It is estimated that 10.5 million Americans experienced food insecurity in 2019, and the COVID-19 pandemic is projected to exacerbate these inequalities. Join us in conversation with community leaders to discuss how food insecurity affects health, health disparities, and what community partners are doing to respond to the issue. We will be hosting Dr. Marianna Wetherill, Assistant Professor of Health Promotion Sciences at the College of Public Health, OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center, and Katie Maschino from Hunger Free Oklahoma. Dr. Wetherill will introduce attendees to the concepts of food insecurity, how it impacts health and health risk behaviors, and her work with both the THRIVE and Food Independence, Security, and Health (FISH) Projects. Katie Maschino will discuss her and HFO's efforts to end food insecurity in our state and discuss how students can get involved in the issue.
The event will be an hour-long with the final 20 minutes devoted to Q&A with the speakers. Limited hybrid-in-person spots will be available in Room 262 of the Student Union on a first come first serve basis. The online event page can be accessed through this link: www.eventbrite.com/e/leadership-luncheon-presents-our-health-tickets-128412726923