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INTERACTIVE EXPERT PANEL: Continued Conversation About Food Systems

This panel recording, along with the other components of this episode, can be viewed here

Meeting Description:

Welcome to Building Healthy, Equitable Communities Through a Just Food System, in which we'll discuss the intersection of food policy and procurement strategies to improve community health. We kicked off the conversation by blogging about the challenges of developing and implementing effective food policies, highlighting 8 existing policies that fall along a spectrum of harmful to helpful impact. We followed up with a webinar on how institutional food purchasing can contribute to a more just food system, and promote health and equity. Now we invite you to join us for this interactive expert panel, where we'll convene innovators in food policy and procurement to answer your questions in real time, as well as engage each other in conversation.

We'll hear perspectives from

  • Katie Michel (Moderator), Legal Fellow at ChangeLab Solutions
  • Colleen McKinney, Associate Director of the Center for Good Food Purchasing
  • Kate Seybold, Farm to School Coordinator at Minneapolis Public Schools
  • Katie Bishop Kendrick, State and Community Advocacy Manager at American Heart Association, Voices for Healthy Kids

This is the third episode of a 6-part series. To learn more about other elements of a healthy, equitable community, check out the rest of the episodes here.

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Date: Tue, Jun 26, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM PDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): ChangeLab Solutions
 Presenter Information
Katie Hannon Michel
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Katie Hannon Michel is a legal fellow at ChangeLab Solutions, where she works to support sustainable communities through healthy and just food systems. Her previous experience includes clerking for the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, and serving as a student clinician in Vermont Law School's Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic and Food and Agriculture Clinic. She has also worked as a farmers' market manager, community supported agriculture program coordinator, organic farming apprentice, and as a marketing associate for a small agricultural land trust.

Colleen McKinney
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Colleen McKinney, associate director, has been with the Center for Good Food Purchasing since its founding in 2015, where she leads the Good Food Purchasing Program expansion and implementation efforts, working collaboratively with national and local partners to build community capacity to support implementation. She works with participating institutions to assess purchasing practices, set goals, monitor progress, and celebrate success.

Kate Seybold
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Kate Seybold is the farm to school coordinator for Minneapolis Public Schools, where she sources sustainably grown food from small, regional farms for the school meal programs. Working within the district's Culinary & Wellness Services department, Kate also coordinates a variety of educational programs and community partnerships centered around sustainable agriculture, healthy eating, local food systems, and socially-responsible food procurement. She currently serves on the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council. 

Katie Bishop Kendrick
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Katie Bishop Kendrick is a state and community advocacy manager at the American Heart Association, working on the Voices for Healthy Kids initiative. Katie provides support and technical assistance to state and local advocacy campaigns across the country working to pass policies to reduce sugary drink consumption, improve restaurant kids' meals, and improve food and beverage offerings in public places.