Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Food Deserts in Idaho: What are they, and what can be done to improve access to nourishing food in low-income areas?
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Whitney United Methodist Church – 3315 W. Overland Road in Boise
Free and open to the public
Join the IIRAH Conveners for a community presentation and discussion about food deserts in Idaho. The meeting will address two major topics:
- What is a food desert? Why is this something we should be concerned about? Where are food deserts in Idaho? What are the social, economic and health concerns?
- What can we do about food deserts? What has been done around Idaho to address this? What national programs provide resources targeted to food deserts?
- Angie Gribble, Idaho Physical Activity and Nutrition Program Manager, Bureau of Community and Environmental Health;
- Eileen Stachowski, Idaho Farmers Market Association, Coordinator of Idaho’s first Mobile Farmers Market;
- Shanina Hicks, enrolled member of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribe, Duck Valley, and co-author of “Food Security at the Duck Valley Indian Reservation.”