Webinar: Food for Health: Improving Community Health by Addressing Food Insecurity

The webinar featured two projects that are creating new linkages between health systems and food systems to better serve their communities. While promoting individual health is a primary aim, these projects are demonstrating how focusing on food security can reap benefits for the healthcare sector and the community as a whole. By forming community partnerships and data systems linking social service providers, food banks, hospitals/health systems, and other sectors, these projects are fostering environments that improve food access and ultimately lead to better health outcomes and lower costs.


  • Emily Yu, Executive Director, BUILD Health Challenge
  • Yolande Pengetnze, Medical Director, Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation
  • Stephanie Fenniri, Senior Community Partnerships Manager, Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation
  • Katherine Lindholm, Nutrition Services Manager, North Texas Food Bank
  • Marcita Galindez, Program Manager, Anderson Cancer Center
  • Regi Young, Director of Food For Change, Housten Food Bank

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