Montgomery County Convenes Food Summit

Friday, November 5, 2010 – Montgomery County Commissioner Judy Dodge welcomed former Congressman and Ambassador, Tony Hall, as the keynote speaker for the Montgomery County Summit on Food Security and Access held Friday morning.  Mr. Hall is currently the Director of the Alliance to End Hunger.

Over 160 people were in attendance to gather information from a variety of speakers who focused on new initiatives related to food and nutrition.  “It was great to see so many people from different organizations engaged in our local hunger and food issues,” stated Commissioner Dodge, “These issues are extremely important and directly tied to the quality of life of our citizens.”

Tony Hall promoted the Alliance to End Hunger’s initiative, Hunger Free Communities, which builds coalitions of elected leaders, community groups, activists and food programs to ensure no one in their community goes hungry.

In June of this year, there were 82,247 food assistance recipients in Montgomery County alone.  The summit focused not only on hunger issues, but also innovative school nutrition programs, food deserts within our community, healthy lifestyle programs, and the formation of food policy councils.

Topics at the seminar included nutrition initiatives in our local schools and the need for food policy councils.

 

Presenters included:

Louise Easterly - Nutrition Director, Kettering City Schools

Dr. Jill Clark - Director, Center for Farmland Policy Innovation, Ohio State University

Mary Lou Langenhop - CEO, Children’s Hunger Alliance 

Jim Gross - Health Commissioner, Public Health - Dayton/Montgomery County

Deanna Putman - Community Outreach Manager, Molina Healthcare of Ohio, Inc. and Montgomery County Food Assistance Program Outreach Coalition

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