The symposium will focus on the realities faced by many people who live in or at risk of poverty, who experience hunger far too often. There are multiple factors that influence how much food people have access to, how healthy it is and how often they eat. Key factors include poor access to grocery stores, quality and cost of food, transportation, nutrition awareness and time. Area experts will examine local and national perspectives on the issue of food security, and explore the community efforts focused on eliminating hunger and increasing access to healthy food. Learn about local collaboration efforts to ensure all individuals and families have proper nourishment to live long healthy lives.
Moderator: Susan Ogborn – President and CEO, Food Bank for the Heartland
Symposium Series Partners
United Way of the Midlands
Buffett Early Childhood Institute
University of Nebraska Omaha
University of Nebraska Medical Center