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“Food security and public health” will provide an overview of how the food system impacts on health outcomes. Different aspects of the food system will be described. Driving forces behind food systems will also be discussed including climate change, conflict, COVID19 (the triple Cs). The role of the public health in achieving food security will highlight some good practices from Hawaii and other places.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand the definitions of food insecurity, hunger and food access and how these impact on different population groups by age and race.
  2. To discuss the determinants of food systems and how food systems can create or destroy health.
  3. To share good practices in integration of food security in health systems.

Presented by Susan Mercado, MD, MPH, Director of Food Systems and Resiliency at Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute.

This video was sponsored by Ola HAWAII, a program at the John A. Burns School of Medicine is supported by grant number U54MD007601 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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