Join Nutiva and Dr. Qadira Huff of Sprouting Wellness for a 2-part webinar series about food equity and the movement for racial justice in the food system.
Powered by our commitment to the principles of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI), this webinar series will shed light on:
• The political power of food
• Racial disparities in health & food access
• Activism growing a more just & sustainable food system
Part 1 - UNEARTHING: The Roots of Racism in the Food System
Tuesday, Jan 19 | 8pm ET
In this period of heightened racial awareness, have you ever wondered how racism shows up in the U.S. food system? Join us as we peel back the layers of structural racism within the food system and move towards a deeper understanding of the complex factors that perpetuate disparities in health, food production, and food access.
Part 2 - CULTIVATING: Community Food Equity Initiatives
Tuesday, Jan 26 | 8pm ET
The COVID-19 pandemic and its disproportionate impact on Black and Brown communities has highlighted the intimate connection between our plates and our health. We know that food is power and the gateway towards health or disease. Food equity is at the heart of a movement to push back against structural racism in the food system. Join us as we explore diverse approaches to further food equity at the community level and beyond.
Dr. Qadira Ali Huff, MD, MPH, FAAP, DipABLM is a board certified pediatrician, certified lifestyle medicine physician, plant-based advocate and mom based in Washington, DC. She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (M.D.) and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (M.P.H.) with a focus on food systems, equity, and health disparities. Dr. Huff completed pediatrics residency at Children’s National Hospital with a training focus on underserved populations and health disparities. Passionate about the power of lifestyle habits in creating optimal family health, Dr. Huff founded Sprouting Wellness to coach families from information towards implementation of healthful lifestyle habits, including plant-based nutrition, movement and mindfulness. Sprouting Wellness aims to deliver family-focused lifestyle medicine tools unrestrained by the limitations of traditional clinic visits.