Join Get Healthy, Live Well volunteers and stakeholders from west Georgia with an interest in food and nutrition for the next meeting of the West Georgia Regional Food Collaborative.
Guest Speaker – Juell Stewart from The Food Trust
Juell Stewart, Project Coordinator from The Food Trust in Philadelphia, PA will be our special guest speaker. For more than 20 years, The Food Trust has been working to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions.
The Food Trust’s comprehensive approach includes improving food environments and teaching nutrition education in schools; working with corner store owners to increase healthy offerings and helping customers make healthier choices; managing farmers’ markets in communities that lack access to affordable produce; and encouraging grocery store development in underserved communities.
Juell uses her expertise in city planning and economic development to collaborate with the public, private and government sectors to develop strategies to bring healthy retail to urban and rural communities. Juell has her Master of City Planning degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2015
Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Location: Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton
Health Education and Wellness Learning Center
705 Dixie St.
Carrollton, GA 30117
· Guest Speaker – Juell Stewart, project coordinator from The Food Trust
· Updates on Food Collaborative task force projects
o Farmer Initiatives
o Convenience Stores/Grocery Stores
o Community Gardens
o Nutrition Education/Cooking Matters
o Get Healthy, Live Well updates
Parking is available in the Dixie St. Parking Deck.
Please RSVP by calling Gina Brandenburg, program manager for Get Healthy, Live Well at 770.836.9282 or by replying to this email. We look forward to seeing you.