Live Light Live Right had its first conference, The Healing Power of Food, on June 2, 2016, at Brookdale Medical Center. The day was composed of workshops, panel discussion, community marketplace and a variety of local vendors to showcase the importance of having a healthy community in East New York and Brownsville. Torian Easterling, MD, MPH; Assistant Commissioner discussed health inequity in Brooklyn, Elisa Zied, MS, RDN, CDN (Author of Younger Next Week) spoke about how to feed your family right, and community partners showcased the important work they are doing in the community to educate and provide resources to the families that live in Brownsville. A panel made up of Kedesch E. Altidor-Dorcély; Public Health Advisor, Let’s Move Initiative (Launched by First Lady Michelle Obama), Molly Hartman; Senior Advisor for Food Policy, Office of the Mayor, City of New York, Donna Perry; Miss plus New York; Founder F.A.T.G.I.R.L., Stephen O’ Brien; Director of Food & Menu Management, New York City Department of Education, SchoolFood, and Temitope Jose; Pediatrician, SUNY Downstate Medical Center discussion focused around Improving Food Justice and Food Security in Brownsville.
The day proved to be a success, and was covered by the Brooklyn Reader. To read more click here.