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Saturday, November 9 • 8:30am - 9:45am
Fresh Food for All! Local Government and Healthy Food Access

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Local government can play a crucial role in helping its residents eat healthier by creating and supporting policy, systems, and environmental changes to improve the food system. From Healthy Corner Store Initiatives, to food policy councils, and Good Food Purchasing policies, local government agencies are making a difference. In this workshop, you will learn how local government agencies are collaborating with community-based organizations, nonprofits, and local businesses to create cities with increased access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food.


Nathaly Agosto Filion

Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Newark
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Angela Davis

Director, Division of Food & Nutrition, Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services
Angela Davis is the Director of the Division of Food & Nutrition for the Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services. Before coming to the Department of Health & Human Services in January 2017, she spent almost a decade managing two food and nutrition education programs for... Read More →
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Emma Lavin

City of Newark, Office of Sustainability
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Ribka Getachew

Director, NYC Good Food Purchasing Policy
As the Director of NYC Good Food Purchasing Policy (GFPP) Campaign at Community Food Advocates, Ribka directs & mobilizes the NYC-GFPP Coalition and any activities related to advancing the adoption and implementation of the GFPP here in NYC. She has spent her career guided by the... Read More →
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Andrea Drenzek-Rios

Assistant Executive Director, Hudson County Office on Aging
Andrea Drenzek is the Assistant Executive Director of the Hudson County Office on Aging.  Andrea’s work is focused on health planning and advocacy for long-term supportive services for the aging population.

Saturday November 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EST
Classroom 212
  Farm and Food Policy Advocacy
  • Level (Beginner, Intermediate,... Everyone