Urban League Hosts Healthy Food Access Symposium

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga hosted a Healthy Food Access symposium on Wednesday. It was the first in a set of three strategic planning events uniting organizations, initiatives, and community leaders to build stronger communication and collaboration for collectively addressing urgent public health issues throughout the region.

Participating organizations at the event included: Gaining Ground, Brainerd Farmers Market, Crabtree Farms, Chattanooga Area Food Bank, StepOne, The Ochs Center, and The Enterprise Center. Many other organizations were in attendance as well. 

Future symposiums on Obesity Related Diseases and HIV/AIDS Prevention will take place on May 16 and June 26, respectively. More information is available at www.ulchatt.net.



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