Fresh Rx

Thank you to all who attended our 2015 Fresh Rx Fresh Food: A Prescription for Health Symposium.

The health outcomes of children improve when there is accessible and affordable fresh produce in a community that normalizes healthy eating behaviors. It’s imperative that we create an environment that supports and encourages the healthy eating behaviors of children and their families.

The 2015 theme for the Fresh Rx, Fresh Food: A Prescription for Health, provided a dynamic and interactive platform for the sharing of ideas, the forming of collaborations and the creation of action steps to identify innovative responses and develop viable solutions for changing the health outcomes of children and their families.

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The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Date: April 29, 2015
Time: 7:30am to 3:30pm
Early Bird Registration price $160
After March 20, price $175
Student discount price $60

Sarah Shrimplin

Sarah Shrimplin serves as a Public Health Advisor for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, in Region III, located in Philadelphia.  Region III oversees the six mid-Atlantic states which consists of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.  In this capacity, she implements prevention related activities in the region, including serving as the Regional Women’s Health Coordinator.


Andrew Smith, Keynote Speaker

Food historian, teacher, sugar expert and author, Andrew Smith, has authored twenty-six books, including the award-winning Oxford Encyclopedia on Food and Drink in America (2013) was a lead consultant for the groundbreaking National Geographic series “Eat: The Story of Food.” He is currently writing a three volume reference work on food controversies related to the environment, health and the economy.For more about him, visit his website:


Janet O’hene-Frempong

President of J O Frempong & Associates, Janet O’hene-Frempong is a plain-language and cross-cultural communications consultant. Formerly director of the Health Literacy Project at the Health Promotion Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Ohene-Frempong is the co-author of Literacy, Health and the Law: An Exploration of the Law and the Plight of Marginal Readers within the Health Care System and Health Care for African Americans in Rethinking Ethnicity and Health Care, a discussion of the role of marginal literacy as one barrier to optimal care.

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Who Attended?

Physicians • Community health workers • Dieticians • Nurses • School counselors • Social workers • Community leaders • Insurance professionals • Non–profit leaders • Emerging professionals

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