Council members invited to be panelists on food access

Board members Dominique Edwards and Anne Massie spoke today about their experiences addressing food access in NWI at the Michigan City Healthy Food Access Town Hall.  The Indiana Healthy Food Access Coalition, Purdue Extension and Community Advocacy of Northern Indiana hosted a discussion about food access in Michigan City and surrounding areas. Nearly 30 members of the community attended the conversation and engaged in open dialogue between attendees and panelists. 

Council Members Attend Indiana Healthy Food Access Policy Forum 2016

Last week NWI Food Council board members Dominique Edwards and Arleen Peterson traveled to Indy to attend the Indiana Healthy Food Access Policy Forum. They joined partners around the state in exploring a comprehensive approach to healthy food access. Topics included improving food environments; teaching nutrition education in schools; working with corner store owners to increase healthy offerings and helping customers make healthier choices; managing farmers' markets in communities that lack access to affordable produce; and encouraging grocery store development in underserved communities.