This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler takes on the topic of healthy retail access, opening up the show with her roundtable discussion. Welcoming Cathy Nonas, Denis Stearns, and Paula Daniels, the group discusses timely topics in the food policy realm. Cathy is the Senior Advisor to the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention & Tobacco Control at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene while Denis is a founding partner of Marler Clark, LLP, PS, a Seattle-based law firm with a national practice devoted to the representation of persons injured by unsafe food and drink. Paula Daniels is the founder of the Los Angeles Food Policy Council, a policy based collective impact initiative of food system leaders working toward an environmentally sustainable, equitable and regionally based food system. After the break, Kim speaks with Sabrina Baronberg and Clare Fox to gain their insights on healthy retail access. Sabrina is the Senior Director of the Food and Nutrition Programs at Public Health Solutions, a nonprofit organization that develops, implements and advocates dynamic solutions to prevent disease and improve community health. Likewise, Clare is the Director of Policy and Innovation for the Los Angeles Food Policy Council. Tune in to learn the ins and outs of healthy retail access from a plethora of experts around the country. This program was brought to you by The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.
“There’s a lot of value [in urban agriculture] including when people are able to grow their own food they have a different relationship to it, and I think, eat differently” [4:59]
—Paula Daniels on Eating Matters
“It’s really important when we’re talking about food retail access to think about all the different facets of access. There’s convenience, there’s affordability, there’s attractability, there’s inventory, there’s merchandising, so it’s not just having things available.” [20:07]
—Sabrina Baronberg on Eating Matters