Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Go Local for Health; Sept. 18 - Gettysburg

Go Local for Health is a regional summit, to be held in September 2012, uniting community leaders, stakeholders and the general public on the issues of affordable and accessible healthy eating and recreation opportunities in south central Pennsylvania.  Rates of chronic diseases and related risk factors continue to increase locally and a comprehensive approach is needed to address them.  Go Local for Health attendees will be educated on current community efforts and national best practices, and participate in planning dialogues about promoting health regionally. 

 (Note:  The next South Central PA Food System Alliance meeting will take place at this summit in the form of a discussion session.  Topics will be identified by the group at the July 10 follow-up meeting - register today!)

Where: Gettysburg Hotel and Majestic Theater in Gettysburg PA
Date: September 18th, 2012
Time: Registration 8:00 a.m. Ending at 3:00 p.m.

Workshop Topics: Informational sessions on local fitness, healthy foods and recreation programs. Learn about WRAP (Wellness Action Recovery Plans) from our Keynote Speaker Gina Calhoun. Join us in the afternoon for action planning sessions including a continued followup to Closing the Food Gap, Recreation and Fitness and media's impact on health and wellness.

Cost: Free!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

July 10 - CFG Follow-up Meeting

Capital RC&D, Healthy Adams County and Wilson College would like to extend an invitation to join us for a Closing the Food Gap follow-up meeting. This is also the first official meeting for a South Central PA Food Systems Alliance. The meeting will be held at the Camp Hill Giant Community Room on Tuesday, July 10 from 1:00 - 4:30 PM.
The purpose of this meeting is to maintain an ongoing collaboration and kick-off a series of quarterly meetings focused on issues impacting the south central PA food system, such as local food production, processing, marketing, and access in both institutional and consumer settings. 

Come early, grab a quick bite from the Camp Hill Giant Marketplace Café and join us for a networking luncheon from 12:00 - 12:45 PM. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with acquaintances from the Closing the Food Gap event and to make new connections.

Here is a snapshot of our agenda for the afternoon: 

1:00 PM Welcome and Introduction

1:15 PM County, organization and project updates  
     -Highlights about ongoing projects
     -Opportunity to share details and invitations for potential collaborations for upcoming activities
     -Identify new and developing issues 

2:45 PM Discussion Session
     -Review outcomes from the Nov. 10, 2011, Closing the Food Gap Summit
     -Identify topics for the next meeting at Go Local for Health (Gettysburg, Sept. 18, 2012)
     -Open topic discussion (time permitting) 

4:30 PM Adjourn
There is no registration fee for this session but space is limited and the facility has asked for a general lunch count so please take a moment to register via Survey Monkey at:

The facility is being provided at no cost to our organizations however, no outside food is permitted.  Fortunately, the Camp Hill Giant’s Marketplace Café has a broad selection of soup, salad, sandwiches, hot bar, and Asian cuisine.           

The Camp Hill Giant is located just off of Route 15 in Camp Hill, PA – minutes from the PA Turnpike (Via I-83 N), I-83, and I-81 (via Rt. 581).  For detailed directions or aerial map, click here. 

Questions?  Please contact Cheryl Burns with Capital RC&D at 717-241-4361 or cburns@capitalrcd.org.

Thank you & See you soon!