The Food & Agriculture Committee is broadly focused on the relationship between how we grow/raise our food and equitably distribute healthy and safe food to all people. Sustainable farming, farmworker health and safety, pesticide use, and food insecurity are included in the committee’s wide range of interests, as is amplifying the use of Food As Medicine in practice to reduce the burden of diet-related chronic disease in the population.
The Food and Agriculture Committee meets on a monthly basis for either webinars or general meetings. Sign up for our committee listserve so you can stay up to date with our activities: Sign up and learn more below!
Resources for Nurses
Webinars and CE Programs
We have discovered that there are a number of nurse-farmers out there and are enjoying getting to discuss how our food system from farm-to-fork is riddled with occupational and environmental health risks and food access inequities. Over the past year the committee has produced the Green Bag Lunch – Green Tea Webinar Series, exploring a variety of food and agriculture topics. Each webinar is available with free CE. Check out the webinars here or on ANHE’s YouTube channel.
ANHE is collaborating with 9 chapters of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses in California to deliver an upcoming webinar series on Farmworkers’ Health. Stay tuned for details.
ANHE is an active member of 50by40, an international campaign whose mission it is to decrease meat consumption by 50% by 2040. The Food & Agriculture committee is in the process of developing a factsheet on the health science of plant-based diets.
Plant-Rich Diets: Good for Humans, Good for the Planet
Speakers: Lasse Bruun, Global Director, 50 x 40.org and Audrey Sanchez, Founder, Executive Director, Balanced.org