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David E. Harris, College of Nursing and Health Professions, University of Southern Maine, spoke on "Characterization of the Built Food Environment for Single Parent Households in an Older Industrial City."
Food insecurity, when healthy food is inaccessible or unaffordable, is inequitably distrusted in society and a health risk to those experiencing it. Thus it is a social justice issue. Because the built environment can influence food security, it raises environmental justice issues as well. Single-parent households are at particular risk for food insecurity.
The presentation was part of the Local Food Systems Conference held at the Toledo Hilton. The conference aimed to bring together both academics and practitioners to share their knowledge, experience, and expertise with regard to developing and maintaining local food systems in old industrial regions.