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"A Place at the Table" Screening and Panel Discussion w/ Project Feed the Hood

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Published on Oct 8, 2013

Panel discussion and film screening of "A Place at the Table", from the producers of "Food Inc.", in George Pearl Hall/Garcia Honda Auditorium at UNM on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013. Facilitated by Project Feed the Hood.

Panelists:
Elizabeth Yakes, University of New Mexico - Nutrition and Dietetics
Rodrigo Rodriguez, Project Feed the Hood
Crimilda Colunga, Madres Naturalezas
Joe Garcia, La Plazita Institute
Amanda Gallegos, SouthWest Organizing Project

Movie Website: http://www.magpictures.com/aplaceatth...

About Project Feed the Hood
Project Feed the Hood has grown tremendously since its inception 4 years ago; our priority has always been to raise awareness, educate, and organize with communities to address food insecurity and structural inequalities in our food system.

Hunger and food insecurity vastly affect the daily lives of thousands of New Mexicans, with children being the highest at risk. Inequalities in the food system have left many in New Mexico hungry, yet overweight and unhealthy at the same time. New Mexico not only has some of the largest food deserts in the country, but some of the starkest dietary disease statistics (childhood obesity, diabetes, heart disease, etc).

There are many ways to advocate for equality in the food system, and there are a lot of great groups in New Mexico working on a wide variety of food justice issues in their communities. "A Place at the Table" is an excellent vehicle to share ideas about food insecurity in our communities, and has initiated some great conversation.

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