As part of National Public Health Week, the American Public Health Association is hosting a 4-part webinar series on food, justice, and health equity. The first in the series is this Thursday, April 10th on “Food justice, Obesity & the Social Determinants of Health.” Speakers include Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH APHA President-Elect and Cecilia Martinez, PhD, Center for Earth, Energy & Democracy.
Here’s the description of this week’s webinar from APHA: Healthy communities depend on food environments that allow for access to healthy food. Where you live should not dictate how well you eat, or how that food is grown, but it often does. APHA President Elect, Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, discusses food environments as drivers of obesity and related diseases, as well as critical elements in achieving health equity. Respondent Dr. Cecelia Martinez of the Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy (CEED) will discuss community indicators for food justice.