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April 3, 2014

Food policy summit will focus on education, access

Food policy summit will focus on education, access

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Food Policy Council is hosting its annual summit to promote food education and consider how policy affects access to quality food.

The “Race to Good Food” summit will be held Thursday and Friday at the Focus: Hope Conference Center. The founder of the Campaign for Food Justice Now is set to deliver the keynote address. LaDonna Redmond’s organization focuses on race, class and gender equity across the food system.

This year’s summit will feature a youth workshop to discuss the effects of hunger and malnutrition on young people in Detroit. More than 100 middle and high school students are expected to participate.

Workshops and activities are also designed to develop policies that provide employment opportunities and protect the environment.

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