All members of the campus community are invited to attend the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods’ (PRCHN) upcoming seminar titled “Introducing Freshfinder, a New Tool for Health Professionals Working With Food Insecure Clevelanders.”
Elaine A. Borawski, the Angela Bowen Williamson Professor of Community Nutrition, will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the local food retail environment. This interactive presentation will also highlight the features of FreshFinder, an interactive map developed by PRCHN, with the goal of assisting local health professionals—dietitians, social workers and community health workers—better guide their Cleveland-based patients and clients in finding fresh and healthy foods in their neighborhoods and across the city.
The FreshFinder map can also help health professionals better understand their clients’ challenges in adopting a healthier diet. The data that feeds the map is derived from the annual food retail data collection conducted each summer by PRCHN and data from the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Ohio State University (OSU) Extension and the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA).
The seminar will be held Wednesday, March 9, at noon via Zoom.