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2013 Speaker Series - April 17


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Partnership to end childhood hunger in Maryland and current initiatives in Prince George’s County

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Discussion Summary: As a part of the county’s ongoing efforts to improve food access and health policies impacting our communities, the county has committed to taking part in this statewide initiative to End Childhood Hunger. Governor Martin O’Malley, the Governor’s Office for Children and Share Our Strength, announced the creation of a strong new coalition to end childhood hunger in Maryland by 2015. This initiative aims to raise awareness about childhood hunger in the state, increase participation in nutrition programs that combat hunger, and has developed a robust plan with yearly goals and strategies to coordinate the work of member organizations across the state. Prince George’s County public officials are pushing for additional state funding to expand programs that will enhance their ability to improve food access.

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (PLEASE NOTE THIS SESSION IS ON THE 3rd WEDNESDAY)
Location: Board Room, 4th Floor, County Administration Building (CAB), 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772;
CM: 1.5 hours (pending)

Nicete Moodie, Outreach Coordinator, Prince George’s County, Maryland No Kid Hungry Campaign

Nicete Moodie recently celebrated her one year anniversary with Share Our Strength, a nonprofit organization committed to ending Childhood Hunger in America. In her role as outreach coordinator, she is responsible for increasing breakfast participation in schools across the state of Maryland, more specifically in Prince George’s and Charles County. Ms. Moodie works with principals, administrators, parents and local officials to inform them about the health benefits of eating school breakfast. Prior to working with Share Our Strength, Nicete taught English to non-English speakers in her native country of Panama. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and currently resides in Southern Maryland.