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Building Health from the Ground Up

September 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Want to help promote healthy eating and living at your partner school? Don’t reinvent the wheel. Join Doctors for Change Wednesday, September 27th for “Building Health from the Ground Up,” a forum organized by the Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) committee!
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The goal of this event is to promote healthy eating by building awareness of community partners and resources and highlighting community interventions to improve nutrition and access to healthy food in the Houston area. Presentations will cover the topics of food prescription programs, sustainable food systems, community gardens, and more. A panel of representatives from community organizations will be on hand to field questions and provide insight. Organizations represented include:

BUILD Health Partnership | Reginald Young, Houston Food Bank Food system project that established a sustainable healthy food system in North Pasadena through evidence-based methods
Urban Harvest | Sandra Wicoff, Executive Director Nonprofit that provides community gardens, education, and local farmers markets to promote local food and nutrition
Memorial Hermann | Carol Paret, Chief Community Health Officer Deploys a number of programs designed to address food insecurity and nutrition deficiency in the Houston area
Finca Tres Robles | Thomas Garcia-Prats, Founder, General Manager “Houston’s only private farm inside the 610 loop” provides the East End community with affordable, healthy and locally-grown food

The forum will close with volunteer opportunities and action items to address food insecurity throughout Houston, particularly as our community begins to recover from the floods.

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: United Way, 50 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77007 (Free Parking)Earlybird pricing (until September 24th):
$12 – General Admission
$8 – Students

Regular pricing (after September 24th):
$15 – General Admission
$10 – Students

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September 27, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Doctors for Change


United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007 United States
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