Public Policy 4 Kids 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015

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Agenda:

1:00 p.m. – Welcome & Safety Briefing and Introduction of Welcome Committee Members: Bentina Terry

1:05 p.m. – Fred Levin:  City of Pensacola – Step Up For Kids Proclamation Presentation  –  Mayor Ashton Hayward

1:15 p.m. – Overview of Afternoon/Introduction of Food Research & Action Center (FRAC):  Ron Fried

1:20 p.m. – I.  Impact Session:

  • Keynote Speaker –  Etienne Melcher –  Senior Child Nutrition Program Coordinator- Food Research & Action Center– Degree of problem in Escambia County (10 min)
  • Impacts Panel with Aaron Watson, Levin Law, moderating and including: (45 min with 15 min Q&A)
    • Vance Aloupis – State Director, Children’s Movement of Florida to discuss early learning impacts;
    • Dr. Tamika Ussery-Freeman Pediatric Hospitalist with Baptist Health Care to discuss impact of hunger and  lack of nourishment on short and long-term health; and
    • Etienne Melcher – Senior Child Nutrition Program Coordinator – Food Research & Action Center.

2:30 p.m. – BREAK

2:45 – II.  Solutions Session:

  • Keynote Speaker  – Patricia Robbins from Farm Share   (10 min)
  • Solutions Panel with Patricia Robbins moderating and including: (45 min with 15 min Q&A)
  • USDA – Sean Monahan – School & Family Nutrition Strategies;
  • Florida Dept. of Agriculture – Christie Meresse – Food, Nutrition, and Wellness Division;
  • State Rep. Mike Hill to discuss legislative solutions;  and
  • Fred Levin to discuss private philanthropy’s response.

4:00 – III. Solutions Brainstorming – Bentina Terry