Thursday, March 31, 2016

Food is Medicine

Please join us for the Food Is Medicine Forum, hosted by EMHS on June 7.  

Kristen Miale, President of Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine, will join a panel of experts from Maine and across the country to speak about food insecurity and efforts to build the food security network.

This is a free event, and all agencies and interested community members are encouraged to attend.  Registration is easy:  please call 973-6564 or register online by following this link: .

Improving consumption of nutritious, healthy food is a crucial part of providing high quality, cost-effective health care.  Expert speakers will address the link between hunger and health, share the latest research on the high cost of hunger, the impact on seniors and children, and present examples of innovative work taking place in the US and in Maine. 

The Food Is Medicine Forum is an outgrowth of EMHS’s work with Partnerships to Improve Community Health award – a three-year cooperative agreement with U.S. CDC to address determinants of health and prevent chronic disease.  EMHS is working with partners in Maine’s seven northern counties to improve access to healthy food, develop successful connections between healthcare providers and community organizations, and build a stronger prevention network.

GSFB Network is a blog for partner agencies of Good Shepherd Food Bank focused on feeding Maine's hungry.