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1 CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity and United States Department of Agriculture: Cross-Agency Collaboration ASTPHND, Fruit & Vegetable State Coordinators Christa Essig, MPH, CDC/DNPAO – FNCS/USDA Detail

2 CDC/USDA Collaboration FNS, WIC and PedNSS/PNNS – Larry Grummer-Strawn Healthy People 2020 – Latetia Moore Food Environment and Diet Quality Research with ERS - Latetia Moore AMS, Farmers Market Consortium & Eval Project - Joel Kimmons, CDC National Fruit & Vegetable Alliance – Duke Storen, OSIPO, Larry Grummer- Strawn, CDC National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research- Laura Kettel-Kahn, CDC, Molly Kretsch, Office of Chief Scientist, USDA School and Child Nutrition, School Wellness Policies- Howell Wechsler, DASH, CDC DNPAO working on state childcare – Barb Polhamous, Meredith Reynolds CDC/FDA/FTA/USDA working on criteria for foods marketed to children

3 National Collaboration on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) Participation CDC – Laura Kettel-Kahn USDA – Molly Kretsch NIH Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Key Projects and Research Initiatives Registry of Measures Catalog of Childhood Obesity-Related Policy and Health Monitoring Systems Examining Effects of Community Programs to Reduce Childhood Obesity

4 Healthy Food Financing Initiative $400 million partnership of Treasury, USDA, and HHS Includes bringing healthy foods into underserved areas via grocery stores, convenience stores, farmers markets Eliminate food deserts across the country in seven years USDA Food Atlas – Inclusion of CDC surveillance

5 Healthier US Schools Challenge

6 FNCS/USDA – CDC Detail Goals Facilitate connections for ongoing communication at various levels Develop understanding of each other for identifying collaboration entry points including goals, research, future directions, and each other’s perspectives Develop an action plan with steps for CDC and FNCS to integrate programs, strengthen and institutionalize organizational linkages

7 Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) - Nutrition Evidence Library - Dietary Guidelines for Americans - Food Guide Pyramid - Nutrient Content of the US Food Supply - USDA Food Plans: Cost of Food

8 FNS SNAP – State Social Services SNAP-Ed – State Social Services (EARS) Farmers Market Nutrition Program WIC – Dep. of Health Child Nutrition Programs – Dep. Of Education Office of Research and Analysis Office of Strategic Initiatives, Partnerships and Outreach

9 Missions FNS Reduce hunger and food insecurity by ensuring better access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education for children and needy families DNPAO Lead strategic public health efforts to prevent and control obesity, chronic disease and other health conditions through physical activity and good nutrition FNS Priorities (my perception): Address hunger and obesity in school lunch programs End childhood hunger Increase program participation and outreach Streamline nutrition assistance program applications Expand Summer Food Service Program

10 Collaboration Challenges Individual benefit vs. population approach Food Security and Ending Hunger vs. Obesity FNCS ‘authority’ and legislative language (Waiting for Child Nutrition Reauthorization) SNAP-Ed interpretation SNAP-Ed reach to non-SNAP people SNAP use of Partnerships Making nutrition education and environmental and policy changes complementary

11 State Program F&V Highlights

12 State Collaboration Highlights: Non-profit, State Health, and USDA Programs Expanding Access to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Through WIC-Authorized Corner Stores Increased Fruit and Vegetable Access Through EBT at Farmers Markets

13 Cross-Agency Examples: Farm-to-School Farmers Markets EBT Urban Agriculture Food Policy Councils Comprehensive City Plans Food Hubs Community Food Assessments, Food Shed/ Local Food Assessments, Health Impact Assessment, F2S Analysis

14 Southeast F2S Summit and Collaboration Partners: USDA (RD, NRCS, AMS, FSA, RMA) SE Regional Office, UGA (Extension Service), Dep. Of Education, GA Alliance with Georgia Organics, EPA Fed Team to support State Team with communication needs, TA and resources State Legislation AMS – Farmer Co-ops FSA – Processing and storage equipment

