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Our Food, Our Future 2021~Growing A Healthy Food System in a Pandemic World

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“Our Food, Our Future: Growing a Healthy Food System in a Pandemic World” Virtual Conference

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The Western Maryland Food Council invites all to the “Our Food, Our Future: Growing a Healthy Food System in a Pandemic World” Virtual Conference March 25, April 1, and April 8, 1:00 to 3:30 pm.

After you register, links to each conference session will be emailed to you.

We are so fortunate to feature author and local food advocate Mark Winne as the keynote, discussing his book, “Food Town, USA.” With each registration, you will receive a copy of the book to read ahead of the conference!

Getting your Book: During registration, you have the option to have the book mailed to you for a fee, or having the book delivered to a local library where you can call and arrange pick up. Please choose which of those options works best for you during checkout.

Register by March 6 for the early bird discount! After that, you may not get your book in time for the conference. You can choose to have your book mailed or pick up at a local library.

Conference Agenda

March 25, Session 1, 1:00 to 3:30 pm

Food Town, USA

  • Keynote address: Food Town, USA discussion with author Mark Winne
  • Local Food Panel Discussion: Becoming a Food Town USA
  • Food System Discussion: focus on local food production, distribution and marketing

April 1, Session 2, 1:00 to 3:30 pm

Food Is Medicine

  • Food is Medicine: Update on Diabetes Initiatives
  • Mindful Eating and the Role of Local Food, and Stress Less with Mind-Body Skills
  • Food System Discussion: focus on healthy eating and local foods

April 8, Session 3, 1:00 to 3:30 pm

Food Access

  • Food Policy Councils’ Survey: Food Access during the Pandemic
  • Local Response to Food Access
  • Resilient Crisis-Ready Food System
  • Day of Civility – Eat. Learn. Council. A Special Community Dialogue Session – this session will have a separate virtual conference link to join.

The full conference agenda is available here: https://www.wmdfoodcouncil.com/2021agenda.html

Unable to attend? If you register, you will still receive your copy of the book AND we’ll send special attendee links to each session after the conference, so you can listen in at your leisure.

Your conference fee will be used to cover conference costs and to help forward the efforts of the Western Maryland Food Council.

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