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Food Systems Dialogues with the Faith & Food Coalition

Published on May 6, 2021

Panel Session: Food Security, Access, and Justice

Food insecurity is on the rise in some of the world’s most developed countries and yet in these same countries an overabundance of unhealthy food options is driving rates of high cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease. There is an immediate need to improve food quality, reduce waste, reduce marketing of unhealthy foods and ultra-processed foods in low-income communities and developing countries. Simultaneously there must be an increase in equitable access to nutritious, culturally appropriate foods that are produced agroecologically and minimize climate change impacts.

Panel Speakers:

📍Tambra Stevenson, MPH, Women Advancing Nutrition Dietetics and Agriculture

📍Chef Njathi Kabui, Kenya

📍Dr. Sheryl Hendriks, University of Pretoria, South Africa

📍Denisa Livingston, Diné Community Advocacy Alliance

📍Ajay Vir Jakhar, Chairman, Punjab State Farmers' & Farm Workers' Commission, India

📍Moderator: Bibi la Luz Gonzalez, Come Mejor Wa'ik/Eat Better, Guatemala

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