Webinar: Culture is Health - Sovereignty and Food Systems

Sep 23, 2014, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

This is a 4-part series co-sponsored by the National Medical Association, APHA and Healthy Food Action. Register once for all four. You may attend as many as you like, but are not required to attend all four.

Register once for the entire series.  Registration https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6792619366332103426

September: Culture is health- Sovereignty and Food Systems.

Native and immigrant communities are among those most impacted by obesity, diabetes and related disease. Growing, cooking together and eating certain traditional foods are often integral to their cultures, key to social cohesion and community health. Yet these communities often have less-than-healthy food environments, where policies and other default conditions make access to highly processed, fatty and sugary non-traditional foods more available. Chronic disease prevention in native or immigrant communities is inseparable from food sovereignty, in the eyes of many.