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Strengthening Intersections between Climate Change, Food Systems, and Nutrition Security: NIFA's Aims & Activities

Learn about how NIFA is working to strengthen intersections between climate change, food systems, and nutrition security through research, extension, and education at an upcoming webinar on Wednesday, October 20th at 3:30 to 4:30 pm EST (2:30 to 3:30 pm CST). The virtual session will be led by NIFA staff actively working in the areas of climate change, food systems, and nutrition security. Attendees are highly encouraged to ask questions during the live Q&A segment.
 
This event is the fifth installment of NIFA’s new monthly Nutrition Security Webinar Series. The series aims to feature a broad range of topics and speakers focused on prioritizing nutrition security during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Click here to register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to join the live session. If you have any questions or comments, please email Sheila Fleischhacker at sheila.fleischhacker@usda.gov.
 

Date/Time Wednesday, October 20th at 3:30 to 4:30 pm EST (2:30 to 3:30 pm CST)
Webinar 5 Title

Strengthening Intersections between Climate Change, Food Systems, and Nutrition Security: NIFA’s Aims & Activities

Description This session will provide an overview of NIFA’s aims and activities designed to strengthen intersections between climate change, food systems, and nutrition security through research, extension, and education. 
Intended Audience NIFA stakeholders including academics, practitioners, and decision makers working to strengthen intersections between climate change, food systems, and nutrition security.
Registration Link Register in advance for this webinar
NIFA Moderator Keesha Corbin, MPH, Program Specialist, Division of Youth and 4-H, Institute of Youth, Family, and Community and NIFA Climate Change Team Executive Secretary
NIFA Speakers
  • Robert Godfrey, PhD, Division Director of Animal Systems, Institute of Food Production and Sustainability, and NIFA Nutrition Security Co-Team Lead
  • Kevin Kephart, PhD, Deputy Director, Institute of Bioenergy, Climate, and the Environment and NIFA Climate Change Team Lead
  • Emma Moran, PhD, NIFA Biologist & Analyst
  • Amy Ganguli, PhD, National Program Leader, Division of Global Climate, Institute of Bioenergy, Climate, and Environment
  • Lydia Kaume, PhD, RDN, National Program Leader, Division of Nutrition, Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition
  • Megan O’Rourke, PhD, National Science Liaison – Climate Change
Webinar Team
  • Faith Peppers, Director of Communications
  • Kelly Sprute, Public Affairs, Specialist
  • Cassandra Huey, PhD, Program Specialist, Division of Community and Education, Institute of Youth, Family and Community and NIFA Nutrition Security Team Executive Secretary
  • Danielle Farley, MS, Social Science Specialist, Division of Animal Systems, Institute of Food Production and Sustainability
  • Sheila Fleischhacker, PhD, JD, RDN, National Science Liaison – Nutrition and Food Safety and NIFA Nutrition Security Co-Team Lead
  • Amber Gellert, MA, Program Assistant, Division of Community and Education, Institute of Youth, Family, and Community
  • Stephanie Morriss, PhD, Data Analyst, Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition
  • Shafiqur Rahman, PhD, Division Director of Climate Change
  • Ann Stapleton, PhD, National Program Leader, Division of Plant Systems-Production, Institute of Food Production and Sustainability
Post-Webinar Materials The video recording, slide deck, and other resources will be provided on the series webpage.
Reasonable Accommodations If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this webinar, please contact Jessica Creighton, Senior Equal Opportunity Specialist, at Jessica.creighton@usda.gov or (816) 266-6947 no later than Monday, October 18th at 5:00 pm EST. Language access services, such as interpretation or translation of vital information, will be provided free of charge to limited English proficient individuals upon request.
Continuing Education Credits Pending approval for each webinar in this series, Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered through the Commission on Dietetics Registration.

 

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