August 5th, 2010

We’ve mentioned before how obesity and hunger are twin faces of the same coin here in Alabama,and both are related to poverty. This may seem counter-intuitive, but it’s true.

Ellen Gustafson of the UN Global Hunger Initiative gave a great talk in May about how obesity is being exported to low-income populations all over the world. She talks fast, but there’s a lot of great connections drawn here between our food system, hunger, and the obesity epidemic:

We believe that ending hunger in Alabama is possible.

Want to learn more about our food system and solutions to hunger? Join us for our Huntsville Hunger Workshop on August 31. We’re bringing together ministers, emergency food relief programs, DHR representatives, community gardeners and community organizers to talk about the long-term, sustainable solutions and best practices approach to ending hunger.

Also plan to join the discussion at the 2010 Alabama Food Summit in Birmingham. The Food Summit is convened to talk about our Food System. What can you bring to the table?

Posted by Robyn Hyden