Integrating Healthy Eating and Healthcare Summit

  • October 10, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • The Health Collaborative


We invite you to join us for a summit among healthcare institutions and community organizations to share information about current projects and best practices on healthy food access and consumption in the Greater Cincinnati Region. Through presentations and facilitated discussions, stakeholders will identify opportunities and resources to collaborate on improving health outcomes to create a region free of diet related diseases.

The summit will feature a keynote vision of what a food system transformed for health would look like, learning sessions on what is happening today in our region to address healthy eating, facilitated workgroup break outs to plan deeper collaboration, and a celebration of our capacity and goals. 



Welcome, Overview of the day’s sessions
Michaela Oldfield, Director, Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council


Opening panel: Visioning and realizing a different food system
Elizabeth Pierce, Cincinnati Museum Center
Liz Stites, Hyde Park Farmers Market


Identifying and starting to address food insecurity in healthcare settings

  • ·         Training citizen scientists to conduct health needs assessments, Fran Knox-Kazimierczuk, University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences
  • ·         Food Insecurity Screening at Children’s, Dr. Andrew Beck, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • ·         Hospital Pantries, Ann Viancourt, Freestore Foodbank
  • ·         Produce Bags at Clinics, Dr. Holly Binnig, Healthsource (tentatively confirmed)




Creating healthy food accessibility and affordability in neighborhoods

  • ·         Nutrition Incentive Programs, Tevis Foreman, Produce Perks
  • ·         The Healthy Harvest Mobile Market, speaker TBD
  • ·         Vespas via Veggies, Laura Olexa, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • ·         Community Gardens, Peter Huttinger, Turner Farm Community Garden Program
  • ·         Investing in Healthy Eating, Jan Harper-Jackson, Buckeye Health


Panel switch


Educating consumers and patients on healthy diets

  • ·         Block by Block and Nutrition Education, Renee Mahafey-Harris, Closing the Health Gap
  • ·         Urban agriculture based nutrition and well being, Domonique Peebles, Brick Gardens
  • ·         Build it Bites, Dr. Carina Braeutigam, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • ·         Nutrition Education at the Oxford Family Resource Center, Beth Miller, Miami University (invited)
  • ·         Nutrition education in community gardens, Lisa Andrews, Sound Bites Nutrition


Creating an Environment & Culture of Health

  • ·         Changing cafeteria and vending to make a healthy option the easy option, Sheri Kanarek and Chris Crowley, St. Elizabeth Healthcare
  • ·         Creating a healthy local foods environment, Kathy Cooley, Margaret Mary Medical Center
  • ·         Sourcing local and fresh and healthy, Tiffany Nabozny, GFS
  • ·         Incentivizing employees to live healthy, Ashley Clos, Christ Hospital
  • ·         Opt-Up as a tool for changing shopping habits, Jeri Kubicki, 84.51


Take aways from the day: biggest opportunities, biggest challenges
Sue Schmidt, Xavier Center for Population Health

Lunch & Table Discussions: What are your biggest dreams and biggest challenges?


Collaborative work. All are invited to stay and discuss options for next steps forward, including:

  • ·         Applying for a Local Food Promotion Program planning grant, which is the tool that Buffalo Medical center used to develop their comprehensive healthy food environment plan for their medical campus
  • ·         Applying for a BUILD grant to support collaboration on a specific project
  • ·         Applying for a Leverages and Linkages grant to tour Buffalo, Vermont and/or other healthcare systems that are leading the integrating healthy food work in their regions.


We offer a number of sponsor opportunities for the Summit. By participating in this event, you will reach a dynamic collection of individuals committed to improving health outcomes and reducing diet related diseases. 

All sponsors will be featured on display boards around the conference throughout the day as well as in the Summit’s printed program booklet. Benefits include social media exposure, printed articles, news releases, advertisements, logo on print materials and more.  

Click here to download the sponsorship package. Or, contact the GCRFPC Director, Michaela Oldfield, to discuss how you would like to sponsor the event and be recognized. 

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