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PRCHN Symposium: Food Access and Food Security among Cleveland Residents
 
The PRCHN hosted its inaugural Dissemination Day on September 14, 2016. Entitled Food Access and Food Security among Cleveland Residents, this morning-long symposium offered a comprehensive view of the diet quality of youth and adults in Cleveland, the food retail environment, and strategies that have or are proving successful in expanding access to fresh food for residents at all income levels. 
 
Each of the presentations was based on data collected by the PRCHN through one of its research studies. Bringing these interconnected research projects together is a way for the Center to tell the broader story of the city’s food environment. The symposium was co-hosted with the PRCHN’s Network of Community Advisors, which provides guidance and leadership to carry out the goals and objectives of the Center.
 
Presentations included:
 
Diet Quality of Cleveland’s Youth and Adults
Sarah Jones, MS, RDN, LD, and Chaturia Rouse, MPH, MS
 
Access to Healthy Foods: The Cleveland Food Retail Audit Project
Erika Trapl, PhD
 
Fresh Produce for All: Results of a 10-year, Community-wide Initiative to Increase Access to Fresh Produce in Cleveland
Elaine Borawski, PhD, Nicole Debose, MPA, MHA, Morgan Taggart, MUPD
 
Food Shopping Patterns and Habits among Cleveland Adults Receiving SNAP
Darcy Freedman, MPH, PhD
 
Increasing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption through Community-Clinical Linkages: Produce Prescription Program 
Kakul Joshi, MPH