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Parents Hall, Olmsted Center

Drake University

2507 University Ave.

Des Moines, IA 50311

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Join The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement for the 2019 Harkin on Wellness Symposium on April 3 at Drake University. The event is free and open to the public.

This year's symposium will bring together stakeholders in the field of food systems, including lawmakers, farmers, distributors, agriculture and food policy experts, and health care professionals to discuss how we can modernize our food systems through system and policy innovation to support human health and sustainable agricultural growth, on both a small and large scale.

Attendees have the opportunity to hear Former Secretary of Agriculture and Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack speak. Recipients of the 2019 Harkin on Wellness designation will share insights on their ability to promote health and wellness in innovative ways, while connecting nutrition and health with agriculture, community development, policy, and education. Attendees will also hear from experts about how to support long-term wellbeing with a healthy and sustainable diet and policy approaches to creating and maintaining healthy, sustainable food systems. The full agenda for the day is available at this link.

The event will conclude with a reception where attendees can network and continue the discussion.

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Contact us at 515-271-3623 or harkininstitute@drake.edu to reserve accessible seating or ask questions about accessibility.





Why Wellness and Nutrition:
Throughout his career, Senator Tom Harkin sought to bring a progressive focus to prevention and wellness and it remains a top focus area for The Harkin Institute. As chair of the Health, Education, Labor and Prensions Committee and ranking member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Senator Harkin spearheaded efforts to enact innovative initiatives to keep individuals and families health, including creation of the Prevention and Public Health Fund, expanding community health centers and supporting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To learn more about The Harkin Institute's wellness and nutrition initiatives, visit The Harkin Institute website.

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