1C. Science Session
UC ANR's Role in Addressing Food Insecurity in California
Did you know that 18.9 million California households are food insecure? You may be surprised to learn food insecurity could impact your neighbor, co-worker, or the college or high school student who serves you at the local coffee shop.
Gain new insights about the nature, prevalence, causes, and harms of food insecurity. Find out about innovative UC ANR extension and research that spans the food system from agricultural production to the consumer.
1:30 Food Insecurity: Framing the Problem - Lorrene Ritchie, CE Specialist and Director, Nutrition Policy Institute
1:45 Food Insecurity: What is UC ANR Doing?
Panel Moderator: Lorrene Ritchie, CE Specialist and Director, Nutrition Policy Institute
Urban Agricultural Production - Rachel Surls, Sustainable Foods Systems Advisor, Los Angeles CE
Food Policy Councils - Julia Van Soelen-Kim, North Bay Food Systems Advisor, CE Marin
Tribal Food Security - Jennifer Sowerwine, CE Specialist, ESPM, UC Berkeley
Food Banks and Food Pantries - Pat Crawford, CE Specialist, Nutrition Policy Institute
UC Students and Staff - Lorrene Ritchie, CE Specialist and Director, Nutrition Policy Institute
EFNEP and UC CalFresh - Katie Panarella, Director, Nutrition, Family and Consumer Science Program and Policy
2:45 What is the (Potential) Role of ANR in Finding Solutions? – Facilitated discussion
Planning committee: Patti Wooten-Swanson, Russ Hill, and Rachel Surls