Closing Session | USDA
Hunger, Social Determinants of Health & USDA Programs
USDA Food & Nutrition Midwest Region Public Affairs Director Alan Shannon will share information on a network he facilitates that focuses on the intersections of health, nutrition, hunger, and USDA programs. Increasingly, health care providers, anti-hunger groups, and government agencies recognize the role that nutrition and hunger play in population health. In the Midwest and around the country, there are hundreds of new and emerging models that consider this critical role. Alan will share information on ways USDA, FNS, and other programs are being leveraged to address hunger, improve population health, and even support economic development.
Learn how USDA programs are being used to address hunger, improve population health, and even support economic development.
Learn how to connect with USDA’s Midwest Region and its three networks—health care partners, local food systems, and farmers markets.
USDA Food & Nutrition Service Midwest Region oversees the administration of 15 nutrition assistance programs in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Regional staff work with state and local government staff, as well as partner organizations such as food banks and anti-hunger advocates, to administer these programs. The Region’s office is located near the Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago.
Director, Public Affairs
USDA FNS Midwest