Mitchell Hamline’s Health Law Institute presents:
Addressing food insecurity is more than providing supplemental calories to hungry people. Our Symposium will demonstrate that effectively challenging food insecurity requires multi-level, equitable access to better nutrition, health resources, education, earning potential, and ultimate well-being.
Our expert speakers and panel will initially cover the big picture of food insecurity on a Federal and state level. Presentations will then address the societal gaps and systemic and legal barriers of and to food insecurity and provide an update from the recent White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. Lastly, a panel of representatives from non-profits in the food insecurity area, State and Federal government, academia and business will address what can be done collectively in the private and public sector to achieve equity and solutions for those affected by food insecurity.
This event is pending for 2.75 CLE credits and is co-hosted by the Health law Institute, and sponsored by Dykema.
This event is available for on-demand CLE credits, please email the Health Law Institute.
9:00 – Introduction and welcome – David Graham, President of the Food Law Center Advisory Board
9:05-9:45 – Painting the Big Picture presentation – Vivienne Hazzard, PhD, MPH, RD, Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Minnesota
9:45-10:25 – Systemic Barriers/Challenges/Gaps – Rachel Sosnowchik, MPP, Public Affairs Specialist at Second Harvest Heartland
10:25-10:40 – BREAK
10:40-11:00 – Explanation of the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health – Mitch Kanter, PhD, Chief Science Officer for Global Dairy Platform
11:00-11:50 – Potential Solutions Panel – Mitch Kanter, Facilitator
- A panel consisting of experts in different areas of food law, policy, and advocacy to discuss potential solutions to food insecurity. Panelists include:
- Vivienne Hazzard, PhD, MPH, RD, Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Minnesota
- Rachel Sosnowchik, MPP, Public Affairs Specialist at Second Harvest Heartland
- Jason Viana, Executive Director of The Open Door
- Ho Nguyen MPP, Program Officer for Greater Twin Cities United Way
- Sarah Kniskern Aughenbaugh, Supervisor, Food and Nutrition Programs, Office of Economic Opportunity at Minnesota Department of Human Services
- Amy Johnson Korba, Managing Outreach Director at Office of US Senator Tina Smith
11:50-12:00 – Q & A