The Adirondack Food System Network, an inter-agency collaborative effort, is pleased to announce that the annual Food Justice Summit will return to The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY on March 2, 2023. Over the last five years, the annual Food Justice Summit has brought together activists, farmers, agencies, consumers, educators, students, and many more to explore the facets and components of our regional food system. Since 2020, our communities have faced an unprecedented concerns and challenges related to the food system. From the farm to the exam room, our roots of the food system run deep.
Building a resilient food system rests on a foundation of healthy communities, one that supports our local and regional producers and offers choice and options for the food on one’s plate. Our goal is to bring together local initiatives, showcase and celebrate the work being done, and to build a collaborative effort to tackle some of these intractable issues. How do we move our region toward healthier, stronger, and more resilient food system? How do we create inclusive, healthier, and more accessible institutions?
In this spirit, this year’s Summit identifies a common theme that underpins this work: food is health. We invite proposals that address many of the facets around this year’s theme, including but not limited to, food justice and inequality, farm and farmer health and supports, ecological resiliency, healthcare, education and health food in our schools and institutions, and much more.
To learn more about previous summits, visit http://www.craigardan.org/foodjustice
For additional information about the 2023 summit, visit https://ahihealth.org/2023fjs/
We encourage proposals in the following suggested topic areas for the 2023 Summit:
• Healthy meals for schools, including Farm to School programs
• Produce Prescription models, including food as medicine models in healthcare
• Emergency feeding and the role of healthy options, including healthy pantries
• Farmer health, including resources for mental health and support
• Healthy soils and ecosystem resilience
• Building healthy communities
• Local production and sourcing
• Innovative approaches to food system resiliency and longevity
**Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a Call for Presenters form via email. Completed forms must be emailed back to email@example.com by the Close of Business on Monday, January 16, 2023.**
Photo at top: Adirondack Health Institute website photo.