The World Food Prize Foundation

2013 Iowa Hunger Summit

THE IOWA HUNGER SUMMIT is held each year during the World Food Prize's week of events in October at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. It kicks off the events, preceding the Norman E. Borlaug International Symposium, also known as the "Borlaug Dialogue."  The Iowa Hunger Summit gathers several hundred leaders from across Iowa representing community organizations, business and industry, state and local government, social agencies, churches and religious communities, schools and universities, and other groups that lead or participate in projects to confront hunger.

The Seventh Annual Iowa Hunger Summit took place at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown on October 15, 2013.



8:00 a.m. Registration Opened

8:30 a.m. Coffee & Networking

9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
     Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, President, World Food Prize Foundation

9:05 a.m. Food, Nutrition and Environment for a Healthy Iowa
     Healthiest State Initiative - Helen Eddy, Executive Director, Healthiest State Initiative (powerpoint)
     Nutrition for a Healthy Iowa - Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, Director, Iowa Dept. of Public Health (powerpoint)
     You, Your Brain and a Healthy Diet - Dr. Yogi Shah, Associate Dean of Global Health, Des Moines University (powerpoint)

10:00 a.m. 'What We've Learned' - Iowans and Hunger - AARP 2013 Hunger Survey Results
     Presentation - Jennifer Sauer, Sr. Research Advisor, AARP (powerpoint)
     Response - Kent Sovern, AARP Iowa State Director
Response - Betsy Danforth, Convener, Food Access and Health Working Group
     Response - Matt Russell, State Food Policy Coordinator, Drake University Agricultural Law Center
     Response - Cory Berkenes; Iowa Food Bank Association, Executive Director

10:40 a.m. National Health and Nutrition Scene
     A.G. Kawamura, former California Secretary of Agriculture and co-chair, Solutions From the Land Dialogue (powerpoint)
     Ethan Bergman, Past President, American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (powerpoint)

11:10 a.m. One Health (Health and Nutrition): Healthy Animals, Healthy People, Healthy Planet
     Dr. James Blessman, M.D., Blessman Ministries, Mokopane, South Africa and Urbandale, IA (powerpoint)
     Dr. Hank Harris, D.V.M., PhD, Professor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State
        University, President of Harrisvaccines, Inc., Ames, IA (powerpoint)
     Dr. Mary Lou Penrith, PhD (Zoology), DSc (Entomology), BVSc, Extraordinary Professor, Department of Veterinary Tropical
        Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa (powerpoint)
     Dr. Max Rothschild, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences,
         Iowa State University (powerpoint)
     Dr. John U. Thomson, D.V.M., Professor/Dean Emeritus, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University

12:00 p.m. The Hunger Luncheon
     Keynote Speaker: Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, OBE, founder and CEO, Mary's Meals

1:30 p.m. Workshop Sessions

Feeding Iowa: Partnerships and Programs (powerpoint)
     Barbara Prather; Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Executive Director
     Amanda Pieper; HACAP Food Reservoir, Director
     Carey Miller; Food Bank of Iowa, Executive Director
     Cory Berkenes; Iowa Food Bank Association, Executive Director

Successful Donation Gardens: Three Perspectives
     Heather Anderson, Educator, Cowles Montessori School, Des Moines Public Schools
     Callie Le'au Courtright, Parks & Recreation Supervisor, Environmental Education, Volunteer & Community Garden Programs,
         Des Moines (powerpoint)
     Tim Goldman, Garden Coordinator, Faith and Grace Garden, West Des Moines (powerpoint)
     Mark Marshall, Garden Coordinator, Faith and Grace Garden, West Des Moines

Africa’s Big Five vs. the Real Big Five - and Crocodiles in the Soup
     Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture
     Kathy Hamilton, Outreach Inc.
     Rick McNary, Outreach Inc.
     Paige Myers, Outreach Inc.
     Dr.  David Machin, Outreach Inc. 
     Dr.  Trenton Franz, Outreach Inc.
     Dr. Ellen Dierenfeld, Outreach Inc., Moderator

“Digging Deeper” into the 2013 Iowa Hunger Survey Results and Tools for Applying What We’ve Learned in Your Community
     Kent Sovern, AARP Iowa State Director (powerpoint) (video)
     Jennifer Sauer, Sr. Research Advisor, AARP

Using your e-voice!
     Libby Crimmings, Regional Field Director Midwest, ONE Campaign
     Joe Crimmings, Account Associate, LS2 Group

Partnering with Youth to Create Change in Your Community
     Maria Belding, High School Senior and Hunger Fighter, Pella High School
     Tariro Makoni, High School Senior and Hunger Fighter, Our Redeemers Christian School (powerpoint)
     Julie Cackler, Youth Development Specialist, Community Youth Concepts (powerpoint)
     Stephen Lauer, Program Coordinator, World Food Prize


     20 Tips for Working with Teenagers             Guide to High School Food Drives


3:00 p.m. Hunger Summit Reception


ALSO IN 2013:

Iowa Hunger Fight
Date/Location: Tuesday Oct. 15, (All day), Catholic Pastoral Center, 601 Grand Ave., Des Moines, Iowa

Hunger Summit participants packaged meals to feed hungry Iowans at the Iowa Hunger Fight meal packaging event presented by DuPont Pioneer in conjunction with Meals from the Heartland.

Public Film Screening: "A Place at the Table"
Date/Location: Tuesday Oct. 15, 6:00 p.m., Downtown Marriott, Des Moines, Iowa

This powerful film examines hunger in America, telling the stories of Americans who suffer from food insecurity, exploring the economic, social, and cultural implications of hunger in the United States.

The film screening was followed by a discussion panel comprised of individuals who were involved in the making of the film and featured in the film itself.

Interfaith Prayer Service to End World Hunger
Organized by the Diocese of Des Moines
Date/Location: Wednesday Oct. 16, 8:00 p.m., St. Ambrose Cathedral, 607 High Street, Des Moines, Iowa

The world produces enough food to feed everyone, nearly 2,700 calories for each person in the world each day. Yet nearly 1 in 8 people around the world suffers from chronic malnourishment.

In the midst of our bountiful Iowa harvest, the faith communities of Central Iowa gave thanks for these blessings and prayed for the alleviation of world hunger.

Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson, President, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Holy See, and leaders of a broad representation of Central Iowa faith communities led this interfaith service.

Those who wish and who are able were encouraged, in a manner in harmony with their faith traditions, to fast from food on a day of their choosing prior to the service. Donations of money and nonperishable food items were accepted during the service to benefit hunger relief efforts.

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