Upcoming Webinars

Working Together to Combat the Public Health Impacts of Hunger: Bringing Nutrition to New Yorkers in a COVID-19 Reality

September 30th, 2020

Presented by:

Misha Marvel, MSW

Child Nutrition Program Specialist, Hunger Solutions New York 


FREE - NYSPHA members

$10 - non-members

Continuing Education Credits:

1 CHES credit available

1 CPH credit available 

Space is limited, registration is required - click here to register


Learn about the impacts of hunger on children’s health, learning, behavior and social-emotional well-being, its effects on seniors’ health and cognitive retention, and opportunities to build a foundation of nutrition support among all generations. Participants will learn about the latest research on the prevalence and impacts of hunger among our youngest and oldest residents, before and since COVID-19, how federal nutrition assistance programs can help mitigate the ill-effects of hunger, and strategies that effectively leverage these programs to address hunger in local communities. Health professionals are in a unique position to engage in local anti-hunger efforts and partner with community-based organizations and school districts to use validated food insecurity screening tools and raise awareness of nutrition assistance programs available to children, families, and older adults. 

Learning Objectives

Attendees will better understand:

  •          the latest research on the impact and consequences of food insecurity among various populations, including before and since COVID-19
  •          USDA nutrition assistance programs that protect against hunger year round among all generations
  •        How public health professionals can better screen for food security  
  •        Ways we can work together to ensure maximum participation in our public nutrition programs across NYS

Presenter Biography

Misha Marvel joined Hunger Solutions New York in 2003 and has focused on outreach and advocacy for several USDA nutrition assistance programs benefiting older adults and children.

Misha has 20 years of policy analysis, advocacy and outreach experience working with anti-hunger state and regional nonprofits in New Jersey and New York. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the WIC Association of NYS.

Additional webinars to be announced soon.

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