If you work with or care about children you will not want to miss the 2016 Child Hunger Summit hosted in Sarasota, Florida. The startling costs of child hunger and its impact on health, education, workforce readiness and the community, will be presented by nationally recognized authorities, including Florida Surgeon General Celeste Philip.
Attendees will gain new insight into child hunger screening and awareness of how collaboration leads to improved responses to child obesity, under-nutrition and other diet related health conditions.
Learning Objectives for Participants Attending the Child Hunger Summit
- Identify factors contributing to food insecurity and childhood obesity and the health, educational, economic and social implications;
- Increase awareness of childhood hunger and undernutrition and discuss potential solutions;
- Recognize how innovative programs and policies can improve school learning environments and what steps can improve children’s classroom behavior and ability to concentrate;
- Explain the role of health professionals, health systems and the community in advocating for enhanced responses to childhood food insecurity;
- Demonstrate screening for childhood food insecurity and key poverty-related health conditions; and
- Describe the value of community collaboration in addressing childhood food security and how developing shared values leads to collective action and impact.