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Vermont Foodbank – Hunger Action Conference

Killington, VT

Our keynote speaker is Smita Narula, an award-winning educator, scholar, and activist who has worked globally to promote and defend sustainable access to nutritious food as a fundamental human right. She has led key research and advocacy initiatives to address the impact of economic and land use policies on the right to food, paying particular attention to food insecurity in communities marginalized on the basis of their race, gender, caste, or indigenous status. Narula is co-author of a widely-cited human rights study on the crisis of food insecurity in the United States. She is currently a Fellow at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College.

Workshops include: 

  • Effective Advocacy Skill Building for Public Policy Change on Issues of Hunger and Poverty
  • Food is Medicine: Promoting Food Security in Health Care and Community Settings
  • It Takes a Region: Leveraging Federal and Philanthropic Funding to Fight Hunger
  • Getting at the Root: What Causes Poverty and Hunger?
  • Fighting Hunger with Healthcare
  • Health, Wellness, and Emergency Food: Insights on Transforming the Food Environment at Local Food Pantries
  • How can a child grow and learn while hungry? How Vermont schools and hospitals are fighting hunger so Vermont's youth can thrive

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