Building Health from the Ground Up

Building Health from the Ground Up - Sep 27, 2017

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Thank you for joining Doctors For Change for “Building Health from the Ground Up,” a forum organized by our Healthy Eating & Active Living committee. We hope that you found Wednesday’s forum on the topics of food insecurity, access to healthy and locally grown food, and the importance of local farming and sustainable food systems as enjoyable and informative as we did! We would like to extend our sincere thanks to our partners at Houston Food Bank, Urban Harvest, Memorial Hermann, Finca Tres Robles, and Kids’ Meals for partnering with us to make the event an immense success.

If you were unable to attend the forum and would like to view the presentations, please scroll down to find full video of the event as well as presentation material used throughout the forum.


BUILD Health Partnership | Reginald Young, Houston Food Bank
Food system project that established a sustainable healthy food system in North Pasadena through evidence-based methods

Urban Harvest | Sandra Wicoff, Executive Director
Nonprofit that provides community gardens, education, and local farmers markets to promote local food and nutrition

Memorial Hermann | Carol Paret, Chief Community Health Officer
Deploys a number of programs designed to address food insecurity and nutrition deficiency in the Houston area

Finca Tres Robles | Thomas Garcia-Prats, Founder, General Manager
Private farm within the I-610 loop that provides East End with healthy local food and farming education


Forum Video

Watch the forum in its entirety here, via our YouTube channel:

Presentation Material

View the general slideshow from the forum here:

If you would like to download Mr. Reginald Young’s presentation, click here (.PPTX file).

If you would like to download Ms. Sandra Wicoff’s presentation, click here (.PPT file).

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