Meeting Minutes

Action Team Name: Nutrition Note Taker name: Annie Rojas Attendees:
Abdullah, Zakiyyah Adler Sanchez, Carmen (Health Promotion Council- HPC) Bynum, Colleen (student, St. Joe’s Univ.) Bynum, Lukey Ciaudelli, Ralph (St. Joe’s Univ.) Clinton, Isa (Awbury Arb.) Deahl- Greenlaw, Amy (Food Trust) Edmonson, Raeanne (HPC) Federici, Leslianna (New Bold Assoc.) Felton, Derek (Greater Phila. Coalition Against Hunger) Fletcher, Leilani (Phila. Corp. for Aging)

Meeting Date: 11.30.07 Telephone #: 215-386-5211
Fradin, Olivia (Awbury Arb.) Gervasi, Bull (Mariposa Coop) Grove, Courtney (HPC) Jones, Lisa (School District Phila Food Service) Kelly, Esteban (Mariposa Coop) Margarita, Mona (Awbury Arb.) Morrison, Kelly (Phila. Corp. for Aging) Pepe, Connie (Jefferson) Radelman, Rath Rifkin, Robin (HPC) Rojas, Ann (White Dog Comm. Enterprises) Savage, Kate (student- Penn Charter)

Location: Kingsessing Recreation Center e-mail:
Sembhi, Harjeef (Jefferson Hosp.) Smoot, Laura Solomon, Aaliyah (Phila Health Management Corp) Solomon, Brazzilia (Awbury Arb.) Stern, Linda (VA) Swygert, Gustina (HPC) Washington, Barbara (HPC) Weekes, Ignatius (Awbury Arb.) Woodlock, Joe (HPC) Wright Miller, Gloria (HPC)

Agenda Item Introductions & Networking

Provide a quick overview of PUFFA Community Action Plan, what this means to Philadelphia. Introduce yourself and why you are here

Discussion: Main Points Robin Rifkin provided an overview of PUFFA. The goal is to bring together the communities of Philadelphia to develop a plan to address food and fitness in the city. While grant management is taken care of the by the steering committee, action teams and community forums will be the driving force for the plan. We are taking a few steps back from the delegate assembly discussed last time to allow the group to form. The collaborative will develop a community action plan that will be voted on by the community, steering committee makes sure we are on track We aren’t looking at programs- but rather policies and systems change. A secondary part of the project will be to connect people at meetings so that cross programming, networking etc. can result along with whatever plan is developed. A brief overview of plan development was givenproblem identification, data collection, strategy development, action plan development. We need to continue to invite people, youth, parents etc. to assure continued community involvement. There are additional action teams you can get involved with: Physical Activity, Food systems, Built environment, youth, and sustainability People introduced themselves and then also took a chance to meet others in the room. Minutes from the last meeting were distributed but not reviewed. 5 groups were created for the exercise. A summary of complete points generated by each table is attached as a supplement to the minutes. The following ideas were documented by multiple groups. Table numbers are listed in parenthesis. • Limit sale of certain foods within a certain zone around schools (1, 2) • Mobile/traveling fruit and vegetable sales or markets (2,5) • Increase access to food (1,2,3, 4,5,6) • Increase community gardens (1,3, 4) • Connect community gardens to others (2, 3) • Buying clubs/coops (4,5) • Lunch schedule in schools (4,6)

Follow-up Actions If you’d like to receive minutes for more than one meeting, notify Robin or Annie.

Responsibility Anyone interested in receiving minutes from other action teams

Previous Meeting Followup: read minutes, action points What problems would you like to work on Break into tables / groups. One person should be the note-taker. You should know only 2 folks at the table, no more. (30 minutes) 1. Introduce selves. 2. What would be the top 2 things you would change in the city to improve nutrition if you had a magic wand? (you don’t need a solution- but that is helpful) 3. Each group share with

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Agenda Item the others. 10 minutes. Next StepsGather dataWhat data has been gathered already? What questions have been asked? Synergy: List examples of synergy provided at meeting Data/Information Requests Next Meeting Date

Discussion: Main Points

Follow-up Actions Bring neighborhood surveys or other data that you know of to the next meeting

Responsibility All

No specific examples of synergy were reported

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Not applicable The next meeting will be held in January. Date and Location TBA.

