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DEI speaker series: ‘Creating a Culture of Nutrition Equity: Leverage Points for Transformation’ Nov. 9

Photo of Darcy Freedman, PhD, MPH, holding a microphone and smiling. (Courtesy photo)
Darcy Freedman, PhD, MPH. (Courtesy photo)

The UTHealth Houston Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites the community to learn about transformational approaches to making nutrition more equitable for vulnerable populations within the LGBTQ+ community.

“Creating a Culture of Nutrition Equity: Leverage Points for Transformation” presented by Darcy Freedman, PhD, MPH, will be held from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, via Zoom. Register and attend the virtual seminar online.

Freedman is the Swetland Professor of Environmental Health Sciences in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences and director of the Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.

An applied population health scientist and community psychologist, Freedman is nationally recognized for her contributions to community nutrition, according to her biography found at Case Western Reserve University.

Her technology, FM Tracks, is now the gold-standard method used nationally to evaluate healthy food incentive programming. She regularly advises and testifies to inform federal, state, and local nutrition policy.

Key objectives of the discussion include:

  • Describe leverage points that offer the greatest potential for transforming outcomes of a system.
  • Articulate system dynamics structuring nutrition equity within racialized communities.
  • Identify components of a system-level intervention that centers nutrition equity as its goal.

For questions or more information about the speaker series, email DEI@uth.tmc.edu.

If you go:

What: “Creating a Culture of Nutrition Equity: Leverage Points for Transformation”

When: Noon, Wednesday, Nov. 9

Link: Register via Zoom

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