Appendix B
Workshop Agenda

Workshop on the Public Health Effects of Food Deserts

January 26-27, 2009


Keck Center of The National Academies

500 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, DC

Keck 100


Monday, January 26

8:00 a.m.

Registration and check-in

8:30-8:40

Welcome and introductory remarks

Barry Popkin, Planning committee chair

8:40-9:00

Congressionally mandated study of food deserts: Work of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service

Laurian Unnevehr and Shelly Ver Ploeg, USDA Economic Research Service

9:00-9:10

Overview of workshop

Barry Popkin, Chair

SESSION 1:
Measuring “food deserts”: Demography and the dynamics of food accessibility, availability, affordability, and quality

9:10-9:30

National overview of demographics and socioeconomic status

Lisa Powell, University of Illinois at Chicago



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Appendix B Workshop Agenda Workshop on the Public Health Effects of Food Deserts January 26-27, 2009 Keck Center of The National Academies 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, DC Keck 100 Monday, January  8:00 a.m. Registration and check-in 8:30-8:40 Welcome and introductory remarks Barry Popkin, Planning committee chair 8:40-9:00 Congressionally mandated study of food deserts: Work of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service Laurian Unnevehr and Shelly Ver Ploeg, USDA Economic Research Service 9:00-9:10 Overview of workshop Barry Popkin, Chair SESSION 1: Measuring “food deserts”: Demography and the dynamics of food accessibility, availability, affordability, and quality 9:10-9:30 National overview of demographics and socioeconomic status Lisa Powell, University of Illinois at Chicago 

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4 THE PUBLIC HEALTH EFFECTS OF FOOD DESERTS 9:30-9:50 Urban food deserts: Perspective from Chicago and Detroit Mari Gallagher, Mari Gallagher Research and Consulting Group 9:50-10:10 Rural food deserts: Perspective from rural Texas Joseph Sharkey, Texas A&M University 10:10-10:30 The current and future dynamics of the food shopping environment Ephraim Leibtag, USDA Economic Research Service 10:30-10:45 Break 10:45-11:45 Moderated Panel Discussion Moderator: Heidi Blanck, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion 11:45-1:00 Lunch on your own SESSION 2: Challenges in identifying causal effects of food environment on health 1:00-1:20 A view from an epidemiological approach Ana Diez Roux, University of Michigan 1:20-1:40 A view from a geospatial approach Steven Cummins, University of London 1:40-2:00 A view from an economic approach Yan Song, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2:00-2:45 Moderated Panel Discussion Moderator: Jill Reedy, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH) 2:45-3:00 Public Comment Period 3:00-3:15 Break

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 APPENDIX B SESSION 3: The potential health consequences of changes to diet 3:15-3:35 Effects of select dietary factors on obesity Richard Mattes, Purdue University 3:35-3:55 Effects of select dietary factors on cardiovascular diseases and cancer Frank Hu, Harvard School of Public Health 3:55-4:45 Moderated Panel Discussion Moderator: Wendy Johnson-Askew, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH 4:45-5:00 Wrap-up for the day Barry Popkin, Chair 5:00 Adjourn 5:00-6:00 Conversation and light refreshments Tuesday, January  8:00 a.m. Registration and check-in 8:30-8:40 Welcome and overview of day 2 of the workshop Barry Popkin, Planning committee chair SESSION 4: Changing food deserts: Lessons from current intervention research 8:40-9:00 Overview of efforts to change the food environment Joel Gittelsohn, Johns Hopkins University 9:00-9:20 Effect of introducing new supermarkets Neil Wrigley, University of Southampton 9:20-9:40 Intervening in small Hispanic grocery stores (tiendas) Guadalupe Guadalupe �Suchi�� Ayala, San Diego State University 9:40-9:50 Break to set up videoconference

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 THE PUBLIC HEALTH EFFECTS OF FOOD DESERTS 9:50-10:10 Developing and supporting farmers markets Andrew Smiley, Sustainable Food Center (via videoconference) 10:10-10:30 Break 10:30-11:30 Moderated Panel Discussion Moderator: Terry Huang, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH 11:30-1:00 Lunch on your own SESSION 5: Policy and program options to increase food accessibility in a dynamic food environment 1:00-1:15 Top-down approach—New York as a case study Cathy Nonas, New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene 1:15-1:30 Bottom-up approach John Weidman, The Food Trust 1:30-1:45 Community-level food environment Andy Fisher, Food Security Coalition 1:45-2:00 Evaluation of the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) pilot program changes August Schumacher, Jr., Kellogg Foundation 2:00-2:15 How do grocers site store locations? Bill Drake, Cornell University 2:15-2:30 Break 2:30-3:15 Moderated Panel Discussion Moderator: Robin McKinnon, National Cancer Institute, NIH 3:15-3:45 Break

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 APPENDIX B SESSION 6: Research gaps and needs (To provide input about gaps and future research needs, please submit notecards to staff by 2:30 p.m. prior to the panel discussion in session 5.) 3:45-4:15 Summary of research gaps and needs discussed at workshop and standards needed for evaluating interventions Robin McKinnon, National Cancer Institute, NIH 4:15-4:30 Closing remarks Barry Popkin, Chair 4:30 Adjourn

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