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CDPAC/PHAC Fall 2011-Winter 2012 Webinar Series: Food Security and Chronic Disease

November 29th, 2011

1:00-2:30 p.m. EST

“Food Security and Chronic Disease” is the second webinar in a three-part series delivered jointly by the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) Canadian Best Practices Initiative.

The webinar provides an opportunity to hear from and ask questions to expert speakers on:

  1. What exactly is food security, how is it linked to chronic disease, and who are the most vulnerable groups?;
  2. How the Urban Aboriginal Community Gardens Project is addressing food insecurity in urban Aboriginal east Vancouverites; and
  3. The challenges of monitoring and evaluation, and a new evaluation toolkit developed specifically for food security initiatives.

First, a background primer on the topic of food security will be presented by Mary Anne Smith.  The Urban Aboriginal Community Gardens project will then be profiled as an initiative that successfully addresses food insecurity in an east Vancouver urban aboriginal population by project manager Jeannie Parnell . Finally, the challenges of monitoring and evaluating the impact of food security initiatives will be discussed by Dr. Deepthi Jayatilaka from B.C. Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

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