by Kyle Winterboer*
ChangeLab Solutions works nationwide to bring about healthier and equitable communities through law and policy. Their ongoing six-part virtual engagement series “Uprooting the Structural Drivers of Health Inequity” is focused on ways that organizations and advocates are addressing inequity in their efforts to improve outcomes. Their recent webinar was the fifth installations of the series, was focused on food systems, and featured an expert panel discussing Policy Solutions for a Values-Based Food System.
Previous episodes can be found on their website, and a recording of Monday’s Panel will be made available at: https://www.changelabsolutions.org/product/food-systems
Below find a list of the expert panelists. Additionally, find a summary by one of the Resnick Center’s Summer Research Assistants, Kyle Winterboer, who attended the webinar on Monday, June 28, 2021.
- Jose Oliva, campaigns director, HEAL Food Alliance
- Karen Bassarab, senior program officer, Food Communities & Public Health, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future
- Vinny Eng, community organizer and founding member, SF New Deal
- Abbey Piner, project lead, Community Food Strategies, Center for Environmental Farming Systems, North Carolina State University
- LaShauna Austria, Founder, Kindred Seedlings Farm, and Racial Equity Coach, Community Food Strategies
- Nessia Berner Wong, senior policy analyst, ChangeLab Solutions (moderator)