Transforming Food Access Summit: Accelerating Affordability with Nutrition Incentives

January 11, 2016 – January 13, 2016 all-day
Emory Conference Center and Hotel

Save the Date! Wholesome Wave is proud to present the Transforming Food Access Summit: Accelerating Affordability with Nutrition Incentives.

Emory Conference Center and Hotel, Atlanta, GA
January 11 – 13, 2016

The Summit will begin the afternoon of January 11 and conclude the afternoon of January 13.

Nutrition incentives have played a transformational role in providing affordable access to healthy fruits and vegetables for hundreds of thousands of low-income consumers. This is an event you won’t want to miss. From national policy makers to community-based organizations engaged in incentive programs and local and regional food supply chains, attendees will take away practical and innovative tactics to improve access to healthy food.

Summit Objectives

  • Facilitate dialogue about the role of nutrition incentives in a sustainable, just and equitable food system among stakeholders with a diverse range of perspectives.
  • Provide community-based practitioners with the tools, inspiring case studies and actionable steps to create, evaluate, sustain and scale high-impact nutrition incentive programs.
  • Advance stakeholder collaborations specific to nutrition incentives in topic areas such as: expansion in retail environments, healthcare integration, technology, research, and policy change.
  • Within the topic area of prescribing healthy food in a clinical setting:
    • Provide tools and case studies to facilitate high-quality partnerships between clinical and community-based organizations
    • Educate attendees about research currently in progress
    • Identify and prioritize gaps in research, along with potential partnerships and funding opportunities to address gaps
    • Understand opportunities to expand prevention in the context of health care system payment and delivery reform
  • Facilitate learning about innovative approaches to distribution, food hub and financing being used to connect local and regional farmers to low-income communities.
  • Have fun ~ engage through compelling stories and interactive sessions ~ eat delicious and healthy food.


Who Should Attend?

Problem solvers interested in advancing practical solutions to affordable access to healthy food, which is inextricably linked to individual health; disease prevention; food security; and community and economic health, such as:

  • Advocates
  • Community-based practitioners
  • Farmers
  • Funders
  • Healthcare providers
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Policy-makers at the city, state and federal levels
  • Public Health practitioners
  • Researchers
  • Retailers
  • Students
  • Trade associations