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San Antonio Plans Its First Food Policy Conference

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Are you concerned about the food that you eat? The quality? Where it comes from? How it is produced?

Do you know where your food is grown? And how?

Then you may want to attend the first food policy conference in San Antonio on May 10-11. It is being sponsored by the Food Policy Council of San Antonio in partnership with the Community Food Security Coalition, and organizers are hoping to make it an annual event.

The conference’s aims are to educate, organize, mobilize and support local community efforts in order to better manage the local food system, according to press information.

Keynote speaker is author Mark Winne, who will appear along with national, state and local policymakers, nonprofit leaders, researchers, health planners, farmers, local producers and other experts in the area of food and nutrition. Events will include a tour of the Spurs Community Garden at the San Antonio Food Bank as well as presentation from chef Michael Sohocki of Restaurant Gwendolyn.

Educational and skill-building workshops, a reception featuring local food and beverages, as well as ample opportunities to network with food policy professionals and advocates will all be included.

The conference registration fee for both days is $60; however, a Community Putting Prevention to Work grant is underwriting the cost for the first 200 registrants.

For more information, including an agenda of events, visit www.sabalance.org/Home/FoodPolicyConference.

 

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