EEP ECO18.9 Rethinking Your Community Foodscape

APA Texas Chapter


Thursday, October 25, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MDT

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Access to healthy food is a critical component to building sustainable food systems, thriving communities and strong economies, but across the country, millions of families experience the hardship and consequences of inequitable access to healthy food. In this session, Julia Koprak of The Food Trust will present on various approaches that the public and private sector have taken to prioritize and plan for a community environment that makes the healthy choice the easy choice. She will also present a local assessment of food access in El Paso County and Ciudad Juarez.


Course Learning Objectives

1.     How public policy can affect the food climate in a community

2.     Characteristics of food deserts 

3.     How to build strong networks for community food systems

4.     Regional data on food access in the El Paso/Juarez community


Julia Koprak

Julia Koprak is a Senior Associate at The Food Trust, a nationally-recognized nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food. Julia manages several initiatives at the agency related to healthy food access, affordability, and education. She has worked in multiple states to create ... Read More

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