2013 Health Graduate Summit
April 15, 2013
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Rayburn House Office Building – Room B339
“The Farm Bill: An Opportunity to Address Latino Childhood Hunger through Public-Private Partnerships”
Moderated by CHCI- PepsiCo Foundation Health Graduate Fellow Aurelia De La Rosa Aceves
16.2 million children in America struggle with hunger, and Latino children comprise about 40 percent of those who struggle. Struggling with hunger means these children lack the means to regularly obtain adequate, nutritious food. The Farm Bill and its Farmers Market Promotion Program provision have the potential to alleviate “food hardship” rates and consequently Latino childhood hunger if reauthorized, implemented and utilized fully. Implementation is important because Latino children are the future of the U.S. as they are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population--currently representing nearly 25 percent of all children under the age of five. Since Latino children experience hunger disproportionately, so do they experience its devastating impacts on the health, cognitive development, and social and emotional well-being. Within this context, Latino childhood hunger requires immediate and effective policy attention and action.
Join CHCI-PepsiCo Foundation Health Graduate Fellow Aurelia De La Rosa Aceves as she leads a discussion on how the Farm Bill's Farmers Market Promotion Program can facilitate the public-private partnerships necessary to alleviate Latino childhood hunger in Congressional Hispanic Caucus districts, and ultimately across the country.
Lisa Pino: Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Rudy Arredondo: President & CEO, National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association
Julia-Feliz Sessoms: Director of Global Public Policy and Government Affairs, PepsiCo
Jezra Thompson: Food Access Director, DC Greens
The 2013 CHCI Young Latino Leaders Summit Series is the culmination of CHCI’s premier, nine-month Graduate Fellowship Program.