Food Systems & Health Disparities

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March 5, 2013

Northwestern University
Baldwin Auditorium, The Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
303 E. Superior
Chicago IL, 60611
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Potluck and Discussion


Daniel Block, PhD, Professor, Department of Geography, Chicago State University, and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, FSM
“Neighbor Carts: An alternative food project reflecting complex interaction between consumers and the local food environment”
By Katherine Wright, MPH, Research Coordinator in Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, FSM
Call for Briefs:
If you are a Northwestern or Feinberg faculty, staff, or student involved in any aspect of researching food systems, please send us the title of your project, persons involved, and brief description (200 words) to be included in a capacity-building resource list to be shared at the event. This includes research of food access and health disparities; food systems as a social determinant of health; diabetes links; etc. Please email Marynia Kolak at
Potluck Details:
Bring your own silverware, drinking glass and a dish* to pass according to your last name.
A-F Side
G-L Beverage
M-S Dessert
T-Z Salad
*If you would like to prepare something other than requested please feel free. Also, if you are unable to bring a dish, please still attend the event.
5:45 – 6:00 Arrive, Fill Your Plate, Settle In
6:00 – 6:05 Welcome, Group Announcements
6:05 – 6:40 Neighbor Carts Food Presentation
6:40 – 7:10 Facilitated Discussion on “Food Systems and Health Disparities”
7:10 – 7:15 Closing Remarks
7:15 – 7:45 Networking
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