PRCC’s Canasta Basica Program and Farmers Market featured at CLOCC’s Blueprint Dissemination Event

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On Thursday, June 26, 2013, the PRCC’s Deputy Director, Militza M. Pagán was featured on a panel highlighting community efforts to combat childhood obesity at the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago’s Children Blueprint (CLOCC) Dissemination Event.  During the panel discussion, Militza Pagán focused on the PRCC’s efforts to create greater access to healthy foods in the Humboldt Park area. Creating access to healthy food is one of the strategies laid out by CLOCC’sBlueprint for Accelerating Progress in Childhood Obesity Prevention in Chicago: The Next Decade. The Blueprintwas created after a year of strategic planning with national and local experts to create goals, objectives, and strategies for Chicago to undertake to make a substantial difference in childhood obesity rates in the city.  innovative and comprehensive plan is the first of its kind, placing nationally identified best practices in a coordinated framework specific to Chicago.