Sustainable Food Systems: Policy Challenges & Opportunities
Presented by OHSU and PSU
Public health is heavily influenced by local, regional, and national food and agriculture policies that affect how, what, when, and where we eat. This symposium will bring together various perspectives on health, food and sustainability to identify policy challenges and opportunities. Participants will engage in rich discussions designed to explore key aspects of food policy and to identify ways to motivate individuals to participate actively in the food policy process.
This symposium will:
- Build understanding of the connections among public health, sustainability and food policy
- Increase awareness of food policy issues, key decisionmakers, and policy structures
- Provoke new ideas about how to mobilize individuals and institutions to take action to create and implement progressive food policies
- Create opportunities for participants to engage in shaping food policy locally, regionally and nationally as it relates to public health and sustainable practices.
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