Good Food
Transforming Our Region
March 8-9, 2013
 
The Good Food Transforming Our Region Summit brought together over 200 regional community members to feature and raise the visibility local leaders, innovative organizations and businesses that together with food citizens are transforming the health and economic sustainability of our region!
 

Featuring Keynote Speakers

Dr. David Wallinga, M.D., M.P.A. and

LaDonna Redmond

"Growing Health, Growing Community: A Clarion for the Region’s Food System” 
David Wallinga, M.D., M.P.A.
Dr. Wallinga applies a systems lens to think about health impacts of food and how
it is produced, processed, packaged and distributed in today's global,
industrialized food system. From 2009 through 2010, Dr. Wallinga was a William
T. Grant Foundation Distinguished Fellow in

Food Systems and Public Health at University of Minnesota, School of Public Health. His work has appeared in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Journal of Hunger
Environment and Nutrition, Huffington Post and more. Dr. Wallinga speaks across the country and was the recipient of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Upstream Health Leadership Award. He received a medical degree from the
University of Minnesota Medical School, a master’s degree from Princeton University.
 David Wallinga is Senior Advisor in Science, Food and Health, at IATP.


"Food Access to Food Justice"
LaDonna Redmond
LaDonna Redmond is a long-time community activist who has successfully worked to get Chicago Public Schools to evaluate junk food, launched urban agriculture projects, started a community grocery store and worked on federal farm policy to expand access to healthy food in low-income communities. Redmond is a frequently invited speaker and occasional radio host. In 2009, Redmond was one of 25 citizen and business leaders named a Responsibility Pioneer by Time Magazine. In 2007, she was awarded a Green For All Fellowship.