15 Examples WI, Research, Education, Action and Policy Food Group, DHS and Dep. Of Ag: Farm-to-School and Got Dirt Nutrition Programs = One Bureau CPPW

16 Opportunities for Collaboration Support state and local partnerships and coalitions Complementary programs for broad system impact Support common policy change - local, state, and national levels Share research, data, grant opportunities (CPPW), resources, joint trainings and technical assistance, and identify and communicate promising practices Coordinate program messages Plan cross-program data inventories and reporting i.e. Programs areas focusing on intersection of obesity and health disparities and food insecurity, food access, healthy food system support

17 State Contacts: Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services (FNCS) Nutrition Assistance Programs: SNAP and SNAP Ed – State Social Services WIC – Dep. of Health School Meals – Dep. of Education

18 State Contacts: Agriculture Cooperative Extension State Land Grant Universities National Institutes for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) – Expanded Food and Nutrition Program – 4-H Youth Development – Community Food Projects

19 Contacts: Others Agriculture Research Service (ARS) Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Economic Research Service (ERS) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Rural Development (RD) Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KYF)

20 Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food MISSION: Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KFY2) strengthens the critical connection between farmers and consumers and supports local and regional food systems. Through this initiative, USDA integrates and emphasizes programs and policies that: Stimulate food- and agriculturally-based community economic development; Foster new opportunities for farmers and ranchers; Promote locally and regionally produced and processed food; Cultivate healthy eating habits and educated, empowered consumers; Expand access to affordable fresh and local food; and Demonstrate the connection between food, agriculture, community and the environment. KYF2 also leads a national conversation about food and agriculture to increase the linkages between consumers and farmers.

21 Steward cross-agency initiatives to better leverage USDA resources I. Farm-to-school and school-to-farm II. Local meat III. Food distribution hubs IV. Food deserts V. USDA in-house operations VI. Opportunities in agriculture VII. Business structures

22 USDA Strategic Plan STRATEGIC GOAL 1: ASSIST RURAL COMMUNITIES TO CREATE PROSPERITY SO THEY ARE SELF-SUSTAINING, REPOPULATING, AND ECONOMICALLY THRIVING STRATEGIC GOAL 2: ENSURE OUR NATIONAL FORESTS AND PRIVATE WORKING LANDS ARE CONSERVED, RESTORED, AND MADE MORE RESILIENT TO CLIMATE CHANGE, WHILE ENHANCING OUR WATER RESOURCES STRATEGIC GOAL 3: HELP AMERICA PROMOTE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AND BIOTECHNOLOGY EXPORTS AS AMERICA WORKS TO INCREASE FOOD SECURITY STRATEGIC GOAL 4: ENSURE THAT ALL OF AMERICA’S CHILDREN HAVE ACCESS TO SAFE, NUTRITIOUS, AND BALANCED MEALS Objective 4.1 – Increase Access to Nutritious Food Objective 4.2 – Promote Healthy Diet and Physical Activity Behaviors Objective 4.3 – Protect Public Health by Ensuring Food is Safe Objective 4.4 – Protect Agricultural Health by Minimizing Major Diseases and Pests to Ensure Access to Safe, Plentiful, and Nutritious Food

23 USDA Grant Opportunities FNS: Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Healthy Incentives Pilots Farmers Market Nutrition Programs School Facilities

24 Grant Opportunities NIFA: Community Food Projects Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Agriculture and Food Research Initiatives 4-H Youth Development RD: Community Facilities Program Faith Based and Community Initiatives ERS: Specialty Crops Block Grants Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics (RIDGE) Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program (FANRP)

25 USDA Resources 2007 Cooperative Extension includes:“Helping U.S. residents to become physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy” Land Grant University Extension Resources Families, Food and Fitness Ag in the Classroom Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP), MyPyramid

26 ERS Food Desert Research Research Reports Local Food Systems: Concepts, Impacts, and Issues Healthier US Schools 4-H Youth Development for community leadership in support of healthier life choices

27 Questions and Suggestions?


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