4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J1P

Communities Planning for Healthy Food: A Food Policy and Planning Workshop
Kami Pothukuchi, Department of Geography and Urban Planning, Wayne State University

Friday, January 27
12:30 - 2:30, York University
Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies Building (HNES), Room 140

Join Kami Pothukuchi for an informative seminar on why planners should be involved in community food issues. Kami will discuss examples of successful initiatives and continuing challenges in planning for community food systems and will focus especially on retail grocery development in underserved areas. Kami?s current research on grocery stores that successfully operate in low-income neighborhoods, and their implications for planning, will be highlighted in this talk.

Refreshments will be provided. Hope to see you there! Following the talk, there will be a community food assessment workshop. Registration is required as space is limited.

Community Food Assessment Workshop
2:45 ? 4:00 pm, HNES Bldg.

In this workshop, participants will work together to identify pressing community food problems or issues in Toronto, and develop a plan for a community food assessment to inform related change actions. Kami Pothukuchi will facilitate this participatory process, and will highlight, through relevant examples, key characteristics of community food assessments, important steps, and the types of change actions they can enable. This workshop is open to community members; participants are encouraged to identify in the workshop, problems confronted in their communities related to food, agriculture, and nutrition. Space is limited to 20 participants; please email Preena Chauhan [email protected] by Thursday, January 26, 2005 to register.
'Food for Talk' provides a place for conversations to take place between people who work with communities, government and universities to explore the emerging and challenging issues around food security, agricultural transformation, and local food alternatives/networks. This series is jointly sponsored by the Centre for Urban Health Initiatives, York University Faculty of Environmental Studies, the Ryerson Centre for Studies in Food Security, and the Toronto Food Policy Council.

Added by thegreenpages on January 25, 2006

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