About This Event
Join CHA and American Academy of Pediatrics for "Promoting Food Access for Kids: How the Pediatric Community Can Effect Change," a three-part webinar series exploring ways that children’s hospitals and pediatric practices can address the hunger needs of children and families.
In the first webinar, "USDA’s Actions on Nutrition Security: The Role of the Healthcare Sector and Pediatricians," learn about how the USDA is leading a whole-department approach to tackling food and nutrition insecurity. Sara Bleich, Ph.D., Director of Nutrition Security and Health Equity at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) will provide an overview of what nutrition security is and how it intersects with food security, health equity and structural racism. She will also discuss how the USDA is working to promote and elevate nutrition security, highlighting existing federal nutrition programs and discussing how the pediatric community can help eligible families enroll. Bleich’s presentation will also cover USDA’s goals around better intersecting with the health care sector and pediatricians.