Penn’s UNI Youth Hosting 13th ’Rooted in Community’ Conference With Focus on Food Justice

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422July 27, 2011


WHAT:       The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative, a program of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania, will host the 13th annual "Rooted in Community" national food and justice conference this week in Philadelphia.

Events include a community-wide potluck dinner, and the conference will culminate in a “Declaration of Youth Food Bill of Rights” at the National Constitution Center that outlines the youths’ mandate for the basic human right to fresh, nutritious food.

WHO:         More than 100 young people from across the country will come together to build a youth-led food justice movement.

AUNI teaches children and adults to grow, cook and eat simple healthy food and that obesity and limited access to fresh, healthy food are a huge health problem for many communities.


WHERE:     Community potluck (attendees should bring a dish to feed 20)

University City High School garden

3601 Filbert St., Philadelphia

6:30-8 p.m., Friday, July 29


Declaration of Youth Food Bill of Rights

Independence National Historical Park

5th and Market Sts.,  Philadelphia

2 p.m., Saturday, July 30


Reporters seeking more information on RIC programming should contact Tyler Holmberg at 518-304-3402.


Additional information about AUNI is available at