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CRF Scholars Lorraine Cordeiro and Jerusha Nelson Peterman to Speak at the 7th Annual - Keys to Ending Homelessness Conference in Lowell

The Center for Research on Families is thrilled to announce the participation of two Family Research Scholars in the upcoming conference that hopes to unlock the Keys to Ending Homelessness. The event entitled Food Security and Healthy Living will take place on Friday, October 26th, 2012 at the University of Massachusetts Inn and Conference Center in Lowell, MA.


Lorraine Cordeiro studies food security and the connections between high risk health behaviors and hunger in multiple social and cultural contexts. Her research largely focuses on adolescents and young adults.  Jerusha Nelson Peterman’s current research focuses primarily on dietary practices in vulnerable immigrant populations, including refugees.  Peterman is interested in documenting how immigrant experiences combine with the U.S. Both Cordeiro and Peterman are Assistant Professors in the Nutrition Department within the School of Public Health and Health Sciences.


Other keynote speakers include Roger Swain, former PBS host of Victory Garden and Parke Wilde, Associate Professor from Tuft’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.


Two concurrent sessions will occur with registration beginning at 8:00 A.M. Cordeiro and Peterman’s talks will be a part of the B Workshop programming entitled Interconnection of Food Insecurity, Health, Nutrition and Poverty in Minority Populations.


The City of Lowell's Keys to Ending Homelessness Conference Series is a product of the City's Partnership for Change Initiative to End Homelessness in 10 Years.  Partners for the Series have included University of Massachusetts Lowell, U.S. Department of Housing and Community Development, MA Departments of Housing and Community Development and Public Health, U.S. Social Security Administration, Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, MA Executive Office of Community Colleges, Paul and Phyllis Fireman Foundation and many others. 


Its mission is to engage the community, partners, homeless housing and services managers and front-line staff in a discussion of innovative programs and key funding opportunities that may be available to address homelessness; provide overviews of comprehensive local and national strategies, and offer workshops and follow-up onsite training programs for local agencies on the issues discussed at each of the 8 conferences.  


Save the Date!


Friday October 26th, 2012

Conference 7: Food Security and Healthy Living

Time: Registration 8:00 AM

UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren Street in Downtown Lowell

Fee:  $25.00 (includes registration, breakfast and box lunch)

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