About This Panel Discussion:
Dr. Angela Odoms-Young facilitates a panel discussion among expert representatives from federal agencies to explain how military families can access benefits and programs aimed at alleviating food insecurity.
This 90-minute event uncovers how various food security programs and benefits may intersect and align. This panel discussion equips service providers with the knowledge needed to make the best possible recommendations and referrals for the families they serve.
This event will feature a controlled chat pod which will allow participants to submit questions directly to panelists. You may also submit questions to the panelists in advance by emailing email@example.com
- Providers will have a deeper knowledge of supportive programs and benefits that may expand food security for military families.
- Providers will be able to explain how families can make the most of the programs for which they are qualified.
- Providers will be equipped to make targeted and appropriate recommendations and referrals to various supportive programs and benefits to fit individual client needs and contexts.
Military Family and Food Security: A Call to Action
Join us as we mobilize family service professionals at federal, state, and local levels to focus on expanding food security for our military family population with the 2023 Military Family Readiness Academy, Military Families and Food Security: A Call to Action.
Make the most of the experience by joining the Military Families and Food Insecurity LinkedIn Group where you can connect with other service providers working to help families affected by food insecurity.
Dr. Angela Odoms-Young, The Nancy Schlegel Meining Associate Professor of Maternal and Child Nutrition, Cornell University and the Director of the Food and Nutrition Education in Communities Program (FNEC) and New York State Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
Dr. Caree Cotwright, Director of Nutrition Security and Health Equity, USDA.
Ms. Jerilyn Busch, Director of Military Compensation Policy, DoD
Mr. Andrew Cohen, Director of Financial Readiness, DoD
Sgt. Maj. Michael Saucedo, Senior Enlisted Advisor to Defense Commissary Agency Director, DoD
Mr. David Julian, Senior Advisor to Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy, DoD
CE credit is available.