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April 21, 2011  8:17 AM

Metro hosts talk on transportation links to farmers markets for low-income families


Join Metro, the Oregon Public Health Institute and the Hillsboro Farmers Market for a presentation to learn about barriers preventing low-income families from accessing healthy foods from their neighborhood farmers markets.  

Amy Gilroy from the Oregon Public Health Institute and Laura Conroy of the Hillsboro Farmers Market will share findings related to food equity and transportation from the “Healthy Eating at Farmers Markets” study. Hear about common barriers and potential strategies to improve fruit and vegetable consumption among at-risk communities at farmers markets in the Portland metropolitan region.

The presentation will take place Tuesday, April 26 at Metro Regional Center, 600 NE Grand Avenue in Portland, in rooms 370A and B, from noon to 1 p.m.

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