No applicable Robin and Annie will pick a Friday in January. We will wait until after February/March to select an evening meeting time

Not applicable Robin Rifkin and Annie Rojas

Table 1 (Joe Woodlock, Gloria Miller, Aaliyah, Lisa Jones others?) 1. More: • Supermarkets • Tennis courts in communities • Walking paths • Community gardens • Fruit trucks with quality produce in communities 2. Delivery of healthy foods to the elderly • Fruits and vegetables • Water (delivery of water was proposed as a convenience not because of any problem with tap water) 3. Healthy Village Policy • If individuals adopt the policy, they would receive a tax break for going to doctors, dentist, psychologist etc. 4. Select hours for neighborhood stores within ½ mile of schools (store owners would get tax break for limiting access to stores to youth to prevent kids going over after school and loading up on chips etc.) 5. Change attitudes of people selling to us Table 2 (Awbury Arboretum: Mona, Olivia, Ignatius, Isa, Olivia, and Kate Savage, Linda Stern) 1. Ease financial strain through renewable energy ⇒reduce violence 2. Eliminate lead and other heavy metals in the urban environment (high lead levels linked to crime) which also is greatly impacted by lack of proper nutrition (ie: inadequate green veggies and other fresh foods) 3. Subsidize healthier food choices in school and hospital cafeterias and/or eliminate subsidies for fast foods (eg. Tax it- cheese burger tax etc.) 4. Surplus garden/farm produce/food “craigslist” listserv - free 5. Less fast food restaurants in a certain zone from schools 6. Bring back the “book mobile” concept with fresh farm produce (instead of just the ice cream truck driving though the neighborhood.. Table 3 (Barbara, Derek, Colleen Bynum, Lukey Bynum) 1. More fresh foods and less canned foods 2. Education to sustain a lifestyle change • Recipes • Nutrition tips • Why healthy foods • Demonstrations/try food first (provide samples for youth and others at point of purchase in markets) • Introduce new foods 3. Communicate with small corner stores 4. Community garden- provide fresh food to local small market, community centers, harvest open house Table 4 (Rath, Leslianna, Laura, Zakiyyah, others) 1. “Nutrition School” for adults and youth, possibly coordinated with Rec. Centers 2. Access for WIC participants to organic foods Nutrition Action Team supplement to minutes 11/30/07

3. Fresh veggies and fruits in institutional facilities (Senior Centers, Rec. Centers, Schools, prisons etc.) 4. Cooking education 5. Better eating schedules in schools 6. Freedom to bring food into schools 7. No sugar policy in Philly schools 8. Food Coops 9. Community gardens 10. Buying clubs 11. TV/Radio/Web show devoted to health, nutrition, and wellness 12. Farmer’s markets 13. Access to affordable organic food 14. Healthy corner stores 15. Publicize about the fresh food financing initiative to stores and others subsidizing for stores to sell fresh and healthy foods and beverages 16. Corporations using healthier foods at meetings 17. EBT access at Farmers Markets 18. Access to safer better play areas Table 5 (Kelly, Leilani, Karl, Harjeef, others) 1. More farmer’s markets in every neighborhood 2. More health foods stores that are local and sell in bulk 3. School breakfast and lunch and after school programs serve healthy foods 4. Find more innovative ways to get fresh foods into neighborhoods 5. More urban farms 6. More local production or processing- encourage income generation for profit with neighborhood kitchens 7. More jobs in the local/sustainability field 8. More workshops/follow-up/ marketing/education about using local foods without fear of addressing political, global, and racial issues. 9. Easy affordable and accessible transportation to get to local foods (and a sustainable transportation method) 10. Traveling health food markets/mobile markets 11. Food buying club 12. Grass roots campaign to change TV/media model of what healthy is (change of social norm) 13. Nutritious fast food that is affordable 14. Barter system/easy method of payment Table 6 (Gustina, Raenne, Ralph, others) 1. Fresh fruits and vegetables • Easily available • Moveable trucks (door to door service, but also moving within the neighborhoods so that locations can sometimes be closer- set schedule, vary locations for different days ) 2. Safety • Safe food • Safe environment for puchasing 3. More supermarkets with affordable, healthy foods 4. Policy and zoning change that allows for more outdoor markets Nutrition Action Team supplement to minutes 11/30/07

5. More time for students to eat lunch and recesses

Repeated ideas: Limit sale of certain foods within a certain zone around schools (groups 1, 2) Mobile/traveling fruit and vegetable sales or markets (groups 2,5) Increase access to food (1,2,3, 5,6) Increase community gardens (1,3, 4) Connect community gardens to others (group 2, 3) Buying clubs/coops (4,5) Lunch schedule in schools (4,6)

Nutrition Action Team supplement to minutes 11/30/07