Tuesday, April 1, 2014

AFP webinars: archived and upcoming

If you missed Jeanette Abi-Nader’s presentation on the Whole Measures for Community Food Systems last Thursday, the you can view the archived recording (and link to additional resources) on our webinar page:  http://www.appalachianfoodshedproject.org/events.html.




Next month (April 17th), we are excited to have Michelle Kaiser from OSU present on her community food systems work:

Beyond the sociodemographics: Measuring Community Food Security

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
12:00 pm Eastern Time

Michelle Kaiser, PhD, MSW, MPH will talk about how she approached measuring community food security, and why she sought to move beyond household and individual level sociodemographic information (which are largely unchangeable) in her research.  Her methodology include "food environment" variables that can be targeted for practice and policy level interventions.  This includes looking at food access, use of food programs, agriculture production, food program usage, direct farm sales, availability of different food markets, and affordability.  She will share how the findings can be used at the community-level to specifically target vulnerabilities in the food environment for interventions that are more likely to impact community food security.  She will also highlight community efforts that are protecting communities that may serve as examples to others. 

If you are planning to participate, please go to this link to confirm your ability to log on to the Connect server: www.extension.iastate.edu/testconnect . For best results, we suggest you use Firefox or Internet Explorer as your web browser. 


Hope to see you there!




Nikki D'Adamo-Damery

Appalachian Foodshed Deputy Director


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Virginia Tech

Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise (0228)

204 Wallace Annex







Kim L. Niewolny, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist

Director, Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Program

Virginia Tech

Department of Agricultural and Extension Education (0343)

282 Litton-Reaves Hall

175 West Campus Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061

tel: 540.231.5784

cell:  540.577.6559

fax: 540.231.3824

email: niewolny@vt.edu


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