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UPCOMING MEETINGS...

CEED@Chicago Food Equity Policy Standing Committee Meeting at Midwest Latino Health Research, Training & Policy Center 1640 W. Roosevelt Road Room 609

Tuesday, September 18
9:30am-11:30am







CEED@Chicago Health Literacy/CHW Monthly Committee at Midwest Latino Health Research, Training & Policy Center 1640 W. Roosevelt Road Room 609

Monday, September 24
9:30am - 11:30 am.


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Monday, 08 July 2013 16:01

Innovation in the Collection of Food Availability Data: A Case Study of the Chicago Department of Public Health Sanitarian Survey. 

  • Sheila R. Castilloa, Corresponding author contact information, E-mail the corresponding author,
  • Daniel Blockb,
  • Cort Lohffc,
  • Stephen Kraussa
  • Preventive Medicine. Volume 57, Issue 1, July 2013, Pages 70–71

    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.03.006

     

    Regulatory and Other Barriers to Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture: A Case Study of Urban Planners and Urban Farmers from the Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area

    Sheila R. Castillo,a* Curtis R. Winkle,b Stephen Krauss,a Amalia Turkewitz,a Cristina Silva,a and Edie S. Heinemann a

    http://dx.doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2013.033.001, pp. 155–166

    Published online May 8, 2013

    Last Updated on Monday, 08 July 2013 16:12
     
    Healthy Places PDF Print Email
    Written by Michael Aponte   
    Tuesday, 22 May 2012 16:23

    Healthy Places Public Education Campaign

    Our citywide media and public education campaign, Help Make It Happen, launched the week of May 14! Read the launch press release.

    Check out these print ads:

    The campaign will be seen in various formats including print, radio, television, online, and in neighborhoods - look out and listen for them!

    Last Updated on Monday, 04 June 2012 13:33
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    Rent an edible garden PDF Print Email
    Written by Michael Aponte   

    Rent an edible garden plot in new community gardens! Volunteer to cultivate vegetables for food pantries! North River Commission is partnering with the Peterson Garden Project and the Coalition for Limited English-Speaking Elderly (CLESE) on Global Garden on Lawrence and Sacramento. Global Gardens is a project designed to provide local garden plots to residents as well as a farm training tract of land for refugees to learn to cultivate and sell produce in Chicago. Global Garden will have 4'x8' beds at $65 each, which includes the materials to build and fill the beds with soil and compost. Sign up at petersongarden.org. Peterson Garden Project is managing community gardens in other areas near Albany Park -- find out more! Wondering where to get rare, organic, heirloom tomato seedlings? Want to talk to master gardeners or certified square foot gardening instructors before making a purchase? Peterson Garden Annual Plant Sale and Fundraiser, where you can buy herb and vegetable seedlings, basic gardening supplies, seeds, gardening gift baskets, and even enjoy tasty baked goods from Chicago pastry chefs. We also have a variety of herbs, pumpkins, cucumbers, eggplants and chili peppers for sale. Get them while they last!

     

     

     

    More info is available at:

    http://petersongarden.org/

    Last Updated on Thursday, 10 May 2012 23:29
     
    Impact of Health Literacy PDF Print Email
    Written by Michael Aponte   

    The Impact of Health Literacy and Socioeconomic Status on Asthma Disparities

    A recent study published in the Journal of Asthma examined the roles of socioeconomic status (SES) and health literacy in contributing to racial disparities in asthma-related outcomes.

    Last Updated on Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:47
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    New method for Food Desert Mapping PDF Print Email
    Food Equity
    Written by Michael Aponte   

    New, Improved “Food Desert” Map

    A partnership between the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and Baltimore City’s Office of Sustainability has resulted in a more comprehensive food desert definition and the release of the new 2012 Baltimore City Food Environment Map. 2012_Food_Environment

    The new Food Environment Map was created as part of the Baltimore Food Policy Initiative to redefine “food desert” and more accurately characterize the food environment. This partnership builds upon the food desert mapping project undertaken by the Center in 2009, through the Maryland Food System Map Project; the original “food desert” map for Baltimore City was based on household income and access to supermarkets.

    Last Updated on Thursday, 12 April 2012 15:01
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