October 23, 2013

food desert

According to the USDA, the 2008 Farm Bill defined a 'food desert' as an area in the United States with limited access to affordable and nutritious food, "particularly such an area composed of predominantly lower-income neighborhoods and communities."

In this panel, panelists reviewed the socio-economic factors that create food deserts and discussed the work of those who local sustainability efforts in food production and distribution, reverse nutritional poverty, and ensure local food security. Panelists also discussed how local policy is shaped in response to national best practices and shared their program's initiatives.

This event took place simultaneously in NYC and Washington, DC. Carolyn Dimitri, Associate Professor of Food Studies at NYU Steinhardt led a short discussion after the NYC watch party.

Sweetgreen generously donated two $50 giftcards, and two lucky attendees won the raffle!

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Meet the Panel

MARLAND

Marland Buckner

Lauren Biel

Lauren Biel

Mike Curtain

Mike Curtain

Pam Hess

Pam Hess

Meet the Moderator

Victoria Kiechel

Victoria Kiechel

 

Victoria Kiechel is a faculty member at NYU Washington, DC and a professorial lecturer at American University's School of International Service. She has 20 years of professional experience in architecture, education, and sustainable design.