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EBN: Urban Farming and Healthy Communities



It's spring -- let the growing begin!

Growing your own food is more important than ever. Wholesome, nutritious food is the key to healthy living, but it also contributes to healthier, more vibrant communities. This session will cover the important role that good nutrition plays for growing kids, for healthy adults and for creating resilience in urban communities that often don't have access to fresh, nutritious food.


Franciel Ikeji, MS, RD, LD is the owner of Better Nutrition, Better You, a nutrition practice that believes food is culture and health can be your heritage. She  empowers clients and guides them in developing sustainable strategies for nutrition and health while honoring their cultural food heritage. She also works with iamwanda.org, a nonprofit that co-creates innovative solutions to nutrition, food and agricultural entrepreneurship, and cultural nutrition focused on women and girls from the African Diaspora. Franciel is a graduate of Texas A&M and the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.


Patricia Spence is Executive Director of The Urban Farming Institute, which helps alleviate hunger and promotes self-reliance while supporting black, indigenous, and people of color to thrive beyond COVID-19. The Urban Farmng Institute teaches Boston residents the nuts and bolts of small scale urban farming and helping more and more people grow their own food. UFI also runs "Fit Around the Farm", a 10-week program for Boston adults over age 60 that integrates fitness and healthy cooking. Pat is a graduate of Brandeis University.

Join us for this informative program to learn the importance of good nutrition and how you can help others gain access to good food. Offered by Encore Boston Network.
When:
Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM
Additional Info:
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Mary Gunn
Category:
Virtual - Webinar
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