Environmental, community, organizational and behavioral interventions to improve nutrition, increase physical activity and encourage appropriate cancer screening; health disparities; food access and local food systems; obesity and cancer prevention.
Buffalo NY, 14214
Phone: (716) 829-6953
Fax: (716) 829-6040
On-campus mobile market is designed to test innovations developed through the Veggie Van Study, while giving students the opportunity to learn through a related food entrepreneurship course.
This is the fourth year for the summit, which brings together mobile produce market operators, researchers and funders from around the country.
The two-day conference will invite representatives from mobile produce markets across the U.S. to Buffalo to network, attend training sessions and share their successes and failures.
Conference is set for March 24-25 and builds off the success of last year’s event, the nation’s first-ever gathering of mobile produce market representatives.
Funding will support a Mobile market Coalition, Mobile Market Summit, training center expansion and the creation of regional mobile market networks.
Study is among the first to examine both barriers to and possible strategies for WIC shopping. Researchers have also partnered with Tops Markets on a pilot project to test out “bundling” of WIC items.
UB researchers surveyed local families and stakeholders to find the best strategies for addressing disparities in healthy food consumption.
Template was developed by UB, UNC Chapel Hill researchers using evidence-based strategies from Veggie Van model.
Community Health Equity Research Institute brings together community partners and faculty, students from 10 UB schools to improve health of underserved neighborhoods.
National Cancer Institute funding will allow Lucia Leone and her team to expand their work by helping organizations across the Northeast and Southeast start mobile markets using the Veggie Van model.