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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Scholarship Deadline Extended Through Sept. 13 for Farms, Food & Health Conference with Culinary Medicine Training, Traverse City

The opportunity to apply for scholarships for the September 26-29 Farms, Food & Health Conference in Traverse City, Michigan has been extended to September 13. Scholarships are open to all, with priority for medical and allied health practitioner students, providers in the Benzie and Kalkaska county region, providers at Federally Qualified Health Centers, Early Childhood and K-12 teachers, school food service professionals and regional food pantry administration and/or volunteers.  Please share this information with your networks. To apply, select registration type "scholarship application Farms, Food & Health" or "scholarship application Culinary Medicine" (for medical students and providers) on the conference registration page,

Groundwork Center is partnering with Munson Healthcare and the Great Lakes Culinary Institute for the Culinary Medicine Training track in the conference, which has up to 17.5 CME credits available for physicians, nurses, and dietitians. The Culinary Medicine Training will offer healthcare providers the opportunity to receive immersive continuing medical education trainings in a professional kitchen setting alongside chefs and dietitians to explore local food and culinary skills, and how they connect to the latest in nutrition science and nutrition counseling. This training harnesses the potential of locally grown food to improve the well-being of patients, families, and communities. National and regional faculty members will be present for networking.

In addition to the Culinary Medicine Training for health practitioners, the broader Farms, Food & Health Conference is open to all, and brings together health practitioners, employers, school teachers, principals, food service directors, poverty reduction advocates, human resource professionals, farmers, and others interested in connecting the dots between health, wellness, and locally grown food. Professional Standards Training Hours for School Nutrition Program Staff is available. 

Also available as part of the conference or separately is a special keynote event Friday night with three nationally regarded speakers. You can read q/a with each speaker on the themes of Farms, Food & Health: Dr. Stephen Rivard a physician who co-founded an investent trust that allows investors across the country to invest in organic farmland and farming;  Dr. Oran Hesterman founder of Fair Food Network based in Ann Arbor and a major catalyst for food equity; and psychiatrist Dr. Drew Ramsey  founder of the Brain Food Clinic in New York City, who is a leading advocate for the use of nutritional interventions in mental health.  You can also read a q/a with Sunday morning keynote spaker Dr. Geeta Maker-Clark, Culinary Medicine Director at the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago.

See the complete agenda, keynote speaker bios, scholarship, and registration information at

*Please note my email address has changed to

Diane Conners  |  Senior Policy Specialist
Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities

P   231-499-3937

T   @grndwk

A  148 E Front St, Suite 301  |  Traverse City, MI 49684 

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