Hunger Solutions – New York’s NYS Anti-Hunger Conference

May 17, 2017 @ 9:15 am – 4:15 pm
Albany Capital Center
55 Eagle St
Albany, NY 12207

Register now for Hunger Solutions New York’s NYS Anti-Hunger Conference!

Join anti-hunger advocates, elected officials, policy makers, service providers and community members from across the state on May 17 in Albany for Hunger Solutions New York’s NYS Anti-Hunger Conference.  The event will include a full day of speakers, workshops and plenary sessions dedicated to seeking solutions to hunger.  Highlights include:

  • Keynote address delivered by Jim Weill, President, Food Research and Action Center
  • NYS Anti-Hunger Champion Award presented to office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
  • Plenary and workshop sessions on federal and state policy, SNAP outreach, child nutrition programs, and more

Featured Workshop:  Screening For Hunger—Bridging the Gap Between Food Insecurity and Healthcare

Presented by:
Kofi Essel, MD, Children’s National Health System
Richard Sheward, Senior Policy Analyst – State Policy, Children’s HealthWatch

More and more healthcare providers and systems are looking at ways to identify and address food insecurity as it becomes more widely recognized as a social determinant of health.  This important workshop will focus on advances in screening patients for food insecurity, including the landmark “Hunger Vital Sign.”  “Addressing Food Insecurity: A Toolkit for Pediatricians”, the FRAC/American Academy of Pediatrics toolkit, will be introduced, as well as additional tools and resources to help promote federal nutrition programs as health interventions.  The workshop will conclude with information about community agencies that can assist those struggling with hunger.

The conference will be held at the Albany Capital Center, Albany’s newest conference venue.  Register today!