$40 – $75

HFT Workshop Marathon

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Hunger Free Texans-Auditorium

170 Heights Blvd

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HUNGER FREE TEXANS

WORKSHOP SERIES

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HFT WORKSHOP MARATHON

August 24, 2018


ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:

This workshop marathon consisists of 3 of our most popular workshops all on one day. Food Incentives & Prescription Programs, Food as Medicine and Screening for Food & Nutrition in All Settings. Come and attend one, two or stay for all three. If you have missed these workshops in the past we have brought them back for one day. Breakfast items and lunch are provided. Workshops are open to all Texas community organizations.


Food Incentives & Food Prescription Programs:

This workshop brings awareness and provides practical knowledge that food incentives such as food prescriptions, double dollars programs and food pharmacies can be public health interventions to increase food access, encourage healthy eating, combat chronic disease, and promote healthy living in our communities. The workshop reviews various food incentive and food prescription models from across the U.S. and provides ideas, tools and resources that can be used to build or enhance programming. Interactive discussions and group exercises will address essential components to programming, issues to be aware of, strategies to engage the public, participation rates, basic methods to fund programming and provide general recommendations on enhancing your program.

Screening for Food & Nutrition in All Settings:

With over 4.2 million Texans with uncertain access to enough food for a healthy lifestyle, the likelihood of households also being under-nourished requires taking a closer look at linkage and referral services to appropriate and effective nutrition assistance programs in the community. This workshop reviews the recent history of food insecurity screening tools to include current methods such as the 2016 Operation Screen Texas initiative and identifies food and nutrition pathways which maximize assistance for needy families. Participants will review and gain awareness and practical knowledge of federal nutrition assistance programs and will learn how to screen, link, and refer through interactive exercises. All participants will leave with a simple screening tool that can be implemented in all healthcare and non-healthcare settings.

Food As Medicine:

Working families and low-income Americans, some of whom may also be food insecure, utilize community-based food assistance programs that are less likely to provide foods tailored to the needs of persons living with diet-sensitive health conditions. This workshop brings awareness and provides practical knowledge that access to affordable and healthy food, good nutrition plus nutrition education are important components for the management of diet-sensitive health conditions. This workshop reviews current information and research on the topic from across the country. The workshop will also examine how slight operational changes in food assistance programs and food pathways may foster healthier eating and be a resource for these food programs who may not provide nutrition education services at their agencies.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Program managers and outreach professionals from government agencies, healthcare, community supported agriculture, faith and community-based organizations, and others interested learning more about food access & nutrition programs.

Breakfast Items & Lunch will be provided.

Cost is $40 for one workshop, $60 for two or $75 for all 3.

Workshop Location:

Hunger Free Texas

170 Heights Blvd

Houston, TX 77007

Auditorium


About The Workshop Series

The Hunger Free Texans Workshop Series is a program that addresses community service gaps by providing information and education on select food access and community nutrition topics that are important to Texas communities. Workshops provide content which helps supplement organizations’ knowledge on certain topics. Information gleaned helps organizations build, develop or enhance their current or future programming. The workshop series also brings awareness and encourages programming in service deserts, where there is limited to no programming. The longer length of the workshops provides dedicated time to learn as much information as possible on a certain topic. Participants also hear from best practices currently operating similar programs and each workshop incorporates networking time with other peer participants who may be at the same stages of building or enhancing their programs. The interactive workshops are 3 hours in length, include lunch, workshop materials, and start later in the morning to allow participants to drive in and return home the same day of the workshop. Workshops are open to any school, community or government organization across the state.


For more information or to be a sponsor: info@hungerfreetexans.org

www.hungerfreetexans.org

FOOD | NUTRITION | AGRICULTURE | HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

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