|Perry Jones talks about Heifer’s role in the summit.|
This September 28-29, Heifer International, the City of Little Rock and Little Rock Serves will present the 2011 Little Rock Healthy Food and Active Living Summit, hosted by Philander Smith College. Today, on the rotunda steps of Little Rock’s City Hall, Mayor Mark Stodola announced Little Rock’s continued commitment through the summit to focusing on increased access to affordable, nutritious foods.
The summit will bring together national and local thought leaders, including our own USA Country Program Director Perry Jones, for panels and presentations on topics like:
- Developing and Implementing Local Food Shed Policies that will Lead to Improved Food Access;
- Social Justice and Food Access;
- Recruiting Full Service Grocery: Tools for Attracting Healthy Food Retail to Underserved Neighborhoods;
- Why Breastfeeding, Baby’s First Food, is a Critical Health Issue in Arkansas;
- Why Race and Place a in Community Health; and
- Community Organizing Strategies for Food Policy Change.
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