"Linking Sustainability, Food, Health, and the Environment: Research, Outreach, and Education Implications for the Northeast," was the topic of this webinar, hosted by Center Scholar Dr. Doolarie Singh-Knights of West Virginia University on September 13, 2013.

Over 60 people participated in the September 13th webinar moderated by Kate Clancy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, which featured six speakers from the Northeast Region and addressed how local and regional food systems impact public health, environmental sustainability, and community well-being.

Watch the archived webinar, read a summary of and/or view the presentations below.

Emerging Opportunities to Enhance Small Farm Viability and Local Food Systems in the Northeast

Anu Rangarajan, Violet Stone, Matthew Goldfarb, Erica Frenay and Michelle Podolec Cornell Small Farm Program, Cornell University Cooperative Extension

Food, Health and Nutrition (and Policy Implications)

Carolyn Dimitri Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health New York University

Sustainability, Food, Health and the Environment (getting healthy, local foods into the health-care system)

Louise Mitchell Regional Organizer, Health Care Without Harm Sustainable Foods Program Manager Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment

Food Development, Safety, Commercialization and Marketing (local foods with known health benefits)

Jurgen Schwarz, University of Maryland - Eastern Shore

Local food policy and implications for community food security and nutrition awareness

Anne Palmer - Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

Linking Sustainability, Food, Health, and the Environment: A Summary

A written summary of each of the presentations made during the September 13th webinar follows, along with links for more detailed information (when available).