the Nature Challenge — the Foundation uses science and education to promote solutions that conserve nature and help achieve sustainability within a generation.

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Casino Locale

6. November 2007 | Category Podcasts | 1 Comment »


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CASINO LOCALE: A RAUCOUS YEAR OF EATING LOCALLY
JB MacKinnon and Alisa Smith, authors of the book, “Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100-Mile Diet ” Vancouver British Columbia.

100 Mile Diet

When the average North American sits down to eat, each ingredient has typically travelled at least 1,500 miles—call it “the SUV diet.” On the first day of spring, 2005, Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon (bios) chose to confront this unsettling statistic with a simple experiment. For one year, they would buy or gather their food and drink from within 100 miles of their apartment in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Since then, James and Alisa have gotten up-close-and-personal with issues ranging from the family-farm crisis to the environmental value of organic pears shipped across the globe. They’ve reconsidered vegetarianism and sunk their hands into community gardening. They’ve eaten a lot of potatoes.

Their 100-Mile Diet struck a deeper chord than anyone could have predicted. Within weeks, reprints of their blog at thetyee.ca had appeared on sites across the internet. Then came the media, from BBC Worldwide to Utne magazine. Dozens of individuals and grassroots groups have since launched their own 100-Mile Diet adventures. The need now is clear: a locus where 100-milers can get the information they need to try their own lifestyle experiments, and to exchange ideas and develop campaigns. That locus will be here at 100MileDiet.org—turning an idea into a movement.

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Pyramids Are Forever

30. October 2007 | Category Podcasts | 1 Comment »


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PYRAMIDS ARE FOREVER: TEACHING AUDIENCES WITH LIMITED RESOURCES

Kathleen Manenica, MS, CN, WSU Food Sense Program, Puyallup.

WSU Food Sense Program

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Fear of Fresh

23. October 2007 | Category Podcasts | 1 Comment »


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FEAR OF FRESH: FOOD SAFETY CONCERNS AND FRESH PRODUCE

Janet Anderberg, RS, Washington State Department of Health, OlympiaJanet Anderberg, RS, Washington State Department of Health, Olympia. Janet is a Food Safety Expert with over 30 years of experience.

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Tomorrow Never Dies

16. October 2007 | Category Podcasts | 0 Comment »


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TOMORROW NEVER DIES: THE STATE OF WASHINGTON’S CHILD

Louise Carter, PhD, Director of Communications, Human Services Policy Center, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington.Louise Carter, Staff Photo

She writes and edits a wide variety of materials for the Center, and oversees production of Center online and print publications. She has worked as senior editor at Northwest Health magazine and Microsoft Corporation. She was a member of the psychology faculty at the University of Washington, and has taught in universities in the U.S. and Europe. She helped design an infant/toddler daycare facility and spearheaded a 15-show radio series and instructional package on child rearing, family life, education, and development. Freelance work includes curriculum development and publications on mental health, public health, medicine, behavior change, and nutrition.

Contact: slcarter@u.washington.edu, phone (206) 685-2780

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2007 Farm Bill: Issues and Advocacy II

31. October 2006 | Category Podcasts | 0 Comment »


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Linda Stone, Eastern Washington DirectorLinda

Linda is the Eastern Washington Director of the Children’s Alliance. Since 1994 she has been a national leader on food policy work and was recognized as national child advocate of the year in 1998. She has also led advocacy efforts in the Alliance’s Eastern Washington office and chaired a regional ten state coalition on anti-hunger issues.

In 1997 when Congress revoked food stamps for legal immigrants, Linda pushed for state funds to restore food stamps for Washington’s immigrants. Most recently, in her work with the Western Regional Anti Hunger Consortium, she successfully advocated for the national reinstatement of food stamps for legal immigrants and an additional $6.5 billion in funds for the national food stamp program. Linda has been with the Children’s Alliance since 1994.

Linda is a 22 year resident of Spokane. Prior to joining the Children’s Alliance, she directed the Governor’s Task Force on Hunger and founded Washington Food Policy Action Center. She is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, and Clemson University with a Masters in City and Regional Planning. Linda’s daughter,Tegra, is a freshman at Connecticut College in New London, CT.

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WA State Legislative Panel

24. October 2006 | Category Podcasts | 0 Comment »


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WA State Legislative Panel

Representative Kelli Linville, D-42, Majority Chair, House Economic Development, Agriculture and Trade Committee

Senator Mark Schoesler, R-9, Minority Chair, Senate Committee, Agriculture & Rural Development

Senator Marilyn Rasmussen, D-2, Majority Chair, Senate Committee, Agriculture & Rural Development

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The Basics of Agriculture Ethics

16. October 2006 | Category Podcasts | 0 Comment »


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Fred Kirschenmann, PhD, longtime leader in national and international sustainable agriculture, distinguished fellow and former director for the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University.

Fred Kirschenmann, PhD
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2007 Farm Bill: Issues and Advocacy

27. September 2006 | Category Podcasts | 0 Comment »


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American Farmland TrustDon Stuart, JD, is the Director of American Farmland Trust’s Pacific Northwest Puyallup, WA office, working with communities and farmers in the Pacific Northwest to establish programs for farmland protection and stewardship. He serves as the contact for Shared Strategy’s Pioneers in Conservation grant program. He was the prior Executive Director of the Washington Association of Conservation Districts.

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